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, and 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, andNoises 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 Deadand last season's 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.
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 also directed ITP's first and second shows of our current season: Katrina: Mother-in-Law of 'Em All and Jeff Recommended Recent Tragic Events. Georgette holds a Masters in Directing from Roosevelt University and a B.A. in Theatre Performance from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA.
RAJIV JOSEPH, Playwright
Joseph's Broadway play, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, was a 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist for drama, and also awarded a grant for Outstanding New American Play by the National Endowment for the Arts. Joseph's New York productions include Gruesome Playground Injuries (Second Stage Theatre, 2011); Animals Out of Paper (Second Stage Theatre, summer 2008); The Leopard and the Fox (adaptation), Alter Ego, (fall 2007);Huck & Holden (Cherry Lane Theatre, 2006); All This Intimacy (Second Stage Theatre, 2006). World premieres of new plays this year, include The North Pool at Theatre Works in Palo Alto; The Lake Effect at Crossroads Theatre in New Jersey; and The Medusa Body at the Alley Theatre. He received his BA in Creative Writing from Miami University and his MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He served for three years in the Peace Corps in Senegal.