Brandon Ivie, Associate Artistic Director – New Works l 5 years at Village Theatre
Brandon oversees new musical development at Village Theatre, including the Beta Series. His experience in new work development involves almost 100 readings, workshops and productions on Broadway and across the country. His other credits include Off-Broadway, The Public Theater/Joe’s Pub, Paper Mill Playhouse, Ford’s Theatre, Goodspeed Musicals, Signature Theatre, Barrington Stage, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Seattle Repertory Theatre, The 5th Avenue Theatre, and The Kennedy Center.
Tim Symons, Associate Artistic Director – Music l 16 years at Village Theatre
Tim has been a part of the Village Theatre orchestra since 1997 and has been the head of the music department since 2005. He has been a major voice in Village Theatre’s artistic decisions for the last two decades. He has music directed over 30 Village mainstage productions, as well as countless Village Originals and KIDSTAGE projects. Tim works regularly as a freelance music director, composer, and jazz musician, and his work has been seen at The 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre and ACT.
Jes Spencer, Associate Artistic Director – Casting & Arts Engagement l 6 years at Village Theatre
Jes has been overseeing Casting for Village Theatre since 2015 and is proud to work with the amazing artists in the thriving Seattle theatre community. She is the Co-Curator & Co-Producer of Village Theatre’s NextStage, a program that focuses on career development for artists. She will be working to grow Village’s Arts Engagement programming and provide opportunities for patrons and community members to engage on a deeper dramaturgical level with shows. She has worked around the country in arts management, administration, and production for Arts Center Enterprises Inc., Nebraska Theatre Caravan, and for Taproot Theatre and The Inverse Opera. As a director, Jes has worked locally with Village Theatre, KIDSTAGE, Taproot Theatre, ArtsWest, Showtunes!, and SecondStory Repertory.