Who We Are
Russo Richardson Productions is a digital production company formed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. We aim to create safe and accessible digital theatre and live performance events.
Molly and Colette met while studying Musical Theatre at AMDA NY and became fast friends. After graduation, they lost contact, until Colette saw Molly in a YouTube compilation of Musical Theatre TikToks, prompting her to reach out and rekindle the friendship.
Molly brought Colette into the world of TikTok, and before long the two had cultivated a small community of emerging artists and digital content creators working in theatre, music, comedy and dance.
In May of 2020, Colette approached Molly with an idea: a digital production company that would allow them to continue creating art, while collaborating with young artists around the world, and sharing their work with anyone with an internet connection.
After many long nights of planning, in July 2020 Russo Richardson Productions was born. The company began by producing livestreamed interactive events, and secured the rights to it’s first full scale production: “Heathers: The Musical” in August of 2020.
Since Heathers, Russo Richardson Productions has found its footing as a fully virtual theatre organization, with a full season lined up for 2021, and many exciting additional projects and collaborations in the works. We are so grateful for the support we have been shown thus far and are so excited to take this virtual theatre journey with all of you.
Meet Our Team
Molly Russo – Creative Director
Molly is a digital content creator and actor originally hailing from Syracuse, NY. She is most known for her music and comedy videos on her TikTok account, which has accumulated over 1.3 million followers. Currently based in New York City, Molly is working on several new projects, ranging from digital content to original music.
Colette Richardson – Director of Operations
Colette is a multi-disciplinary theatre artist originally from Vancouver, BC. She is currently based in Toronto, Ontario, where she is studying Arts Management at the University of Toronto. Colette has performed and produced in venues all over North America, including forming two youth-based production companies in both Vancouver and New York. When she isn’t creating content for Russo Richardson or her personal TikTok page, you can find her freelance teaching, cooking, or playing board games.
Gabby Rosenbloom – Director of Marketing
Gabby is a public relations specialist and actress living in New York City. At her core and in her heart, she is a storyteller. Whether it be on stage or through digital format, she is steadfastly dedicated to telling meaningful stories in creative and impactful ways. Leveraging her skills in performance, graphic design and copywriting, she looks forward to making more beautiful things with beautiful people.
Joanna de Villa – Marketing Associate
Joanna is a Filipino, Toronto-based artist and arts manager. Currently, she is studying Arts Management and Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto. When she’s not actively creating in the theatre (virtual or in person), you can catch her around town, stumbling in her roller skates.
Dryden Steeves – Administrative Associate