Professional actor returns home to Dunkirk for acting workshop

Professional actor and Dunkirk native Bob Rusch will be providing an on-camera acting workshop to acting majors at the State University of New York at Fredonia. Students will be able to have their script reading abilities recorded while Rusch provides individual feedback to each aspiring actor. The workshop is being organized by the Performing Arts Company.

“We’re beyond excited to have such a successful actor presenting here at Fred,” said Brandon Hylton, vice president of PAC. “We have an opportunity to get real feedback from someone in the professional setting. We’re so lucky to have him.”

The workshops are today from 5 to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m.

Born and raised in Dunkirk, Rusch is the son of Harold and Olivia Rusch. He began acting while living in Columbus, Ga., when he was 12 and continued when he moved back to Dunkirk before his sophomore year in high school. After college, Rusch spent five years in Chicago doing theatre. After getting his Screen Actors Guild card he moved to Los Angeles in 2000. Rusch has appeared in more than 30 titles including “Sons of Anarchy” and “Desperate Housewives.”

The Performing Arts Company of SUNY Fredonia provides direction and design to aspiring actors of every academic major.