I write poems, plays, reviews, and academic criticism. Occasionally, I’m also on the radio. If you’re here because of one of the above, I won’t mind if you ignore the rest.
I’m a PhD researcher at the University of Birmingham’s Shakespeare Institute, looking at how verse drama has developed up to the present day in response to the influence of Shakespeare. My academic site is at The Arras.
As part of the project, I’m writing verse plays. My company, Haunted House Theatre, took a show called Free for All to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015, and around the Midlands the next year. I also write for children, do school visits for Pop Up Projects, and was recently involved in the Myths and Monsters children’s poetry tour, organised by the Emma Press.
Perhaps most importantly of all, I once wrote this Buzzfeed article – 21 Things Only Kids Who Grew Up in the 1590s Will Understand – which the Globe retweeted. #Impact.
You can contact me about readings, writing, or most things in-between on richardtobrien AT gmail DOT com, or on Twitter @notrockyhorror.