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Sammie Gough – Producer
Sammie hails from that another island on the other side of the world called Australia. She arrived in BC 7 years ago and it has become her home away from home. After a detour into the world of book publishing, she stumbled upon the wonderful world of theatre and has never looked back. She worked for three years as Marketing and Development Coordinator at Intrepid Theatre and then moved to Vancouver where she ran the marketing department at the Firehall Arts Centre and for Dancing on The Edge Festival. Sammie returned to Intrepid Theatre in the spring of 2016, taking on the role of Producer. Her mother will be proud to see her putting her ill-gotten Queen Scout skills to good use in helping produce a camp-themed Fringe for 2016. When not at the theatre, she enjoys playing in her garden, concocting strange wild ferments and producing craft beer events.
Sean Guist – Marketing & Development Manager | OUTstages Curator
Administrator by day and queer artist, producer and director by night, Sean curates Intrepid Theatre’s new queer theatre festival, OUTstages, launched in July 2015. He holds his MFA (2012) in Directing and BFA in Performance from the University of Lethbridge, and has facilitated classes and workshops in movement, physical theatre and scene study and has acted, directed, designed, produced and performed in shows and cabarets on the Fringe circuit, independently and as a freelance artist. Recent credits include: directing Side by Side by Sondheim (Saltwater Inc,Victoria), Down Dangerous Passes Road (independent, Victoria), Menotti’s one-act opera The Telephone (Lethbridge), and Michel Marc Bouchard’s The Madonna Painter (thesis project, Lethbridge); producing (and performing in) the annual cabaret, Pretty, Witty and GAY! (2007-2009) and Homo for the Holidays, a holiday spectacular fundraiser for Intrepid Theatre in 2013 and Homo for the Holidays: The Sequel in December 2014. Sean has occupied the desk in the corner upstairs at Intrepid as the Marketing & Development Coordinator since 2013. When not sitting in the dark watching theatre, dance and opera, Sean can be found swimming laps in the pool, lounging oceanside, and sitting on the Board of Directors for indie dance company Broken Rhythms.
Heather Lindsay –Executive Director
A driven talent and recent Leo Award winner, Heather joined Intrepid in 2012. She has thrived in her senior positions dedicated to original Canadian works and festivals for theatre, film & television, for over ten years. With a unique portfolio of work including the 4 Leo award & multiple festival winning short film Alchemy and Other Imperfections (Producer, Heather Lindsay Productions & Crazy8s Film Society), Club PuSh (Club Manager, PuSh International Performing Arts Festival), Here Be Monsters Festival (Artistic Producer, Monster Creative Productions), Midsummer Nights Dream/Everyone/Mother Courage/The Story (Production Manager, Caravan Farm Theatre), Tremors Festival (Producer, Rumble Productions) and Bike Ride (Producer, Theatre SKAM).When she isn’t collaborating in the generating of a festival, performance or film, Heather can be found on the stage performing in theatre & dance – Swan Sisters (Tomorrow Collective), Pretty Little Instincts (SNAFU Dance), A Brief History of Romantic Love (Vanity Projects), Biographies of the Dead and Dying (Craning Neck Theatre)
Janet Munsil – Artistic Director (outgoing), Past Producer
Janet produced her first festival, a backyard carnival, at the age of 7. She joined Intrepid Theatre in 1992, and over the past 24 years has produced 47 festivals. A graduate of UVic’s theatre program, she studied design and directing, and was the Company Manager of Phoenix Summer Theatre. As a playwright, she has been produced on mainstages nationally and internationally, by Touchstone, The Tarragon, Theatre Calgary, Alberta Theatre Projects, The National Arts Centre, the Soho Theatre in London’s West End, The West Yorkshire Playhouse, and the Citizen’s in Glasgow, among others. Her adaptation of Pride and Prejudice will be produced by the Arts Club Theatre at the Stanley in Vancouver in 2016. Her original plays include I Have Seen Beautiful Jim Key, Circus Fire, The Ugly Duchess, Influence, Be Still, Emphysema (a love story), and That Elusive Spark, which was a Finalist for the 2014 Governor General’s Award for Literature. She enjoys staring at her garden and restraining her terrier-goblin mix puppy, Monk. www.janetmunsil.com
Justine Shore – Operations and Theatre Rentals Manger
Justine did not make her mother proud by becoming a doctor or lawyer but rather made her mother worry “for the rest of her life” by choosing a life of theatre. She received her BFA in Theatre at the University of Victoria in 2004 with a concentration in Directing and Costume Design. In 2010, she joined Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre as Administrator and worked with them for six seasons before joining the Intrepid Theatre team in 2014. She has been an active member of Atomic Vaudeville’s cabaret series since 2006 as both an actor and most recently as administrative assistant. She also hold a certificate as a Relaxation Therapist at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy and hopes that if this theatre thing doesn’t pan out, she can massage people out of her home in exchange of wine and grocery money.