Stan Richardson

is creating more life in the theater

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In addition to posts & access to new serialized work, you get 1 invite to each Backspace event.  (Look it's Samuel Beckett!)

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You'll have access to all the plays I wrote from 2012-17.  (Also, check out Caryl Churchill.)

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You'll receive exclusive access to a serialized version of You Before Me. (That stud is Eugene Ionesco.)

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About

Hello! Stan here, an American theater artist currently based in Mexico City with a background in theology, Western esotericism, and plant medicines. Over the past decade I've written over twenty plays, most notably Veritas, the true story of a secret gay witch hunt at Harvard in 1920, and Private Manning Goes to Washington, which intertwines the lives of army whistleblower Chelsea Manning and the late Internet pioneer and information-hacktivist Aaron Swartz. From 2012-2017, I was co-artistic director of The Representatives, a semi-underground theatre company that presented my plays as fast I wrote them in apartments, churches, hair salons and other non-traditional spaces. Three years ago I left my office job to become a full-time writer. I couldn't have done it without the support of my extraordinary friends and patrons, some of whom have been seeing my work now for over a decade.

Patreon is a platform that gives me a steady income and helps me keep my vision independent. I use Patreon to share with my community essays about the nature of the creative process, particularly alternative ways of thinking about our creative blocks. As my patron, you will also receive exclusive access to my latest work, including my new serialized play, American Book of the Dead, The, and my memoir series, You Before Me. In NYC and CMDX, I invite my local Patreon community to join me for ▞BACKSPACE, my salon series where I and other artists develop new pieces and revisit older ones amongst an eclectic and brilliant group of theater enthusiasts. Every ▞BACKSPACE listening party is a one of a kind event, giving you the opportunity to make friends and replenish your own creative powers. 

If my mission resonates with you, please join me by making whatever pledge you can. Your support warms my heart and empowers me to keep creating!

Finally, I mention in the Rewards section Theatrical Portraits, which is my term for personally-commissioned works based on real life people and events. For more about this unique mixture of theatre, journalism and personal history, check out my intro video above! 


Goals
$587 of $1,500 per month
This covers my living expenses while abroad. When I reach $1500 per month, I will start a monthly podcast series where I interview experts in the subjects about which I am currently writing!
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