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Pop Up Acting Workshop- Facilitated by Lee Richardson

  • Church of the Advocate 2121 North Gratz Street Philadelphia, PA, 19121 United States (map)

About our Facilitator:

Lee is the founding artistic director of CROSSROADS THEATER COMPANY, the nation's only African American theater to receive the prestigious Tony award for distinguished achievement in regional theater.

In the fall of 2019, CROSSROADS will open it's 41st season with PAUL ROBESON by Phillip Hayes Dean, in a brand new state of the art facility in downtown New Brunswick, NJ. At CROSSROADS, Lee directed the original production of THE COLORED MUSEUM by George C. Wolfe.  The production had it's New York premiere at the Public Theater (HAMILTON),  starring Loretta Devine, where it ran for 7 months. The production has been seen in London (Royal Court, Duke of York), Los Angeles (Mark Taper Forum, Geffen Playhouse) and Baltimore (Center Stage).

Mr. Richardson's directing credits include the Crossroads Theater Company, Mark Taper Forum, San Diego Repertory, Dallas Theater Center, Arena Stage, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Asolo Theater, Stage West, Long Wharf, Delaware Theater Comany and Philadelphia Theater Company. His acting credits include guest starring on LAW & ORDER, CROSSING JORDAN, PARKER LEWIS CAN'T LOOSE, FAME, ALL MY CHILDREN and THE MARTIN SHORT SHOW.

Presently he can be seen in the film SNOOP DOGG'S HOOD OF HORROR  starring Billy Dee Willians and Jason Alexander. streaming on cable. In  Los Angeles,  Lee founded BLACKSMYTHS, a workshop dedicated to the development of plays by African American playwrights; and THE MASTER BLASTER ACTORS WORKSHOP.

Mr. Richardson served as Associate Professor in Drama at Temple University, from 2008-2017.