Richard Dresser


Richard Dresser (Playwright, Rounding Third) has written Below the Belt and Gun-Shy, both of which started at the
Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville and subsequently appeared off-Broadway. Also, Wonderful World, Something in the Air, The Downside, Alone at the Beach, and Better Days. His latest project is a trilogy of plays about happiness in America, with each play set in a different social class. Augusta premiered last summer at CATF in West Virginia, The Pursuit of Happiness premiered in January at the Laguna Playhouse, and A View of the Harbor was recently completed.

Rounding Third started at the Northlight Theater in Chicago and, after productions at the Laguna Playhouseand the Old Globe Theater, moved off-Broadway. His plays are widely produced regionally and in Europe. He also wrote the book for Good Vibrations, featuring the music of the Beach Boys, and is currently writing the book for Red Sox Nation, a musical tragedy about the Boston Red Sox. He is also active in film and television.