Discipline: Film/Video – screenplay, Literature – fiction

Kym Richardson

Discipline: Film/Video – screenplay, Literature – fiction
Region: Silver Spring, MD
MacDowell fellowships: 2004

Kym Richardson writes screenplays and fiction. Her stories center around reclaiming identity and purpose when all hope seems lost. Her screenplay, Rough Rider, a contemporary story about an African-American cowboy, was a finalist at the Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab and the Tribeca All Access Program. The script was also an official selection in the 2015 Spotlight on Screenwriters Catalogue, Women in Film & Video, Washington, D.C.

Kym is at work on her first short story collection, and projects, Neeva Velocity, a coming-of-age story around basketball, physics and mental illness; and Ruby in Four-Four Time, a story about the young woman who inspired the Thelonious Monk ballad that bears her name.

In addition to The MacDowell Colony, Kym’s work has been supported by a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship. She is a member of the Harlem Dramatic Writing Workshop and holds degrees from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and Colgate University.

Studios

Monday Music

Kym Richardson worked in the Monday Music studio.

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