Richard Wolfe took over the artistic directorship of Pi Theatre in February 2008 after twelve years as co-founder, director and co-artistic producer of Theatre Conspiracy—a company that received 24 Jessie Richardson nominations for outstanding artistic achievement under his tenure. Richard is a member of the Lincoln Centre Theatre’s Directors’ Lab in New York where he led a workshop on Thornton Wilder. He’s also participated in the Directors’ Project at the Shaw Festival, has served as an associate producer of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and a caucus rep for PACT. As an educator, Richard has taught or directed at Studio 58, the Neptune Theatre School in Halifax, Saint Mary’s University, the University of the Fraser Valley and at the University of British Columbia. He is a founding member of the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan festival, is past president of the See Seven Performing Arts Society and a member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas. He is also the recipient of four Jessie Richardson Award nominations for Outstanding Director, one for Outstanding Artistic Achievement, and the winner of the Ray Michel Award for Outstanding Work by an Emerging Director. Richard earned his MFA at the University of British Columbia.
Originally from Parksville-Qualicum on Vancouver Island, Jeremy began his career in the arts as a professional photographer and graphics designer before transitioning to theatre through V.I.U.’s Applied Theatre Technology program.
Since then, Jeremy has been both a performer and administrator. He is the founder of the Nanaimo Fringe Festival and has worked for companies like Theatre One, Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre, The Electric Company and Langham Court Theatre, in administrative and support roles that include marketing, planning, tech, production-management, graphic design and book-keeping.
Jeremy is also on the National Planning Committee for Magnetic North’s emerging artist program, Compass Points 2013.
As a performer and creator, Jeremy produced and toured The Big Smoke across Canada. In addition, his acting has earned sold out performances in Winnipeg, Edmonton and Nanaimo (Western Edge’s Dry The Rain).