Rick Foucheux

Global Perspectives Guest Speaker

Mr. Foucheux appeared recently in Cabaret at Signature Theatre in Shirlington, Virginia; and in Freud’s Last Session at Theater J, Mother Courage and Her Children at Arena Stage, The Apple Family Plays at Studio, and Glengarry Glen Ross at Roundhouse.  In 2013, he played Alexander Graham Bell in the premiere of Jim Lehrer’s one-character Bell, at the National Geographic Society.  He also has performed solo shows about the lives of inventor Buckminster Fuller and director Elia Kazan. 

At Arena Stage Mr. Foucheux played the roles of  Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman, Ed Devery in Born Yesterday and Nat Miller in Ah, Wilderness!  His other Eugene O’Neill works include The Emperor Jones for the Irish Repertory Theatre, and Hughie at the Source Theatre.  Among his Shakespearean turns have been Claudius in Hamlet, Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet, Malvolio and Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night, and King Henry in Henry IV.  At Woolly Mammoth he appeared in Heaven, Cooking with Elvis, and in the world premieres of Stupid Fucking Bird by Aaron Posner, Dead Man’s Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl, and The Velvet Sky by Roberto Aguirre-Secasa.

A frequent guest artist in schools and workshops, he teaches in the Department of Theatre and Dance at George Washington University.  He has been in the acting company at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center’s New Playwrights Institute in New London, Connecticut, and at the Kennedy Center, the National New Play Network, and the American College Theatre Festival.  He is a Lunt-Fontanne Fellow of the Ten Chimneys Foundation and a four time recipient of the Helen Hayes’ Robert Prosky Award.  He is on the advisory board of Washington’s Actors Center and a proud member of Actors Equity Asscociation, the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Mr. Foucheux was born and raised in Houma, Louisiana.  After graduating from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, he worked as a news reporter and talk show host at TV stations in Huntington, West Virginia, Nashville, Tennessee, and Washington.  He and his wife, MJ Jacobsen, have lived in Silver Spring, Maryland for the past thirty years.  They have two daughters and two grandchildren.

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