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M.F.A. Florida Atlantic University, Lighting DesignM.A. California State University - StanislausB.A. California State University - Fresno
Rich has been assistant professor and designer at the University of South Carolina Upstate for over fifteen years. He has Master of Fine Arts and Master of Arts degrees from Florida Atlantic University and California State University, Stanislaus, respectively. Rich has taught in Northern California, the Houston area and at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach Florida. His background includes extensive lighting for dance, concerts and churches, as well as experience in set design, stage management, theatrical makeup, speech, and directing/ teaching children’s theatre. Rich has directed One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Epic Proportions, Step On a Crack and Secret Passwords at USC Upstate. During the summers of 2003-2007, Rich directed the children’s summer theatre drama camp under the auspices of the Spartanburg Youth Theatre. In addition, he has directed Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigsand The Fisherman and his Wife, traveling productions performed within the Spartanburg county library system. His experience in church lighting design includes his position as lighting designer for the Twin Living Christmas Trees and other church productions at First Baptist North Spartanburg. Rich is actively involved in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival as a respondent and has adjudicated with the Palmetto Dramatist Association and the National Thespian Society. A native Californian, Rich is devoted to his wife, Debbie and daughter, Emily.
Announcing the Shoestring Players
2016 - 2017 Season
Compleat Female Stage Beauty
By: Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by: Jimm Cox
Dates:September 29 – October 1, 2016, 8 p.m.
October 2, 2016, 3 p.m.
Auditions: August 22, 2016, 7 – 9 p.m.
Don't Drink the Water
By: Woody Allen
Directed by: Rich Robinson
Dates: November 10 – 12, 2016, 8 p.m.
November 13, 2016, 3 p.m.
Auditions: October 3, 2016, 7 – 9 p.m.
The Bluest Eye
Adaptation by: Lydia R. Diamond
Novel by: Toni Morrison
Directed by: Lee Neibert
Dates: February 23 – 25, 2017, 8 p.m.
February 26, 2017, 3 p.m.
Auditions: January 12, 2017, 7 – 9 p.m.
The Great American Trailer Park Musical
Music and Lyrics by David Nehls
Book by Betsy Kelso
Directed by: Jimm Cox
Dates: April 6 – 8, 2017, 8 p.m.
April 9, 2017, 3 p.m.
Auditions: January 24, 2017, 7 – 9 p.m.
The Golden Shoe Awards Show Date: April 23, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
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