Richard Cary Bynum (b. 1937), Atlanta playwright, director, and advocate of Southern theater, graduated with a B.F.A. from the University of Georgia (1962) and M.A. from the City University of New York (1973). He served as the founding director of the Georgia State University Business Press (1973-1995) and was the co-director of the Southern Poets Theatre (1974-1987), which produced several notable oral history plays and other regional works until it became inactive in 1987. He is the author of Cabbagetown: 3 women (1984); Six Short Plays (1993); The Chinaberry Tree and other poems (2002); Sea Vigil: poems (2008); Reunion in Thera and other stories (2012); and Woodhall Stories (2014). In 1964 Cary Bynum married Brenda Sue Storey, a noted actress and director who toured both the United States and Europe.