Richard Gustin

Playwright

Richard Gustin is an emerging playwright whose plays include Being Seen, Surviving the Cycle, A Sparrow Falls, Leviathan, Mercy, Someone Like Me, Concentric Circles, Found Objects, Switch, CruciFiction and an original adaptation of Everyman. A Sparrow Falls was the launch fundraiser for Chicago Dramatists' Lydia R. Diamond African American New Play Award and his production of Being Seen was voted a FanFavorite at the International Fringe Festival NYC . 

Richard has been seen in major roles at various regional theatres including: Frank Cheeryble and Mr. Folair in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, William Shakespeare, The Dark Lady of the Sonnets, and Strapper, Blanco! at the Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Cleveland; Mantalini in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Lt. Yolland, Translations, John Shand, What Every Women Knows, Tuzenbach, The Three Sisters, Octavius Caesar, Anthony and Cleopatra, Tony Cavendish, The Royal Family, Russell, Loose Ends, Hal, Picnic and Malcolm, Macbeth at Kansas City Repertory Theater; Philip Stanhope, A Perfect Gentleman at the Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia)and Virginia Museum; Henry Trench, Widower’s Houses, and Stephen, Major Barbara at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre; John D. Livingstone III, Fear of Filing at the Ivanhoe (Chicago), Tony, Shear Madness, Blackstone Hotel, (Chicago) Robert, Proof, John Michael Kohler Arts Center and Fred (Ebenezer Scrooge understudy) in A Christmas Carol at Milwaukee Repertory Theater.