Richard Walls is a writer and theatre-maker who believes passionately that the collaborative process enriches both the stories we tell and the way in which we tell them.
After graduating with a BA in Theatre and Performance (University of Warwick, 2010) he was Assistant to Artistic Director Peter Flynn at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, New York before completing an artistic apprenticeship with Theatre Absolute’s Artistic Director / Writer Chris O’Connell upon his return home. He went on to study for an MA in Writing for Performance (Goldsmiths College, 2013) before graduating from both the Brockley Jack Writer’s Workshop and the Lyric Hammersmith Young Writers’ Programme. He was a writer for both the 2015 Birmingham Rep Foundry and the 2016 Royal Court Live Lunch Writers Group.
As Associate Director of And So Forth, Richard co-wrote the company’s inaugural production, Damsel/Wife/Witch (2015). His play, Clubmartyr (2014) won the Judge’s Award at the Coventry Shoot Festival whilst his play, Urban Legend (2013), was shortlisted for the Play for the Nation’s Youth Award. Other plays include Violet Fields (Royal Court Live Lunch, 2016), Gallipoli (A Winter Less Ordinary, 2015) The Devilish and Lamentable Tale of King Abeldobe and his Feast (Birmingham Rep, 2015), Accidental Brummie (Birmingham Rep, 2015) and Powder (Theatre Absolute, 2013).
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