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.