Gonzalez_R
Assistant Professor, Speech, Theatre and Dance

401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Box: Y
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 257-3854
rmgonzalez@ut.edu

Robert Gonzalez


Education
1977 Boston University, BFA
1980 University of Wisconsin-Madison, MFA
2008 University of South Florida, Ph.D.
Courses Taught

Voice and Diction

Oral Performance of Literature

Spoken Word Performance Ensemble

Oral Communication

Play Analysis

Speech for Business and Professions

Acting I for Non-Majors

Acting I for Majors

Acting II for Majors

Acting Shakespeare

Gateways I and II

 

Career Specialties
Robert González's research includes spoken word performance, devised/collaborative theatre, and creativity theories and practices. His dissertation, The Drama of Collaborative Creativity: A Rhetorical Analysis of Hollywood Film Making-of Documentaries, studies the communication processes involved in collaborative creativity.
Professional and Community Activities:

González has directed mainstage and small stage theatrical productions at The University of Tampa, the University of South Florida and for local theatre groups such as Hat Trick Theatre and The Gorilla Theatre. These productions include Lanford Wilson's Book of Days, William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Philip Massinger's A New Way to Pay Old Debts, Václav Havel's The Increased Difficulty of Concentration, Aristophanes's Lysistrate and Gerlind Reinshagen's The Life and Death of Marilyn Monroe. Bob has also adapted and directed stage adaptations of Isaac Bashevis Singer's “The Last Demon” and “Gimpel the Fool,” directed collaboratively devised theatre pieces such as Hott Mess and Stuff & Nonsense, as well as performed in and staged poetry collages Measured Passion and Reverberance: A Poetic Rhapsody. He is an avid rhapsode, or performer of classic poetry, and is the founder of Rhapsodize, an online international project to encourage, instruct and facilitate the performance of classic English language poetry. He is also an active volunteer member of LibriVox, an online international community of public domain audiobook producers, where he has contributed to over seventy-five audiobooks and has hosted over seven community podcasts. González is a member of the National Communication Association, the Florida Communication Association, the Voice and Speech Trainers Association, the Southeastern Theatre Conference and the Florida Theatre Conference.