School of Theatre, Television and Film


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Margaret McKerrow

Professor Emeritus of Theatre

Dr. Margaret McKerrow is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Theatre, Television, and Film. She taught Theatre at SDSU starting in 1971, founding the Creative Drama and Theatre for Young Audiences program and serving as Director of the program until her retirement in 2009. She was the Artistic Director of the SDSU Theatre of the World Festival which she co-founded in 1993. In her years at SDSU, McKerrow directed over fifty productions of plays for young audiences including works by prominent writers of plays for young people including Joanna Kraus, Suzan Zeder, Aurand Harris, Ric Averill, and Laurence Yep. She has been an active member of AATE and ASSITEJ, attending ASSITEJ Congresses around the world. McKerrow served as Chair of the Department of Theatre from 1984 to 1987. In May 2002, McKerrow became the first member of the SDSU faculty to win the prestigious $25,000 Wang Family Excellence Award given to annually to four CSU Faculty who “through extraordinary commitment and dedication have distinguished themselves by exemplary contributions and achievements in their academic disciplines, and are having a discernible effect on students.”

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