Meet the Clockmakers: Charlie Peters

Name: Charlie Peters

Charlie Peters - Co-Creator/Director/Dramaturge

Charlie Peters

Role: Actor – Heinrich Mann

What Excites Charlie About The Clockmaker:

It’s a script that keeps you guessing. It is, at turns, romantic, funny, scary, and fascinating. It’s well-written. But it’s also performed by an amazing cast, supported by a creative team of hugely talented folks. That’s a great combination!

Charlie’s Bio:

Charlie has a BFA in Acting from the University of Saskatchewan but works in theatre not only as an actor but also as a stage director, playwright, dramaturge, lighting designer, and educator. In 2013 he won the SATAward for Outstanding Emerging Artist and was nominated in 2014 in the Outstanding Direction category for Stop Kiss (Embrace Theatre/Live Five). He has recently worked at Live Five, Persephone Theatre, Saskatoon Opera, the Saskatoon Fringe, and with the Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre. He is the founding director of Embrace Theatre.

Upcoming: Lighting Designer, Two Corpses Go Dancing (Two Unruly Gentlemen/Live Five); Director, Hansel and Gretel (Saskatoon Opera in Schools).

www.charliepeters.ca

Meet The Clockmakers: Grahame Kent

Name: Grahame Kent

Role: Actor – AdolphusGrahame Kent

What Excites Grahame About The Clockmaker:

It is never as simple as it seems!  I love a script that draws you in with its charm and apparent simplicity and then goes further and gets more complicated with each step.  It is the sign of a smart and skilled playwright and this is a great example.

Grahame’s Bio:

Grahame is delighted to be back on the Live Five stage, especially alongside such a wonderful and talented team.  He also wants to thank you for coming to see the show! For Live Five: The Edible Woman (Thigh High Theatre/Live Five) and stage manager for Love/Stories (Ball and Chain Theatre/Live Five). Other: Burt White in Dr. Frightful Presents: Dead Air (Canadian Fringe Circuit), Butch in Leading Ladies (Persephone Theatre) and Judas Iscariot in The Black Bonspiel of Wullie McCrimmon (Persephone Theatre). Grahame also sits on the board of directors for both Live Five Independent Theatre and 25th Street Theatre.

 

Meet the Clockmakers: Jamie Lee Shebelski

Name: Jamie Lee Shebelski Jamie Lee Shebelski

Role: Actor – Madame Pierre

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

It’s a lovely story, with a bit of mystery to keep you guessing.  Plus, there’s cuckoo clocks!

Jamie’s Bio:

Previous shows with Live Five include The Science of Disconnection (RiverCity Theatre Co-op), It’s All True, Scorched Ice, and The Coronation Voyage (Last Exit Theatre). Other select theatre credits include: The Importance of Being Earnest (Persephone Theatre/WCT); Velocity (Persephone Theatre); Hamlet (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan); Gordon Winter (Persephone Theatre/National Arts Centre); The Alchemist (Dancing Sky Theatre); Perfect Pie (Nakai Theatre); Merlin (Western Canada Theatre); Silence (Northern Light Theatre); and Lig & Bittle (Concrete Theatre/YPT). Jamie Lee received a SATAward for Outstanding Achievement in Performance for her 2009/2010 Body of Work. She is a proud graduate of Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto and Canada’s National Voice Intensive.

 

Meet the Clockmakers: Will Brooks

Name: Will Brooks Will Brooks

Role: Lighting Designer

What Excites Will About The Clockmaker:

It is never as simple as it seems!  I love a script that draws you in with its charm and apparent simplicity and then goes further and gets more complicated with each step.  It is the sign of a smart and skilled playwright and this is a great example.

Will’s Bio:

Most recently Will directed Romeo and Juliet for Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan and assistant lighting designed Persephone Theatre’s It’s A Wonderful Life. Also with Persephone Theatre some of his recent directing credits were My Chernobyl, Edward the Crazy Man, and God of Carnage. His directing has also been seen recently with independent companies with productions of Waiting for the Parade and The Science of Disconnection. As a lighting designer or assistant lighting designer Will has done work recently on The Science of Disconnection, Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, and A History of Breathing

Sask Outdoors Launch at Saskatoon Farmers Market Saturday May 10th

LogoFINNALtextThis summer Embrace Theatre will tour an original play celebrating the richness of Saskatchewan’s outdoors, presenting it… outdoors in Saskatchewan!  With the support of Saskatchewan Parks and other Saskatchewan organizations, this outdoor play for families will travel the province, entertaining thousands of people in many communities.

Woods Sunset ExcitedWe’re launching Saskatchewan Outdoors: A Touring Play for Families with a special sneak-peek at some of our creative work on Saturday, May 10th, 2014 at The Saskatoon Farmer’s Market (19th Street and Avenue B).  Come on down to see what we’re creating! (Repeat performances will occur into the afternoon).

Find details by going to our facebook event.

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

Biography

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 (www.saskatoontheatreblog.wordpress.com).

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: www.charliepeters.ca

“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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Meet Jaron Francis, our George in Stop Kiss

Biography

Jaron Francis(1)Jaron is an actor, writer and producer who lives in Toronto but calls Saskatoon home. He has performed at Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, Persephone Theatre, the Station Arts Centre and with Live Five. Most recently he was seen in Evelyne de la Chenelière’s Strawberries in January at Persephone. In 2012, his play Like Parting Water, presented through Live Five, was honoured with the SATA for Achievement in Playwriting. Next, Jaron will appear at the Port Stanley Theatre Festival in Stag and Doe.

What about the play resonates with you?

The idea of taking hold of one’s life with fervent ownership. Often people allow external pressures to trump their own longing. It’s a beautiful thing to watch one claw their way out of that shortcoming.
What do you do to prepare for a role (or this role specifically)?
Once I understand my character’s piece of the story puzzle, I search for as many ways as possible to exploit the ammunition the playwright has provided.
What does community engagement mean to you?
While audience engagement happens in the theatre during the play, community engagement happens primarily outside the space in conjunction with the performance. Encouraging, beckoning and provoking the community the play is created for is simply a way of furthering the production’s potential impact and usefulness.

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

***Click here to meet the rest of the cast***

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Indiegogo supports Embrace Theatre and International Women’s Day

A thank-you is in order!
On MARCH 3 (tomorrow!), Indiegogo has agreed to do something really special for us: for every $25 we raise through our Community Engagement campaign for ‘Stop Kiss’, Indiegogo will contribute an additional $1.
To all of you, to International Women’s Day, and to Indiegogo: thank-you for your continuous support!

Saskatchewan Outdoors Announcement

EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT:LogoFINNALtext            This summer, Embrace Theatre will be producing and touring an original piece of theatre incorporating puppetry, song, and story. The show will celebrate Saskatchewan’s outdoors. Best of all, this show will be based in part on your stories of being outside in this wonderful province. So…

Please share your stories on our Saskatchewan’s Wild Confessions page – who knows? You story may end up in our show!

The show will be produced in partnership with Saskatchewan Parks, The Ness Creek Cultural and Recreational Society, the Lyric Theatre Swift Current, and many others!

More information on the project can be found at:

https://embracetheatre.ca/upcoming/saskatchewan-outdoors/