The Terminus Team
Let us introduce you to the fabulous actors, designers, director, and members of the crew that help to make up the Terminus Team!
Richard Wolfe, Director
Richard came to Pi Theatre in 2008 after more than a decade with Theatre Conspiracy. Plays he's directed include seven Canadian premieres of contemporary international work and six new Canadian plays - four of which have been published - as well as plays translated from French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin, and Russian.
Richard has received four Jessie nominations for Outstanding Director and one for Significant Artistic Achievement. He is a member of the Lincoln Centre Theatre Directors' Lab in New York (where he led a workshop on Thornton Wilder); has participated in the Directors Project at the Shaw Festival, and is a member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas.
Richard has devised and directed shows for Hive 1,2, and 3, was a founding member of Theatre Under the Gun, and has worked as a dramaturg/director on many new scripts and collective creation pieces.
Leanna Brodie "A"
Leanna is a newcomer to Vancouver whose work as a Toronto-based actor has ranged from Shakespeare to Carmen Aguirre's The Refugee Hotel and the Canadian premiere of Road.
Leanna's own plays - including The Vic, For Home and Country, and The Book of Esther - are known for their range of powerful roles for women, are published by Vancouver's Talon Books, and have been performed across Canada. She has created Libretti for BC composer Craig Galbraith, Ontario-based David Ogborn, and most recently, New Zealand's Anthony Young. Their opera Ulla's Odyssey premiered in Auckland in May 2012.
Leanna has translated the work of several noted Quebec playwrights into English: Catherine Leger's Opium_37 will shortly be published by Playwrights Canada Press, and Helene Ducharme's Baobab is coming to the Vancouver International Children's Festival in May, having toured North America with over 400 performances.
Since graduating from the National Theatre School of Canada's acting program in 2009, Pippa has worked with the Arts Club (Gordon), Green Thumb Theatre (Wired), United Players (Rosmersholm), Delinquent Theatre (Spring Awakening and Our Time), Twenty Something Theatre (Us and Everything We Own), Touchstone Theatre (In Tune Conference) and the Gateway Theatre (Annie and Sylvia).
Pippa is also a writer; she co-wrote, directed, and performed in Progressive Polygamists, which received 5 stars at Fringe Festivals across Canada, and was awarded the Vancouver 2011 Pick of the Fringe, and Edmonton Fringe Festival Hold-Over. Her latest play Bait, which she performed at the 2012 PULL Festival, has been picked up by Sociable Films for a feature-length screenplay, and her newest short play Protest Pie premiered at the 2013 PULL Festival at Little Mountain Gallery. Pippa is currently writing a television show with Joseph Klymkiw entitled Vancouver.
Pippa's upcoming shows include Don Juan at the Gateway Theatre, and Oleanna at Pacific Theatre.
John Emmet Tracy, "C"
In over 30 years as an actor, John Emmet Tracy has worked extensively in theatre, film, television, commercials, and voiceovers. He has performed in over 80 stage productions, including playing Hamlet in Hamlet (Japan tour) and recently performed at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, where he was selected as a member of the Globe's International Actors' Fellowship. Additional productions include Macbeth, Animal Farm, and Little Women, all with Kaleidoscope Theatre. TV/film credits include Supernatural, Smallville, Fringe, Sanctuary, The Killing, Psych, Fairly Legal, Motive, Divine: The Series, The Dead Zone, and American Mary among many others. Additionally, his voice may be heard in Assassin's Creed III, the latest installment of the award-winning and critically-acclaimed video game series.
John received his training at Rose Bruford College (Bachelor's Degree in Theatre), the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, the National Shakespeare Conservatory in New York, and from master teachers Uta Hagen, Lynn Redgrave, Edward Albee, and Madeleine Sherwood.
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