Richard Wolfe took over the artistic directorship of Pi Theatre in February 2008 after twelve years as co-founder, director and co-artistic producer of Theatre Conspiracy—a company that received 24 Jessie Richardson nominations for outstanding artistic achievement under his tenure. Richard is a member of the Lincoln Centre Theatre's Directors' Lab in New York where he led a workshop on Thornton Wilder. He's also participated in the Directors' Project at the Shaw Festival, has served as an associate producer of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and a caucus rep for PACT. As an educator, Richard has taught or directed at Studio 58, the Neptune Theatre School in Halifax, Saint Mary's University, the University of the Fraser Valley and at the University of British Columbia. He is a founding member of the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan festival, is past president of the See Seven Performing Arts Society and a member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas. He is also the recipient of four Jessie Richardson Award nominations for Outstanding Director, one for Outstanding Artistic Achievement, and the winner of the Ray Michel Award for Outstanding Work by an Emerging Director. Richard earned his MFA at the University of British Columbia.