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Helen E. Richardson

Helen E. Richardson received her training from Ariane Mnouchkine and the Théâtre du Soleil and Peter Brook and Sotigui Kouyaté of the Peter Brook Company. She served as Artistic Director of the Stalhouderij Theatre Company, Amsterdam's English-language theater, an international ensemble of actors creating new works. Her production of A Midsummer Night's Dream was listed among the best productions of the year in 1991 by Amsterdam newspapers. The Stalhouderij's production of The Game, by Venezuelan playwright Mariella Romero, which Richardson co-directed, was cited by Amsterdam's City Life, now Time Out, as the best production in the Netherlands in 1992. She is a founding member of Global Theatre Ensemble (formerly Tiyatroglobal). She was cocurator, producer, and dramaturg of Global Theatre Ensemble’s theatre project on Eliminating Violence Against Women, commissioned by the United Nations, Fall 2008 and created collectively by the ensemble. The production was presented before UN dignitaries and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, November 2008, and also in honor of Women’s Day, March 2009. She is also a playwright focusing on international themes. Recent plays include The Disappearance, about an international group of tourists, artists, art dealers and collectors, and underworld characters who are confronted with the slippery truth behind appearances. Most recently, she workshopped her play, After Medea, at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and is working on an updated version of Medea, FATIMA. As well, she is working on musical about the New England Transcendentalist Margaret Fuller and she is also continuing her fascination with the UBUs who will soon be exercising their power within the halls of academia at UBU U., and then on to more lucrative exploits with the establishment of the UBU assisted care residence, “Over-the- Hill,” a.k.a. “Ka-Ching!” Richardson is currently Director of the Performance and Interactive Media Arts program at Brooklyn College. She holds a PhD in Drama with an emphasis on Directing from the University of California at Berkeley.


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