Nason Professor of Theater and Drama / Director of the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program
In 1976, Professor Wilson founded and for two seasons served as artistic director of The Actors’ Mime Theater. He began teaching full time on the university level in 1978 at Ohio University in the BFA and MFA acting programs. In the 1980s, Ron based himself out of New York City and freelanced as an actor, director, playwright, and teacher for the next eight years. In 1989, he received an appointment to the faculty at Cornell University in the Department of Theater, Film, and Dance, where he taught acting, playwriting, screenwriting, and was a resident director, production movement, period styles coach, and fight choreographer for ten years. In 1999, Ron joined the faculty at Case Western Reserve University as the Katharine Bakeless Nason Professor of Theater and Drama, and served as department chair from 2000 to 2015, and continues to serve as director of the graduate acting program.
He is a member of the Society for Stage Directors and Choreographers (having directed over 50 productions), a member of Actors’ Equity, and a member of the Dramatist’s Guild of America. He has choreographed fights for more than 50 productions and continues to freelance as a director, movement coach/choreographer and actor at Cleveland Play House and other regional theaters. Ron is one of the founding board members of the Association of Theatre Movement Educators and a past-president of the organization.
Clark Hall 311-B
Degree: BGS-Wichita State University
Specialty: Acting, Dramatic Writing, Movement