Friday, June 11, 2010

Team BS

Back from Vegas. Kind of wish I was still there what with all this wonderful sun and hot weather we've been having since I got back. Um, yeah...

(That's me on the right Vegas-style waiting for our table at Tao for my Birthday dinner.)

But now it's on with the show. So this post is to introduce you to Team BS (and by that, I don't mean Bulls@#t, I mean Blue Surge). So, without further ado, this year’s production team (cast intro another day...once the entire cast has been assembled...long story...need lots of wine to tell story).

This year, underneath the mentorship of Heather Lamb (Production Manager extraordinaire who is also the Manager of Production and Technical Services at the new SFU Woodwards) we’ve brought a Technical Director on board. This awesome new member to our team is Francisco Tapia, he’s a recent transplant to Vancouver all the way from Chile, and brings with him a wealth of experience and is looking to get to know the Vancouver theatre community. We are thrilled to have him on board this year!

Sarah Mackay, who recently introduced herself in a blog post (and who you’ll be hearing a lot more from) is this year’s Associate Producer. And, after last year’s firing debacle I am more than grateful to have her on the team. She’s planning our first fundraising event as we speak.

Also, new to Twenty-Something is this year’s Stage Manager. A recent graduate from the theatre program at UBC, Breanne Jackson, has already gathered quite a bit of stage managing experience already. She was the intern Stage Manager for the current Arts Club’s production of Buddy Holly as well as the Stage Manager for Blackbird Theatre’s production of Who’s Afraid of Virgina Woolf? (which is transferring to the Arts Club as part of their 2010-2011 season). There is nothing more important than working with a good SM so I’m really looking forward to working with Breanne this summer.

Next up is our awesome team of designers!!! Jonathan Tsang, who received rave reviews for his Set Design for Prodigals, will be doing the Set again this summer and two-time Jessie nominated designer Jergus Oprsal, who designed the Set and Lights for Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love, is back again this summer to do the Lighting Design. Costume Designer is Jane Sanden, who also designed the costumes for Prodigals and, last but certainly not least, is Sound Designer, Kevin McLardy. Kevin has designed the Sound for Twenty-Something a few times for both Surburbia (for which he also did original composition) and Prodigals.

You’ll be able to catch the exciting work from all these young artists August 24th – September 5th at Studio 16.

~Sabrina Evertt
Artistic Producer

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