Emma Thorpe has trained as a performer at both the Randolph Academy in Toronto and the Drama Department of the University of Saskatchewan. In addition to acting, she has trained as a singer and dancer, has achieved certification as a stage combatant, and has earned Grade 8 RCM certification as a violinist – skills that will be put to use in this production. She has theatre devising experience from work with Ground Cover Theatre’s Displaced and Embrace Theatre’s adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bottome’s Dreame. She has also taught drama to children at the University of Saskatchewan’s summer drama camps and with Family Service Saskatoon.
CHRIS DONLEVY (Co-Creator/Actor) is a Saskatoon theatre artist, opera singer, musician, and graduate of the UofS Drama Department. He was last seen in Embrace Theatre’s production of Stop Kiss through Live Five at the Refinery. Chris is so pumped to be presenting a piece that will inspire kids to enjoy Saskatchewan and all it’s outdoor glory!
1. What is your favourite childhood memory about being outdoors in Saskatchewan?
The most challenging part for me personally has been trying to contribute what I believe to be the essence of Saskatchewan and it’s outdoors: it’s not something I think about nearly enough. It’s also something I grew up with, so I think I may just consider this amazing part of our province “business as usual” and I’ve neglected to give it the thought it deserves. Thankfully, being part of a cast that has thought about it has really helped me realize the wonder of our province!
3. Why should audiences see ‘Sask Outdoors’?
Sask Outdoors is funny, it’s touching, it has live music and puppets and clever sets and audience participation— it’s been so fun to put together, and we’re bursting at the seams to share it with everyone else (kids and adults alike!). All this fun, and completely free of charge. So why not come join us outdoors?