Richard is an award-winning playwright, poet, artist, journalist, filmmaker and educator. His play "Happily Ever After" was given an honorable mention in the Writer's Digest script competition. He was a finalist in the grant competition in playwrighting for the Massachusetts Artists Foundation (1976) and recipient of an ARTA (American Regional Theatre Award) best new play award in 1986 for hi splay "Swann Song". His plays have received staged readings and performances at Culture Park and other venues. He has acted in over 30 plays and acts professionally on stage and in film and television. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA. He holds a BFA in painting and an MFA in art education/printmaking from U. Mass. Dartmouth. He lives in New Bedford, Massachusetts where he pursues his multiple careers.