Nearly a decade ago, through a local commercial audition held by Garth Williams Casting, Richard met Jan and Garth. He recognized immediately the valuable experience they offered aspiring actors. Richard started attending their acting and improvisational classes in 2011, and was cast in his first Almost Famous Theatre Company performance in 2013. After playing Ken Gorman in Neil Simon’s Rumors, Richard was hooked. Acting has now become another great outlet through which Richard expresses his creativity, alongside his award-wining career as an architect and builder, and his occasional modeling gig on behalf of The Agency Arizona. Over the years, Richard has performed the lead role in Art (2013), and supporting character roles in Unnecessary Farce (2015), Curtains (2018), and Guys and Dolls (2019).
Additionally, Richard serves as Executive Producer, supporting Almost Famous Theatre Company with planning and production resources. Among important connections he has facilitated is the current venue relationship with The Phoenix Theatre Company where he served as a board member for seven years. Richard and his wife Susan enthusiastically support Jan and Garth’s bold vision for the theatre and our community, and therefore, volunteer their time, talent and treasures to fundraise annually for the Almost Famous Theatre Company Foundation.