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Richard Robichaux

Acting Faculty


Richard Robichaux is currently a member of the MFA Acting faculty at UCSD. He received his M.F.A. from Rutgers University and BFA from Stephen F. Austin University. Recent credits include OCEAN'S 8 in theaters last summer and the ABC comedy SPEECHLESS last fall. This March you can see him in WHERE'D YOU GO BERNADETTE? with Cate Blanchett. This marks Richard’s 4th film with award-winning director Richard Linklater. Other credits include: BOYHOOD, which was nominated for six Academy Awards and won the Golden Globe for Best Picture, THE BOOK OF LOVE, with Jason Sudeikis and Jessica Biel with all original music by Justin Timberlake, BERNIE, opposite Shirley MacLaine and Jack Black, as well as extensive television credits. His theatre credits include the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C., Yale Repertory Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Syracuse Stage and great theatres in New York, California and everywhere in between.

Professor Robichaux has worked with many of the top programs in the country and is a nationally recognized leader in actor training. He has conducted masterclasses for students and teachers at dozens of conferences and universities. He is an outspoken advocate for theatre education and is proud to have delivered the keynote address at several events, including the Southeastern Theatre Conference, Texas Thespian Festival, Florida Association of Theatre Educators, Heartland Film Festival, Colorado Thespian Festival, and the Educational Theater Association's National Teacher Conference. He is also a judge for the College Television Awards presented by the EMMYS. Professor Robichaux was the Head of Acting at Penn State University prior to his arrival at UCSD. He teaches acting process to our MFA actors as well as a course on professional practice and on-camera acting.

The mission of the UCSD M.F.A. Actor is to be a group of collaborative, diverse, and bold storytellers, dedicated to becoming proactive generators of art in an ever-changing society.


MFA from the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University


Galbraith Hall 325


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Mon. 11am - 1pm