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.
Currently in our 9th season, Twenty Something Theatre has featured some of the city’s best up-and-coming artists in such highly acclaimed works as Speech & Debate by Stephen Karam, 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.
Dedicated to new play development Twenty Something Theatre has produced the World Premiere’s of the critically acclaimed first original play Prodigals by Sean Minogue in 2011 as well as Sean’s second play Us & Everything We Own in 2013. Currently in development is Julie McIsaac’s The Out Vigil that is set to premiere in 2015.
Our 2012 co-production of The Bomb-itty of Errors by Jordan Allen-Dutton, et al was nominated for 4 Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards including Outstanding Production & Outstanding Direction and won for Outstanding Costume Design & Significant Artistic Achievement – Outstanding Ensemble Performance with Music & Live DJ. This year, in 2014, the production was re-mounted as part of the Arts Club Theatre’s 50th Anniversary Season and will tour to the Belfry Theatre in Victoria, British Columbia.
“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
As well as being the Artistic Producer of Twenty Something Theatre, Sabrina is also a freelance director and designer.
She was most recently the director & costume designer for the workshop production of The Out Vigil by Julie McIsaac. In 2013, she was the director & dramaturge for the World Premiere of Us & Everything We Own by Sean Minogue and the producer for Sean Minogue’s first play, Prodigals, that had its World Premiere in 2011. In 2012 she produced the company’s Jessie award-winning co-production of The Bomb-itty of Errors. Previously she has 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.
Select design credits include: Set Design for Red Light Winter (Bleviss Laboratory Theatre) and Costume Design for Emma, Go Back for Murder, Romeo + Juliet (TWU); the staged reading of 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).
Sabrina studied Theatre Design at the University of Alberta and Directing at the University of Victoria.
Brian Cochrane – Associate Artistic Producer
Brian is a theatre artist who likes to also refer to himself as a “musician”. Recent theatrical endeavours: Delinquent Theatre’s Stationary at Presentation House (performer & lyricist), Fire In The Hole Productions’ The December Man in Saskatoon (director), Bard on the Beach’s King John (assistant director), Twenty Something’s The Bomb-itty of Errors (performer & co-producer), Know Tomorrow Theatre’s East of Berlin in Saskatoon (director). Brian holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Saskatchewan and an MFA in Directing from the University of British Columbia. He holds them every night.