AARON RANDOLPH III

PLAYWRIGHT - COMPOSER

ABOUT

BEHIND THE PEN

Aaron Randolph III is an award winning playwright, composer and actor. His works range from light-hearted children's musicals to provocative adult comedies and 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 the Quad City Arts Lloyd Schoeneman Community Impact Award for Outstanding Artist in the area of performing arts in 2016 and is a 2015 recipient of the Hilton Worldwide Award for his play, A Green River.

 

In 2019, there were 6 productions of Aaron's works. In July, his play A Green River was 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."

A Green River is currently in development for a national production in 2020.

 

Also in 2019, his new original adaptation of The Little Prince premiered at the QC Theatre Workshop in July and went on tour to The Beverly Arts Center in Chicago, The Coralville Performing Arts Center in Iowa City and  the Elmwood Arts Days Festival in Illinois. The Little Prince was then produced later that year by St Ambrose University and was selected to be performed at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in 2020. 

 

Next up for Aaron, he has been commissioned by Davenport Junior Theatre to write a new adaptation of the classic tale of Robin Hood for their 2020 season. Aaron currently lives in Davenport, Iowa with his wife Lisa and their two children.