AARON RANDOLPH III

PLAYWRIGHT

COMPOSER

PRODUCER

ABOUT

BEHIND THE PEN

Aaron Randolph III is an award winning playwright, composer, actor and has served as Artistic Director of the QC Theatre Workshop and the Susan Glaspell Playwriting Contest. His works range from light-hearted children's musicals to thrilling contemporary dramas. Aaron studied theatre and music at St Ambrose University, where, as an undergraduate, two of his plays premiered on the school's main stage; a feat that has never happened in the school's history.

 

Aaron received national recognition in 2021 from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for his original music and sound for An Enemy of the People. He also received the Quad City Arts Lloyd Schoeneman Community Impact Award for Outstanding Artist in the area of performing arts in 2016 and is the 2015 recipient of the Hilton Worldwide Award for his play, A Green River.

 

A Green River was subsequently produced by the Mississippi Bend Players under the direction of Tony Award Nominated Director, Philip Wm. McKinley. The production received rave reviews: 

"This raw look at mental illness in veterans isn’t going to leave you in an emotionally comfortable place, yet every second, right down to the curtain call, will leave you breathless."

His new original adaptation of The Little Prince which premiered at the QC Theatre Workshop went on tour to The Beverly Arts Center in Chicago, and was selected to be performed by St Ambrose University at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in 2020. 

 

Aaron currently lives in Davenport, Iowa with his wife Lisa and their two children.