On different projects, Embrace Theatre works with a diverse range of artists to create unique works. The structure and composition of each show’s team will be determined by its unique needs. Embrace Theatre works on an ensemble model; essentially, a new company is formed for each project. This means that each group of artists organizes itself to best be able to carry out the work of that project. Though each ensemble is distinct, all Embrace Theatre Ensembles are based on the same values.
A team of volunteers provides artistic visioning as well as artistic and production support to the Embrace Theatre Ensembles:
Charlie Peters – Founding Director
Charlie Peters is a Saskatoon-based theatre and opera director, actor, lighting designer, playwright, dramaturge, poet, and clown. He earned a BFA in Acting from the University of Saskatchewan and has continued his training at the Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance. He is the recipient of the Saskatoon and Area Theatre Award for Outstanding Emerging Artist (2013) and Outstanding Lighting Design (Two Corpses Go Dancing 2015) and was nominated for Outstanding Direction for Diana Son’s Stop Kiss (Embrace Theatre 2014). His artistic work has been seen on stages (and in parks, fields, school gyms, living rooms, and pools) across Saskatchewan and Western Canada. Charlie is Artistic Associate with Sum Theatre, Founding Director of Embrace Theatre, serves as Secretary on the board of directors of the Saskatchewan Association of Theatre Professionals, is a former President of the Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre, and works as a community-based theatre educator, using drama skills to build community, inter and intra-personal awareness, and self-confidence through playful, imaginative learning. . www.charliepeters.ca