Staff

Sammie Gough – Producer (she/her)

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 (he/him)

Administrator by day and queer artist, producer and director by night, Sean was the founding curator of 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 started his career at Intrepid Theatre at the desk in the corner upstairs as the Marketing & Development Coordinator in 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 (she/her)

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 various positions at the Royal and McPherson Theatres, Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival, Victoria Film Festival, and Stacey Horton Dance. Holly first worked with Intrepid as Fringe volunteer coordinator in 2017, then venue FOH in 2018, and started 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 editorial collective member at Room magazine, and tending to her many houseplants.

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.

Justine Shore – Managing Director (she/her)

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 as the Operations & Rentals Manager. 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.

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