Richard is currently directing THE THIN PLACE at the ZACH Theatre in Austin opening this November. On television he plays George Pappas on David E. Kelley's BIG SHOT with John Stamos and Yvette Nicole Brown on Disney+. Coming in 2023 you can see Richard in THE LONG GAME directed by Julio Quintana and the new film from award-winning director Richard Linklater, HITMAN. Some credits include OCEAN'S 8 and WHERE'D YOU GO BERNADETTE? with Cate Blanchett, and BOYHOOD, which was nominated for six Academy Awards and won the Golden Globe for Best Picture, THE BOOK OF LOVE, with Jason Sudeikis and Jessica Biel with all original music by Justin Timberlake, BERNIE, opposite Shirley MacLaine and Jack Black, as well as extensive television credits. His theatre credits include the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C., Yale Repertory Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Syracuse Stage and great theatres in New York, California and everywhere in between.
As a speaker, actor and educator Richard has worked with many of the top programs in the country including Yale, Juilliard, Penn State, and UCSD where he was the Arthur and Molli Wagner Endowed Chair in Acting. During his tenure at UCSD it was ranked the #3 acting program in the world by the Hollywood Reporter who singled out Richard's work. He has conducted masterclasses for students and teachers at dozens of conferences and universities. He is an outspoken advocate for theatre education and is proud to have delivered the keynote address at several events, including the Southeastern Theatre Conference, Texas Thespian Festival, Florida Association of Theatre Educators, Heartland Film Festival, Colorado Thespian Festival, and the Educational Theater Association's National Teacher Conference. He is also a judge for the College Television Awards presented by the EMMYS. He is a member of The Television Academy, SAG-AFTRA, Actors Equity, and theStage Directors and Choreographers Society. He is currently the director of The Robichaux Studio, a place for life, art, and business coaching in Austin, Texas. He is also professor of acting at Texas State University.
Fall 2023 and spring 2024 courses are full.
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