Les Rorick

Director - Center for Theater / Faculty
Arts and Humanities
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My Background

  • Hometown: Fullerton, CA
  • High School: Buena Park High School, Buena Park, CA
  • Professional Experience: Instructor — Lake Michigan College; Teaching Artist — CircEsteem, Olive Tree Arts Network, American Theater Company; Instructor — University of Virginia; Actor & Director — Chicago and Los Angeles (various theatre companies)
  • Academic Degrees: B.A. Biblical & Theological Studies, Biola University, M.F.A. in Acting, University of Virginia
  • Classes Taught: TH-102 Acting; TH-101 Theater Appreciation; TH-121 Intro to Tech Theater; TH-204 Improvisation for Actors

More About Me

  • The creative arts, education, sharing stories, farming, and retreat are my greatest interests.
  • You may find me hiking or sitting around a campfire playing guitar.
  • In 2015, my friend published a book chronicling a 3,000 mile bike trip he and I took from California to New York.
  • “First Beat” was the name of my Improvised Musical Theatre troupe in Chicago.
  • A quote that challenges me is: “May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.” — Rilke