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Alma mater  Howard University
Name  Ralph Remington
Education  Howard University

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Born  January 2, 1963 (age 52) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US (1963-01-02)


Ralph Remington (born January 2, 1963 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American theater producer, theater director, actor, writer, former funder, and former American politician. Ralph was named Deputy Director for Arts and Culture for the City of Tempe, Arizona on June 1, 2016. He also has artistic responsibility for the Tempe Center for the Arts as artistic director. Remington is the former Western Regional Director/Assistant Executive Director of Actors' Equity Association. In 2010 he became the Director of Theater and Musical Theater for the National Endowment for the Arts. He currently resides in Tempe, Arizona. Remington has written seven feature screenplays and two plays.

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He is founding producing artistic director of Pillsbury House Theatre, in Minneapolis Minnesota where he was also an elected member of the Minneapolis City Council. He served one term from 2005 through 2009. Ralph Remington is a US Army Veteran, certified AIDS/HIV educator, union member and former International Brotherhood of Teamsters organizer. He is currently a member of Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) and Actors' Equity Association (AEA).

Early life

Ralph grew up in West Philadelphia. His parents are Ralph and Sadie Satterthwaite. He has two younger siblings Eric and Kristoffer Satterthwaite. He attended Anderson Elementary School, Julia R. Masterman School and Turner Middle School. He was also a student at Central High School (Philadelphia) before leaving in his second year for The Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts. Ralph Remington is a member of the first graduating class of The Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, in 1980, where he was President of the Student Council for two years. He was a Drama Major and a Dance Minor. He studied Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Modern at Philadanco. While in high school, Ralph was a TV moderator/host for the series Perspective Youth on the ABC-TV affiliate WPVI-TV in Philadelphia. Ralph changed his name professionally from Satterthwaite to Remington upon joining the acting unions in the 1980s. His first acting gig under an Equity contract was Soulful Scream of a Chosen Son with Rob Morrow, written by Ned Eisenberg, at The Philadelphia Festival Theater for New Plays. While living in New York City, he was a member of the company Thunder in the Light, under the direction of Remi Bosseau at The Whole Theatre, under artistic director Olympia Dukakis.

Pillsbury House Theatre

  • Yacub: Mad Scientist or Genius? by Homer Jackson director Ralph Remington (1992)
  • Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act by Athol Fugard director Ralph Remington (1992)
  • Gerry Girouard Dancers in The Shadows of the Diamond Realm (1992)
  • Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley director Ralph Remington (1993)
  • Slow Dance on the Killing Ground by William Hanley director Ralph Remington (1993)
  • Power Tools by Xavier Leonard director Ralph Remington (1993)
  • The Taking of Miss Janie by Ed Bullins director Ralph Remington (1993)
  • Azande in Les Mannequins by Azande director Azande (1993)
  • The Colors of Desire by Alexs Pate and David Mura director Ralph Remington (1994)
  • Savage in Limbo by John Patrick Shanley director Ralph Remington (1994)
  • Thoughts from a Cultural Revolutionary by Ralph Remington director Ralph Remington (1994)
  • Combination Skin by Lisa Jones director Dawn Renee Jones (1994)
  • MultiCultiBoho Sideshow by Alexs Pate director Ralph Remington (1994)
  • This City of Dreams by Walter Allen Bennett,Jr. director Ralph Remington (1995)
  • The Hittite Empire in Undersiege Stories by the Hittite Empire (1995)
  • The Punic Wars by Sirius B (1995)
  • Extremities by William Mastrosimone director Ralph Remington (1996)
  • Sexual Perversity in Chicago by David Mamet director Dwight Callaway (1996)
  • Bring the Children Home by Marci Rendon directors Noel Raymond & Heidi Hunter Batz (1996)
  • Streamers by David Rabe director Noel Raymond (1997)
  • Women of Manhattan by John Patrick Shanley director Ralph Remington (1997)
  • The Brunette Breck Girl by Heidi Arnesan director Heidi Arnesan (1997)
  • Burn This by Lanford Wilson director Ralph Remington (1997)
  • The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window by Lorraine Hansberry directors Dwight Callaway & Ralph Remington (1998)
  • Where I'm At conceived, developed and directed by Heidi Hunter Batz (1998)
  • Dutchman by LeRoi Jones director Brian Goranson (1998)
  • A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams director Leah C. Gardiner (1999)
  • Shelter (staged reading) by Dwight Hobbes director Ralph Remington (1999)
  • Awards

    2002 Distinguished Alumni Award from Howard University

    2010 NEA chairman's Award for Distinguished Service

    Military Service

    After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Howard University, Remington enlisted in the US Army. He completed Basic Training at Fort Jackson. He was then sent to Communications School at Fort Gordon, in Augusta, Georgia. After graduation from Fort Gordon he received orders to report to McNair Kaserne 32nd Signal Battalion in Frankfurt, Germany in 1985. He was stationed in V Corps under the command of General Colin Powell. He lived in Frankfurt, Germany for two and a half years. He received an Honorable Discharge in 1988.

    Personal life

    Ralph was married to German designer Andrea Moseler in 1988. They divorced in 1991. Ralph has been with current spouse Mary Remington since 2000. He has two step-daughters, Bridget and Brianna. Remington has also lived in New York City, Santa Monica, California and Culver City, California as an actor and screenwriter.

    References

    Ralph Remington Wikipedia


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