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
Fall 2016 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 140:
F/Play Analysis for Theatre

    From pages to possible stages: an analysis of the play to discover production and performance options inherent in the script. The play script will be looked at from the points of view of the various p
    roduction collaborators: performers, designers, and audience. Attendance at on-campus theatrical performances will be required.
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