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Richard Wolfe – Director / Dramaturg
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Based in Vancouver, Canada, Richard is a specialist in contemporary theatre from the world stage who has directed, seven Canadian premieres of major international work including Joe Penhall’s Blue/Orange, Wil Eno’s Thom Pain and Jez Butterworth’s Mojo. He’s also a knowledgeable and experienced director of plays in translation who has directed English versions of plays originally written in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Japanese, German and Russian. As a director / dramaturg, four of the six new play premieres he’s directed have been published – by Talon Books, Anvil Press and Scirocco Drama. His Vancouver productions have received 30 nominations for outstanding artistic achievement in professional theatre, winning (among many others) two special awards for Outstanding Ensemble Cast. He’s been nominated three times for Outstanding Director; is a member of Lincoln Center’s Directors’ Lab in New York, and has participated in the Directors Project at the Shaw Festival in Ontario. He’s also a member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas and has taught and directed at several universities and private theatre schools around Canada including: the University of British Columbia, the University of the Fraser Valley and Saint Mary’s University in Halifax. Richard’s MFA thesis production at the University…
These press quotes are from published reviews of individual shows ordered chronologically from the most recent … one quote per show. “Pi Theatre accomplishes something incredible, crafting one of the rawest, most compellingly emotional pieces of theatre to grace any Vancouver stage this year.” Andrea Warner, Westender (House/Home @Hive3) “after the quake is a stunning piece of theatre. It is rare to experience a show where all the elements integrate so well and are so delicious to watch. It’s a delicate feast for the senses. Subtle, tender, and beautiful. I loved it.” Rachel Scott,Plank Magazine (after the quake) “Wolfe had tons of fun bringing this thing to life, solving what could be big problems in clever ways. A roiling writer’s cauldron of wit, righteous indignation and audacious inspiration.” Cam Fuller, The Star-Phoenix (Bite the Hand) “Given a great translation by Morwyn Brebner of Evelyne de la Cheneliere’s haunting Quebecois play, actor David Marr and director Richard Wolfe have found a fine way to convey the subtleties of a delicate tale.” Peter Birnie, Vancouver Sun (Bashir Lazhar) “What does dazzle here is the work of the five performers under the slick, high-tempo direction of Richard Wolfe. It’s one of the funniest plays…
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Theatre Director / Dramaturg