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Richard F. Nimke

Richard F. Nimke

Associate Professor of Theatre Arts
Coordinator of the Theatre Arts Division

M.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Academic Areas: acting, theatre history, voice and diction, modern drama, musical theatre.

Mr. Richard F. Nimke
174 Haas Fine Arts Center
Music & Theatre Arts Department
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004

Phone: 715/836-2407

Richard Nimke is an associate professor of theatre in the department of Music and Theatre Arts and teaches courses in acting, theatre history, voice and diction, modern drama and musical theatre. Before joining the department, Nimke taught in the Graduate Directing Program at Western Illinois University. He has also taught at Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota and at Viterbo College in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. In addition to academic theatre, he has served as a director and been responsible for casting the acting company for Summer Music Theatre in Macomb, Illinois. He has also directed and served as associate artistic director for Theatre L’Homme Dieu in Alexandria, Minnesota. Nimke received a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech and Theatre from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Stage Direction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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  • THEA 130 Beginning Acting
  • THEA 123 Voice and Diction
  • THEA 180 Acting-Minor Roles/Chorus
  • THEA 183 Makeup Crew
  • THEA 189 Assistant Stage Manager
  • THEA 220 Stage Makeup
  • THEA 227 Musical Theatre
  • THEA 325 Theatre History and Drama
  • THEA 331 Styles in Acting
  • THEA 380 Acting-Major Roles
  • THEA 383 Makeup Design
  • THEA 425 Modern Drama