Hero of the Week: Tim Maloney of WC Theater and Dance

By Rosie Alger
Opinion Editor

This week’s hero is Tim Maloney, founder of the Washington College department of Theater and Dance. Maloney, a long time supporter and creator of the arts, was honored this week at a champagne toast run by the department to thank him to his devotion to theater at WC.

Left to right, junior Conor; Tim; Brian, Class of 2013; and Holli Maloney, Class of 1982, pose for a photo at the champagne toast honoring Tim Maloney’s WC theater legacy.
Left to right, junior Conor; Tim; Brian, Class of 2013; and Holli Maloney, Class of 1982, pose for a photo at the champagne toast honoring Tim Maloney’s WC theater legacy.

In 2016, the Tim Maloney Prize was started as a way to award one sophomore in the Theater and Dance department each year for their excellence and dedication to the program. The prize reflect Maloney’s own dedication and deep love for teaching theater.

Maloney received his BA from King’s College and an MA from the University of Delaware. He taught theater for a long time at WC, and in his last year as a professor here, he performed in a production of “King Lear,” directed by Jason Rubin, also a WC theater professor at the time.

Now, Maloney has returned to WC to continue his legacy of having fun and making art with the department. You can find him on stage Oct. 5-8 as Andrew Undershaft, a rich weapons manufacturer, in “Major Barbara,” directed by Prof. Brendon Fox. This week we are grateful for the devotion Maloney has poured in to the arts at WC, and the time he continues to invest in the students who look to him for inspiration.

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