Richard Wolfe - Artistic and Producing Director
Richard is a specialist in contemporary theatre and performance. Recent plays he's directed include: The Events by David Greig, 1 Hour Photo by Tetsuro Shigematsu, Long Division by Peter Dickinson, Genetic Drift by Amy Lee Lavoie, The Invisible Hand by Ayad Akhtar, Empire of the Son by Tetsuro Shigematsu, Blasted by Sarah Kane, Between the Sheets by Jordi Mand (site-specific in Vancouver and Victoria), Inside the Seed by Jason Rothery, & Terminus by Mark O'Rowe.
Richard has received seven Jessie nominations for Outstanding Director, winning two, and one nomination for Significant Artistic Achievement, and has received the John Moffat and Larry Lillo Award and the Ray Michel Award for Outstanding Work by an Emerging Director. In all, shows he's directed have received over sixty Jessie nominations for excellence in Vancouver's professional theatre. Richard is the president of the Literary Managers of Dramaturgs of the Americas, and a co-founder of Theatre Conspiracy. Richard earned his MFA at the University of British Columbia.
Maria Zarrillo - Associate Artistic Manager
Maria is an Equity Stage Manager, freelance Producer and Arts Administrator currently based in Vancouver, BC. Since graduating from Studio 58’s production program, she has worked on a variety of shows such as the original, remounted & touring productions of Empire of the Son (Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre) as well as The Invisible Hand (Pi Theatre), 1 Hour Photo (Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre), Almost, Maine (Pacific Theatre), L’Elisir D’Amore (Vancouver Opera), Broken Tailbone (Nightswimming Theatre) and Kim’s Convenience (Pacific Theatre).
Maria just finished a year-long contract as the Operations Assistant for Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre and recently worked as the Producer on 食盡天下 (A Taste of Empire) with rice & beans theatre and Cahoots Theatre in Toronto, ON.
Larissa Blokhuis - Operations Administrator
Larissa completed her BFA with a major in glass at the Alberta University for the Arts in 2008. The next year, she moved to the coast and began pursuing visual arts opportunities throughout Western Canada. She has been Assistant Teacher at Red Deer College and Terminal City Glass Co-op, and has exhibited extensively in Alberta and BC.
In 2016, Larissa completed her first public art piece, "Love Your Neighbour, Love Your Ocean," located at 2233 West 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC. In 2017, she joined the board of Curiosity Collider as Arts, Culture, + Collections Director. Curiosity Collider is a non-profit arts organisation that creates events which highlight the many connections between art and science. With new insights gained by working collaboratively, Larissa seeks opportunities to serve the artist community. She completed her first curatorial project with the Collider in 2018, "Interstitial: Science Innovations by Canadian Women."
Larissa is interested in a diverse range of topics, including nature, politics, psychology, and history. As a biracial artist, Larissa loves having two worlds to move between, or to combine. This is reflected in many aspects of her life, and most relevant to her work as an artist is the need to combine materials, and to combine art and science. Larissa is inspired by the evolutionary history of plants, and by the points of overlap in different life cycles.
Supporting Vancouver’s performance community is a welcome challenge, and Larissa enjoys participating in Pi’s unique community. She loves learning about the many ways in which artists of all kinds create new and exciting work.
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