I Thee Wed Bios




Performer Lisa Hitch lives in Victoria, BC, after spending many years on the East Coast of the US. She is a theatre graduate of Concordia University, Montreal, and the American Academy of Dramatic Art in LA. She has appeared in theatre, TV and film in Toronto and Montreal, and also in Washington DC, where she was artist-in-residence at Lumina Studio Theatre. In Victoria, she has appeared with Four Seasons Theatre, Story Theatre, Giggling Iguana, Langham Court Theatre and On the Lam, along with TV documentary work and voiceovers. Recently, she enjoyed playing Mrs. Webb with her son as Wally Webb in Langham Court Theatre’s Our Town. She and Karen Lee took I Thee Wed to the Dublin International Gay Theatre Festival in May, where she was nominated for the Michael Mac Liammoir Award for Outstanding Achievement in Performance (Best Female).

Briana Rayner (stage manager, Dublin Festival & Vancouver Fringe) has been working in stage and film management for the past six years.  She has worked with Atomic Vaudeville in Victoria, BC for the past two years, and was also fortunate enough stage manage their production  Legoland by Jacob Richmond on Saltspring Island last Summer.  She is currently a stage manager at the Vancouver Theatresports League in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Karen Lee Pickett is a New York theatre artist who recently received her Canadian landed immigrant
status. She has written material for Po’House Productions and Lumina Studio Theatre, and has collaborated on theatre works by New York companies Treehouse Shakers and deep ellum ensemble. As an actor, she has appeared regionally in the U.S. at the Dallas Theater Center, Yale
Repertory Theatre and Stage West, among others, and has toured to Dublin, Berlin, Dallas and New Orleans. Her New York credits include the Brave New World project at Town Hall Theatre, Broadway, and various performances with Here Inc., deep ellum ensemble, and Lincoln Center
Theatre’s American Living Room series. In Victoria, she has appeared in lead roles for Langham Court Theatre and Victoria Operatic Society, and is currently working on her MFA in playwriting at the University of Victoria.

Britt Small
, director of I Thee Wed, completed her MFA in Directing at the University of Victoria with a production of Anne Carson's translation of Sophocles' ELECTRA. She also directed a new play by Janet Munsil, Circus Fire, at the Festival of New and Innovative Drama, which has also toured to the Prague Theatre Festival. Britt directed six Fringe plays in the past two years including Legoland, I Thee Wed, Potentilla, Scrupulosity and The Ugly Duchess. Other directing credits include Jacob Richmond's The Qualities of Zero and Firebugs at William Head on Stage.
She has an MFA in Directing from UVic and has received three local awards for best direction as well as a professional development grant from the Canada Council to attend LaMama Theatre's International Director's
Symposium in Italy. Britt has performed with Giggling Iguana, BumbleBee Theatre, Intrepid Theatre and Atomic Vaudeville. She has studied Clown with Michael Kennard, Modern Dance with Lynda Raino and Viewpoints with
Tina Landau. Together with Jacob Richmond, she is the co-artistic director of the popular cabaret Atomic Vaudeville which has been running since June 2004. She also plays in the band Slut Revolver.

Julia Cameron (stage manager, Toronto Fringe) is a Theatre and English student at the University of Victoria. While specializing in acting, Julia has had the opportunity to explore theatre production. She recently discovered an interest in stage management as an assistant stage manager on the UVic Phoenix Theatre's production of "Fen" by Caryl Churchill. She is thrilled to be making her stage managing debut working in the Toronto Fringe Festival!

Sylvia Lyndstrom (stage manager, Victoria Fringe) is very excited to be working the Fringe again this year with two of the most genuinely artistic and authentic performers ever. She is also thrilled to be working with a wonderful new script which has something to say to all of us about where we want to be and the paths we choose to get there. Recent theatre work includes The Lady's Not For Burning, Racing Demon, Lion in Winter, and Agatha Christie's The Unexpected Guest  for Langham Court, Oliver! and Sweeney Todd for VOS, and Taming of the Shrew and Merchant of Venice for the Shakespeare Society.