Richard Burk


Member, Committee on Nominations
Elected March 2017, term ends March 2018

Richard Burk is Coordinator of the Theatre Performance Degree Program at Casper College in Casper, Wyoming. His 30-plus years of teaching experience in the area of Performance: Acting, Movement and Voice includes positions held at Catawba College, Salisbury, North Carolina; Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington; New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico; and the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Professor Burk has enjoyed a diverse career that includes directing (including The Magdalene off-Broadway at the Theatre at St. Clements on 46th Street); television (including True Detectives on C.B.S., produced by William Shatner); acting (regionally in theatres in Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, New Mexico, and Washington State, and touring with the Old Creamery Theatre Company); stage combat (the World Premiere of Mark Medoff’s Stumps at the American Southwest Theatre Company); playwriting (writer and producer of Last Crossing, and Why I Do What I Do, a one man show); international workshop presenter (residency at the Instituto Guatemalteco Americano in Guatemala City); as well as experience in film, radio and television; and theatre management (Artistic Director for the Clinton, Iowa Showboat Theatre).

His service activities have included leadership (President) of the Wyoming Chapter of the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts in Education. Professor Burk serves NAST as a Visiting Evaluator.

Professor Burk received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from Simpson College, and a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Posted April 2017