Telephone: 604 444-4889
Outside Vancouver: 1 888 445-4176
Fax: 604 444-4119
Jacob Richmond studied acting and playwriting at Concordia University in Montreal and at the University of Victoria. His plays include The Qualities of Zero, Small Returns and Legoland. Legoland has won numerous awards across Canada, including: The Contra Guys Award for Best New Play at Toronto’s SummerWorks Festival; Pick of the Fringe at the Vancouver Fringe Festival; Critic’s Choice Award for Best Fringe Production in Victoria; and Festival Favorite Award at the New York Frigid Festival. Richmond received the Montreal English Critic’s Circle Award and was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award. He has also written pieces for CBC Radio as well as for film and television. Having worked as a writer and performer at numerous cabarets in Montreal, he was inspired to collaborate with director Britt Small to create Atomic Vaudeville, a monthly award-winning cabaret in Victoria, British Columbia, where he now resides.
QUOTES OF NOTELegoland
“…like a variety show version of South Park.”
– Globe & Mail
“…a bizarre little play … It’s all high energy and high spirits, a kind of calculated, choreographed chaos. … [a] 73-minute roller-coaster ride … and it’s definitely worth buckling in for the ride.”
– Calgary Sun
“…feels a little like a Wes Anderson film, where each character is precociously intelligent and emotionally astute, even as they struggle to fit into a world that doesn’t quite get them … Penny might be young, but thanks to playwright Jacob Richmond’s witty, smart script, she has flair. … a good sneek peek of Richmond’s excellent writing (he also wrote Ride the Cyclone)”
– Calgary Herald
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF); and the Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council for our publishing activities.