Richard Armstrong

Associate Arts Professor

Mr. Armstrong’s work as performer, director and teacher began in the sixties when, as founding member of the Roy Hart Theatre in France, he helped create one of Europe’s most influential schools of voice and body research. His work has taken him to over 25 countries, and inspired a whole generation of performers and their work. A founding faculty member of NYU’s ETW Paris program in the eighties, his RHT production of Pagliacci won an Obie in New York in 1986. He has been part of the music theatre faculty at the Banff Centre, Canada since 1985, and teaches at Towson University, Fordham College at Lincoln Centre, and for theatre companies, universities and opera schools around the world. In 2000 he directed Musique Défilé, composed by Linda Bouchard, in both Montreal and for the Singapore Arts Festival. In 2001, he was the subject of Julie Trimingham’s film documentary The Former Mrs. Butterfly - a dialogue on voice. In 2002, he performed Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ Eight Songs for a Mad King in Vancouver and directed Ms. Bouchard’s new opera - The House of Words – for ETW in 2003.