Paul Birchard writes:

KONRAD HOPKINS has led a life deeply committed to the arts, his work intersecting with – and often illuminating – the lives and work of many great writers, musicians and artists (in addition to Tennessee Williams).

In my own career I’ve been privileged to work with a number of very fine actors and directors, and of course I feel very fortunate to have met and collaborated with Konrad.

The links below give some idea of how broad and deep all these various connections are, and might also help you begin an exciting search of your own – one that may nourish your creativity and imagination, and bring greater joy and life to all who come into contact with you.

If so, then you’ll understand why I wanted to make

U & Me & Tennessee

in the first place, and why I believe it is a truly important movie.

Marguerite Young
"Who Is Marquerite Young?" and "Love Song for An Author"

Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Konrad has been a Korngold devotee since he saw Max Reinhardt’s enchanting movie production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream – music by Korngold - when he was a boy.

Lindsay Anderson

James T. Farrell

William Inge

Dmitry Shostakovich
Konrad is an active supporter of the U.K. Shostakovich Society and has been involved in the production of the documentary film The Unknown Shostakovich.

Leos Janacek
The Czech composer is also a great favorite of Konrad’s. If you read the story above, you’ll also understand the essential importance of never giving up in pursuit of your life’s goals.

Burt Reynolds
Konrad Hopkins was the Graduate Teaching Assistant at Florida State University – Tallahassee, in charge of keeping the football team on ‘C’ averages. At that time, Buddy Reynolds was the quarterback, but an automobile accident ended his pro football hopes. Konrad set him on the road to becoming the superb actor/director he has become.

William Sharp / Fiona Macleod
My heart is a lonely hunter that hunts on a lonely hill.

William Sharp (1855-1905) was a remarkable writer for any time, but especially for the 19th century, when he achieved great success and acclaim writing not only under his own name, but also as a woman – Fiona Macleod !

Konrad has worked steadily over many years to rekindle interest in Sharp’s work – among other things commissioning Alexander Stoddart to sculpt a bust of William Sharp for display in Paisley, Scotland – Sharp’s birthplace.

Alexander Stoddart

Irving Penn
Masters of Photography

Avatar Meher Baba
Avatar Meher Baba in the UK
Avatar Meher Baba Trust

Paul Birchard writes: I firmly believe that
Meher Baba
is who he says he is.

"I have come not to teach, but to awaken."