Angie Descalzi – Co-Artistic Director

Angie DescalziAngie was born in Quito, Ecuador, however her family is of Italian descent. Growing up surrounded by her father’s artistic family, she developed an interest in theatre and writing; and began to read, write and perform from a very young age. Angie landed in Canada at the age of 18, and studied at Vancouver Island University. She holds a Tourism Diploma and a Degree in Theatre and Media Studies. While at University she produced two documentaries, was an actor in several theatre program productions including Out with a Bang and Featuring Loretta, worked as a Front of House Manager at VIU’s Theatre and volunteered at Theatre BC‘s Nanaimo Centre Stage. In 2010 she came to Vancouver and entered the Arts and Entertainment Management Program at Capilano University which will be completed in April 2011. In the summer of 2010 Angie worked at the Arts Club Theatre as an Executive Sales Associate and volunteered for Bard on the Beach. She is currently working as the Administrative Assistant for ITSAZOO Productions and as the Communication and Marketing Assistant for the Vancouver International Fringe Festival. Angie just finished writing a play called Pretty Golden Cage which will is currently in development. She hopes to see it on stage one day!

Tilly Branson – Co-Artistic Director

Tilly BransonTilly Branson is from Northumberland, England. She has three year’s experience as a freelance theatre practitioner in the UK – teaching, creating and directing theatre with diverse groups aged from eighteen months to adult and with schools, colleges, and youth theatres. She was employed by Nottingham Playhouse, Lakeside Arts Centre, and Kazzum (London) and worked with the critically acclaimed New Perspectives Theatre Company as Assistant Director on the successful national tour of Those Magnificent Men. In 2009 Tilly completed a Research Masters in Theatre at The University of Nottingham. Since arriving in Vancouver Tilly has volunteered as an usher at the Jessie Awards, Miko Kuro’s Midnight Tea and for the Vancouver International Fringe Festival. She is currently the Prime Placement Administration intern at Pi Theatre, and Artist Services Assistant at the Vancouver Fringe Festival. Tilly loves devised/performer-created work, site-specific theatre and improvisation. She is keen to hone her skills as an emerging director and dramaturg, and to embrace the challenge of working more with scripts, and maybe even writing her own one day! In the meantime she will be returning to the UK in spring 2011 to take up a position as Associate Director (Engagement) at New Perspectives Theatre Company.

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