Richard T. Young

Richard T. Young became interested in theatre when he joined his high school’s drama club in order to get the attention of a girl. He never dated that girl, and nor did he managed to extricate himself from theatre. He earned his BA from California State University (Hayward,) his MA from California State University (Fresno), and his MFA from Lindenwood University in St. Louis. He is on the performing arts faculty at Blackburn College where he as taught since 1990. He is the co-founder and artistic director of Summer Repertory Theater at Blackburn College. He has directed forty plus shows in a variety of amateur and professional settings.
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  Flamboyant Man in the Rain

Drama by Richard T. Young

20 pages

2 m, 2 w

A cartoon show writer who is getting bad reviews and an about-to-be-fired hair dresser land in the same taxi cab in the middle of a rain storm. After initial-humorous-hostilities toward each other they realize their plights may have much in common. About 30 minutes.

  Frozen Waffles on the Interstate

Drama by Richard T. Young

19 pages

2 m, 2 w

A lady truck driver picks up a blind Vietnam vet. Both their lives seem to be in a holding pattern and they challenge each other to make changes. About 30 minutes.

  Ducks at 35,000 and Other Plays

Drama by Richard T. Young

67 pages

2 m, 2 w or 8 m, 8 w

All four of the these plays involve a woman and man who are strangers to each other until happenstance causes them to meet in a confined space. Through self-disclosure their lives touch and perhaps change. Each play uses the stage “gimmick” of being able to hear the characters’ thoughts as well as their spoken words. Although the themes are on the serious side there is much humor. In "Ducks At Thirty-Five Thousand," a young man who is planning a suicide and a young woman who is planning an abortion meet on an airliner. As he finally reveals his plan, her reac...