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Ali Joy Richardson is a theatre director, writer, and producer in Toronto dedicated to telling new and underrepresented stories. Originally from Nova Scotia, she has made theatre in Edinburgh, Vancouver, Berlin, Halifax, Edmonton, & Toronto in museums, office buildings, basements, hospitals, cafés, art studios, defunct record shops, closed schools, kitchens, and harbours.

Ali is the Artistic Producer of Toronto's Paprika Festival which provides year-round theatre training and professional mentorship to young artists and presents a festival of their original work each spring (now in its 17th year). She is a current director in residence at Canadian Stage through their RBC Emerging Artists Program and is a member of Nightwood Theatre's Write From The Hip playwriting unit. 

More about her independent work: Binocular Theatre

Ali is a graduate of the Theatre and Drama Studies Program at the University of Toronto Mississauga/Sheridan.