Richard Wesp

Adjunct Lecturer of Theatre

1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Richard Wesp teaches Introduction to Theatre, Play Analysis and Theatre History as an Adjunct Lecturer at SUNY Geneseo's Department of Theatre and Dance. An actor for over thirty-five years, he has appeared at the American Players Theatre, The Cleveland Playhouse, The Studio Arena Theatre, GeVa Theatre, The Champlain Shakespeare Festival, and The Academy Theatre of Atlanta, among others. He has also performed at the English Theatre of Vienna and off-Broadway. As an academic, Wesp has taught classes in performance, theatre history, and dramatic theory and criticism at the SUNY University at Buffalo and Genesee Community College. he complete his undergraduate studies at Ithaca College (BFA: Acting and Directing) and his graduate work at The Ohio State University (MFA: Acting).

Faculty Information


  • BFA, Acting and Directing, Ithaca College
  • MFA, Acting, The Ohio State University
My Classes

THEA 305:
Topics in Theatre History:

    An in-depth study of a variety of specific topics in theatre history. Topics to be offered on a rotating basis include Greek Tragedy; Contemporary European Theatre, Feminist Theory and Theatre, Dance and Film; Beckett, Pinter, and Mamet; Political Theatre from Brecht to the Present; Holocaust Drama; Asian Puppetry. Attendance at on-campus theatrical performances will be required. Prerequisites: THEA 202 and THEA 203 or permission of instructor. Offered every spring

INTD 105:
Writing Seminar:

    Writing Seminar is a course focusing on a specific topic while emphasizing writing practice and instruction, potentially taught by any member of the College faculty. Because this is primarily a course in writing, reading assignments will be briefer than in traditional topic courses, and students will prove their understanding of the subject matter through writing compositions rather than taking examinations. Required of all freshmen. Prerequisites: Enrollment limited to freshmen.