Meet the Macbeth Team: Lauren Allen – Associate Artist

Lauren Allen 4Lauren Allen is a bilingual musical theatre performer living and working in Saskatoon. Lauren has recently been seen in Dry Streak (Souris Valley Theatre), Tightrope (The Tightrope Collective), and Magical Munsch (Wide Open Children’s Theatre). Lauren has her own company, Staple Productions, and is a Social Media Coordinator at On the Boards Staging Company and Embrace Theatre. Check out her blog at

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Meet the Macbeth Team: Skye Brandon


Skye Brandon – is a Saskatoon director/actor/producer and overall Shakespeare enthusiast.  He recently returned from Shakespeare’s Globe in London where he had been invited to be apart of the 2015 International Fellowship.  Recently he has appeared at Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan (Much Ado About NothingOthello), and has directed for YXE Shakespeare Lab (Richard IICymbeline). Up next Skye is producing The Perfect Gift for Dancing Sky Theatre, and will be making his way to the Globe Theatre in Regina for The Secret Mask later this season.

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Great Review from PLANK Magazine in Vancouver

PLANK Magazine just reviewed The Wild Dog Waits on the Concrete Path under the headline “Sit, Stay, and Beg for More”.

Some notable comments include:

“[it] hooked me from its opening moments”

“Clever direction from Charlie Peters and simple, effective visuals by Brittany Lloyd make this a don’t-miss-it Fringe event.”

“This wonderfully simple, compelling performance has plenty of laugh out loud moments but might just bring a wee tear to your eye.”


“This one is a must see.”

Read the full review here.

SATAwards 2015

Embrace Theatre is thrilled to announce that it has once again been nominated for the Saskatoon and Area Theatre Awards:

Will Brooks was nominated for Outstanding Lighting Design for his work on The Clockmaker. Congratulations Will!


We also want to celebrate the many nominations of artists who have worked with us in the past:

Chris Donlevy (Bottomes Dreame, Stop Kiss, Saskatchewan Outdoors, The Clockmaker) – Nominated for Outstanding Emerging Artist

Alex Hartshorn (The Clockmaker) – Nominated for Outstanding Emerging Artist

Curits Peeteetuce (Stop Kiss) – Nominated for Outstanding Original Script (Nicimos – Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company).

Charlie Peters (Founding Director) – Nominated for Outstanding Lighting Design (Two Corpses Go Dancing – Two Unruly Gentlemen/Live Five)

Will Brooks (The Clockmaker)- Nominated for Outstanding Set Design (Two Corpses Go Dancing – Two Unruly Gentlemen/Live Five) AND Outstanding Direction (Othello – Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan)

Jenna Maren (Stop Kiss, The Clockmaker) – Nominated for Outstanding Set Design (La Raccourcie – La Troupe Du Jour)

Kate Herriot (Bottomes Dreame) – Nominated for Outstanding Female Performance (Two Corpses Go Dancing – Two Unruly Gentlemen/Live Five)

Jenna-Lee Hyde (Stop Kiss) – Nominated for Outstanding Female Performance (Reasons to be Pretty – Fire in the Hole/Live Five AND Much Ado About Nothing – Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan)

Donovan Scheirer (Bottomes Dreame) – Nominated for Outstanding Sound Design, Composition, or Musical Direction (Two Corpses Go Dancing – Two Unruly Gentlemen/Live Five)

Gilles Zolty (Stop Kiss) – Nominated for Outstanding Sound Design, Composition, or Musical Direction (Mary’s Wedding – Persephone Theatre AND Othello – Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan)






Fundraising Bottle Drive: August Long to September Long

For the entire month of August, Embrace Theatre will be collecting your SARCAN-approved recyclables to raise money for The Wild Dog Waits on the Concrete Path, our upcoming fall show! We will arrange pick up/drop off times and locations in the Facebook Event. We are available to come to you!

Let us know when you would like us to collect your bottles and cans and we will make arrangements with you to do so at your earliest convenience. Keep us in mind when you’re celebrating the long weekends in August and September, and help us to take care of our planet by recycling!

To sign-up, visit the Facebook event by clicking here, or contact us by clicking here.

For more information on recycling, visit SARCAN’s website:

On Tour

Embrace Theatre is currently presenting Saskatchewan Outdoors: A Touring Play for Families around the province. Click here to find out when it will be in a community, park, or festival near you!

The Wild Dog Waits on the Concrete Path by Nathan Howe will premiere at the Vancouver Fringe Festival in September.

Clockmaker Review

Cam Fuller of the Saskatoon StarPheonix joined us for opening night! He had this to say:

“intriguing and engaging”

“it’s delightful because… the acting [is] so good”

“Hartshorn is nothing less than a revelation as Frieda… she was completely in the moment and delivered a magnetic, flawless performance.”

“Jenna Maren’s interesting set… [delivers] a bit of magic”

Read the full review here.

Meet the Clockmakers: Alex Hartshorn

Name: Alex Hartshorn

Role: Actor – Frieda Alexandria Hartshorn

What Excites Alex About The Clockmaker:

What excites me about The Clockmaker is that, through the phenomenal designing of the show, these very different realms come together on one stage and lead both actors and audience through a whirlwind of an adventure, and… it’s very fun.


Alex is so happy to be sharing this story of The Clockmaker. She completed her BFA in Acting at the University of Saskatchewan in 2011, and is a graduate of the Globe Theatre Actor Training Conservatory (2012), as well as the One Yellow Rabbit Devised Theatre Intensive (2014). Select theatre credits include Five Women Wearing the Same Dress (Thigh High Theatre/Strikes Twice Productions/Live Five), Run for Your Wife (Magdalene Theatre), My Chernobyl (Persephone Theatre) and Pride and Prejudice and Becky’s New Car (Globe Theatre). Coming up next, Alex can be seen in A Date with the Night (Globe Theatre Sandbox).