Texas Tech University

Richard Corley

College of Visual & Performing Arts, Department of Theatre & Dance

Richard CorleyRichard Corley is a Chicago-based director, playwright, producer and educator whose work has been seen across America and internationally. He served for six years as the Artistic Director of Madison Repertory Theatre in Wisconsin, where he created the city's first new play development program and commissioned, produced and directed numerous world premieres and classics. Prior to that, he was Associate Producing Director of The Acting Company, founded by John Houseman, where he directed and produced many plays. His New York premiere of Tom Dulack's play INCOMMUNICADO received a Drama Desk nomination, and he directed the Russian premiere of Tennessee Williams' SMALL CRAFT WARNINGS at Moscow's Sovremennik Theatre. He has taught and directed at many universities, including NYU Graduate Acting Program, Juilliard, Brandeis Graduate Acting, UCSD/Old Globe, ACT, Bard College, DePaul, U of Illinois/Chicago, Lake Forest College, and Illinois State University. Richard is the recipient of numerous awards, including the TCG/NEA Director Fellowship, and he has served on the panel for the National Endowment Career Development Program