In theater, he has performed in over 40 productions including: Just Like Us by Karen Zacarias
(Denver Center Theatre Co., dir. Kent Thompson), American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose by
Richard Montoya & Culture Clash (Denver Center Theatre Co., dir. Sam Woodhouse-4 Denver
Ovation Noms., 10 Colorado Theatre Guild's Henry Awards Noms.), Bill & Joan (Sacred Fools
Theater), Tom Jacobson's Chinese Massacre [Annotated] (Circle X Theatre Co.), As You Like It,
Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello, Hamlet, Love's Labour's
Lost, The Merry Wives Windsor (Independent Shakespeare Co.'s Griffith Park Free Shakespeare
Festival), Living Out (Mark Taper Forum, dir. Bill Rauch), La Posada Magica (Odyssey Theater,
dir. Diane Rodriguez), Stranger (Bootleg Theater-5 LA Weekly Awards Noms & 3 LADCC Awards
Noms), Iphigenia…A Rave Fable (Son of Semele-4 L.A. Weekly Awards), Visitors' Guide To
Arivaca (Company of Angels, dir. Armando Molina), Much Ado About Nothing (East LA Classic
Theater, dir. Tony Plana), For All Time (Cornerstone Theater Co.), Always & Forever (Watts
Village Theater) & Tropical America (24th Street Theater). For 8 years he played 'Diego Rivera' to
much critical acclaim in Grupo De Teatro Sinergia's Frida Kahlo. He has also performed in over
100 readings across the city, including at the Theatricum Botanicum Seedlings Readings,
Pasadena Playhouse Hot House Readings, Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA's Winterfest, East West
Players Writer's Gallery Festival, CCAP @ The Broad Stage, Native Voices' Festival of Plays,
[Inside] The Ford's Latino Play Reading Series, The Blank Theater's Living Room Series and
He's received nominations for Best Supporting Actor for the Broadway World Awards,
Outstanding Supporting Actor and Ensemble from the Colorado Theatre Guild's Henry Awards,
Best Drama Ensemble from the StageSceneLA’s Scenie Awards and Best Comedy Ensemble
from the LA Weekly Theater Awards. He is also a recipient of the Andrew W. Mellon Artistic
He produced Their Eyes Saw Rain (Two 2013 LA Weekly Award Noms.), L.A. Views V: April 29,
1992, Bordering On Love, Chasing Monsters (in association with Son of Semele) and Visitors'
Guide to Arivaca for Company of Angels. He also co-produces the "to READ and STAGE in LA"
He's a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA.
RICHARD AZURDIA is a true Angeleno, born and raised in L.A. His
body of work as an actor includes film, TV, theater, commercials and
voice-over. His film and TV credits are numerous. Including the
recurring roles of 'Davenport' on Showtime's Weeds, as 'Ramon' in
Hulu's East Los High, NBC's Outlaw, TNT's Southland, Wanted,
co-starring in Lionsgate's acclaimed film Ladron Que Roba A Ladron
and the award winning film America 101.