For thirty years, Richard Hoehler has taught and created theatre with at-risk teenagers, college students, professional actors, inmates, and the formerly incarcerated. For eleven years Richard has led weekly theatre workshops at Otisville State Prison mounting six live productions during his tenure. In January of 2020, Hoehler founded Acting Out, a professional acting company for formerly incarcerated men and women in residence at HB Studio. He is also an adjunct professor of theatre at John Jay College and City College of New York.Hoehler has trained with Jack Garfein, Gene Frankel, Eric Loeb, and Mercedes Ruehl.
His original theatre work (NEW JERSEY/NEW YORK, WORKING CLASS, HUMAN RESOURCES, I OF THE STORM) have run Off Broadway, regionally, and abroad and he is the winner of the OOBR for Best Solo Performance. His newest solo work, E, was recently performed at The Lounge at Hudson and is currently in development for an Off-Broadway run. He has been published by Smith and Kraus, included in the Billy Rose Collection at Lincoln Center, optioned by Columbia Tri-Star Television, and featured at the Midtown International Theatre Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Other Off Broadway and regional stage work: ROUNDING THIRD, K2, KALIGHAT, TRUE WEST, CRIES FOR PEACE, THE RUBBER ROOM, INADMISSIBLE, DAY OF THE DAD (Best Actor in a Lead Role), SEX TODAY, LOVE TOMORROW, and HAIR (55+). Television: NYPD BLUE, LAW AND ORDER(s), THIRD WATCH (recurring), and THE BLACK BOX.