The closer we get to FOOT 2016, the more excited we get to hear from Distinguished Professor Marvin Carlson:. New Addition to the Theatremakers’ Roundtable: Ali Joy Richardson. ALI JOY RICHARDSON – DIRECTOR and CREATOR. Ali is a director from Nova Scotia, now based in Toronto. Recent credits include:. Directing A Spirit’s Face. A new Indigenous play in English and ASL, Vancouver/Toronto), Directing Oklahoma! Shakespeare in High Park, Canadian Stage), Assistant Directing BRANTWOOD. And The Dinner Table.