Theatre Plexus is a Vancouver-based independent theatre company that tells intimate stories in small spaces that hit us in those tender places.

Whether comedic or dramatic, cabaret or site specific, the work created is often female-focussed and usually Canadian.

Caitlin McCarthy, Artistic Producer for Theatre Plexus.

Caitlin is an actor, writer, director and producer. As an actor, she has appeared in What You’re Missing (Chutzpah Festival), 2nd Story (The Only Animal),  The Zombie Syndrome (The Virtual Stage), Brighton Beach Memoirs (Theatre North West), BASH (Hardline Theatre), and L’hypocrite (Théâtre la Seizième), among others.

With Theatre Plexus, she played Sabina in 8 Girls Without Boyfriends, a show she also produced. She also wrote Saudade, a one-person show which she performed at the 2014 Victoria and Vancouver Fringe Festivals, and she will be bringing it to the Toronto Fringe Festival in July 2015. This June, she will appear in the Theatre Plexus production of Scratch by Toronto playwright Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman, a show she is co-producing with Stephanie Izsak.

Caitlin was recently the Associate Artistic Producer for The Chop Theatre ‘s production of Sonic Elder at the 2015 PuSh Festival. In 2014, she was an intern with The Only Animal, and was an Associate Producer and Assistant Director of their production of Nothing But Sky. She is a former artistic associate of the Toronto independent company Nobody’s Business Theatre, and appeared in numerous productions with them as well as directing The Johnnie and Morgan Mystery Hour. From 2005-2007, she was involved with the Paprika Festival at the Tarragon Theatre, where she directed Girls of Kensington and then held a position as Associate Producer. Caitlin is especially interested in supporting the work of emerging artists and stories with a strong female voice. From 2006-2008, she was a member of the all-female collective Theatre Revolve, which sought to empower young women through the creation of live theatre, artistic training, mentorship and leadership development.

Caitlin is a graduate of the University College Drama Program at the University of Toronto, and of the Acting Program at Studio 58, where she was the recipient of the Antony Holland Trust Scholarship for outstanding skill and dedication.

Stephanie Izsak, Associate Producer: Scratch

Stephanie is a Vancouver based, Ottawa-born actor, playwright and producer. After graduating from Studio 58 in the spring of 2013, she opened Touchstone Theatre’s 45th season with Trina Davies’ The Romeo Initiative, followed by Duncan Macmillan’s acclaimed show Lungs (Mitch and Murray Productions) for which she received a Jesse Richardson Nomination for Lead Actress (Small Theatre).

Select credits include: Sharon in Detroit (Plosiv Productions, Ottawa ON), Silvia in The Game of Love and Chance (Odyssey Theatre, Ottawa ON), Ann in Balm in Gilead (dir. Bob Frazer, Studio 58) Ilse in the Western Canadian premier of Spring Awakening: Musical (dir.David Hudgins, Studio 58), Anna Andreyevna in The Government Inspector (dir. David Mackay, Studio 58), Hermia/Titania in Midsummer Nights Dream (A Company of Fools) and Linda in Blood Brothers (Gladstone Theatre).

Stephanie is the recipient of the Sydney J. Risk Foundation Award recognizing demonstrated excellence and outstanding potential for a career in the professional theatre and was profiled by the Georgia Straight as an Emerging Artist to Watch in 2014.  She holds an Honours BA in Theatre from Bishops University. Next Up: Stephanie’s one-woman musical ‘Swan Song’ is being produced by SHIFT Theatre Society this spring, and you can catch Stephanie next in Scratch with Theatre Plexus directed by Genevieve Fleming (2015).