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Richard Young

Richard Young
  • Title Theatre Department Chair
  • Work Phone 574.807.7623
  • Office Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center, Room 110 1001 Bethel Circle Mishawaka IN 46545 USA EST

Richard T. Young became interested in theatre in high school after following a girl into a drama club meeting. He confesses that he never dated that girl, but he did fall in love. He earned his Master of Arts in Speech-Theatre Arts from California State University Fresno, and his Master of Fine Arts in Theatre (directing) from Lindenwood University.

His plays are published by Encore Performance Publishing and I.E. Clark Publishing. Two of his works Paradigm Shift and Announcements were part of the repertory of Wycliffe Dinner Theater of Canada for several seasons. His children's piece How Reading Came Back to Nowhere has been performed throughout the United States and as far away as Australia. He has had articles published in Christianity and Theatre Magazine as well as Stage Directions. He was the co-founder of the Summer Repertory Theater at Blackburn College and its artistic director for 15 years.

Education
Master of Fine Arts - Theater, specialization in Directing, from Lindenwood University, granted in May of 2002 Master of Arts in Speech - Theatre Arts from California State University, Fresno granted in May of 1979.Bachelor of Arts in Drama from California State University Hayward, granted in June of 1973.

Professional Theater Experience
Richard was with Lamb’s Players Theatre from 1980 through 1983 as Production Stage Manager.  He stage managed, designed sets and lights, directed, and even acted a bit.

Published Plays
How Reading Came Back to Nowhere published by I. E. Clark.
Ducks at Thirty-five Thousand published by Encore Performance Publishing
Jonah and Big Fish published by Encore Performance Publishing

Interests
His interests include Carol Ann (wife), Christy, Amy, Mandi, JR, and Julie-Rose (children), Ralph and Schultz (dogs), fishing and hunting, collecting play scripts, and writing. Richard notes "I'd say I read a lot but what college prof. doesn't?"