Mark Richard is happy to join OPFT as an artistic associate. Past productions with OPFT include Richard III, Beyond the Fringe, and Betrayal, in which he appeared, and last summer’s production of Amadeus, which he directed.
In Chicago he was seen most recently in Shaw’s St. Joan with Shaw Chicago, where he has also appeared in Widowers’ Houses and Androcles and the Lion. Elsewhere in Chicago he has worked with Timeline Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Remy Bumppo, Steppenwolf, Writers’ Theatre, Theatre Mir, About Face, Live Bait, Lifeline, City Lit, and Commons Theatre.
He served as City Lit Theater’s artistic director for seven years, where he adapted and/or directed works by Toni Cade Bambara, Donald Barthelme, Martha Bergland, Raymond Carver, Raymond Chandler, Laurie Colwin, John Clellon Holmes, Kafka, Garrison Keillor, W.P. Kinsella, W. Somerset Maugham, Frank O’Connor, Damon Runyon, Saki, James Stephens, John Updike, W.D. Wetherell, Edith Wharton, P.G. Wodehouse, and others. He is currently an artistic associate at TimeLine Theatre. He studied at Northwestern University and in London. He is the recipient of one “Jeff” Citation for performance and two for new work/adaptation.