Audience Relations Specialist - Theatre & Dance
Richard Privitt Audience Relations Specialist: M.F.A. in Acting/Directing, 1985, Texas Tech University; B.A. in Theatre Arts, 1982, Texas Tech University.
Richard heads the graduate student teams in Promotions, Front-of-House Operations and Box Office Operations for the Department of Theatre & Dance.
Richard has worked on the stage, backstage, and in the house since he was a theatre arts student at Texas Tech in 1970. He has worked with such notables as Jaston Williams, G.W. Bailey, Barry Corbin, Michael Horse, Alex Cord, Buck Taylor as well as local luminaries such as Andy Wilkinson, Donnie Allison, Don Caldwell, and many other talented performers, playwrights, directors, and designers.
He worked in dinner theatre during the seventies and early eighties in Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and North Carolina. He originated the leading role in (the now defunct) El Paso del Norte in El Paso, TX in 1976. He was a board member of the Celebration Company at the Station Theatre in Urbana, IL 1989-1993, a past board member of Lubbock Community Theatre, a past advisory board member of the Lubbock Regional Arts Center (now the Louise Underwood Center for the Performing Arts), a past member of the Neil Hanslik Center for the Performing Arts, and is a current member of the Lubbock Arts Alliance.
Richard enjoys his role in public relations for the Department of Theatre & Dance. He also enjoys acting and directing in local community endeavors such as Lubbock Community Theatre, the Garza Theatre, City of Lubbock Melodrama-in-the-Park, and the Cactus Theatre to name a few. He has appeared as Teddy Roosevelt in Andy Wilkinson and Red Steagall’s regional production of The Soul of the West and understudied Barry Corbin in Mr. Wilkinson’s Charlie Goodnight’s Last Night. He performed the lead role of Colin McKinney in The Lost Letter, also by Andy Wilkinson.