Richie Wilcox is an educator, a fiercely queer artist, and a creative collaborator. He is the founding artistic director of the live art company Heist based in K’jipuktuk/Halifax. In four short years with Heist, Wilcox has helped create The Princess Show, Princess Rules, Nature Vs. Nation, New Waterford Boy, FACE and Frequencies. With Heist, Wilcox has produced and curated the Creative Nova Scotia Awards for the past two years. Wilcox has worked with numerous companies across the Maritimes including Neptune, Festival Antigonish, 2B Theatre, Kazan Co-Op, Opera Nova Scotia, the Highland Arts Theatre and more. Wilcox served as Artistic Associate of Theatre Outre in Lethbridge, Alberta for three years where he helped create numerous original works including Unsex’d, Castrati: An Electro Drag Opera and How To Leave. Wilcox is currently the artistic director of the 36 year old Ship’s Company Theatre in Awokun/Parrsboro. Wilcox was a recipient of the Mayor’s Award for Emerging Theatre Artist in 2007 and received a Merritt for outstanding performance in a supporting role in 2017. He has published essays for Canadian Theatre Review and is the editor of New Essays on Canadian Theatre: Daniel MacIvor.