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 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).
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 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.
What Jamie Says When People Ask Why They Should See The Clockmaker:
It’s a lovely story, with a bit of mystery to keep you guessing. Plus, there’s cuckoo clocks!
Previous shows with Live Five include The Science of Disconnection (RiverCity Theatre Co-op), It’s All True, Scorched Ice, and The Coronation Voyage (Last Exit Theatre). Other select theatre credits include: The Importance of Being Earnest (Persephone Theatre/WCT); Velocity (Persephone Theatre); Hamlet (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan); Gordon Winter (Persephone Theatre/National Arts Centre); The Alchemist (Dancing Sky Theatre); Perfect Pie (Nakai Theatre); Merlin (Western Canada Theatre); Silence (Northern Light Theatre); and Lig & Bittle (Concrete Theatre/YPT). Jamie Lee received a SATAward for Outstanding Achievement in Performance for her 2009/2010 Body of Work. She is a proud graduate of Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto and Canada’s National Voice Intensive.
Ever wanted to know what goes into making theatre?
How exactly does the play you see on opening night come to be?
We want to show you!
Neverending Highway and Embrace Theatre are seeking a member of our audience to come behind the scenes and learn about our theatre-making process, and then document it in a series of videos to be posted online. We are giving one audience member unparalleled access to our entire rehearsal process for our upcoming production of The Clockmaker at Live Five.
What you provide:
a sense of curiosity
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an investment of time to witness the production as it progresses, to ask questions, and to document your process of discovery
time in the editing suite to create the short videos
What we provide:
Access to each step of our production
A professional consultant to support the video-creation
A camera (or you can use your own)
Timeline and Commitment:
Pre–production work is already underway, but only a few hours in October and November will be needed. We enter rehearsals in December, and then a few hours every week or so will be required (we are taking time off for Christmas, of course!). In January we reach the height of our rehearsal process with tech week January 11-14th, preview January 15th, and opening night January 16th.
Submit a 1-2 minute video of yourself explaining why you should be the one to come backstage. Send it to us by October 20th. We’ll choose our collaborator by November.