Two young siblings aretaken from their accustomed urban world of video games and TV for a family camping trip. Despite their initial reluctance, the wildlife, the freedom, and the glow of the campfire give them a new understanding of themselves, their family, and their world. With actors taking on multiple roles, manipulating puppets, playing instruments, singing, and telling stories, audiences of all ages will be taken on a spectacle-filled journey into the wonders of the outdoors.
We’re on the road! Our summer tour has begun! Click here to find out where we are in the province.
Saskatchewan Parks, a major supporter of our work, has a fantastic program they are promoting in conjunction with our show. Their Learn to Camp program is a great way to introduce new people to the joy of camping: a major theme of our show!
Read the stories submitted from around the province on which our play is based by visiting our Facebook page. While you’re there, you can also check out all of the songs that were submitted to our song contest!
If you know a business that would like to sponsor us or a community organization interested in presenting our work this summer, please contact us!
Why Embrace This Project?
A major aim of this project is to provide theatre free of charge. Theatre tells the stories of our culture, of our time and money should not be a barrier to full participation. Theatre should be for everyone. Engaging with diverse audiences is part of Embrace Theatre’s mandate, and one of the best ways to do that is by removing all financial barriers to participation and by taking the performance to the audience, as opposed to asking them to come to you.
Theatre need not be confined to traditional theatre spaces. Moreover, it need not be confined to traditional understandings of storytelling: music, dance, puppetry, and many other forms can and should find a home in theatre. By challenging conventional understandings of what theatre is and can be, this project invites audiences to engage in ways they otherwise might not.
The Creative Team
Charlie Peters (Co-Creator/Director/Dramaturge)
Shelby Lyn Lowe (Co-Creator/Production Designer/Stage Manger/Puppeteer)
Emma Thorpe (Co-Creator/Performer)
Chris Donlevy (Co-Creator/Performer/Composer/Music Director)
Dakota Ray Herbert (Co-Creator/Performer)
Dakota Hebert appears with permission of Canadian Actors Equity Association.
“Prairie Sea” music and lyrics by Katie Miller
Poetry contributed by Former Saskatchewan Poet Laureate Don Kerr
Vernon Boldick, Jacob Yaworski, Barry Lowe of Barry the Builder, Kindermusik with Kari and Friends, Craig Krogan, Jeanine Thrasher, Bethani Jade, Grahame Kent, Lynne Higgins & Al Peters, and Lilian & Doug Thorpe.
Supporters of our Fund What You Can Campaign:
Supportive Campers: Lauren Allen, Nolan Blackstock
Outdoor Explorers: Beth Dolmage, Carla Orosz
Nature Lovers: Lynne Higgins & Al Peters
Others: Ken Glover, and our many anonymous contributors
Saskatchewan Arts Board Funding
A very special thank you is owed to the Saskatchewan Arts Board for their funding of the original production through the Independent Artists Program.
Their support allows professional art in Saskatchewan to flourish.
Creative Saskatchewan Funding