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current/upcoming:
A Bear Awake in Winter, 2019 Next Stage Theatre Festival (January 10-20, 2019) · playwright and director
Jay vs. The World, Education Arts Canada (Winter/Spring 2019)· book writer and director of a touring musical about mental health, bullying, and emotional regulation for ages 9-12 (funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, will tour schools in the York/Simcoe Region)
Roxy (May 9-12, 2019)· playwright and performer. Ali’s hit 2018 Fringe solo show will be remounted - stay tuned for details!

Ali is the Artistic Producer of Toronto's Paprika Festival, now in its 18th year. Paprika offers year-round professional training and mentorship for young artists, plus a festival of their original work every spring.

2018
In Real Life (Canadian Music Theatre Project - Sheridan College) by Nick Green & Kevin Wong · director/dramaturg
How To Be FEARLESS! With Roxy Roberts (Toronto Fringe Festival)· Writer/Performer
Canadian Stage's RBC Director Development Residency · director in residence
Fool (Nightwood Theatre’s Groundswell Festival/Write From The Hip Playwriting Unit) · playwright

2017
Fool · playwright, public reading in DaPoPo Theatre's Live-In Festival (Halifax, NS)
Liars at a Funeral by Sophia Fabiilli (Truth 'n' Lies) · director
The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl (Alumnae Theatre) · director
Peace River Country by Maria Milisavljevic (Tarragon Theatre) · assistant director to Richard Rose
The Secret Life of Riley K. by David & Judy Gershon and Ali Joy Richardson (Education Arts Canada, touring) · book writer/director

2016
ANXIETY by Edmonton's Theatre Yes & Cat Walsh (with Outside the March/Mitchell Cushman) · director/writer for one of six 10-minute interactive installation-style performances
Get Yourself Home Skyler James by Jordan Tannahill (Binocular Theatre, Toronto Fringe Festival) · director
We Are XX: The Regent Collective by Anne Vo, Rafia Salam, & Samay Arcentales (Paprika Festival) · director
O co-created by Eliza Martin & Ali Joy Richardson, written by Eliza Martin (Paprika Festival) · director/co-creator
Still by Jen Silverman (Binocular Theatre) · director
Within The Glass by Anna Chatterton (Tarragon Theatre) · script coordinator

2015
Shakespeare in Hospitals (Spur-Of-The-Moment Shakespeare Collective) · ensemble director
Julius Caesar (Canadian Stage's Shakespeare in High Park) · assistant director to Estelle Shook
The Dinner Table (Fail Better Theatre) · co-creator, producer & host
BRANTWOOD: 1920-2020 by Julie Tepperman/Mitchell Cushman (Sheridan College's Canadian Music Theatre Project) · assistant director
Oklahoma! by Rodgers & Hammerstein (First Act Productions) · director

2014 & prior
Andy Warhol Presents: Valerie by Ali Joy Richardson & Ben Hayward (Fail Better Theatre) · co-writer, producer & performer
A Spirit's Face by Jeff D'Hondt (Spiderbones Performing Arts, Vancouver/Toronto) · director  
MathJam (Education Arts Canada) · director  
Rumpelstiltskin (Solar Stage) · director
The Rover by Aphra Behn (Theatre Erindale) · assistant director to Melee Hutton
December 1917: The Halifax Explosion (Well Fought Theatre) · co-writer, producer & performer

artistic leadership/administration:
Paprika Festival · Artistic Producer (July 2017 - )
Alumnae Theatre Company · assistant chair of programming committee (2015/16)
Canadian Stage · artistic intern (2014/15)
2b theatre · intern producer (2010)

training:
University of Toronto Mississauga · Hon. B.A. (High Distinction), Theatre & Drama Studies
Sheridan College · Diploma in Acting (High Honours)
The Royal Conservatory of Music · Grade 8 Piano, Theory (Intermediate Rudiments), History 3 (19th C - Present)
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Canadian Stage’s RBC Director Development Residency 2018
Nightwood Theatre’s Write From The Hip Playwrights Unit 2018
Director's Intensive with Leah Cherniak (Alumnae Theatre) 2017
Directing with Richard Rose (course at Tarragon Theatre) 2016
Common Boots Theatre (formerly Theatre Columbus) Devised Theatre Lab 2015/16
Paprika Festival Director's Lab (partnered with Native Earth Performing Arts) 2015/16
SummerWorks Leadership Intensive Program 2015
Directors Lab North 2015                                                                                   
bluemouth inc. Collective Creation: The Pluralized Director 2015  
Nightwood’s Young Innovators Lab 2014
Theatre Gargantua's Emerging Artist Roundtable 2013