Isaac joined Native Earth in December 2012 after helming the drama school at Young People’s Theatre for three years. In the late 90’s he was the General Manager of Theatre Kingston and managed the Baby Grand Studio.
Isaac has 10 years of stage management experience with a variety of theatre companies including Canadian Stage, Young People’s Theatre, Turtle Gals, fu-GEN, Cahoots Theatre, Modern Times and Theatre Direct. He has been an occasional performer, acting instructor, as well as dramaturg/director of new work, amongst others, Keith Barker’s award winning The Hours That Remain, and Donna-Michelle St Bernard’s The First Stone. Isaac holds an MFA in Acting (Ohio University), an MA in English Literature (Delhi University) and a B.Ed Inner City option (OISE/University of Toronto).
Isaac’s involvement with Native Earth began as a stage manager for Weesageechak many years ago. He stage managed for Native Earth including Death of a Chief workshops, and the international tour of Yvette Nolan’s Annie Mae’s Movement to Australia and New Zealand. He has performed in and been a dramaturg/director at earlier Weesageechak festivals.
Isaac currently sits on the board of Cahoots Theatre, and chairs Theatre Ontario’s Youth Theatre Training Program (YTTP). He has previously sat on the advisory committee of New Harlem Productions, as well as chair of the Toronto Association of Acting Studios.