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Rich, Kevin M. Associate Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Kevin's research interests include Shakespeare's original practices, the intersection of Shakespeare and community and the development of new work inspired by our classics.

keywords

  • Shakespeare, Civic Engagement, Acting, Directing, Playwriting, Voice, Public Speaking, Applied Theatre, Improvisation, New Work

Teaching

courses taught

  • FYSM 1000 - First Year Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Provide first year students with an immersive experience in an interdisciplinary topic that addresses current issues including social, technical and global topics. Taught by faculty from across campus, the course provides students with an opportunity to interact in small classes, have project based learning experiences and gain valuable communication skills. Seminar style classes focused on discussion and projects.
  • THTR 1003 - Acting 1: Introduction to Acting
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Introductory course designed to explore creativity, collaboration and communication in the craft of acting. Focuses on basic terms and concepts of psychological realism fundamental to the actors' process through solo work and ensemble exercises. Open to majors and non-majors.
  • THTR 3149 - Professional Orientation: Exploring Professional Potentials for THTR & DNCE Major
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Explores and identifies a wide range of professional opportunities connected to personal strengths and interests in theatre and dance by studying current professional practices, trends and cross-disciplinary connections. Instructor will: provide information/learning needed from representative professionals; open avenues to find/create employment opportunities towards internship consideration/post-graduation; and mentor structured self-assessment/professional development.
  • THTR 3213 - Improvisation I: Thinking On Your Feet
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Provides students with an introduction to several forms of improvisation, including short form, long-form, playback theatre and clown. A useful course for anyone interested in improving confidence with public speaking, communication and/or performance. Attendance and participation are mandatory.
  • THTR 4003 - Acting 3
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Continuation of the techniques explored in Acting 1 (THTR 1003) and Acting 2 (THTR 3053). Emphasis is placed on monologues and scene study of Shakespeare and other classical plays.
  • THTR 4013 - Studio 3: Acting Shakespeare
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    In-depth study of Shakespearean texts from the perspective of their demands on the actor, including the conventions and performance styles of Elizabethan theatre.
  • THTR 4051 - Playwriting
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Introductory course in craft of playwriting; primary focus on technique of developing short plays. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • THTR 4143 - Shakespeare in Community
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Surveys a growing field of arts practitioners who are intersecting Applied Theatre, Shakespeare and community in meaningful ways, including Shakespeare in Prisons, Shakespeare with Veterans and Shakespeare for Inclusive Audiences. Students will explore a variety of methodologies for teaching and practicing Shakespeare and create original work using Shakespeare as a lens for examining a particular theme, topic or social issue. Same as THTR 5143.
  • THTR 4149 - Theatre Internship
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2021 / Summer 2021
    Provides opportunities for theatre majors to explore career opportunities in theatre fields other than, or in addition to, those with performance emphasis. Students apply knowledge and skills developed in their major studies to a practical work experience. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Recommended requisite: 30 credit hours in THTR.
  • THTR 5051 - Special Topics in Theatre History
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Detailed study of a particular topic in theatre history (e.g., an era, a style, a country, or an organization). Topic specified in the online Schedule Planner. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours on different topics.
  • THTR 5143 - Shakespeare in Community
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Summer 2020 / Summer 2021
    Surveys a growing field of arts practitioners who are intersecting Applied Theatre, Shakespeare and community in meaningful ways, including Shakespeare in Prisons, Shakespeare with Veterans and Shakespeare for Inclusive Audiences. Students will explore a variety of methodologies for teaching and practicing Shakespeare and create original work using Shakespeare as a lens for examining a particular theme, topic or social issue. Same as THTR 4143.
  • THTR 5213 - Improvisation I: Thinking On Your Feet
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Provides students with an introduction to several forms of improvisation, including short form, long-form, playback theatre and clown. A useful course for anyone interested in improving confidence with public speaking, communication and/or performance. Attendance and participation are mandatory.
  • THTR 6021 - On-Stage Studies: Shakespeare
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Studies Elizabethan and Jacobean dramatic texts as playscripts for performance, with particular attention to contemporary Shakespeare criticism and landmark Shakespeare productions over the last two centuries.

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