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!

Audition Announcement!

Embrace Theatre and Theatre Howl are remounting The Wild Dog Waits on the Concrete Path by Nathan Howe for a tour in 2018. The playwright will not be reprising his role, so we are searching for an actor (of any gender) to take on the part.

Go to our Auditions Page for more information.

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You’ve Got Time for This Shakespeare

This afternoon Macbeth opened to a house of students (and some members of the public) generously sponsored by G&S Landscape and Excavation Service.

The Starpheonix also published a great article and video about the production. Read the story and watch the video here!


SATAwards 2015

Embrace Theatre is thrilled to announce that it has once again been nominated for the Saskatoon and Area Theatre Awards:

Will Brooks was nominated for Outstanding Lighting Design for his work on The Clockmaker. Congratulations Will!


We also want to celebrate the many nominations of artists who have worked with us in the past:

Chris Donlevy (Bottomes Dreame, Stop Kiss, Saskatchewan Outdoors, The Clockmaker) – Nominated for Outstanding Emerging Artist

Alex Hartshorn (The Clockmaker) – Nominated for Outstanding Emerging Artist

Curits Peeteetuce (Stop Kiss) – Nominated for Outstanding Original Script (Nicimos – Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company).

Charlie Peters (Founding Director) – Nominated for Outstanding Lighting Design (Two Corpses Go Dancing – Two Unruly Gentlemen/Live Five)

Will Brooks (The Clockmaker)- Nominated for Outstanding Set Design (Two Corpses Go Dancing – Two Unruly Gentlemen/Live Five) AND Outstanding Direction (Othello – Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan)

Jenna Maren (Stop Kiss, The Clockmaker) – Nominated for Outstanding Set Design (La Raccourcie – La Troupe Du Jour)

Kate Herriot (Bottomes Dreame) – Nominated for Outstanding Female Performance (Two Corpses Go Dancing – Two Unruly Gentlemen/Live Five)

Jenna-Lee Hyde (Stop Kiss) – Nominated for Outstanding Female Performance (Reasons to be Pretty – Fire in the Hole/Live Five AND Much Ado About Nothing – Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan)

Donovan Scheirer (Bottomes Dreame) – Nominated for Outstanding Sound Design, Composition, or Musical Direction (Two Corpses Go Dancing – Two Unruly Gentlemen/Live Five)

Gilles Zolty (Stop Kiss) – Nominated for Outstanding Sound Design, Composition, or Musical Direction (Mary’s Wedding – Persephone Theatre AND Othello – Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan)






Clockmaker Review

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.

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).


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.