Lloyd Richards and Me


I am honored to have been asked to write an introduction to a feature on the legendary director Lloyd Richards for the Winter edition of the SDC Journal. Guest Editor Mary Robinson notes that It's the union's 60th anniversary, and this feature on Lloyd will be part of a series exploring important members from SDC's past, and will feature items from Richards' papers held by the Beineke Library at Yale. I never had the chance to meet Mr. Richards, but his work, writing and reputation were a major factor in my decision to apply to Yale Drama. I'm humbled to be able to honor my œsilent mentor in this way.

Leah C. Gardiner