RICHARD LYONS CONLON
A Resident Playwright Alumnus at Chicago Dramatists and proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Richard was recently selected for the Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive.
He has written over forty plays (11 produced, 3 published, 25+ awards), including: 7 MINUTES TO LIVE (Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference Semi-Finalist), ONE TIME (record-breaking production at Next Act Theatre; Gold Prize: 2015 Beverly Hills Stage Play Competition), THE VOLITIVE EFFECT OF ORAL LITERARY INUNDATION ON THE LSTM RECURRENT NEURAL NETWORK (First Prize Winner: 2017 Stonybrook University Science Playwriting Award), DESCANSO (Winner: WordWave One-Act Play Competition), and COVID COHAB (Selection: American Blues Theatre Ripped Festival). INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY was recently published by SMITH SCRIPTS UK, and was included in the SMITH & KRAUS anthology, BEST WOMEN'S MONOLOGUES 2021; it was a Finalist for the 2017 HRC Showcase Theatre New Play Contest in New York. And MEMORY, SPEAK is a current Finalist for Sky Blue Theatre's 2021 British Theatre Challenge.
Some theatres Richard has worked with . . .
CHICAGO: Chicago Dramatists · Victory Gardens · American Blues Theater · The Second City · Ubiquitous Players · Naked Angels · Otherworld · Raven · New American Folk Theatre · Theatre Evolve
NEW YORK: Urban Stages · Equity Library Theatre · And Theatre · Vulcan Theatre · Rhino Theatre
NATIONALLY & BEYOND: Next Act · Playhouse on the Square · Santa Fe Playhouse · Theatre Southwest · Taphouse Theatre · Actors' Theatre · Ruckus Rockwell · Liverpool's Grin Theatre · London's Sky Blue Theatre · The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts