Festival Staff and Support 2018




Producer — Liesl Lafferty

As a playwright, dramaturg and director, Liesl has co-created many new works. She received the Larry Lillo – Jessie Award for Outstanding Direction for House, by Daniel MacIvor. Currently, Liesl is the President of Wet Ink Collective, and she is pursuing an MFA in Playwriting at UBC.


Associate Producer – Tommy Partl

Originally from Wisconsin, Tommy Partl has worked with Sixth Street Theatre in his hometown and CollaborAction in Chicago. His plays, The Meth in Method and A Quick Skit About Quitting, were performed in New York, Long Island, and Washington, DC. He’s thrilled to join the team for the 2018 festival.

IMG_0076.JPGAssociate Producer – Andrey Summers

Andrey is pursuing his MFA in Creative Writing at UBC, and has been writing and producing theatre for many years. His play A Snowflake on the Tongue of Oberon won the Sydney Arts Guide’s 2015 Best Fringe Comedy award, but he had left Australia by then and didn’t find out until a year later.  He writes for thebeaverton.com under the pseudonym Andrey Summers.



Creative Writing Faculty Advisor  —  Bryan Wade

Bryan Wade is a playwright, radio dramatist, & novelist. Stage plays have been produced in Toronto, Seattle and Chicago, radio dramas broadcast in Canada/Australia.
Recently, Chatterbox Audio Theater produced Scavenge as a podcast. He teaches in UBC’s Creative Writing Department. Upstart Crow Literary in New York currently represents his YA novels.


If you are interested in getting involved with Brave New 2018 please email crwr.bravenew@ubc.ca