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Richard Klautsch
Office: Morrison Center Academic Wing, Room C105

Professor of Theatre Arts and Department Chair (PhD, Wayne State University)

Richard has been a professor of theatre arts for twenty-one years at Boise State and chair of the department for fifteen. He has been a professional actor in Boise since 1992. He has worked for eight seasonsat Boise Contemporary Theater and for 21 seasons at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. At BCT, Richard has appeared in True West, The Cherry Orchard, The Underpants, The Memory of Water, The Pillowman, and most recently in I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me by a Young Lady from Rwanda. He also directed BCT’s Lobby Hero and A Number. At ISF, he appeared most recently as Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing and as Rev. David Lee in The Foreigner.  He has also played such roles as Sir Robert in An Ideal Husband (also performed at Great Lakes Theatre Festival in Cleveland), Solinus in The Comedy of Errors, Dorn in The Sea Gull, LaFew in All’s Well That Ends Well, the Duke in Measure for Measure (also performed at GLTF), Don Armado in Love’s Labor’s Lost, Kent in King Lear, Brutus in Julius Caesar (also at GLTF), Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Duke Senior in As You Like It, Henry in The Fantasticks, Salieri in Amadeus, Athos in The Three Musketeers, Orsino in Twelfth Night, Leontes in The Winter’s Tale, Macduff in Macbeth, Elyot in Private Lives, and Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew. In the spring of 2008 he performed in a production of Art at the Boise Art Museum, directed by Lynn Allison. In the fall of 2006 he was a guest artist and instructor at UC Santa Barbara, where he appeared as Apemantus in a production of Timon of Athens as part of the Lit Moon World Shakespeare Festival. Richard has performed at Primary Stages in New York City, the Attic and Detroit Repertory Theaters in Detroit, the Shakespeare Society Theatre in Los Angeles, and in Jeff Daniels’ original play Shoe Man at the film actor’s Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea, Michigan. In 2014 he appeared at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. In 2011 he was named Administrator of the Year by the Boise State University Association of Office Professionals; in 2012 he received the same recognition from the Idaho Association of Educational Office Professionals.

He received his MFA and PhD degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit.