Sarah has been a proud ITP company member since February 2015. She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) with a BFA in Acting. She was previously seen in Interrobang's Fifth Season productions, Owners and Really Really. She is currently a company member with New American Folk Theatre (Chicago) and a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre (Los Angeles), with whom she won the LAWeekly Best Actress award for The Belle of Belfast in 2013. She can be seen at many film festivals around the country in the new film Halfway starring Quinton Aaron from The Blindside, which was awarded Best Feature at the Julian Dubuque International Film Festival. In February 2016, she performed the one-woman show The Amish Project with AtticRep in San Antonio, TX, and shortly after was invited to take the show to the Teatro Potlach FLIPT festival in Rome, Italy. She can be seen performing in the Midwest premiere of Still by Jen Silverman with Interrobang this fall.
JAMES YOST, Co-Artistic Director
With BareBones Theatre Group (Charlotte, NC), for which he served as artistic director for 12 years, Yost has staged over 50 plays and has won several awards, including THEATRE PERSON OF THE YEAR in 2001. Selected credits include: Mr. Marmalade, Psycho Beach Party, Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical, The Graduate, The Play About the Baby, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Drift, Ugly Art, bash; the latter-day plays, Squirrels, The Wizard of Oz, Lend Me A Tenor, True West, The Pitchfork Disney, and Noises Off. He has produced several new play festivals and was the co-producer of Charlotte’s CITY STAGE SUMMER PLAY FESTIVAL. For ITP, Yost has directed Orange Flower Water (Jeff nomination for best supporting actor, Joseph Wiens), Ibsen is Dead and the critically acclaimed REALLY REALLY. Yost has also taught acting, directing, production design and film at the high school and collegiate level. He is published in Teaching Theatre Journal, a publication of Dramatics Magazine. Yost is directing TRUE WEST by Sam Shepard for Shattered Globe, which opened Sept 11th at Theatre Wit.
GEORGETTE VERDIN, Co-Artistic Director
Along with working for Interrobang and being a freelance director, Georgette is also the founding theatre teacher at Polaris Charter Academy, an Expeditionary Learning School in West Humboldt Park, and adjunct Speech Faculty at Wilbur Wright College. In addition to assistant directing last season's Really Really and Owners, she directed ITP's Katrina: Mother-in-Law of 'Em All and Jeff Recommended Recent Tragic Events last season. Georgette holds a Masters in Directing from Roosevelt University and a B.A. in Theatre Performance from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA.
JESSICA DICKEY, Playwright
Jessica Dickey is best known for The Amish Project, which premiered at the New York Fringe before opening at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. The Amish Project has gone on to be produced around the country and the world, including American Theater Company in Chicago, the City Theatre in Pittsburgh, Mo’Olelo in San Diego, Milwaukee Rep and New Rep, and most recently at the Guthrie. Jessica’s play Charles Ives Take Me Home premiered at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (Susan Blackburn nomination), for which Jessica was hailed as “a talent to watch” by Charles Isherwood, and went on to be produced at City Theatre in Pittsburgh, Strawdog in Chicago, and Curious Theatre Company in Denver. Jessica’s play, Row After Row, premiered with the Women’s Project at the City Center in NYC (Susan Blackburn nomination), completed its regional premiere at People’s Light and Theatre Company, and most recently ran at Echo Theater Company in LA (Ovation nomination for Best Play). Her new play, The Guard, was commissioned by Ford’s Theatre in D.C. and premiered there in September as part of the Women’s Voices Festival, with an upcoming production at City Theatre in Pittsburgh. Jessica is also an actor, most recently at Playwrights Horizons and on the TV show Shades of Blue. She serves on the board of the New Harmony Project. www.jessicadickey.com