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.