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The Surrogate



For more than thirty years, David Richards was theater critic for The Washington Post, The Washington Star and The New York Times.

His articles have appeared in numerous publications in the United States. He is the author of “Played out: The Jean Seberg Story,” a biography of the controversial American actress who vaulted to fame in France before committing suicide in 1979.
Richards, who was born in Lexington, Massachusetts, holds Master’s degrees in French and Theater. He recently completed a third Masters degree at the University of Queretaro in Mexico, writing on the Mexican painter and caricaturist, Miguel Covarrubias.

Richards has lived in France and the Ivory Coast, where he taught English to African students as one of the first volunteers in the Peace Corps.


Leonard Foglia


Leonard Foglia is a theater and opera director as well as librettist. His work has been seen on Broadway, across the country as well as internationally.

His theater credits include the original Broadway productions of MASTER CLASS (with Zoe Caldwell, Patti LuPone, Dixie Carter and Faye Dunaway), THURGOOD (with Laurence Fishburne) and THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE (with Donna Murphy) as well as the revivals of WAIT UNTIL DARK (with Quentin Tarantino and Marisa Tomei) and ON GOLDEN POND (with James Earl Jones and Leslie Uggams). Off Broadway he directed Anna Deavere Smith’s LET ME DOWN EASY.

His opera credits include the premiers of three operas by Jake Heggie – MOBY DICK, THREE DECEMBERS and THE END OF THE AFFAIR. His production of Heggie’s DEAD MAN WALKING has been seen across the country.

As a librettist his opera CRUZAR LA CARA DE LA LUNA (To Cross the Face of the Moon) had it’s premier at Houston Grand Opera in 2010 and will be performed at theThéâtre du Châtelet in Paris in the fall of 2011.


The Surrogate - Book 1
The Son
The Son - Book 2
The Savior
The Savior - Book 2