Associate Professor and PIMA Director
Location: 312 Whitehead Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x1994
Helen Richardson's research focuses on theater in the age of globalization, the Théâtre du Soleil and collaborative creation. She recently completed a chapter on the theater practices of the Théâtre du Soleil, for a book on actor training (Routledge). She has worked internationally as a stage director and trained with Mnouchkine and Sotigui Kouyaté of the Peter Brook Company. She served as artistic director of the Stalhouderij Theatre Company, Amsterdam's English-language theater, an international ensemble of actors creating new works. Her production of A Midsummer Night's Dream was listed among the best productions of the year by Amsterdam newspapers. The Stalhouderij's production of The Game, by Venezuelan playwright Mariella Romero, was cited by Amsterdam's City Life, now Time Out, as the best production in the Netherlands in 1992. She is artistic director and a founding member of Global Theatre Ensemble, a New York- based international theater.