Libby Ricardo, MFA

Libby Ricardo, MFA   

Associate Professor of Theater and Interdisciplinary Studies
Co-coordinator of Theater Program

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Office: 843-208-8334
Libby Ricardo, MFA

My name is Libby Ricardo, and I am an Associate Professor of Theater and Interdisciplinary Studies in the Department of English, the Arts, and Interdisciplinary Studies at USCB. I also serve as Program Coordinator for the Interdisciplinary Studies Program.

I am an award-winning actress, director, and teacher who has appeared in stage, television, and film productions throughout the country.

I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors at the New York University Tisch School of the Arts in 2008, and a Master of Fine Arts in Performance at the University of Georgia in 2012.  

While enrolled at the Tisch School, I took a wide variety of courses at the Stella Adler Studio, at the Bali Conservatory, and at the International Theater Workshop in Amsterdam.

I made my theater debut at the age of 10, singing in La Boheme and Carmen with an opera company in Providence, Rhode Island. I was cast in the annual production of A Christmas Carol put on by the Trinity Repertory Company in Providence. I have been performing ever since.  Favorite roles include Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Viola in Twelfth Night, Rosaura in Life is a Dream, Jesse in Cry It Out, and Rona in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.  Favorite directing projects include Art, Little Shop of Horrors, and Godspell.

The emphasis in my teaching and research is the promotion of theater skills as life skills, including extensive work with simulated patient programs.

  • Education
  • Teaching
  • Research

MFA in Theater. University of Georgia 2012

BFA with Honors. New York University Tisch School of the Arts 2008

  • IDST B250 - Interdisciplinary Studies Intership
  • IDST B297 - Interdisciplinary Methods
  • IDST B305 - Integrated Interdisciplinary Studies I
  • IDST B405 - Integrated Interdisciplinary Studies II
  • IDST B497 - Seminar in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • THEA B170 - Fundamentals of Acting
  • THEA B200 - Understanding and Appreciation of Theater
  • THEA B220 - Theatre Laboratory
  • THEA B340 - Oral Interpretation of Literature
  • THEA B341 - Performance of Caring
  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Simulation
  • Ensemble-based Pedagogy
  • Interdisciplinary Pedagogy