Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and PerformanceCollege of Liberal Arts

Richard Stockton Rand

  • Professor; Coordinator of Undergraduate Theatre Studies
  • MFA in Acting Southern Methodist University
    BA in Theatre S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook

Department Information

Theatre // VPA // Faculty
Design, Art, and Performance // Faculty

Office Information

  • Specialization

  • Acting & Movement

  • Richard Stockton Rand has acted on and off Broadway, in regional theatre, and in films and commercials. A recipient of an Indiana Arts Commission-National Endowment for the Arts Artist Fellowship, Rand has performed his solo work in hundreds of cities on four continents. His creative and scholarly work has been published in Movement for Actors, Routledge Companion to Commedia dell’Arte, Baseball Monologues, More Monologues for Men by Men, Hopewell Journal: New Work by Indiana’s Best Writers, Sycamore Review, and others.

    Rich has directed, acted or choreographed 100 professional productions, frequently works with Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis and has been a resident artist at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, University of Minnesota/Guthrie, FSU/Asolo Conservatory, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Brandeis University, The College of William and Mary, University of Rochester, and many others. More important than his professional career, Rich is - first and foremost - a teacher, specializing in the integration of characterization and acting. The recipient of numerous teaching awards, Rich has established teaching excellence committees in the School of Visual and Performing Arts and the Department of Theatre, served as a Senior Faculty Mentor in Purdue University’s Teachers for Tomorrow program, and frequently lectures on teaching, character, and leadership. In addition to serving 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.


    Companion Animals, November, 2018
    The Mousetrap, September 2017
    The Glass Menagerie, April 2017

    Acting (Actors Equity Association)
    Static, (World Premiere) Phoenix Theatre, Fall 2016
    The Other Place, Indy Reads, Summer 2016
    The Nether, Phoenix Theatre, Fall 2015  

    Picnic, Spring 2018
    The Beaux Stratagem, Winter 2018
    Sins of Sor Juana, Fall 2017
    The Mousetrap, Fall 2017
    Cabaret, Winter 2017

    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
    Compendium on Commedia Dell’Arte – Chapter: The Young Lovers, Routledge Press, 2015

    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
    CLA Liaison to Advisors
    Phoenix Theatre, Indianapolis

    Mask Intensive, Maggie Flanigan Studios, Summer 2016, 2017, 2018




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