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Sammie Gough – Producer
Sammie hails from that another island on the other side of the world known as Australia. She is a settler of Irish and English ancestry and has been living on Lekwungen territory for a decade. 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 2016, taking on the role of Producer and has the honour of working with artists from around the world. When not at the theatre, she enjoys playing in her garden, concocting strange ferments, sampling craft beer and riding her bike.
Sean Guist – Co-Artistic & Marketing Director
Administrator by day and queer artist, producer and director by night, Sean curates Intrepid Theatre’s 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 Sunday in Sodom (playreading at The Belfry’s SPARK Festival), 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). 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 Pacific Opera Victoria.
Holly Lam – Associate Producer
Holly is a queer and mixed-race settler who has lived most of her life on Lekwungen territory in Victoria. In 2014, Holly knew nothing about theatre but agreed to write a play review,and from there ventured into positions in front-of-house at the Royal and McPherson Theatres, volunteer coordination for the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival, box office manager for the Victoria Film Festival, and communications for Stacey Horton Dance. Holly first worked with Intrepid as Fringe volunteer coordinator in 2017, then venue FOH in 2018, and was thrilled to start as Intrepid Associate Producer in 2020. Holly has a B.A. in creative writing from UVic, where she studied fiction, film production, and journalism, and when not doing theatre-y things she can be found writing short stories, which she frequently submits and very occasionally gets published, serving as a board member of the Victoria Shakespeare Society, and tending to her many houseplants.
Heather Lindsay – Artistic & 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)
Owen Schellenberger – Production Manager
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.
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 holds 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.