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Randy Barbara Kaplan

Professor of Theatre
Brodie 173D
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.

Curriculum Vitae

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

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

  • THEA 305: TopTheaHist:Living Asian Amer

    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

  • THEA 321: Directing II-Stu

    A study of script analysis and the theories and practices of contemporary play direction; direction of a workshop production. Prerequisites: THEA 311 and THEA 241, or permission of the instructor. Offered spring, odd years

  • THEA 321: Directing II-Lec

    A study of script analysis and the theories and practices of contemporary play direction; direction of a workshop production. Prerequisites: THEA 311 and THEA 241, or permission of the instructor. Offered spring, odd years