Paul Castagno, UNCW Professor of Theatre, has been named a recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Scholar award has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholar award to the United Kingdom. Castagno is the first UNCW professor to be named a Fulbright Scholar to the UK, the most competitive of the Fulbright countries. He will be in residence in the spring of 2014 at the University of York researching the work of playwright Alan Ayckbourn. With more than 80 titles, Ayckbourn is the most prolific and produced playwright in the history of the UK, and rivals Shakespeare for the number of productions internationally.
As a precursor to this work, Castagno directed a UNCW production of Ayckbourn's prize-winning play, Private Fears in Public Places.