Elizabeth recently received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the U of S, and is also a graduate of Vancouver Film School’s Acting for Film & TV program. Her most recent credits include Theatre Howl’s horror play Look//See; local artist Anna Seibel’s short play Commodius; Our Country’s Good, Better Living, and Into the Woods with Greystone Theatre; and My Chernobyl at Persephone. Look for her again this spring in Persephone’s presentation ofThe Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble, directed by Johnna Wright. Liz is thrilled to have the chance to play this incredibly juicy and challenging role, and has greatly enjoyed playing and creating with her friends. Unquantifiable amounts of gratitude and admiration to Skye; it has been invaluable to have had the opportunity to work with someone who is so passionate and knowledgeable about the bard. Enjoy the show!
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.
Born and raised in Regina, Kate is a proud graduate of both the U of R’s BFA Acting Program and the 2010 Globe Theatre Conservatory. Since moving to Saskatoon, Kate has become a board member with Live Five Theatre, a theatre school instructor with Persephone Theatre, and a co-host of Mom, I’m a Thespian on CFCR 90.5 FM. In May, Kate co-produced, curated & directed multiple pieces of theatre for Tightrope, a new multi-arts festival of performance which ran at The Refinery. She also directed Theatre Howl’s horror play, Look//See, for the Saskatoon Fringe this summer. Recently, Kate received a SATAward nomination for her work in Two Corpses Go Dancing (Live Five/Two Unruly Gentlemen Theatre).
Lauren 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 lauren-allen.net
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 Nothing, Othello), and has directed for YXE Shakespeare Lab (Richard II, Cymbeline). 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.
Our production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth is right around the corner! We owe a huge thank you to the folks who’ve helped make it happen. Please check out our Sponsors, Partners, and Donors Page and thank them for their support!
Embrace Theatre is thrilled to announce that it has once again been nominated for the Saskatoon and Area Theatre Awards:
We also want to celebrate the many nominations of artists who have worked with us in the past:
Charlie Peters (Founding Director) – Nominated for Outstanding Lighting Design (Two Corpses Go Dancing – Two Unruly Gentlemen/Live Five)
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!
For more information on recycling, visit SARCAN’s website: http://www.sarcan.ca/
We’re putting the finishing touches on this summer’s remount tour of Saskatchewan Outdoors: A Touring Play for Families. Stay tuned for the full list of communities and parks around the province which will be hosting the show as we spend 7 weeks crisscrossing the province.
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.