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
Spring 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 203:
F/His of Theatre Since 17th C

    A study of the development of theatre from the 17th century to the contemporaryperiod. Attention is given primarily to the playhouse, the playwrights, the actors, the audience, and the critics, with
    the aim of providing perspective for the student's own theatrical experience. Attendance at on-campus theatrical performances will be required. Offered every spring
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