Saskatchewan Outdoors: A Touring Play for Families


LogoFINNALtextIn partnership with

Visitor Experiences & Saskatoon Parks Area Saskatchewan Parks (Parks, Culture, and Sport),

and with support from

Ness Creek Cultural and Recreational Society

Lyric Theatre Swift Current

Presenting Partner (Saskatoon)

25th Street Theatre

Produced with funding from The Saskatchewan Arts Board

A Video Introduction

Sask Outdoors: A Touring Play for Families FWYC from Embrace Theatre on Vimeo.

About the Project

Lost in the WoodsCreated based on stories submitted from around the province, the poetry of former Saskatchewan Poet Laureate Don Kerr, and the outdoors experiences of a team of young professional theatre artists, this spectacular show for families will tour Saskatchewan Provincial Parks in July and August, 2014. Each performance will be followed by a theatre and puppetry workshop for children.

To learn more about the project, visit the About page.


The basic outline from which we will develop the work is this:Text vs. Outdoors

Two young siblings are taken from their accustomed urban world of video games and TV for a family camping trip. Despite their initial reluctance, the wildlife, the freedom, and the glow of the campfire give them a new understanding of themselves, their family, and their world. With actors taking on multiple roles, manipulating puppets, playing instruments, singing, and telling stories, audiences of all ages will be taken on a spectacle-filled journey into Saskatchewan’s outdoors.

The Creative Team

Charlie Peters (Co-Creator/Director/Dramaturge)

Shelby Lyn Lowe  (Co-Creator/Production Designer/Stage Manger/Puppeteer)

Emma Thorpe (Co-Creator/Performer)

Chris Donlevy (C0-Creator/Performer/Composer/Music Director)

Dakota Ray Herbert (Co-Creator/Performer)

“Prairie Sea” music and lyrics by Katherine Miller

Poetry contributed by Former Saskatchewan Poet Laureate Don Kerr