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).

www.charliepeters.ca

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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.

 

Meet the Clockmakers: Jamie Lee Shebelski

Name: Jamie Lee Shebelski Jamie Lee Shebelski

Role: Actor – Madame Pierre

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!

Jamie’s Bio:

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.

 

Settlers of Catan Tournament

Lots of Prizes!

Video Games on the Big Screen!

A full day of Catan!

charlie fundraiser poster - N64 colours 8.5x14 FINALJoin Embrace Theatre for a Settlers of Catan Tournament of epic proportions, and help us raise funds for our upcoming production of The Clockmaker by Stephen Massicotte!

The Tournament runs Saturday November 8th from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm at Louis Pub on campus.

All the info can be found right here.

Tickets are available here.

Want to see backstage?

20140406_222759Ever 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:

  1. a sense of curiosity

    Stop Kiss 2014

    Stop Kiss 2014

  2. an investment of time to witness the production as it progresses, to ask questions, and to document your process of discovery
  3. time in the editing suite to create the short videos

What we provide:

  1. Access to each step of our production
  2. A professional consultant to support the video-creation
  3. 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.

To Apply:

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.

For more info, contact us on Facebook or email embracetheatreyxe@gmail.com

2014 SATAward Nominations for Embrace Theatre

SATAwards HeaderThe nominees for the Saskatoon and Area Theatre Awards were announced today and we are pleased as punch to have been honoured with so many nominations!

Jenna-Lee Hyde has been nominated twice for Achievement in Performance, including for Stop Kiss!

Gilles Zolty has been nominated thrice for Achievement in Sound Design, including Stop Kiss!

Jenna Maren has been nominated twice for Achievement in Set design, including Stop Kiss!

Our Artistic Director Charlie Peters has been nominated for Achievement in Direction for Stop Kiss!

Curtis Peeteetuce (Stop Kiss Ensemble) has been nominated for Achievement in Sound Design!

Dakota Hebert (Saskatchewan Outdoors Ensemble) has been nominated for Achievement in Performance and Outstanding Emerging Artist!

Shelby Lyn Lowe (Saskatchewan Outdoors Ensemble) was an assistant costume designer for Leading Ladies, which has received a nomination for Achievement in Costume Design!

Angela Kemp and Jenna Maren (Stop Kiss Ensemble/Designer) have both also been nominated for Outstanding Emerging Artist!

What a gift it is to have worked with such a long list of nominees and such a terrific group of people. Congratulations! A full list of this years nominees can be found by clicking here.

Fringe Performances Continue

The audience gathers before the show.

The audience gathers before the show.

Performances continue in Saskatoon at the PotashCorp Fringe Festival – we’re hoping for no rain so our show can perform!

We’ll be in the park behind Victoria School at 2pm and 7pm if the weather permits!

Click here for full tour info – including our performances at Douglass Provincial Park and Pike Lake this weekend.