Humans are narrative creatures. We cannot help but be drawn into a story. Joel Richards first began crafting stories as a stage actor performing in regional theaters across the United States as well as Off-Broadway in New York City. His one-act plays were selected for various new play festivals including Experiments in Ink in Utah and the Strawberry One Act Play Festival in New York.

In 2012 he received his Masters of Arts degree in Oral Storytelling from East Tennessee State University. He has entertained audiences of all ages with a mix o"Dinner and a Ramp" story by Joel Richards f traditional, personal, historical, and original tales.

In addition to telling stories he works with individuals and organizations looking to unlock their own storytelling potential. His gradate thesis, “Storytelling in Appreciative Inquiry” was nominated for honors.

In 2015 his original, one-man horror storytelling show, Mud Blood Baby, debuted at the United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row in New York City.