Richard Stockton Rand

Richard Stockton Rand

Professor, Acting // Rueff School // Theatre

Coordinator of Undergraduate Theatre Studies // Rueff School // Theatre

Professor // Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance

Office and Contact

Room: PAO 2178


Phone: (765) 494-3077

MFA, Southern Methodist University
BA, State University of New York at Stony Brook


Acting & Movement


Richard Stockton Rand has acted on and off Broadway, in regional theatres, and in numerous films and commercials. A recipient of an Indiana Arts Commission-National Endowment for the Arts Artist Fellowship, he has performed in more than two hundred cities in more than a dozen countries. His creative and scholarly work has been published in Movement for Actors, Routledge Companion to Commedia dell’Arte, Baseball Monologues, More Monologues for Men, Hopewell Journal: New Work by Indiana’s Best Writers, Sycamore Review, and others. Rand has directed, acted in or choreographed 75 professional productions and 75 Purdue Theatre productions. A frequent contributor to Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis, Rand is a resident teaching artist at the Maggie Flanigan Studio in NYC and has served as a resident guest artist at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore, University of Minnesota-Guthrie, FSU/Asolo Conservatory, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Brandeis University, The College of William and Mary, University of Rochester, and dozens of other universities. More important than his work in the professional theatre, Rich is - first and foremost - a teacher, specializing in the integration of characterization and acting. The recipient of numerous teaching awards, he has established teaching excellence committees in the Department of Theatre and School of Visual and Performing Arts, served as a Senior Faculty Mentor in Purdue University’s Teachers for Tomorrow program, chaired teaching excellence committees on division, department, school, and college levels, and frequently lectures on teaching, character building, and leadership. In addition to having served on 175 committees at Purdue, he has served as Chair, Interim Chair, and Undergraduate Coordinator of Purdue Theatre; and as President of the Association of Theatre Movement Educators. Rich was inducted into the National Theatre Conference in NYC and served as Honorary Old Master for Purdue University in 2018.


Purdue Theatre Directing
Two Gentlemen of Verona (co-director), 2019
Companion Animals, 2018
The Mousetrap, 2017
The Glass Menagerie, 2017

Static (World Premiere), Phoenix Theatre, 2018
The Sunset Limited, Medical Humanities Conference, Purdue University, 2019

Guards at the Taj, Purdue Theatre, 2019
Release Point, Indy Books, 2018

Picnic, Purdue University Workshop Production, 2018
The Beaux’ Stratagem,
Purdue University, 2018

Companion Animals, Fall 2018
The Beaux’ Stratagem, Winter 2018
The Mousetrap
, Fall 2017
The Glass Menagerie
, Spring 2017

Movement for Actors – Chapter: The Whole of an Actors’ Life, Allworth Press, NY, 2017

UG Workshop Advisor
A Raisin in the Sun, Spring 2018

Lafayette Jefferson High School
Cathedral High School
Indiana Thespian Conference
McCutcheon High School
Franklin Community School
Noblesville High School
Warren Central High School
Merrillville High School
BGR Faculty Mentor
Phoenix Theatre, Indianapolis

Resident Summer Instructor, Maggie Flanigan Studios, NYC, 2014-2019

Inducted into National Theatre Conference, 2018
Honorary Old Master, Purdue University, 2018


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