Dick Anderson  

Dick Anderson  

Adjunct Instructor  

Phone: (864) 503-5673 

Email: randerons@uscupstate.edu 

Office:  HPAC 133 


Introduction to Theatre
Fundamentals of Acting


  • Education:

    • University of South Carolina
      • MAT - Theatre
    • University of South Carolina
      • BA - Early English Literature
  • Professional Studies
    • Carnegie-Mellon University - Speech w/Edith Skinner & Acting w/ Lew PalterWycliffe College of the University of Toronto - Psychology


Dick is the "newbie," here, at the University of South Carolina Upstate. He has a Master of Teaching Theatre and Speech from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, a degree which combines post graduate studies in all the Theatre disciplines while undertaking a rigorous training in Education Theory and Practice. This is his "second" career, having spent most of his life as either a voice-over actor, a commercial director, a private teacher for actors and business speakers, a public relations executive, or as a broadcast journalist.  (He got his first professional job acting in a voice-over radio commercial at the age of five.)  He has written two Chancel Plays and directed 18 stage plays.  He won the 1963 South Carolina Musician of the Year Award.  As an extension of his love of theatre and journalism, Dick is creator and editor of SCTheatre.org, a compendium of semi-professional and college theatre performances all over the state.  A die-hard South Carolinian, Dick is a life member of the Charleston Scottish Society, Clan Anderson, Huguenot Society, and First Families of South Carolina.  He has lived in the upstate since 1983, and is married to his bride, Elizabeth, a DDSN Autism Consultant; John, his son, is a senior at USC in Columbia.  Dick says, "Teaching college has been a life-long goal, and teaching at Upstate, with its vision and commitment to excellence in theatre education, is an honor and a privilege."

Theatre Department Faculty and Staff

Jimm Cox
Director of Theatre

Rich Robinson
Associate Professor of Theatre

Lee Neibert
Assistant Professor of Theatre

Barry Whitfield
Technical Director

Dick Anderson
Adjunct Instructor

Allen Evans
Adjunct Instructor

Michael Dickins
Adjunct Instructor; Box Office & Art Gallery Manager

Contact Us
USC Upstate
Department of Fine Arts and Communication Studies
Humanities & Performing Arts Center, 125
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-503-5844
Fax: 864-503-5814
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