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Lloyd Richards (Finding Aid)
1919 - 2006
Favorite Color: Blue or Forest Green
Favorite Food: Lobster and Spare Ribs
Favorite Time of Year: Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot: My Backyard
Interview Length: 170 minutes
Interview Date(s): September 11, 2001
Interview Location(s): New York, New York
Lloyd Richards remembers his parents and his family background, including his West Indian heritage. He also shares memories of growing up in Toronto and Detroit.
Lloyd Richards remembers his youth in Detroit and his budding interest in the theater. He recalls his college experiences at Wayne State University and his brief stint in the army during World War II. Richards then discusses his early career as a social worker and his first theater company.
Lloyd Richards recalls his early career with The Actors Company in Detroit. He recounts moving to New York to pursue his interest in acting, and relates some of the lessons he learned there.
Lloyd Richards details his career progression to his Broadway debut in 'Freight,' and his transition to directing. He remembers his friendship with Sidney Poitier, who first introduced him to Lorraine Hansberry and her play, 'A Raisin in the Sun.'
Lloyd Richards details the casting, production, tour, and rave reviews of Lorraine Hansberry's 'A Raisin in the Sun.'
Lloyd Richards recalls his partnership with playwrights such as Wole Soyinka and August Wilson. He also recounts his experiences as artistic director of the National Playwrights' Conference and as dean of the Yale University School of Drama. Richards concludes by reflecting on the course of his career and his legacy.
41 Stories (See Ordered Story Set)
- Slating of Lloyd Richards interview
- Lloyd Richards's favorites
- Lloyd Richards remembers his parents
- Lloyd Richards recounts his family's move from Toronto, Canada to Detroit, Michigan
- Lloyd Richards reflects upon his West Indian heritage
- Lloyd Richards recalls the sights, smells and sounds of his childhood
- Lloyd Richards remembers an influential aunt
- Lloyd Richards gives an overview of his schooling
- Lloyd Richards recalls his childhood activities
- Lloyd Richards recounts his budding interest in theater arts
- Lloyd Richards describes race relations in 1930s Detroit
- Lloyd Richards remembers his college prospects
- Lloyd Richards explains his family situation
- Lloyd Richards recounts his pursuits as a college student
- Lloyd Richards recalls his stint in the U.S. military
- Lloyd Richards discusses his employment as a social worker
- Lloyd Richards remembers his Detroit theater group, the Actors Company
- Lloyd Richards discusses his early radio and theater performances
- Lloyd Richards reviews his roles with the Actors Company, Detroit, Michigan
- Lloyd Richards explains his decision to move to New York
- Lloyd Richards recounts lessons learned on the New York theater circuit
- Lloyd Richards discusses his pursuit of the theater arts in New York, New York
- Lloyd Richards details his early employment opportunities in New York
- Lloyd Richards reflects upon his Broadway debut
- Lloyd Richards recalls his partnership with Sidney Poitier
- Lloyd Richards remembers fellow actors, New York, New York, 1950s
- Lloyd Richards remembers the team behind the Broadway production of 'A Raisin in the Sun'
- Lloyd Richards recalls support for the production of 'A Raisin in the Sun'
- Lloyd Richards discusses the casting of 'A Raisin in the Sun'
- Lloyd Richards recounts the tour of 'A Raisin in the Sun'
- Lloyd Richards explains the collaborations behind 'A Raisin in the Sun'
- Lloyd Richards reflects upon reviews of 'A Raisin the Sun'
- Lloyd Richards evaluates the appeal of 'A Raisin in the Sun'
- Lloyd Richards remembers Lorraine Hansberry and Philip Rose
- Lloyd Richards remembers performances from his career in theater
- Lloyd Richards recalls his introduction to playwright August Wilson
- Lloyd Richards recounts his partnership with playwright August Wilson
- Lloyd Richards discusses his involvement with the National Playwrights Conference
- Lloyd Richards discusses his role with the Yale Repertory Theatre
- Lloyd Richards reflects on the course of his career
- Lloyd Richards considers his legacy