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)






Fundraising Bottle Drive: August Long to September Long

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!

To sign-up, visit the Facebook event by clicking here, or contact us by clicking here.

For more information on recycling, visit SARCAN’s website: http://www.sarcan.ca/

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.