Richard Hopkins Squires was educated at Andover and Columbia, with further study in composition at Juilliard, and in philosophy at St. John’s College, Annapolis.
His work has been featured or reviewed in dozens of publications, including The New York Times, The New York Observer, The Los Angeles Times, Art Forum, The Village Voice, The Washington Post, Film Journal International, and PBS. He has been a fellow of both the National Endowment for the Arts and Meet the Composer. He was awarded a scholar’s desk at the Library of Congress in the 1980’s to develop the Albion Cycle of plays.
His essays, interviews, and reviews on history and theatre have been published in the Washington Post’s Outlook, The Guardian, the Atlanta Constitution, Performance Magazine, Gnosis, Alternatives theatrales, Society and other publications. He has published online at Washington’s Blog, The Journal of Wild Culture, and the International Times.
He has worked as an actor, director, playwright, and technician
for La Mama Amsterdam, the Bread and Puppet Theatre, American Place Theatre, the Players Theatre of New England, Brecht West
Theatre, and others. His first play, Feathertop, was produced by
Brecht West Theatre in 1970. His second play, The Judge, was
presented at the Protetch-Rivkin Gallery in 1973, along with his
first musical work, The Second Play.
The Fall of Albion, a musical work, was presented in a concert reading at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington
He was also the co-creator of Soft Gallery, an environmental performance theatre presented in Washington D.C.
in 1974 and revived by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles in 2007 and the Museum of Modern Art,
New York, in 2008. He also founded the Museum of Temporary Art, an experimental gallery in Washington,
DC, in 1975.
As founding producer of the Delphi Film Foundation he wrote and directed the feature film Crazy Like a Fox,
starring Marry McDonnell and Roger Rees. It screened at a dozen film festivals internationally during 2004-05,
winning prizes for best picture, director, cinematography, and production. It was released in New York and W
ashington by Sky Island Film in 2006, and is currently distributed worldwide by Media Luna, Cologne. His short
films Pinkie and Kangaroo Court (Best Picture, Barbary Coast Film Festival) have recently been completed, and
two new features, Gurus and Gangsters and A Blanket of Dust, are in pre-production.
His credits in composition include music for the Albion Cycle, The Second Play, Pinkie, Kangaroo Court, and Crazy Like a Fox.