Richard Greenblatt is an actor, director, writer, and musician who has been a professional theatre artist for the last 42 years. He was born in Montréal and received his acting training at Dawson College and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England. Since graduating, he has performed in theatres across Canada and abroad, as well as in feature ﬁlms, television and radio.
He has directed well over 120 productions for theatres across the country, the vast majority being original and/or Canadian works. As a writer, he wrote or co-wrote: 2 Pianos 4 Hands, Sibs (also made into a TV movie for the CBC), The Theory of Relatives, i.d., Letters from Lehrer, Care and Soft Pedalling. He has taught acting, directing and play creation at almost all of the major theatre training institutions in Canada, and has also directed the premieres of many groundbreaking and awardwinning plays for young audiences.
He has won numerous Dora awards as an actor, director and producer, and several Chalmers playwriting awards. Currently, he is co-writing a play entitled Athabaska about Big Oil, climate change, and the nature of protest in this country.