Rebecca Rich Joy

Rebecca Rich Joy

Assistant Professor of Acting

School of Theatre Arts and Dance
College of Performing and Visual Arts

Contact Information

Education

MFA in Acting, Temple University

BFA in Musical Theatre, Ithaca College

Certificate of Teaching, MICHA-The Michael Chekhov Association

Teaching in Higher Education Certificate, Temple University

Professional/Academic Experience

Assistant Professor-Acting Specialist, School of Theatre Arts and Dance, University of Northern Colorado-CO 2017-Present

Visiting Assistant Professor Theatre/Musical Theatre, West Chester University-PA 2014-2015

Visiting Assistant Professor Theatre/Musical Theatre/Voice & Speech, Rowan University-NJ 2011-2013

Adjunct Instructor of Theatre/Musical Theatre: Rider University-NJ, Temple University-PA, Rowan University-NJ, West Chester University-PA 2013-2017

Other Experience

In addition to course teaching, Rebecca directed college level production musicals, cabarets and special performances, worked as a dialect/voice coach and in casting. She gives private Michael Chekhov Technique workshops for groups and individuals, and coaches students privately for auditions. Prior to joining academia, Rebecca called New York City home for almost 15 years and enjoyed an extensive performance career, crossing the country in a National Tour of Guys and Dolls, originating roles in Off-Broadway musicals, such as Zombie Prom (original CD cast recording), and appearing in numerous productions for LORT/regional stages all around the country. She has worked with leading industry professionals, including: Stephen Colbert, Amy Sedaris and Bob Balaban (on the Comedy Central-TV Show “Strangers with Candy”), with Kristen Chenoweth and Mary-Mitchell Campbell in a live concert event, the workshop of Zombie Prom, and through ASTEP.org, and with scads more phenomenal creative artists. Recently, she played The Countess De Lage in EgoPo's The Women in Philadelphia. Rebecca has been an active member of MICHA-The Michael Chekhov Association since 2012, and currently serves as MICHA’s Production Manager for International Workshops and Membership Liaison.

Memberships: Actors Equity Association, VASTA, MICHA-The Michael Chekhov Association, and Artists Striving to End Poverty

Research/Areas of Interest

The Michael Chekhov Technique, Linklater Technique, Dialects, Musical Theatre, Piano and Guitar, Singing and Songwriting

Professional Website

http://reebeerich.wixsite.com/rebeccajoy