Sabrina Evertt – Founder & Artistic Producer

Sabrina EverttSabrina is a director, designer and the Artistic Producer of Twenty Something Theatre. During the 2015/2016 season she directed Tender Napalm by Philip Ridley and the world premiere of The Out Vigil by Julie McIsaac that were nominated for a combined total of 8 Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards including Outstanding Direction.

Previous TST credits include: Production Designer for Wide Awake Hearts; Director for Us & Everything We Own (world premiere), Nocturne, Blue Surge, Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love, Suburbia, The Fever, The Shape of Things, and This Is Our Youth.

Other select credits include: Set Design for Red Light Winter (Bleviss Laboratory Theatre, Edmonton); Set & Costume Design for I Love Monday’s; Costume Co-ordination for Being Animal (Theatre Terrific), Costume Design for The Violet Hour (Timms Centre for the Arts, Edmonton); The Drowsy Chaperone, Emma, Go Back for Murder, Romeo & Juliet (TWU); Social Studies, 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).

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 (on leave)

391149_191125034310095_1319887187_n-300x200Brian 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/StoriesThe 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 appeared 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 was Rumble Theatre’s Intern Artistic Associate for the 2014/15 season.

Julie McIsaac – Artistic Associate

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Shortly after her arrival in Vancouver, Julie played Evelyn in Twenty Something’s production of The Shape of Things (2007), originated the role of Rachel in Us & Everything We Own (2013) and is the playwright/composer of The Out Vigil (2016).

A multi-disciplinary theatre artist, she is a four-time Jessie nominee, and has appeared on stages throughout Western Canada, including the Arts Club, Bard on the Beach, the Belfry Theatre, the Citadel Theatre, Theatre One, Pacific Theatre, Carousel Theatre, Fugue Theatre, Théâtre la Seizième, and the Chemainus Theatre Festival.  She is a founding member of the Honest Fishmongers, performing in (and co-producing) Hamlet (2010), King Lear (2012) and Measure for Measure (2014).  As a director: Harvey and Countryside Christmas (Chemainus), the world premiere and Canadian tour of My Rabbi (Sum Theatre), Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (Dancing Monkey Presents), Lend Me a Tenor (Company C/CCPA), Ordinary Days and The Exquisite Hour (Relephant Theatre).  Upcoming: The Marriage of Figaro (Victoria Conservatory of Music) and assistant director on Children of God (Urban Ink/Cultch/NAC).  Julie has a Master’s degree from the University of York (UK), where she studied writing/directing, and her credits abroad include Helver’s Night (York Theatre Royal/Company of Angels) and Common Ground’s new adaptation of Dostoyevksy’s Demons. She is currently co-creating Les filles du roi with composer Corey Payette (commissioned by Fugue Theatre).