Richard Wolfe to direct Cherry Docs for Cave Canem Productions

We are very excited to announce that we have teamed up with legendary Vancouver director Richard Wolfe for our upcoming production of Cherry Docs by David Gow! Richard has an incredible ability to stage intimate political theatre that leaves a lasting impact on his audiences. We are beyond thrilled to be in such good hands with Richard at the helm.

“In these new bad-old-days an increase in hate-based crime can be tied to an escalation in provocative neo-nationalist rhetoric. Frighteningly, this rhetoric sounds like it always has - the same old words, the same old ideas.  Simultaneously there are those who look to alternative models of restorative justice as we search for ways of healing our fractured communities. Cherry Docs is not afraid to look at all sides of a difficult question. It's a remarkable piece of writing that seems as relevant today as it did when it premiered in 1998.” - Richard Wolfe 


Based in Vancouver, Canada, Richard is a specialist in contemporary theatre and performance who’s directed seven Canadian premieres of major international work including Taylor Mac’s Hir, David  Greig’s The Events, Ayad Akhtar’s The Invisible Hand, Joe Penhall’s Blue/Orange, Wil Eno’s Thom Pain (based on nothing), Rafael Spregelburd’s Stupidity and Jez Butterworth’s Mojo. He’s also an experienced director of plays in translation having directed English versions of plays originally written in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Japanese, German and Russian. As a director / dramaturg, six of the eight new play premieres he directed have been published – by Talon Books, Anvil Press and Scirocco Drama.

His Vancouver productions have received 67 nominations for outstanding artistic achievement in professional theatre. 

Richard is currently the Artistic Director of Pi Theatre, a past President of the Canadian president of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA Canada) and has served as a caucus chair for the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT). He’s taught and directed at several universities and private theatre schools around Canada including: the University of British Columbia, Kwantlen Polytech, the University of the Fraser Valley, Saint Mary’s University in Halifax and Studio 58 in Vancouver. Richard is a member of Lincoln Center’s Directors’ Lab in New York where he directed a workshop of Thornton Wilder’s The Drunken Sisters. He also participated in the Directors Project at the Shaw Festival where he directed J.M. Synge’s Riders to the Sea featuring Jenny Phipps as Maurya.