Richard Rice

RICHARD A. RICE academic career included directing theatre programs at SUNY-Potsdam, New England College, Univ. of NH, Univ. of Memphis, and Eckerd College. Regional theatre director/ actor dabblings—fond memories of directing Chapter Two, On Golden Pond, Crimes Of The Heart, Into The Woods, Our Town, Learned Ladies, A Flea In Her Ear, and Godspell. As an actor— favorite roles: Nuncio in Over The River…, Uncle Louie in Lost In Yonkers, Arnold in The Boys Next Door, Tevya, Caliban, Androcles, Feste, Figaro, Bottom, and The Major General. Worked for several summers at Redford’s Sundance Institute as an actor, director, and dramaturg. It gave me the courage to start a script development workshop for collegiate level playwrights at Eckerd College—which I called WordBRIDGE {inspired by the view from my office window of the beautiful Skyway Bridge}. My wife is a professional actress and PR director, so we shared this passion and project together.