Richard Padro, Producing Artistic Director- Richard is a theatre arts educator, producer, actor, and director with numerous stage, television and film credits. He has directed and produced children’s theatre, university theatre, and the award winning television program, In The Public Interest, a documentary exploring the role of public broadcasting for children’s educational programming. He received his MFA in Acting from UC Irvine and his BA in Theatre Arts from SUNY New Paltz. He has taught acting and stagecraft and has interned at several theatre companies including the acclaimed South Coast Repertory. He acted as Director of Theatre Education for Coyote Rep in New York City, The Admiral Theatre Foundation in Bremerton, WA, Program Director for the Young Artists Theatre Camp at Icicle Creek Center for the Arts in Leavenworth WA, and was involved in the initial New York launch of StageCoach Theatre Arts, Brooklyn Heights in 2004, where he also acted as CEO and Artistic Director for five years. He is also a member of the Screen Actors Guild and Actors Equity Association.