Richard Peters is an actor, writer, director, and teacher at Toronto District Christian High. In 2004 he founded BrokenOpen Theatre – Canada’s only company of professional actors specializing in teaching Christians. He has taught theatre at Tyndale University, and guest lectured at Rocky Mountain College, Providence College and Redeemer University, to name a few. As an actor with Brookstone Performing Arts, he was in the ensemble that wrote 2000 Candles, a production that toured across Canada for the better part of a decade. In the past 4 years, the team Richard coaches for the Canadian Improv Games have taken Bronze once and Gold twice at the Toronto Regional Tournament. They are currently ranked 11th in Canada.
Originally hailing from Vernon, Richard holds a BFA from the University of Alberta’s Acting Conservatory, and has trained with BadDog Theatre, The Assembly, and Second City (all in Toronto), the Vancouver TheatreSports League, as well as Second City & iO Theatre (Chicago). He will be graduating from the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto with an MA-EL (teaching stream, with a specific emphasis on teaching improvisation) this fall.
Richard gave up on the NHL after Vancouver lost in 2011, and his wife (actress Jane Miller) jokes that he replaced his sports addiction with improv – so he is thrilled to be back in BC to share what has become his greatest joy of the last decade!