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 Producing Artistic Director and a founding member of Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre. He is an accomplished director, actor, and writer both on screen and stage. Some of his favorite credits include Theatre: Wall Street Wedding, Let's Make It, Some Girl(s), Tape, Speed-the-Plow, Bachelorette, Lobby Hero, Reasons To Be Pretty, Autobahn, and Body Awarness; Film: No Soliciting, Heavy Water, and Finley; TV: Drop Dead Diva, Single Ladies, Margo and the Universe, and his pilot McCullom. Grant is a graduate of the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts where he studied the Meisner Technique. He also received part of his undergrad at Wagner College in Theatre Performance. In NYC, he performed comedy regularly at The Pit, Upright Citizens Brigade, and the Comedy Cellar. He was most recently featured in Atlantan Magazine's "Top 20 Most Important People, Places, and Things to Watch on Atlanta's Arts Scene." Grant is incredibly passionate and enjoys inspiring artists to work truthfully and collaboratively. He also 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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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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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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