Richard Read is Director of Marketing for The NOCCA Institute, a nonprofit that provides support and advocacy for the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Louisiana's arts conservatory for high school students. He holds a B.A. from Millsaps College, an M.A. from Tulane University, and an M.A. in Arts Administration from the University of New Orleans. Richard teaches both marketing and arts technology in that UNO program and has also taught nonprofit management for Loyola University's Music Industry division. He previously served as Managing Director for The Shakespeare Festival at Tulane, Managing Director for the new-works festival DramaRama, and Program Manager for the International Theatre Institute of the United States. He has also been a staff writer for websites devoted to entertainment, technology, transportation, travel, and other topics. In his spare time, Richard works with Running With Scissors, a theatre company based in New Orleans.