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auAuthor Richard Manichello is by no means a neophyte to the creative. His extensive career in the arts spans the gamut from being an actor and a director in the theater to an Emmy Award–winning television writer and producer and a novelist. Richard has written short drama (some produced) and short fiction (some published). His first short story, “I Sell Clouds,” won first prize in a Midwest literary competition. He’s written a short story collection entitled “Aerial Views.” His debut novel, “The Couloir,” is a story of renewal and rise from the scars of addiction set in Verbier, Switzerland, with a huge international cast. Manichello writes the classic European novel, at once literary and entertaining.

In Off-Off Broadway productions, he directed at Ten-Ten Players, Synchronicity Space, Drama Project, T. Schreiber Studio, and the 2007 International Fringe Festival in New York. He directed for Terry Schreiber for several years and in Westchester County at the Herbert Mark Newman Theatre, the Schoolhouse, the Depot in Garrison, Brewster Theatre Co., Pound Ridge Theatre Company, Storm King Theatre, and Axial Theater in Pleasantville. In 2010, he shot the feature City of Gold for Bartek Rainski Films of Warsaw, filmed Radio Hate for Grissom Films, played a PI in Undercover Intern for Cinic Films, and was a conductor in The Rehearsal for the Philadelphia Opera & Theatre Company. In 2011, he shot “Pisces of an Unconscious Mind” with the director Gleb Osatinski (selected in ten film festivals) and “Breeze across the Green” for Brantley Jones Films and played a cosmonaut in “The House at the Edge of the Galaxy,” a short film that has been featured in over two dozens of film festivals worldwide. In 2013, he directed “Red,” John Logan’s Tony-winner, in Dobbs Ferry. He’s a graduate of Temple University and a member of the Directors Guild since 1982.