Andrew Barrett – Operations & Rentals Manager (he/him)

Andrew is a queer multidisciplinary performing artist and administrator based on Lekwungen Territory. He is a creator, producer, performer, director, educator, coordinator, and founding Artistic Producer of Impulse Theatre. He received his BFA in Theatre from the University of Victoria, pursued contemporary dance training through the Victoria School of Contemporary Dance, and studied Arts and Cultural Management through Macewan University. He attended One Yellow Rabbit’s Summer Lab Intensive in 2016. He was one of Dance Victoria’s 2020/21 Artists-in-Residence and his solo project, the soft spaces, is one of the Belfry Theatre’s New Incubator Projects.

He has worked as a producer, choreographer, volunteer coordinator, and a variety of other roles with such companies as the Canadian College of Performing Arts, SNAFU, Capital City Comic Con, Theatre SKAM, Atomic Vaudeville and Puente Theatre.

His work with Impulse Theatre has been presented at the rEvolver Theatre Festival and BC Buds Festival in Vancouver, the acclaimed Videofag, and in Victoria at the Belfry Theatre’s Spark Festival, Theatre SKAM’s SKAMpede, and Intrepid Theatre’s Uno Fest, OUTStages and Victoria Fringe Festival.

As well, Andrew is a collaborator with Kjipuktuk’s Accidental Mechanics Group and their national queer performance project the unfamiliar everything, which is currently a Residency Project at the Theatre Centre in Tkaronto/Toronto.

Sean Guist – Artistic Director (he/him)

Sean Guist has previously been the Marketing & Development Manager and Co-Artistic Director, and began his career with Intrepid Theatre in Victoria, BC/Lekwungen Territory in 2013. Administrator by day and queer artist, producer and director by night, Sean is the founding Curator of Intrepid Theatre’s OUTstages queer theatre festival, and has created new residency programs for local artists, and fostered new work through cabarets, emerging artist programs, and mentorship opportunities. Guist is the co-creator and director of The Book of My Shames, a new queer opera composed and performed by Isaiah Bell, that has played at Tapestry Opera, Opera Kelowna and UNO Fest, and has upcoming engagements in 2022. Recent directing credits include readings of Sunday in Sodom (Belfry Theatre SPARK Festival), The Empress (Theatre Outre/Lethbridge Pride), Tom at the Farm (Puente Theatre) and productions of Side by Side Sondheim and Down Dangerous Passes Road (independent). Sean can be seen on drag stages as the bearded queen, Woofie, and has created queer events in non-traditional queer spaces like the sold-out drag show hit, Drag, Queers & Beers at Phillips Beer. 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 Pacific Opera Victoria.

Julie Haddow – Managing Director (she/her)

Bio coming soon.

Parker Melnick – Marketing Coordinator (she/her)

Bio coming soon.

Owen SchellenbergerProduction Manager (he/him)

The newest addition to the Intrepid team, Owen took on the newly-created role of Production Manager in May 2017.  He is excited to join this amazing and profoundly creative group of theatre artists and to contribute to the local cultural scene. Owen is a recent arrival to Victoria from Vancouver, with a 2½ year detour to Ottawa in between.  A graduate of UBC Theatre, he has variously been a set and lighting designer, a technical director, and a production manager with companies such as Théâtre la Seizième, Touchstone Theatre, Bard on the Beach, and the Canadian Improv Games.  He was Technical Director at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC for many years. When not engaged in theatrical pursuits Owen may be found exploring his new Island home and scouring local beaches for milled driftwood to build cool things out of.

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