SATAward Nominations

Embrace Theatre is proud to have been nominated for SATAwards each year we have been eligible – for more details, click here. This year is no exception as Charlie Peters and S.E. Grummett have been nominated in the Outstanding Original Script and Outstanding Projection Design categories respectively for their work on Elemental. The recipients will be announced on September 9th, 2019. Congratulations to all nominees!


We’re getting very excited to bring you Elemental at Live Five in February. Stay tuned for more announcements! In the meantime, read all about the production here, or find out about the two shows that make up the evening: On the Rocks and Many Fires.

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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!

Meet the Macbeth Team: Amberlin Hsu – Production Designer

Amberlin Hsu, a former dance student in NTUA in Taiwan, and a current fourth-year drama student in the U of S. She has been in different parts of theatre production, and specifically focusing on designing, choreographing, and stage-managing. Recent costume design credits: Displaced for Ground Cover Theatre, Madama Butterfly for Saskatoon Opera Company, Our Town and Vernon God Little for Greystone Theatre, and The Beggar’s Opera for U of S Music department. Recent lighting designed credits: Coram boy, and co-design for Vernon God Little, Out Town, and The Beggar’s Opera. Remaining Silence and O are two small projects she has done in the U of S. Amberlin also works as wardrobe assistant in the U of S department of drama, and Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan in 2014 and 2015.

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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.

Meet The Clockmakers: Johnna Wright

Name: Johnna Wright

Role: Director

What Excites Johnna About The Clockmaker:Johnna Wright

I love the way the story is so multi-layered. You could go back and see this play again, once you know where the twists and turns are, and get even more out of it than you did the first time.

Johnna’s Bio:

Johnna is delighted to be directing for Live Five twice this season, having started in September with Reasons to be Pretty (Fire in the Hole/Live Five). Recent credits include The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan; SATAward, Achievement in Direction). Johnna is a two-time recipient of Vancouver’s Jessie Richardson Awards for Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Production (The Merry Wives of Windsor, Bard on the Beach 2013, and The Triumph of Love, Blackbird Theatre 2008). She is proud to have co-founded several Canadian theatre companies, including Vancouver’s Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival. Next, she will direct for Drayton Entertainment in Ontario.

Meet the Clockmakers: Chris Donlevy

Name: Chris Donlevy

Role: Sound Designer Chris Donlevy(2)

What Excites Chris About The Clockmaker:

This show immediately puts us off balance, with its wonderful blend of intrigue, humour, and tension, and never lets up. It’s a piece of writing that really drives, and I believe Saskatoon audiences will be talking about this story long after they leave the theatre.


Chris is thrilled to have worked on The Clockmaker, his second Live Five show and first as a sound designer! Chris is a BFA-Acting graduate from the University of Saskatchewan. He has designed and composed for various productions in the past. Sound credits: Saskatchewan Outdoors (Embrace Theatre/Saskatchewan Provincial Parks); Dr. Frightful Presents: DEAD AIR (Neverending Highway Productions); Bottome’s Dreame (Embrace Theatre). Performing credits: It’s A Wonderful Life (Persephone Theatre); Candide; Carmen (Opera Nuova); Stop Kiss (Embrace Theatre/Live Five); The Composer is Dead (Saskatoon Symphony); Into The Woods (Greystone Theatre). Upcoming: Two Corpses Go Dancing (Two Unruly Gentlemen/Live Five), and 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Persephone Theatre).

Meet The Clockmakers: Jenna Maren

Name: Jenna Maren

Role: Set Designer Jenna Maren(1)

What Jenna Says When People Ask Why They Should See The Clockmaker:

You should see The Clockmaker for the cast! They were fantastic at the first reading and will be fantastic on show day.
What Excites Jenna most About The Clockmaker:
The characters in The Clockmaker offer the most excitement for me. They are subtle, but very rich.

Jenna has had a wonderful time working with such a talented group of artists. Recent credits: Set design for Stop Kiss (Embrace Theatre/Live Five), 2014 SaskTel Youth Tour (Persphone Theatre), La Chambre Blanche (La Troupe du Jour), and A Man A Fish (Persephone’s Deep End Series) for which she won a Saskatoon and Area Theatre Award. Upcoming : Set design for La Raccourcie (La Troupe du Jour). Special thanks to Grahame Kent and Charlie Peters for creating opportunities for Saskatoon artists.