2016 SATAward Nominations

King and BanquoEmbrace Theatre is thrilled to announce that it has been nominated once again for the Saskatoon and Area Theatre Awards.

This year, costume designer Amberlin Hsu was nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design for her work on Macbeth last November.

emma headshotThe DuelEmma Thorpe was also nominated for Outstanding Emerging Artist for her work as a Fight Director. Emma staged the fights for Macbeth, as well as last season’s The Clockmaker. She also performed in Embrace Theatre’s  Saskatchewan Outdoors and Bottomes Dreame.

Congratulations to all the artists and companies nominated. See you at the Gala on September 26th!

Audition Announcement!

Embrace Theatre and Theatre Howl are remounting The Wild Dog Waits on the Concrete Path by Nathan Howe for a tour in 2018. The playwright will not be reprising his role, so we are searching for an actor (of any gender) to take on the part.

Go to our Auditions Page for more information.

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You’ve Got Time for This Shakespeare

This afternoon Macbeth opened to a house of students (and some members of the public) generously sponsored by G&S Landscape and Excavation Service.

The Starpheonix also published a great article and video about the production. Read the story and watch the video here!

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Meet the Macbeth Team: Emma Thorpe – Fight Director and Stage Manager

emma headshotEmma Thorpe is so jazzed to join this incredibly hardworking and talented team, and watch them play. Emma recently received her BFA Acting from the U of S,  is a graduate of the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, and has her intermediate certification from Fight Directors Canada. Emma has choreographed fights for Look/See (Theatre Howl), The Clockmaker (Neverending Highway/Embrace Theatre), and Tightrope (Tightrope Collective). When not fighting people with fists and very blunt swords, Emma can likely be found stage managing shows like  Lungs (Fire in the Hole Productions), Willow Road (Paper Cranes for Charlotte), Two Corpses Go Dancing (Two Unruly Gentlemen) The Brothers Grimm (Saskatoon Opera in Schools), and Our Country’s Good (Greystone Theatre).

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Meet the Macbeth Team: Grahame Kent – Associate Artist

Grahame Kent Head shotGrahame is really glad to be a part of his favourite Shakespeare: Macbeth!  A graduate from the University of Saskatchewan’s drama department, Grahame is a theatre artist based out of Saskatoon. He is an actor, writer, director, designer, stage manager and producer that you may have seen at the Fringe, at Live Five or at Persephone! He likes to call himself a swiss army knife of theatre in Saskatoon. Grahame is an associate artist with Embrace Theatre in addition to sitting on the Live Five and 25th St Theatre Board of Directors. Look for Grahame at Live Five in late November producing and performing in Dr. Frightful Presents: Dead Air.

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Meet the Macbeth Team: Jeanine Thrasher – Actor

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Jeanine Thrasher is a Saskatchewan raised artist with a passion for Shakespeare and Theatre Education. After completing her degree with a BFA- Acting with Distinction she pursued further training at Shakespeare and Company in Massachusetts and completed their Summer Training Intensive and Conservatory Program. Her latest acting credits include Alice in Mexico City and Chorus Member in Multiple pieces (Tightrope) and Lady Capulet/ Abram in Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare and Company). Jeanine is extremely passionate about using theatre to empower audiences and performers alike and continues to pursue opportunities and education to work towards this goal.

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