Raymond Boucher

Visiting Instructor of Theatre

Brodie 120
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
585-245-5842
boucher@geneseo.edu

Ray Boucher has performed for almost twenty years in the United States and abroad, including many of the theatre companies in the Buffalo area: Red Carpet (Tuesdays with Morrie), Studio Arena Theatre (The Mystery of Irma Vep), the Alleyway Theatre (Transference, The Seabirds, A Christmas Carol), The Irish Classical Theatre (The Cobbler), Shakespeare in Delaware Park (Hamlet), The New Phoenix Theatre (The Metamorphosis, Blue/Orange), The Jewish Repertory Theatre (Kindertransport), and most recently, The Buffalo Laboratory Theatre, where he was seen in The Machine Stops, Terra Nova and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. In New York City, he performed in Much Ado About Nothing and co-founded The Walter Carlson Players.  Besides acting, Ray spent some years doing sketch and stand-up comedy in New York City at such clubs as The Gotham City Club, The New York Comedy Club and The Comedy Cellar. He also wrote, directed, and starred in a sit-com in Beijing, China.

Mr. Boucher studied at SUNY Brockport (BS, Theatre Arts and Literature) and SUNY Cortland (MA, Literature). He also did postgraduate work in the School of Education at SUNY Buffalo. He has delivered scholarly symposiums under the titles "Cracking the Voice: Teaching Voice in High School Writing"; "Otello meets Othello: From Cinthio to Shakespeare to Verdi"; "The Enchanted Island or The Play is the Thing: The Tempest Meets A Midsummer Night's Dream".  As well, Mr. Boucher has taught in Theatre and English programs in China and South Korea.

 

 

Faculty Information

Education

  • BS, Theatre Arts and Literature, SUNY Brockport
  • MA, Literature, SUNY Cortland
  • Postgraduate, SUNY Buffalo
Fall 2014 Classes

THEA 100:
F/Introduction to the Theatre

    Consideration of the theatrical arts (playwriting, acting, direction, design) in relation to their contribution to the theatrical experience. Designed to develop discrimination and appreciation rathe
    r than proficiency in performance. Attendance at on-campus theatrical performances will be required.
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THEA 221:
Acting I-Stu

    Techniques designed to free the actor, to promote active acting, and to introduce approaches to building characterizations. Workshop performance required. Attendance at on-campus theatrical performan
    ces will be required. Prerequisites: THEA 100 or THEA 140 or permission of the instructor.
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THEA 221:
Acting I-Lec

    Techniques designed to free the actor, to promote active acting, and to introduce approaches to building characterizations. Workshop performance required. Attendance at on-campus theatrical performan
    ces will be required. Prerequisites: THEA 100 or THEA 140 or permission of the instructor.
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