|Richard is a playwright, director and educator. Productions of his full-length plays include Missa at New Works Theatre (1994), Of a Sunday Morning (Charter Theater, 2005), Monkeyboy (co-written with Keith Bridges and Chris Stezin; Charter Theater, 2006), The Chicken of the Family (a children’s musical co-written with award-winning author Mary Amato; Charter Theater, 2008), The Fetish (The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, 2008), Quartet (The Earl Hamner Jr. Theatre, 2009), Getting It (The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, 2010), and a number of short plays produced at various theaters and festivals.
Richard was a founding member of Charter Theater in 1997 (a company dedicated to the development and production of new plays in the Washington D.C. area), where he created a new play developmental process and served as Company Dramaturge and director for fourteen years. More recently he has served as Playwright in Residence for First Draft during the 2010-11 season. Directing credits include Keith Bridges' Watching Left (Charter Theatre) Allyson Currin’s The Subject (Charter Theatre) and Mark Charney’s 37 Stones (Charter Theater). In 2012, he directed Suzanne Parker's Ensemble as a guest artist for the Clemson University Department of Performing Arts.
He has taught creative writing and dramaturgy workshops at numerous institutions including The Writer’s Center, Regional American College Theater Festivals, First Draft and Charter Theater. In 2012 he attended The Eugene O’Neill Playwriting Conference as a National Critic Fellow. He currently teaches playwriting workshops at the Writer's Center, in Bethesda, Maryland, serves as a director/dramaturg for First Draft and is a member of Crash of Rhinos in Washington D.C. Richard holds a BA in Music and Anthropology from the University of Virginia, and a MFA in Creative Writing from The American University.