Adjunct Instructor of Theatre Arts
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.