Wednesday, May 14, 2014

THE OUT VIGIL: the Production & Design Team

Sabrina Evertt - Director & Costume Design

Sabrina is a director, designer and the Artistic Producer of Twenty Something Theatre. The Out Vigil marks the third new Canadian play that Sabrina has produced and developed - Prodigals in 2011 and Us & Everything We Own in 2013 - in the last 5 years in her role as Artistic Producer of Twenty Something Theatre. Sabrina is part of the producing team for The Bomb-itty of Errors, which received 4 Jessie nominations (including Outstanding Production) & 2 Jessie awards in 2012 and has just completed a successful remount at the Arts Club Theatre's Revue Stage which will be touring to the Belfry Theatre in August. For Twenty Something Theatre she has previously directed Us & Everything We Own, Nocturne, Blue Surge, Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love, Suburbia, The Fever, The Shape of Things, and This Is Our Youth. As a designer select credits include Set Design for Red Light Winter (Bleviss Laboratory Theatre) and Costume Design for Emma, Go Back For Murder, Romeo & Juliet (TWU), Empress of Asia, Vimy (Firehall Arts Centre) & Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train (Glass City Theatre). Sabrina has a BFA from the University of Victoria and is working towards her MFA from the University of Alberta.

Peter Boychuk - Dramaturge

Peter is excited to be working with Twenty Something Theatre again, having directed and done dramaturgy on their inaugural Emerging Playwright Spotlight production, Prodigals by Sean Minogue. Peter attended Studio 58 and holds an M.F.A. in Playwriting from the University of Victoria. His plays include Shelter from the Storm (Touchstone Theatre/PTC/Firehall Arts Centre); Afterglow (published in the anthology Two Hands Clapping by Signature Editions); Fortunate Son (Vancouver & Victoria Fringe Festivals); and Fritters in Kandahar (winner of the Solo Collective Emerging Writers Competition). He is honoured to have played a part in developing this beautiful new play.

Julie McIsaac - Music Director, Original Music Composition & Sound Design

Julie is also the playwright of The Out Vigil and you can check out her thoughts on the play and bio here!

Christina Cuglietta - Musician

A graduate from the Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) Christina works as an actor, musician, and musical director throughout Canada. Select performance credits include: Buddy-The Buddy Holy Story (Theatre North West), Romeo and Juliet (Project X), The Forbidden Phoenix (Gateway Theatre), My Fair Lady (Western Canada Theatre), Lend me a Tenor (Powerhouse Theatre). Musical Direction: You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (Project X). Christina heads to the prairies for the summer with Sum Theatre Saskatoon's Theatre in the Park then back to BC for Western Canada Theatre's Canadian premiere of Peter and the Starcatcher . Thanks and gratitude to Julie for the invitation into her wonderful story and to Sabrina and Twenty Something Theatre for supporting new Canadian works!

Jason Clift - Sound Design

Jay is a Vancouver based theatre artist, born and raised in the sunny Okanagan, Jay then moved to Vancouver to pursue a career as an actor. After graduating from Studio 58’s acting program Jay has gone on to work as an actor, stage manager, crew hand, set builder, designer and writer. Jay feels grateful to find pleasure in such a vast array of theatre related occupations and is very excited to take his second crack at sound design in The Out Vigil. This year you may have seen Jay as an actor in Hardline Productions’ production of Bug, as Sound Designer for Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me or back ‘trailer’ as running crew member on ITSAZOO’s production of Killer Joe.

Ian Schimpf - Set & Lighting Design

A graduate of UBC'S BFA design program, Ian has designed Set and Lighting for numerous shows around Vancouver including Thoroughly Modern Millie, Billy Bishop Goes to War, The Spitfire Grill, and The Exquisite Hour. Ian won best in show creative innovation for the International Walt Disney Imagineering Imagi-Nations Design competition for his roller coaster idea "Mickey's Stunt Pilot Academy". With the success of his most recent show The Bombi-tty of Errors at the Arts Club Theatre, he will be re-designing it when it hits the Belfry stage this August. Ian is thrilled to be working on a new project with such wonderful people.

Melanie Thompson - Stage Manager

Melanie is excited to be back with Twenty Something Theatre! Recent credits include Arvaarluk: An Inuit Tale (Pangaea Arts), Holmes & Watson Save the Empire (Ace Productions), Us & Everything We Own (Twenty Something Theatre), The Spitfire Grill (Midnight Theatre Collective/Pacific Theatre), Kutz & Dawgs (MISCELLANEOUS Productions/Vancouver International Children’s Festival), The Exquisite Hour (Relephant Theatre), Grease, The Wizard of Oz, and The Sound of Music (Footlight Theatre). Next up: Shrek The Musical at Theatre Under the Stars. When not stage managing, Melanie writes grant applications and other copy of all kinds for clients in the performing arts. http://melaniejthompson.wordpress.com

Catch this amazing team's work on stage at the Havana Theatre from May 28 - 31! Tickets and info available at Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/667823

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