Jeremy F. Richter

Jeremy F. Richter

JEREMY F. RICHTER is an award-winning playwright/composer currently working on two new musicals - one about family and craft beer, and the other an autobiographical cabaret called It's Good to be Dad. 2017 New York Musical Festival Songwriting Workshop Composer-Lyricist. FUTURE, HERE (Published by Dramatic Publishing Company; 2017 International Thespian Festival selection). My Career Suicide Note, a one-...
JEREMY F. RICHTER is an award-winning playwright/composer currently working on two new musicals - one about family and craft beer, and the other an autobiographical cabaret called It's Good to be Dad. 2017 New York Musical Festival Songwriting Workshop Composer-Lyricist. FUTURE, HERE (Published by Dramatic Publishing Company; 2017 International Thespian Festival selection). My Career Suicide Note, a one-man, multi-character adaptation (2017 Emerging Artists Theatre workshop (NYC); 2016 Reading: the Mary Rodgers Room at the Dramatists Guild, NYC). FEEDBACK, a meta-musical (2016 WV Playwrights Festival; 2014 Pittsburgh Fringe Festival). Member of the Dramatists Guild of America. Most fulfilled as Dad to Faith, Wilson, Emaline, Beckett and Neve, and Husband to Liz.

Plays

  • FUTURE, HERE
    Every state has a Future, an unincorporated village being monitored by Society. The village population – five randomly selected children – is driven by a national effort to develop “appropriately adapted young citizens”. Upon arriving, the residents are given a book bag of supplies and a smartphone. The smartphone is their only connection to Society, and is constantly fed with a steady stream of news,...
    Every state has a Future, an unincorporated village being monitored by Society. The village population – five randomly selected children – is driven by a national effort to develop “appropriately adapted young citizens”. Upon arriving, the residents are given a book bag of supplies and a smartphone. The smartphone is their only connection to Society, and is constantly fed with a steady stream of news, entertainment and culture. At the end of each day, the residents meet to share what they’ve learned.
    A countdown clock looms over the meeting area; the clock reads 00:40:00 and continues counting down. The residents are now 18. It is their last day together, their final meeting under the clock. Their book bags are well-worn, their smartphones in need of an upgrade. Today, at 00:00:00, they will learn of their next residence outside of Future . . .
  • My Career Suicide Note
    This is the story of one writer, Our Hero, who attempts to take on Hollywood armed only with a sliver of talent and a pack of cigarettes. His harrowing journey takes him to exotic locations like the Taco Bell Drive Thru and the drug addled streets of the Dirty South. With no regard for his own sanity, he descends into madness one film at a time until he destroys everything he has tried to build. Soon standing...
    This is the story of one writer, Our Hero, who attempts to take on Hollywood armed only with a sliver of talent and a pack of cigarettes. His harrowing journey takes him to exotic locations like the Taco Bell Drive Thru and the drug addled streets of the Dirty South. With no regard for his own sanity, he descends into madness one film at a time until he destroys everything he has tried to build. Soon standing in a pile of ashes that was once his career - every bridge having been burned, friends and family alienated - Our Hero learns that there might be places deeper than rock bottom.
  • FEEDBACK
    With a six-pack of beer, a piano and a notepad, Jared settles in for an evening of solitude to work on his new musical . . . with “help” from the show’s four characters. Frustrated and thoroughly unfulfilled by their prescribed intentions, the cast ardently competes for precious pages in order to be noticed, to express their true purpose, to break free from the imitations of themselves in order to ultimately...
    With a six-pack of beer, a piano and a notepad, Jared settles in for an evening of solitude to work on his new musical . . . with “help” from the show’s four characters. Frustrated and thoroughly unfulfilled by their prescribed intentions, the cast ardently competes for precious pages in order to be noticed, to express their true purpose, to break free from the imitations of themselves in order to ultimately change the course of one - (or is it five?) - story.
  • Political Little One
    On January 25, 1861, the Wheeling Intelligencer reported that "near the town of Lima, Ohio a negro man and a white man, both of whom were armed, were arrested . . . under suspicion that they mediated a rescue" of Lucy Bagby, a fugitive slave girl belonging to Mr. Wm. Goshorn of Wheeling, VA. POLITICAL LITTLE ONE, centers itself on the days prior to the men being disarmed and captured. Three men and...
    On January 25, 1861, the Wheeling Intelligencer reported that "near the town of Lima, Ohio a negro man and a white man, both of whom were armed, were arrested . . . under suspicion that they mediated a rescue" of Lucy Bagby, a fugitive slave girl belonging to Mr. Wm. Goshorn of Wheeling, VA. POLITICAL LITTLE ONE, centers itself on the days prior to the men being disarmed and captured. Three men and one boy that stand accused of assisting in Ms. Lucy's escape, have been interviewed by U.S. officials and soon spin a plot that might secure an opportunity for an emancipated life.
  • Being A Ghost Story of Christmas
    A faithful, yet unique adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
  • Changing Game
    The protégé of a once flourishing business endeavor finds himself floundering in a changing market. Desperate times require guns, blow, and the mouth of the strip . . .

    Co-written with Ron Scott, Jr.