Richard is a native of Cleveland Ohio, and holds a B.A. in Scenic and Lighting Design from Kent State University. Richard is currently the Technical Director/Resident Scenic Designer for Weathervane Playhouse in Akron Ohio. He has designed Scenery for over 150 Productions. Richard was the recipient of the 2011 National Black Theatre Festival award for “Outstanding Achievements in Scenic Design”. In 2013, he was Keynote Speaker at Alabama State University on African Americans In Scenic Design. Richard’s scenic and lighting designs have been seen at Karamu Performing Arts Theatre, The Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Weathervane Playhouse, Akron School of Performing Arts, Ensemble Theatre Cleveland, Cleveland Public Theatre, Cuyahoga Community College, Oberlin College Theatre, Dobama Theatre, Akron Civic Theatre, Heights Youth Theatre, Jabar Productions, and Rabbit Run Theatre. He is currently working on “Two Boys from Glenville” the story of the creators of Superman.