Introducing Our Intern Artistic Associate: Brian Cochrane
Brian Cochrane is a theatre practitioner living in Vancouver. Recent directing credits include: Speech & Debate (Twenty Something); Love/Stories, The December Man – for which he won a Saskatoon & Area Theatre Award for Outstanding Direction, East of Berlin (Live Five, Saskatoon); The Cripple of Inishmaan (Guild Hall, Whitehorse); and Home Free! (Staircase Theatre, Vancouver & Victoria). Brian has spent a respectable amount of 2014 performing in The Bomb-itty of Errors (Arts Club and Belfry Theatres, respectively) – a remount of the 2012 show he helped to produce and for which he shares a Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance. He also wrote rap lyrics for and performs in Delinquent Theatre’s Stationary: a recession-era musical, which will appear in the spring of 2015 in both Barrie and Vancouver. This winter he will be directing Brendan Gall’s Wide Awake Hearts for Twenty Something Theatre and Hardline Productions in Vancouver, and Jordi Mand’s Between The Sheets for Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon. He has an MFA in Directing from UBC and a BFA in Acting from the University of Saskatchewan. Brian is Associate Artistic Producer with Twenty Something Theatre and was the recipient of the Ray Michal Prize for Outstanding Body of Work by an Emerging Director at the 2014 Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards.
“It’s a real pleasure for me to be joining Rumble Theatre as Intern Artistic Associate. I have admired the company since moving to Vancouver five years ago and look forward to learning all their deepest, darkest secrets – artistic and otherwise! Shadowing the staff here through an entire season will be extremely valuable to me in my own theatrical endeavors. Rumble is a company that really “walks the walk” when it comes to mentorship and this is a perfect time in my own life for this opportunity to emerge. Lately I’ve been busy as a director, performer, and producer of theatre – in the last twelve months I’ve worked in Vancouver, Victoria, Whitehorse, and Saskatoon – and I value the chance to immerse myself in the are where art merges with administration. This fall already looks busy with the Tremors Festival and the first installment of the Living Room series on the horizon. Hopefully I’ll meet you all there!”