After a series of less than distinguished appearances in Summer stock in 1965 with the likes of Dorothy Lamour, Jayne Mansfield, and Constance Bennett ( yes, that Constance Bennett!), Rick decided to go technical. Two years of poverty and joy ensued, building and lighting sets in Canada, and traveling such shows as “Murder in the Cathedral” and “Playboy of the Western World” in the provinces.
Many years of globetrotting followed, and he finally arrived in Vermont in 1982, becoming a builder for the next 20 years. During that time, he raised a family, discovered soccer and baseball coaching, ran the Brattleboro Youth Soccer Association for a few years, and then joined NEYT when his son Owen showed interest in acting. He has now come full circle, and is delighted to be officially employed at NEYT building sets, and teaching students how to build and paint sets, and to run shows from behind the scenes. And as a member of the board, Rick continues to help develop the policies and infrastructure that will carry NEYT through the years ahead. Onward and Upward!