79. INTERVIEW: Katrina D. RiChard

Hello listeners! This week, we chat with playwright, actor, producer and director Katrina D. RiChard. Katrina digs deep into playwriting by sharing her thoughts, experience, and encouragement to write. Her new play “Call for the Wailing Women” will premiere as part of Black Lives Black Words International Project, ‘Plays for the People’, an online play season celebrating the diversity of the African-American and African experience in today’s world. Be sure to check it out!


Katrina D. RiChard has performed on stages across the city of Chicago and the Chicagoland area as well as worked behind the scenes as a writer, producer, and director. She was born and bred on the South Side of Chicago. The city continues to hold a special place in her heart and is one of the primary places she writes about. Katrina served Chicago Public Schools for over a decade teaching High School Social Science, and she uses her history background in her writing as well. She is working on her MFA in Dramatic Writing at the University of Southern California (USC) where she was recently awarded the Joan Beber Playwriting Award. Her mission is to illuminate marginalized voices, tell stories that have never been told before, and tell classic stories with a fresh perspective.

Learn more about Black Lives Black Words, be sure to visit the website: www.blacklivesblackwords.org/get-tickets

For tickets to Katrina’s “Call for the Wailing Woman” (Oct. 22-25, 2020) www.eventbrite.com/e/blbw-call-for…ts-108390868004

To learn more about Katrina and her work, be sure to follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katrinadrich

Sarah – Saturday Night Live, Chris Rock’s monologue / “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” by David Grann
Sam – Jennifer Jacobs, reporter for Bloomberg news who broke the story about Hope Hicks testing positive
Katrina – Country Music / “Honey Bee” – Blake Shelton

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