Richie Wilcox 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 Kjipuktuk/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. 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 is also 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 Award for Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role in 2017.