Twenty Something Theatre is a Vancouver based Jessie award-winning, independent theatre company dedicated to producing contemporary theatre that is provocative, edgy and relevant to our generation.
We are committed to providing Vancouver’s next generation of emerging artists and young professionals with opportunities to hone their craft and we strive to enhance Vancouver’s theatre community with productions that entertain and evoke the lives of today’s young people.
Entering into our 10th anniversary season, Twenty Something Theatre has featured some of the city’s best up-and-coming artists in such highly acclaimed works as Wide Awake Hearts by Brendan Gall, Speech & Debate by Stephen Karam, The Bomb-itty of Errors by Jordan Allen-Dutton et al, Tough! by George F. Walker, Nocturne by Adam Rapp, Blue Surge by Rebecca Gilman, Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love by Brad Fraser, Suburbia by Eric Bogosian, The Fever by Wallace Shawn, The Shape of Things by Neil Labute and This Is Our Youth by Kenneth Lonergan.
Most recently, Twenty Something Theatre’s productions have been: nominated for 5 Jessie Richardson Awards (including Outstanding Production); the recipient of 2 Jessie Richardson Awards; and were presented by two of Western Canada’s largest regional theatre companies, the Arts Club Theatre and the Belfry Theatre.
Dedicated to new play development Twenty Something Theatre produced the World Premiere’s of Prodigals (2011) and Us & Everything We Own (2013) by Sean Minogue. Currently in development is Julie McIsaac’s The Out Vigil set to premiere in Spring 2016.
“Twenty Something Theatre fills an important function in Vancouver’s cultural ecology: it offers edgier scripts, including original works such as Sean Minogue’s Prodigals and, even in its name, attempts to appeal to a younger demographic. Our city needs theatrical entrepreneurs like the company’s artistic [producer] Sabrina Evertt.” –Colin Thomas, Georgia Straight
Sabrina Evertt – Founder & Artistic Producer
Sabrina is a director, designer and the Artistic Producer of Twenty Something Theatre. Most recently, she was the production designer (set, costume & lighting) for Wide Awake Hearts directed by Associate Artistic Producer, Brian Cochrane; the director & costume designer for the workshop production of The Out Vigil by Julie McIsaac; and the director & dramaturge for the World Premiere of Us & Everything We Own by Sean Minogue. She previously directed Nocturne, Blue Surge, Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love, Suburbia, The Fever, The Shape of Things, and This Is Our Youth for Twenty Something Theatre.
Other select credits include: Set Design for Red Light Winter (Bleviss Laboratory Theatre, Edmonton); Costume Design for The Violet Hour (Timms Centre for the Arts, Edmonton); Emma, Go Back for Murder, Romeo & Juliet (TWU); Empress of Asia, Vimy, Debt-The Musical, Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her Trout, Stuff Happens, Banana Boys (Firehall Arts Centre); the Jessie award-winning production of Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train (Glass City Theatre), 9 Parts of Desire (Presentation House Theatre) & Werewolves (Pi Theatre); Director for Red Mitts (BC Buds, Firehall Arts Centre). Upcoming: costume design for The Drowsy Chaperone (TWU) and directing the World Premiere of The Out Vigil for Twenty Something Theatre.
Sabrina studied Theatre Design at the University of Alberta and has a BFA in Directing from the University of Victoria.
Brian Cochrane – Associate Artistic Producer
Brian is a director who sometimes performs and creates. Recent directing credits include: Between The Sheets (Persephone Theatre, Saskatoon); Wide Awake Hearts (Twenty Something/Hardline); Speech & Debate (Twenty Something); Love/Stories, The December Man, and East of Berlin (Live Five, Saskatoon); The Cripple of Inishmaan (Guild Hall, Whitehorse); and Home Free! (Staircase XI, Vancouver & Victoria). He was the recipient of the Ray Michal Prize for Outstanding Body of Work by an Emerging Director at the 2014 Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards, and won the 2013 Saskatoon & Area Theatre Award for Outstanding Direction for The December Man.
Onstage, Brian spent a respectable amount of 2014 performing in The Bomb-itty of Errors (Arts Club and Belfry Theatres, respectively) – a remount of the 2012 show he helped to produce and for which he shares a Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance. In February 2014 he appeared in the production of Love/Stories that he directed in Saskatoon. He also wrote rap lyrics for and performs in Delinquent Theatre’s Stationary: a recession-era musical, which will appear in the spring of 2015 in both Barrie and Vancouver.
Brian has an MFA in Directing from UBC and a BFA in Acting from the University of Saskatchewan. He spent many formative years playing in the band Carbon Dating Service and produces the Skinny Walrus Podcast. He is Rumble Theatre’s Intern Artistic Associate for the 2014/15 season.