Jeremy Richards (Ensemble)

 "Damn! That Jeremy Richards is pretty good."

--Mos Def, host of HBO's Def Poetry  

"Richards excels at witty and piercing turns of phrase ... It feels like he's in the room with you, speaking his story, illuminating the enlightenment of a lurking menace."

        -- Utne Reader

"Not to take anything away from Mos Def, but Jeremy Richards is more than pretty good, he is damn fine, super smart, and a fine dresser to boot."

-- John Hodgman, correspondent for The Daily Show and author of The Areas of My Expertise


In addition to performing and teaching at the Market Theater, Jeremy Richards is a poet, playwright, and a radio producer with NPR member station KUOW. His work has appeared widely, including in The Spoken Word Revolution Redux, The Poetry Foundation, McSweeney's, Eyeshot, The Morning News, Pindeldyboz, and on National Public Radio's Morning Edition and All Things Considered. "Nietzsche! The Musical," for which he wrote the book and lyrics, premiered at the Market Theater in June 2010. Jeremy holds a BA from Gonzaga University and an MA in cultural studies from The University of Washington. 

First Performance Date:
     Saturday, December 1, 2001

First Theatresports Team:
     Unexpected Shakespeare, The Roethke (director), and A(n Improvised Christmas Carol (Scrooge)

     April 24




Favorite Improv Games:
     Narrative Collage, Improvised Shakespeare, and The Farris Wheel

Other Jobs:
     Producer for KUOW, Seattle's NPR Station

Childhood Dream Job:
     Professional skateboarder