In Loving Memory of Rick Hayes


We are sad to report the passing of Rick Hayes.  Rick died on December 4th 2017 after a long illness.


Rick was a major part of the St. Mark’s Players for most of its existence, serving as President, Artistic Director, and Board member, as well as Director of some of its most successful productions, including Pippin, M Butterfly, My Fair Lady, A Little Night Music, The Importance of Being Earnest, Chicago, Cabaret and most recently, Fiddler on the Roof.


Under Rick’s direction, Pippin received the WATCH award for Best Musical.   Rick also received a WATCH nomination as an actor for the role of Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar. Additionally, he received WATCH nominations in several other technical categories.


Rick loved community theater and the opportunities for growth it provided its participants. He directed, held technical roles, and acted in many other community productions throughout the area.  He will be greatly missed by his many friends in the theater world. He is survived by his husband, Rick Warfield, who has also served on the Players’ Board.


A memorial service for Rick will be held at St. Mark’s (301 A St SE, Washington, DC 20003) on February 10th at 1pm.