Yardsale Bios




Lisa Hitch is a native Victorian who has returned to the city after many years on the East Coast. She is a 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. There, she taught, directed and performed in many new works. In Victoria, she has recently performed with Four Seasons Theatre, and Story Theatre at the Belfry.



Sylvia Lindstrom is pleased to be working the Fringe after way too many years absence, and is also thrilled to be working with a wonderful new script and two very talented actors. Recent theatre work includes The Lady's Not For Burning, Racing Demon and Lion in Winter for Langham Court; Yeomen of the Guard and Sweeney Todd for VOS; and Merchant of Venice and Taming of the Shrew for the Shakespeare Society. This fall will find her performing SM duties for the VOS production of Oliver!.



Karen Lee Pickett recently moved to Victoria from New York, and is completing her degree in playwriting at the University of Victoria.  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 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. She was recently seen in Victoria as Jennet in The Lady’s Not for Burning at Langham Court Theatre.



Tim Sutherland is a Victoria-based director, dramaturge, actor, and teacher. He is the Artistic Director of Eclectic Circus Productions, a local not-for-profit theatre company which he co-founded in 1996. He has produced and directed many productions in Victoria and elsewhere in venues ranging from coffee shops and restaurants to galleries, theatres and auditoriums. Recent favourites include Oliver! for the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra and The Ballad of Phil Ochs for Ballad Productions in Victoria.