Photo: Neil Silcox

Photo: Neil Silcox

ROXY in Convergence Theatre’s Catapult Festival
May 9-12 2019, at the Centre For Spiritual Living (Queen/Leslie)

Playwright & Performer: Ali Joy Richardson
Director: Neil Silcox
Stage Manager: Lucy McPhee

“Meet Roxy Roberts: Motivational Speaker/Self Defense coach. She’s professional, she’s unorthodox, and she’s here to HELP! This is Tony Robbins, meets your aunt who sent you terrifying chain-emails of safety tips, meets the 6-foot-tall girl who’s never been asked to dance. Roxy is a battle cry for anyone who checks over their shoulder while walking alone at night...and this battle cry comes with a PowerPoint.”


Thursday May 9 8:30PM
Saturday May 11 8:30PM
Sunday May 12 7:00PM

(Runtime: 50 minutes)

SPECIAL THANKS to Courtenay Stevens for breathing heart, soul and clown into Roxy during the original production (summer 2018) and Theatre Passe Muraille for generously welcoming us into their space.

Roxy originated as a hit site-specific production produced by Binocular Theatre in the 2018 Toronto Fringe Festival. Originally titled How To Be FEARLESS! (With Roxy Roberts), Roxy met her first enthusiastic audiences in a 136-year-old church last summer and has been high-kicking ever since.


Photo: Neil Silcox

Paprika Theatre Festival, May 20-26 2019
Native Earth Performing Art’s Aki Studio
(Daniels Spectrum, Regent Park)

(Artistic Producer)

Now in its 18th year, Paprika Festival presents our annual youth-led performing arts festival. Following a year of professional theatre training and mentorship programs, Paprika Festival showcases creations from the next generation for one full week in Aki Studio.

Paprika programs are free of cost for participants and offer exceptional training in: playwriting, performing, directing, producing, collective creation, design, and arts administration. We’ve been an unparalleled professional launching pad for early-career artists since 2001.

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Straight On Till Morning (Education Arts Canada)
In development for 2020 school tour

(Book Writer & Director)

Created by Juno award-winning composers, Judy & David Gershon, and by playwright/director Ali Joy Richardson, under the guidance of a team of mental health professionals.

"It’s the end of the school year: summer’s just around the corner, and Riley K. is all set to shine in the starring role of her school’s production of Peter Pan. But right when Riley should be taking flight, she finds herself feeling lower and lower. Turning to her phone, social media and other screens to escape her feelings, she discovers avoiding them only pulls her further down. Straight On Till Morning is the story of one preteen girl’s journey with depression and what it means to search for the light in the darkness."

Part of Education Arts Canada’s One Deep Breath series of touring musicals about mental health for pre-teen audiences.