Randy Barbara Kaplan

Professor of Theatre

Brodie 173D
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
585-245-5806
kaplanr@geneseo.edu

Randy Barbara Kaplan serves as Full Professor of Theatre and Dance at SUNY-Geneseo where she teaches Acting and Directing, Topics in Theatre Education, including Dramatic Literature of the Holocaust and Children's Literature as Performance; she also directs and choreographs productions for the main stage season. As well, Dr. Kaplan serves Geneseo as Coordinator of Asian / Asian American Studies and Programming, and teaches Asian Studies courses in Theatre and Dance, including Asian Theatre Survey, Cultural Dances of Asian Peoples, and Taiji Quan for Actors. Dr. Kaplan has administrated the guest residences of Jamie Guan, Dai-Sil Kim-Gibson, Zvika Serper, Chinese Theatre Works, and those of many playwrights, including Lane Nishikawa, Elizabeth Wong, Marjorie Chan, and Jeany Park.

Dr. Kaplan is most proud of establishing GENseng, Geneseo's Asian American Student Performance Ensemble, now in its fifteenth year of continuous production. The company is the only one of its kind in the entire 64-campus SUNY system, and presents contemporary Asian American works every semester.

She is a member of the Honorary Board of Directors of the Asian Pacific American Association of Rochester.

Faculty Information

Education

  • Ph.D., Ohio State University
  • M.A., SUNY Albany
  • B.A., Ohio State University

Affiliations

  • GENseng, SUNY Geneseo's Asian American Performance Ensemble
  • Member of the Honorary Board of Directors of the Asian Pacific American Association of Rochester
Spring 2015 Classes

DANC 211:
F/M/CulturalDance-Asian People

    A study of classical, contemporary, and folk dance traditions of Asia as they relate to ritual, artistic, religious, social, political and philosophical influences. Attendance at on-campus theatrical
    performances may be required. Offered every spring
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THEA 224:
Acting Tech:Tai Chi Chuan

    Practical exercises in vocal and/or physical techniques for actors designed to complement the acting curriculum in THEA 221, 320, 330, and 340. May be repeated for total of 4 credits.

THEA 330:
Monologue Workshop: -Lec

    Approaches to building characterizations, interactions of actors, and the development of scenes in performance, with concentration on contemporary styles other than realism such as Epic Theatre, Theat
    re of Cruelty, Absurdism, Performance Art, and Asian Styles. May be repeated once for credit under different subtitles. Attendance at on-campus theatrical performances will be required. Prerequisites: THEA 221, THEA 320, or permission of instructor. Offered fall, even years
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THEA 330:
Monologue Workshop: -Stu

    Approaches to building characterizations, interactions of actors, and the development of scenes in performance, with concentration on contemporary styles other than realism such as Epic Theatre, Theat
    re of Cruelty, Absurdism, Performance Art, and Asian Styles. May be repeated once for credit under different subtitles. Attendance at on-campus theatrical performances will be required. Prerequisites: THEA 221, THEA 320, or permission of instructor. Offered fall, even years
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THEA 388:
Exp:Second SeasonDirctngSeries