Gordon Rice

Gordon Rice

  • Senior Lecturer
  • Production Manager, the International Theatre Program

MFA, California Institute of the Arts

205 Todd Union
(585) 275-9006

Research Overview

Gordon Rice has more than 20 years of professional experience as a theatre technologist, from small community theatre on Long Island, NY, to network television in Hollywood, CA. Some of Gordon's New York credits include: production assistant for the Westbury Music Fair; technical director for the Off-Broadway productions of Last of the KnucklemenDangerous Corner, and Seven Stories; technical director (and every other tech job they could think of) for numerous productions at Theatre III in Port Jefferson; and technical director and lighting designer for Suffolk County Community College. In California, Gordon had the pleasure of creating scenery and props for a number of TV/film productions at NBC, HBO, and the Disney Channel. Rochester credits vary from technical director/lighting designer at Nazareth College and SUNY Geneseo, to providing scenery and lights for many of Rochester's community theatres, and now, with great pleasure, production manager for the University of Rochester's International Theatre Program.

Research Interests

  • Technical direction
  • production management


  • Over the years, Gordon has had the pleasure of teaching a variety of theatre technology courses at Suffolk County Community College, California State University at Northridge, California Institute of the Arts, Nazareth College of Rochester, SUNY Geneseo, and Rochester's School of the Arts.


  • Regional Finalist for Musical Production, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival XXX, for Falsettos, Suffolk County Community College, technical director, 1998
  • Distinguished Alumnus Recognition, Suffolk County Community College, 1996
  • Committee Member, "Job Description for the Technical Director," United Institute of Theatre Technology, 1990
  • Outstanding Contribution to Technical Theatre, Suffolk County Community College, 1984
  • Outstanding Growth in Technical Theatre, Suffolk County Community College, 1982