Theatre Arts

Areas of Study

Program Features

  • Professional Resident Faculty
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival Participation
  • Yearly New York City Showcase, "WCSU Off-Broadway"
  • Children's Theatre and Community Outreach Programs
  • Workshops with N.Y. Stage, TV and Film Professionals
  • Internships possible with New York City and Connecticut Regional and Professional theatres.

New Visual and Performing Arts Center

This stunning new facility is home to a 350-seat theater, a 125-seat studio theatre, a 350-seat concert hall, an art gallery, a recording studio and state-of-the-art rehearsal, classroom and studio art facilities.

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Theatre Arts Faculty

Richard Ercole, Adjunct Instructor of Theatre Arts

[Performance Techniques]

Richard Ercole is an alum of the Western Connecticut State University Theater
Department, class of ’95. As an instructor at WCSU, Richard has taught Intro to
Acting, Performance Techniques, Interpersonal Communication, and Decision
Making in Groups. Richard has also taught at Rutgers University, NYU, and The High School of Performing Arts in New York City.
A professional, classically trained actor with 15 years’ experience, Richard was a resident company member of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival for ten years. Thus far he has performed in 26 of 37 Shakespeare plays.
He has also appeared on camera in over a dozen television commercials and has voiced radio commercials and video games.
Richard coaches private clients in voice and speech, dialects, accent reduction, and audition technique. When coaching Shakespeare, he is motivated
by a teaching style that demystifies classical texts through use of
modern improvisation techniques.

Richard holds an MFA in Acting from Mason Gross School of the Arts Conservatory at Rutgers University.

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