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Ray Boucher

Visiting Instructor of Theatre
Brodie 173 B
585-245-5842
boucher@geneseo.edu
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Ray Boucher in costume for a play.

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.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • BS, Theatre Arts and Literature, SUNY Brockport

  • MA, Literature, SUNY Cortland

  • Postgraduate, SUNY Buffalo

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 rather than proficiency in performance. Attendance at on-campus theatrical performances will be required.

  • 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 production collaborators: performers, designers, and audience. Attendance at on-campus theatrical performances will be required.