Richard Roberts has designed for drama, dance, film, television and opera. He established the design program at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (1991–96), was head of the School of Production at the Victorian College of the Arts (2000–07) and, most recently, was head of design at the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts (2013–15).
Richard’s design projects have included a production of Fiddler on the Roof for TML, The Last Man Standing for Melbourne Theatre Company, Rigoletto and Don Pasquale for Opera Australia, and Glengarry Glen Ross for Black Swan Theatre Company. He is currently designing Much Ado About Nothing for Queensland Theatre Company and Caucasian Chalk Circle for Black Swan Theatre Company. Richard is the recipient of four Green Room Awards: Best Design for Drama for Stolen (Playbox Theatre Company, 1998) and Life After George (Melbourne Theatre Company, 2000), and Best Design in Dance for Requiem (The Australian Ballet, 2001) and Molto Vivace (The Australian Ballet, 2004).