Richard Comeau

Richard is an Indigenous performer/fight director and is also the only Indigenous identifying certified Fight Instructor with Fight Directors Canada (FDC). Stage combat instructor and resident fight director at Centre for Indigenous Theatre (CIT); fight instructor and company member at Rapier Wit Stage and Screen Combat. Richard has performed on set with Disney/Lucas Films, Discovery Channel and CBC. He’s helped workshop new Indigenous content with the Stratford Festival, Shakespeare in the Ruff and Native Earth’s Weesageechak Festival. You can also catch him this summer in the world premiers of “1939” by Jani Lauzon and Kaitlyn Riordan and “Hamlet-911” by Ann-Marie MacDonald at the Stratford Festival. Selected fight direction credits include “This Is How We Got Here” (Shaw Festival and Native Earth), “A Christmas Story” (Lower Ossington Theatre), and “Macbeth” (Laurentian University). This is Richard’s Soulpepper debut as Fight Director and he is humbled to work with this incredible team and help tell this amazing story.


2021/22 Season: Where the Blood Mixes
This Is How We Got Here
2019/20 Season: This Is How We Got Here