OBITUARY

Randy Lee Strawderman

November 10, 1948August 5, 2020
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Randy Lee Strawderman of Midlothian, Virginia left the stage for the last time on August 5, 2020.

He was preceded in death by his parents, E. Sidney Strawderman and Bonnie Mae Strawderman. Randy is survived by two brothers, Dennis Strawderman (Patti) and Sydney A. Strawderman ( Jane), a nephew, Patrick Strawderman ( Lila), and two nieces, Megan Strawderman and Leigh Strawderman.

Randy received a Degree in Drama Education in 1971 from VCU and spent his entire life teaching dance and writing and choreographing plays mainly at the Barksdale Theatre in Hanover. He directed and produced Theatre on both the local and the National stage. He co-wrote and directed RED HOT AND COLE which premiered at the Barksdale and later was produced in Los Angeles ,California. He directed a National tour of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. Randy spent his later years teaching at the Governors School for Arts in Norfolk, Virginia and at the Darden School at the University of Virginia. He was well known for decades in the Arts and Theatre World and will be greatly missed by all of his friends and students and family. Although he was certainly brilliant in what he accomplished, perhaps his greatest accomplishment was the PLAY he wrote with his life. Material possessions were never important to Randy. His wealth was measured in the knowledge he passed on to others and the joy that it brought them.

The Family would like to thank Heather Meadowcroft, Jane Renger, Joy Ainsworth, the people at THE Lexington and especially Lelia Winget-Hernandez who was truly amazing!

The service will be private.

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