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Sean Guist appointed Co-Artistic and Marketing Director of Intrepid Theatre
Victoria, BC – Artistic and Executive Director, Heather Lindsay, and the Board announce the appointment of Intrepid Theatre’s, Sean Guist to the role of Co-Artistic & Marketing Director of the Victoria based presenting company. After 7 seasons with the company, which include creating OUTstages in 2015, a queer theatre festival, Guist begins this new role this fall. During his tenure as OUTstages Curator, he has collaborated with Lindsay and past Artistic Director Janet Munsil, has increased the profile of queer artists in the city and has been instrumental in presenting remarkable work and artists including Ivan Coyote, the Queer Songbook Orchestra, Stewart Legere, AnimalParts, Zee Zee Theatre and Pearle Harbour, as well as providing opportunities for local emerging queer artists. Guist will share artistic programming responsibilities for the entire season of festivals and presenting series with Heather Lindsay starting in 2020.
“2020 marks the 6th anniversary of OUTstages, which was the vision of Guist. Intrepid Theatre supported this vision and created a new role for a festival curator. This new appointment recognizes the evolution of Intrepid Theatre and our commitment to bringing the city courageous theatre all year long. I am so honoured to work alongside Guist, and for the past 5 years have watched him develop a cutting-edge artistic vision for a festival, which is now recognized across Canada as a dedicated home for underrepresented and queer artists and community. I look forward to collectively expanding our visions together, and alongside the Intrepid Board and staff, we have an incomparable team in place to continue bringing the best art to the city and creating the next chapter for Intrepid Theatre,” says Lindsay.
“This appointment is a great honour, and I’m thrilled to expand and grow my involvement with Intrepid Theatre and Heather in this way, and to build on 5 years of boundary-pushing programming at OUTstages as I now look at the full season that Intrepid presents. The city is growing, and wants more adventurous theatre and eclectic programming, and we are poised to do this through our 3 Festivals, 2 venues and presenting series. I look forward to sharing brave, electric, and unforgettable performances with Victoria audiences and creating meaningful opportunities for artists,” says Guist.
Sean Guist has a BFA (performance) and MFA (directing) from the University of Lethbridge, and has worked at Intrepid since 2013 as the Marketing & Development Manager, and as the OUTstages Curator since 2015. He has directed and created independent productions, directed readings as part of The Belfry Theatre’s Spark Festival and OUTstages, and has co-created a solo queer storytelling opera hybrid, The Book of My Shames with tenor and composer Isaiah Bell, which premiered at Tapestry Opera/Pride Toronto this summer. He also moonlights as drag queen Woofie Goldberg.
Intrepid Theatre’s 2019/2020 programming
HOMO: A Queer Cabaret, hosted by Peach Cobblah – December 6, 2019 at the Metro Studio
6th Annual OUTstages Festival – February 7 to 15, 2020
God’s Lake, a collaboration between playwright Francesca Albright (Castlereigh Theatre Project) and Swampy Cree filmmaker Kevin Lee Burton– February 28 + 29, 2020 at the Metro Studio
23rd Annual UNO Fest – April 30 to May 9, 2020
34th Annual Victoria Fringe Festival – August 26 to September 6, 2020
About Intrepid Theatre
Producers of the annual OUTstages, UNO Fest, Victoria Fringe Festival, Intrepid Theatre has been the primary presenter of national and international alternative and interdisciplinary theatre in Victoria, BC for more than 30 years, and is the city’s home-base for touring and emerging contemporary theatre artists.
For further information or interviews contact
Sean Guist email@example.com | 250-383-2663
Heather Lindsay firstname.lastname@example.org | 250.383-2663
photo of Sean Guist by Joey Bulman