Meet the Director of Stop Kiss, Charlie Peters

“I think art has two Charlie Peters 4roles: one is to entertain us, to show us beauty, and the other is to challenge us, to show us truth. This play does both masterfully.”

Charlie Peters


Charlie holds a BFA in Acting from the U of S but works in theatre not only as an actor but also as a director, playwright, dramaturge, lighting designer, and educator. In 2013 he won the SATAward for Outstanding Emerging Artist. He is the Founding Director of Embrace Theatre, President of the Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre, a board member of 25th Street Theatre, and a consultant for Crossing Bridges: The Saskatoon Theatre Blog (

Selected Previous Directing Credits: Bottome’s Dreame (Embrace Theatre/Saskatoon Fringe), The Magic Flute (Saskatoon Opera in Schools), Farragut North (Broadway Mime/Live Five), Angel in the House (International Virginia Woolf Conference).

Upcoming Work: Stage Director – The Brother’s Grimm (Saskatoon Opera in Schools), Workshop and Reading of his play BYOB (Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre Spring Festival), Creator/Director/Dramaturge Saskatchewan Outdoors: A Touring Play for Families (Embrace Theatre/Saskatchewan Parks).

Personal Website:

“I’ve been thinking a lot about art and the need for it not to exist in a bubble of its own making. Art must be in dialogue with culture and community.”

***Read more about Charlie’s views on Stop Kiss in this article by Planet S.

***Read more about Embrace Theatre’s production of Stop Kiss by Diana Son

***Read about the rest of the Cast and Creative Team of Stop Kiss 


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