• Be an effective voice – advocating for and representing theatre professionals to government and all aspects of our society, basing our messages on sound knowledge and thorough consultation among our members and partners.
• Build a strong network – facilitating effective communication among our members, and between our members and their theatre communities and stakeholders.
• Promote professional theatre – working for increased public awareness and support for the theatre professionals and professional theatre, for the encouragement of theatre opportunities and government understanding of the value and social importance of theatre to our province.
• Advance professional theatre – working with our membership to advance their skills and opportunities for creative development, business development and workforce development through training/mentorship initiatives, data sharing opportunities and technological advancements.
Our History ....
Saskatchewan Association of Theatre Professionals had its first Annual General Meeting on November 2nd, 2014, in Saskatoon, SK where new members began to sign theatres, and individual theatre professionals, into our membership. Initially created to represent the needs of Saskatchewan's professional theatre industry to government agencies, SATP seeks to empower, connect, and respond to the organizations and individuals that make up our community.
We not only represent professional theatre organizations, but individuals as well. We welcome and encourage membership from actors, directors, designers, artistic associates, playwrights, administrative staff, producers, technicians, stage managers, and every other position working in the professional theatre.
VISION – Our vision is for a dynamic and unified community of theatre professionals contributing to a vibrant and diverse society.
Our defining characteristics are seen in the values of:
• Inclusivity – acting as a collaborative partner in the broader theatre community and the creative industries, appreciating the strength of diversity among organizations, people and approaches.
• Creativity – encouraging creativity as part of a single continuum that links the new with tradition in the theatre and in organizations.
• Respect – acting with highest regard for the commitment of those who earn their living in the theatre.