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Canadian Music Theatre Project (Sheridan College) · directing a 5 week workshop of In Real Life by Nick Green & Kevin Wong, a dystopian coming-of-age story (October 12-14, 2018). 
Toronto Fringe Festival: How To Be FEARLESS! (With Roxy Roberts) · Writing/Performing/Producing a solo show about an unorthodox motivational speaker/self defence coach (July 4-15, 2018). 
Canadian Stage's RBC Director Development Residency · 2018 director in development (including workshopping her original play A Bear Awake in Winter)
Nightwood Theatre's Write from the Hip Playwriting Unit · writing a play called Fool inspire by the only female jester in recorded English history (will be read in the Groundswell Festival, September 2018). 
Education Arts Canada, Jay vs. The World · 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 in 2018-2019). 

Ali is the Artistic Producer of Toronto's Paprika Festival, now in its 17th year. Paprika offers year-round professional training and mentorship for young artists, plus a festival of their original work every spring.

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

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

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)

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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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