Richard Caliban was artistic director of Cucaracha Theater in New York where over 14 seasons he produced numerous new works and directed many of his own plays, including Homo Sapien Shuffle at the Public Theatre. His work has also been seen at such venues as Primary Stages, Playwrights Horizons, The Cherry Lane Theatre, The Ensemble Studio Theatre, La Mama, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Geva Theatre, Denver Center Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Festival and many others. He wrote the book, lyrics, music, and directed MoM: A Rock Concert Musical, which won “Outstanding Musical” at the New York International Fringe Festival. He is the author of numerous plays, including Rodents & Radios and Gladiator. He has directed, taught and/or lectured at the National Theatre Conservatory, New York University, Columbia University, C.W. Post College, Hunter College, The City College of New York, Towson University, the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab and The Director’s Guild. He holds a BA from Bard College and attended the Yale School of Drama and the New York Film Academy.