Rick Burkhardt is an Obie-award-winning playwright, performer, composer, and songwriter whose original chamber music, theater, and text pieces have been performed in over 40 US cities, as well as in Europe, Mexico, Canada, Taiwan, Australia, and New Zealand. He is a founding member of the Nonsense Company, a touring experimental music / theater trio, and songwriter / accordionist for the Prince Myshkins, a political cabaret / folk duo. In 2011 he was listed as an "Off Off Broadway Innovator to Watch" by Time Out New York.
"Rick Burkhardt is a fascinating composer."
—Andy Horwitz, Culturebot
"After hearing what composer Rick Burkhardt can make from singing wineglasses and a scraping fork, we feel better prepared for the exquisite musicality of his text."
—Helen Shaw, Time Out New York
"Burkhardt's special gift is the quality... that Germans untranslatably call Innigkeit (literally, "inner-ness")."
—Michael Feingold, The Village Voice
"Burkhardt is at his best when contemplating big artistic questions."
—Chris Kompanek, Theatermania
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