Celebrating the members of the League of Professional Theatre Women

Archive for the day “January 15, 2012”

Helen E. Richardson

Helen E. Richardson, member of the League of Professional Theatre WomenDirector, Playwright, Dramaturg, Maskwork, Educator

Where do you look for inspiration?  Nature, people, music, philosophy, the Théâtre du Soleil.

What’s your favorite book / movie / line from a play / pop culture guilty pleasure / cocktail?  Life of Pi by Yann Martell/ Andrei Rublev by Tarkovsky or Fanny and Alexander by Bergman/”Mine would, sir, were I human.” Ariel,
The Tempest/MI-5/sparkling cranberry.

What play or production changed your life? 1789 by the Théâtre du Soleil

Is there anything you still dream of doing? Yes, creating a US civic theatre.

I feel most like myself when I listen to music.

What is your best escape? The ocean.

What’s the one thing nobody knows about you? ????

Helen E. Richardson Currently: Artistic Director, Global Theatre Ensemble, Associate Professor of Theatre, Brooklyn College, Formerly Artistic Director of the Stalhouderij Theatre Company, Amsterdam, an award winning international actor ensemble creating new works. Recently: Co-created performance highlighting international sex trade for the UN. Training: Théâtre du Soleil and Peter Brook Company.

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