Richard Warren


Richard Warren has written twelve full-length plays including "Shifting Gears" (Canyon Moon Theatre, Sedona, AZ), "Trio with Flute" (Canyon Moon Theatre), "In the Valley of the Sun" (Canyon Moon Theatre), "How I Came to be Buffalo Bill" (Mill Mountain Theatre, Roanoke, VA) and "Snap" (Phoenix Theatre, Phoenix, AZ); and numerous short plays including "Together Alone," "Good Old Weezie," "Time to Get Up" and "Power Play."

Richard was named Best Playwright 2015 by the Phoenix New Times news weekly. "Shifting Gears" was nominated for a 2015 ariZoni Award as Best Original Script - Adult - Play or Musical.

Richard has also adapted three works by the late legendary playwright Dale Wasserman - "Burning in the Night" (Theater Works, Peoria, AZ), "Beggar's Holiday" (Opera Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA) and "Premiere!"

Nine of Richard's plays have been published by New York Theatre Experience Inc.'s Indie Theater Now publishing arm. In addition, "Burning in the Night" is included in its collection "Plays and Playwrights 2014."

Richard is a board member of Arizona's Centennial Theatre Foundation and Phoenix Theatre where he was Resident Playwright and Co-Producer of its annual New Works Festival from 1998-2007. He is a Resident Playwright at Theatre Artists Studio where he has taught its playwriting workshop and has led its Writers' Circle. He was also chairman of the City Stage Company of Boston and a board member of Boston's Playwrights' Platform.

Richard has participated in the University of Idaho's 2008 Four Voices: Festival of New Works; Montana Rep's Missoula Colony 14, 15 and 16; Sedona's 2013 New Play Festival and Theater Works' 2013, 2014 & 2016 New Play WESTivals among others.

Richard was nominated for the 2004 Arizona Governor's Arts Awards and the 2006 Arts & Business Council of Greater Phoenix's Arts Board Member Award, and was honored as Phoenix Theatre's 2010 Angel of the Arts. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.