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Richard Azurdia

 
Birth Place:
Los Angeles
Bio:
Richard Azurdia's theater credits include: American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose (Denver Center Theatre Co.-Henry Award Nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actor), Chinese Massacre [Annotated] (Circle X Theatre Co., dir. Jeff Liu), The Comedy of Errors, Hamlet, Othello, Merry Wives of Windsor ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Los Angeles

Bio:
Richard Azurdia's theater credits include: American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose (Denver Center Theatre Co.-Henry Award Nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actor), Chinese Massacre [Annotated] (Circle X Theatre Co., dir. Jeff Liu), The Comedy of Errors, Hamlet, Othello, Merry Wives of Windsor ... (read complete bio)
 

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Aleisha Force, Richard Azurdia, Tarina Pouncy and Matt Kirkwood Photo

Aleisha Force, Richard Azurdia, Tarina Pouncy and Matt Kirkwood

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02/17/2020
Richard Azurdia, James Harper, Tarina Pouncy Photo

Richard Azurdia, James Harper, Tarina Pouncy

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02/17/2020
Eugenio Plummer (Richard Azurdia) Photo

Eugenio Plummer (Richard Azurdia)

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10/22/2018
 

Richard Azurdia Biography

Richard Azurdia's theater credits include: American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose (Denver Center Theatre Co.-Henry Award Nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actor), Chinese Massacre [Annotated] (Circle X Theatre Co., dir. Jeff Liu), The Comedy of Errors, Hamlet, Othello, Merry Wives of Windsor (Independent Shakespeare Co.'s Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival), Iphigenia...A Rave Fable (Son of Semele Ensemble-4 L.A. Weekly Awards), Living Out (Mark Taper Forum, dir. Bill Rauch), La Posada Magica (Odyssey Theater, dir. Diane Rodriguez), Stranger (Bootleg Theater-5 LA Weekly Awards Noms & 3 LADCC Awards Noms), Much Ado About Nothing (East LA Classic Theatre, dir. Tony Plana), Visitors' Guide to Arivaca (Company of Angels, dir. Armando Molina), For All Time (Cornerstone Theater Co.) & Tropical America (24th Street Theater). For 8 years he played 'Diego Rivera' in Grupo De Teatro Sinergia's acclaimed play Frida Kahlo. His film and TV credits are numerous. Including recurring roles on Showtime's Weeds, Hulu's East Los High and co-starring in Lionsgate's acclaimed Spanish film Ladron Que Roba A Ladron. He serves on the Advisory Council of the Ford Amphitheatre & [Inside] The Ford. He's also a Producing Director of Company of Angels and an Artistic Associate of Son of Semele Ensemble.




Richard Azurdia News

Review: GROCERS GONE WILD IN KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE at Independent Shakespeare  Photo Review: GROCERS GONE WILD IN KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE at Independent Shakespeare Company In Griffith Park
by Evan Henerson - Jul 15, 2022

ISC’s unique brand of Shakespeare in the park has long been a summertime favorite for Angelenos of all ages. PESTLE is a work of Francis Beaumont, not the Bard, but as adapted and staged by director Melissa Chalsma, this loopy bit of play-within-a-play meta is every bit a comic winner.

BWW Review: THE LAST, BEST SMALL TOWN at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum Photo BWW Review: THE LAST, BEST SMALL TOWN at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum
by Cary Ginell - Aug 2, 2021

John Guerra's new play brings Thornton Wilder's 'Our Town' up to date with its sensitive portrayal of two families - one white and one Latino - in modern-day Fillmore, California.

Theatricum Botanicum Presents THE LAST, BEST SMALL TOWN Photo Theatricum Botanicum Presents THE LAST, BEST SMALL TOWN
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 30, 2021

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum presents the world premiere of The Last, Best Small Town, a modern-day ‚ÄúOur Town‚ÄĚ by L.A.-based Latinx playwright John Guerra. Performances begin Saturday, July 31 on Theatricum's beautiful outdoor stage in Topanga, where they continue through Nov. 7.

Son Of Semele Leaves Home Of 18 Years Photo Son Of Semele Leaves Home Of 18 Years
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 16, 2021

Award-winning theatre company Son of Semele Ensemble is announcing its departure from their Silver Lake home of 18 years. Led by Founding Artistic Director Matthew McCray since 2000, the company has been in residence at 3301 Beverly Boulevard in a black box theatre they created in 2003. 

Coeurage Ensemble Announces THE NOMAD PROJECT Photo Coeurage Ensemble Announces THE NOMAD PROJECT
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 15, 2020

Coeurage Ensemble, LA's Pay What You Want performance company, has announced the launch of its new initiative of immersive, location-specific storytelling experiences, The Nomad Project. The first endeavor under the new artistic leadership of Joseph V. Calarco and Amanda McRaven, The Nomad Project debuts with nine individual audio stories by 10 Los Angeles playwrights and screenwriters.

Company of Angels Presents WHAT'S GOING ON? A Virtual Play Festival Photo Company of Angels Presents WHAT'S GOING ON? A Virtual Play Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2020

Celebrating 60 years as Los Angelesa?? oldest non-profit theater company, Company of Angels presents a live-streamed event Whata??s Going On? A Virtual Play Festival: Watch Whata??s Going On? live on Saturday, August 1 & 8 at 8 PM PST on Youtube at https://bit.ly/CoAWhatsGoingOn, Facebook Live at Facebook.com/CompanyofAngels or via their Website at companyofangels.org/whatsgoingon

BWW Review: Timely New Play HUMAN INTEREST STORY Focuses on Homelessness, Celebrity W Photo BWW Review: Timely New Play HUMAN INTEREST STORY Focuses on Homelessness, Celebrity Worship and Truth in American Journalism
by Shari Barrett - Feb 24, 2020

This thought-provoking testament to the universal struggle of living day-to-day in a society whose apathy seems to know no bounds for the down-and-out will grab your attention and keep you at the edge of your seat as Jane Doe's story unfolds. Tanya Alexander's magnificent ability to morph herself from a homeless woman in dirty clothing, sitting on a park bench holding a sign stating a?oeI am NOT Invisiblea?? allows us to see where she has been and how much she really desires to pick herself up by her bootstraps and do whatever is necessary to survive. As she achieves celebrity status, Alexander opens to heart and soul and lets us see into Jane Doe's guilt of having survived when others have not. And as Jane Doe's fortunes rise, Alexander is costumed to perfection in lovely, form-fitting dresses designed by Shon LeBlanc that would allow Jane Doe to shine anywhere.

Photo Flash: World Premiere of HUMAN INTEREST STORY at the Fountain Theatre Photo Photo Flash: World Premiere of HUMAN INTEREST STORY at the Fountain Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 17, 2020

The Fountain Theatre presents the world premiere of a timely new play, written and directed by Stephen Sachs (Arrival & Departure, Citizen: An American Lyric, Bakersfield Mist), about homelessness, celebrity worship and truth in American journalism. Human Interest Story opens at the Fountain on Feb. 15, where performances continue through April 5.

BWW Interview: HUMAN INTEREST STORY's Chameleon Actor Rob Nagle On Choosing Roles, Cl Photo BWW Interview: HUMAN INTEREST STORY's Chameleon Actor Rob Nagle On Choosing Roles, Classics & L.A. Theatre
by Gil Kaan - Jan 28, 2020

A stalwart member of the Los Angeles Theatre community, the multi-award-winning Rob Nagle will next be appearing on the Fountain Theatre stage in the world premiere of Stephen Sachs' HUMAN INTEREST STORY, opening February 15, 2020. Rob essays Andy Kramer, who just having been laid off, fabricates a letter to the editor; then, has to mastermind an elaborate charade to justify it. Rob's HUMAN INTEREST STORY onstage accomplices include: Tanya Alexander, Richard Azurdia, Aleisha Force, James Harper, Matt Kirkwood and Tarina Pouncy. The ever-busy Rob managed to find some time to answer a few of my queries.

World Premiere Of HUMAN INTEREST STORY By Stephen Sachs Announced At Fountain Theatre Photo World Premiere Of HUMAN INTEREST STORY By Stephen Sachs Announced At Fountain Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 13, 2020

a?oeThe line between where you are now and sleeping in your car is much thinner than you think.a?? The Fountain Theatre presents the world premiere of a timely new play, written and directed by Stephen Sachs (Arrival & Departure, Citizen: An American Lyric, Bakersfield Mist), about homelessness, celebrity worship and the assault on American journalism. Human Interest Story opens at the Fountain on Feb. 15, where performances continue through April 5.