Staff

Company Members

Barrett Doyle

Artistic Associate

Barrett attended the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he received his BFA in Performing Arts. As a member of the 2009/2010 Actor's Express Intern Company, he performed in AE's productions of "Good Boys and True" and "100 Saints You Should Know". He has performed in Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre productions "Body Awareness", "Bachelorette", "The Issues Plays", and "Let's Make It".

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Britton Buttrill

Artistic Associate

Britton Buttrill is currently an MFA candidate in Playwriting at The New School for Drama. Britton’s plays include IRIS (Ego Actus, NYC, Midtown International Theatre Festival, NYC), UFFIZI (Riant Theatre, NYC; Bottled Lightning/Atlanta Fringe, Atlanta), and SCRATCHING (Pinch n' Ouch Theatre, Atlanta). He has also received staged readings at Horizon Theatre, Pinch n' Ouch Theatre, Drive By Theatre Project, and The Essential Theatre Festival.

Directing credits include RED at Theatrical Outfit (Assistant Director), TAPE at Pinch n' Ouch Theatre (Assistant Director) and AGNES OF GOD at Oglethorpe University (DIRECTOR). Dramaturgy credits include RED at Theatrical Outfit and THE ODYSSEY at Georgia Shakespeare Festival.

Poetry and short story publications include The Oxford Review, Opium Magazine, and TELEFUNKIN’ Magazine. He has been the recipient of Horizon Theatre’s New South Young Playwrights Award and has been an E.B. Osborne Artist in Residence at the Purnell School in Pottersville, NJ.

Britton Buttrill is an Artistic Associate with Pinch n' Ouch Theatre and Bottled Lightning. He is an Atlanta native who now lives in Brooklyn and currently writes for New York Theatre Review. 

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Grant McGowen

Producing Artistic Director

Grant McGowen is the founder and Producing Artistic Director of Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre. He is an accomplished director, actor, and writer both on screen and stage. His producing credits include film: Boys Life, Heavy Water, Deadbeat, No Soliciting; Theatre: reasons to be pretty, Lobby Hero, Autobahn, Tape, Body Awareness, Bachelorette, Sex With the Censor, Beauty Runs on Light Feet, Baby Steps, Struggle Session, Some Girl(s), Assistance, Let's Make It, Wall Street Wedding, Scratching, Tits & Assets, and Speed the Plow.

 

His performance credits include theatre; Wall Street Wedding, Assistance, Some Girl(s), Tape, Autobahn, Reasons to Be Pretty, Three's a Crowd, Strange Snow, The Glass Menagerie, Hamlet, The Shape of Things, La Ronde, Oklahoma, and Footloose; Film: Boys Life, No Soliciting, Brohan, Finley, We Are Marshall; TV: Margo and the Universe, Drop Dead Diva, Single Ladies, and several commercials.

 

Directing credits include films: Deadbeat, Boys Life, The Decision; TV: McCullom; theatre: One Minute Play Festival, Lobby Hero, Bachelorette, Autobahn, Speed the Plow, Sex With the Censor, Baby Steps, Struggle Session, Beauty Runs on Light Feet, and Let's Make It.

 

Playwrighting credits: Wall Street Wedding, Let's Make It, One Minute Play Festival; Screenwriting: Deadbeat, Slow Motion, and McCullom. Grant's plays challenge the audience with important contemporary issues such as social equity, gender equality, body image, censorship and stigma.

 

Grant was most recently featured in Atlantan Magazine's "Top 20 Most Important People, Places, and Things to Watch on Atlanta's Arts Scene." His plays have been recommended three times by the Suzi Bass Awards of Atlanta. 

 

Other press: "Teaching artist Grant McGowen and the hardest working man in the theatre business conducts courses into the finer points of acting..." (The Backstage Beat). "Director Grant McGowen has gotten fine, sharp performances from all his actors, in every play. As an observer of the Atlanta theatre scene for quite awhile now, I must say that I’m excited by what Mr. McGowen and Pinch ‘N’ Ouch are offering to Atlanta. It appears that more and more of the city’s finest actors want to work with him. Live theatre needs a sense of being on the edge, unafraid of new ideas, new plays, new actors. I think Mr. McGowen is the real deal, and I hope he sticks around" (Atlanta InTown Paper). "Grant McGowen is quickly becoming a voice of his generation" (Pure Politics). "Grant McGowen can really make a career in comedy if he wanted to" (Punchline Magazine).

 

Grant is a graduate of the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts where he studied the Meisner Technique. He recieved his undergrad at Wagner College in Theatre Performance. In NYC, he performed stand up regularly at The Pit, Upright Citizens Brigade, and the Comedy Cellar. In 2009, he worked as a Theatrical Agent for the Artists Group East. Grant is incredibly passionate and enjoys inspiring artists to work truthfully and collaboratively. He teaches the Meisner Acting Classes at Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre.

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Jackie Costello

Artistic Associate

Jackie started off at Pinch 'n' Ouch taking Meisner Acting Classes. She was cast as Karen in "Speed the Plow" and also Bobbi in the Suzi Bass recommended "Some Girls." She also performed in the PNO's "The Issues Project" on the Hertz Stage. She starred in the film “The Promotion” which premiered at the Short Film Corner of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and the Hoboken International Film Festival. When she is not in the theatre, she works at a local university in human resources. 

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Julissa Sabino

Artistic Associate

Julissa studied theatre at New York University via The Atlantic Theatre Company, where she began her studies of practical aesthetics and Meisner technique. Her theater credits include Oklahoma! (Ado Annie), Cactus Flower (Toni) and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Titania). She proudly continues studying Meisner technique at Pinch N Ouch and hopes to offer a voice & movement class soon. Julissa now happily resides in Atlanta where she pursues her passion of creating art, both musically & on stage and film. 

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Justin Anderson

Artistic Associate

Justin directed Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre's "Body Awareness" in 2011. Previous directing credits include Autobahn, Ordinary Days, The Last Romance, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Synchronicity Theatre), The Unexpected Showcase (Alliance Theatre Education), Say de Kooning and Lady of Fadima (The Jameson Project), and numerous high school productions during his four years as a theatre educator in Cartersville, Georgia. Since the summer of 2009, Justin has served as the production director for KidStuf at North Point Community Church. He holds a BA in theatre arts from Campbell University (Buies Creek NC), and a MA in theatre studies from Regent University. His upcoming works include: ONE-MINUTE PLAYS at Actors Express, TIME BETWEEN US at Serenbe Playhouse, TIGERS at Aurora Theatre, ASSASSINS at Fabrefaction Theatre, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY at Stage Door Players, HARABEL at Theatrical Outfit, the remount of PETITE ROUGE with Synchronicty Theatre, and THE FABULOUS LIPITONES at Theatrical Outfit.

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Kenneth Camp

Artistic Associate

Kenneth Camp is a Theatre graduate from SC Governor's School of the Arts and Humanities and College of Charleston. He has also studied the Meisner Technique at Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre. He has appeared in Pinch 'n' Ouch productions Autobahn and Lobby Hero, and Assitant Directed Speed-the-Plow. 

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Liz Schad

Artistic Associate

Liz Schad holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from Columbus State University. Since moving to Atlanta, she has worked with Fabrefaction Theatre Company, The Atlanta Lyric Theatre Company, Satin Alley Jazz, and Pinch 'N' Ouch Theatre. When she is not acting, Liz can be found in the tech booth stage managing. Past credits include: The Sound of Music, Speed the Plow, The Seagull, The Music Man and The Zoo Story. She is currently working in content management at a local internet company, and regularly takes Meisner Acting Classes at Pinch 'N' Ouch Theatre. 

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Max Reed

Associate Director

Since graduating from Berry College in 2012 with a degree in theatrical acting, Max Reed has been pursuing an acting career with a singular focus. Over the past two years, Max has performed in many stage productions and films across the Southeast, including The Game on BET and Swamp Murders on Discovery ID. He met Producer Grant McGowen and writer/producer Robby Glade through his involvement with Pinch 'n' Ouch theatre, where he trains in Meisner film acting. In addition to acting, Max is also an editor, writer, and director. He is currently directing and producing the web series, On the Path , and preparing to direct the short film, The Diner.   

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Michael Henry Harris

Artistic Associate

Michael directed the Suzi Bass recommended Tape at Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre in 2011. Other directing credits include: Sylvia and Proof both at OnStage Atlanta. Acting credits include the unnamed narrator in Connor McPherson's one man show St. Nicholas and Ned/Walker inThree Days of Rain. As a producer and Co-Artistic Director of NYC based InViolet Rep, he has produced three world premiers including Melanie Maras' Kiss Me on the Mouth directed by downtown theater stalwart and newly produced Broadway playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis (The Motherfu**er with the Hat, Jesus Hopped the A Train). InViolet recently produced Michael's first play 40 Weeks which also premiered in Atlanta at OnStage. Michael's most recent play Crimes Against Humanity premiered at the Atlanta Fringe Festival.

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Morgan McGowen

Associate Director

Morgan McGowen attended Kennesaw State University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Film Studies and Screenwriting. Since 2010, she has been working with Pinch ‘n’ Ouch Theatre as an Artistic Associate and is now the head of the Film & TV Department. She has written numerous final reel scenes for film students such as: Weird, Adam, Wasted, and Miles.


Her most recent project, Margo & the Universe, is a web series about a group of eccentric friends who are discovering where they belong in the universe, while battling life’s challenges and figuring out what it really means to be a twenty-something. Morgan is the writer and director of this project. She has also directed scenes from Water by the Spoonful and assistant directed original works in the One Minute Play Festival. Her play #Lonely was also featured in the One Minute Play Festival. 

 

Morgan studied the Meisner Technique at Pinch ‘n’ Ouch Theatre and completed the extensive education program offered there. These classes include: the Meisner Foundation, Acting for Stage, and Acting for Film/TV. She recently starred in Wall Street Wedding, a play written by Grant McGowen. 

 

She has on-camera acting experience working on commercials for companies such as Comcast, Nokia, Brawny, Floor & Décor, Georgia Pacific, P&G Salon Professionals, Toni & Guy, and Chevy.


She is looking forward to working on a feature film she wrote titled The Way We Are. The film is set to shoot this June, accompanied by a fundraising campaign. 

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Nicole Kemper

Associate Director

Nicole Kemper attended Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia where she acted in university productions, and wrote/produced several of her own plays. She graduated in 2002, summa cum laude, with highest honors in theater studies. 

 

In 2005, she left Atlanta to pursue an MFA in Directing for Film and Video at Columbia College in Chicago. While there, she wrote, directed, and edited short films that have screened the Atlanta Underground Film Festival, Atlanta Horror Film Festival, Macon Film Festival, Dixie Film Festival, and the Rome International Film Festival in Rome, Georgia. She returned to Atlanta in 2008, and began work as a video editor where she worked with commercial, broadcast, and corporate material in addition to documentary and narrative films. In 2010, she became a faculty member in the Digital Filmmaking and Video Department at the Art Institute of Atlanta where she taught video editing and production to up and coming filmmakers. 

 

Nicole has worked closely with Pinch n' Ouch Theater in Atlanta since 2013, where she is currently acting, developing new works with their company, and edits many of their filmed projects. In addition to developing her comedy series for the web, The Mother Load, she is looking forward to seeing another web series she has created, Art and Science, shoot in Atlanta in the summer of 2014. 

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Patrick Morgan

Associate Director

Patrick Morgan attended the University of Georgia with a degree in Comparative Literature, where he acted in student short films as well as writing and acting in his own shorts. Since graduating in 2010, he has been involved in the Atlanta film and acting community, including a film adaptation of Tennessee William's I Can't Imagine Tomorrow. He's worked in the Art Department on Dennis Illadis' Plus One
(2013) and Tim Story's Ride Along (2014).He wrote and acted, The Decision, which was adapted from his own feature-length screenplay. 

 

He's worked with Pinch n Ouch Theaters, under the guidance and direction of Grant McGowen since 2011. Currently, he is preparing to direct the short film Ruthless, and two of his plays will be featured in the 2014 One Minute Play Festival. 

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Robby Glade

Associate Director

Robby Glade graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, GA with a BBA in business administration and a minor in Theater Studies. While at Emory he directed and performed in many productions with Theater Emory, Rathskellar Improv Troupe, and Ad Hoc Productions, for which he also served as the Artistic Director. Robby also performed with the a capella group Aural Pleasure and hosted a radio show on Emory’s WMRE radio station.

 

Robby Glade is also an alumnus Main Stage Actor at Whole World Improv Theater, where he performed as an improvisor and music director for five years. Currently, Robby is the director of music for Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Decatur GA, where he leads three choirs singing a mixture of traditional and contemporary Catholic and Gospel music. He is also the music director and keyboardist for Dapper Slap, a five member jazz funk band performing around Atlanta. In addition, Robby is currently apprenticing in studio photography under Atlanta-based photographer Wesley Channel.

 

Robby Glade has worked closely with Pinch ’N’ Ouch Theatre since 2013 as an actor, director, writer, and director of photography. Recently, Robby directed PnO’s world premier production of Wall Street Wedding and acted in both PnO’s stage production of The Aliens and its first web series, Margo and the Universe. In addition to directing PnO’s upcoming comedy series for the web, Art and Science, he is looking forward to producing a short film he wrote, Diner, shooting in Atlanta in the summer of 2014.

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Sarah Hodges

Associate Director

Sarah Hodges is a student and artist at Pinch ’N’ Ouch Theatre. She has taken Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the Meisner technique under Artistic Director Grant McGowen, which includes stage and camera performance as well as writing, producing, and directing skills. Her credits at PNO Theatre include Assistant Stage Manager of ‘Scratching’ and Stage Manager for ‘Wall Street Wedding.’ She has appeared onstage as Catherine in three scenes from ‘Proof,’ on film as Cynthia in a scene from ‘Sex, Lies, & Videotape,’ and as Norah in two scenes from ‘Sunshine Cleaning’. She wrote a final reel scene for two peers, and was the script supervisor on that shoot. She dealt with props for Morgan McGowen’s first episode of ‘Margo & The Universe.' She is also currently directing two scenes from ‘The Penetration Play’ for a PNO Student Showcase, producing Patrick Morgan's short film, ‘Ruthless,’ preparing for her own final reel, as well as writing an upcoming play and upcoming screenplay. She is so excited for the opportunity to direct the short film, ‘Hi, Grandma,’ written by Patrick Morgan, and produced by Morgan McGowen.

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Topher Payne

Artistic Associate

Topher Payne is the author of more than a dozen produced works for the stage, including LAKEBOTTOM PROPER at The Springer Opera House, TOKENS OF AFFECTION at Georgia Ensemble Theatre, ABOVE THE FOLD, which won the 2009 Metro Atlanta Theatre Awards for Best Original Work and Best Play of the Year, and THE MEDICINE SHOWDOWN (co-authored with Adam Koplan), which Creative Loafing selected as one of the Best Plays of the Decade.A resident of Atlanta since 1999, Topher served as a Grand Marshal for the 2011 Atlanta Pride Parade, and has been honored with numerous distinctions by the community, including: Best Local Playwright (Creative Loafing Reader’s Choice, 2010 & 2011); Best Local Writer and Best Local Actor (GA Voice Reader’s Choice, 2010 & 2011); Artist of the Year (David Magazine 2011) ; Best Local Playwright (Sunday Paper, 2010); Best Actor (2011 Post & Alley Awards, for his performance in Proof.)

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