Richard Bryant is originally from Prospect Heights, Illinois. Before finding his way into academia, Richard was a theater electrician, programmer, stagehand and scenic carpenter. He had the good fortunate to have many wide and varied experiences along the way both near and far. His most profound was from 2012 until 2020, when Richard lived on the Twin Island Nation of Trinidad and Tobago, teaching at the National Academy for the Performing Arts.
When not teaching, researching, writing or working on projects, Richard travels to visit various countries to gather experiences, see new and unusual places while there, meet new people, reconnect with old friends, take pictures and attend events to write about and share.
Occasionally Richard gets lost from time to time but every so often ends up stumbling across something interesting along the way. He must constantly remind himself to pack his camera, always carry his towel, and of course “Don’t Panic”.
“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be”. - Douglas Adams