2017 - 2018 Associate & Professional Theatre Organization Members
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Curtain Razors - Curtain Razors is a Saskatchewan not-for-profit corporation with charitable status operating continuously since its incorporation in 1988. Our mandate is to foster Saskatchewan interdisciplinary artists in the creation of contemporary performance that achieves a world-class level of excellence. We operate with a volunteer Board of Directors and a contracted Artistic Director, Joey Tremblay.
Dance Saskatchewan Inc. - Dance Saskatchewan is a non-profit organization committed to the advancement of dance. Our purpose is to preserve, promote, and represent dance in Saskatchewan, to support and enhance the development of all dance forms, and to educate about and encourage a passion for dance. We operate a multidisciplinary centre that focuses on dance, integrates related art forms, and provides expanded opportunities in a wellness environment.
Lyric Theatre - The Lyric Theatre is a non-profit, charitable organization run by a volunteer board with the assistance of many volunteers working behind the bar and on special committees. It is the volunteer commitment that truly makes the Lyric such a special place.
Professional Member Organizations
Globe Theatre - Globe Theatre is a national centre of excellence in the production of theatre-in-the-round and in fostering the work of Saskatchewan artists.
The Globe Theatre Society is a Board run not-for-profit organization. With this structure, the Board of Directors hires the Artistic Director who provides the artistic expertise and vision to realize the mission of the Globe Theatre Society. Globe Theatre receives federal, provincial and municipal grants and accepts corporate and private donations that are tax deductible. Revenue is also raised through ticket sales, theatre rental, fundraising projects and related ventures.
Globe Theatre is one of Saskatchewan's largest arts organizations with a permanent staff of 29 administrative, technical and artistic employees. Throughout a season, Globe employs more than 100 artists on a contract basis. The annual operating budget is just over $4 million
Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre - Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre - Nīkānīwin (pronounced knee-gone-knee-win) is a Plains Cree expression for ‘leadership’. Over the past year and a half, Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company (SNTC) has engaged members of the community regarding the next phase of our organization’s transition. In consultation with the Tootoosis family and after a process of ceremonial protocol, SNTC has successfully renamed our organization. Our new name, Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre, honours Gordon Tootoosis, a Cree and Canadian icon and one of the founding members of SNTC. We have a new focus on mentorship of emerging Indigenous artists, a focus on Circle of Voices (COV). We have reinstituted the component of culture in everything we do – our Cultural Advisor works closely with COV youth and with artists in the season’s programming. We are excited to open the doors to a new future for the company, one grounded in culture, language and history. When Gordon Tootoosis (Poundmaker First Nation) began working in theatre, there was a noticeable void of Aboriginal actors. He set out to fill that void by creating a platform for the development of young, burgeoning and experienced Aboriginal actors. In doing so, he has had a profound impact on both the Aboriginal and wider theatre community in Saskatoon and across the province and made an indelible mark on Canada’s theatre scene.
Live Five Independent Theatre - Live Five is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a home for local professional theatre artists to develop their careers in Saskatchewan.
To achieve this we:
- present a series of high calibre productions that attract and excite an audience,
- provide a support structure for artists to create their own work opportunities,
- encourage collaboration between established and emerging artists, and
- promote an environment of engagement and exploration between artists and audiences.
Since 2004, Live Five has been raising awareness of independent theatre productions and local professional artists in Saskatoon by combining multiple artistic visions from five local theatre companies into one powerful season. Run by an energetic board of directors, we do not produce the work, but rather invite artists to showcase their talent to our community while alleviating some of the stresses of producing, so they can remain focused on creating powerful pieces of theatre.
Our organization receives no operational funding of any kind. We survive on the sweat and dedication of our working board, and the generous support of Saskatoon's most wonderful, community-minded small business owners.
On The Boards Staging Company - ON THE BOARDS Staging Company is a non-profit organization operating on a unique, alternative model for producing independent performing art in Saskatoon. We support artists in staging their work by maintaining an accessible, professional venue and providing collaborative production services so they may focus on being an artist first and a producer second.
Our vision is to create an environment for the live arts to thrive in our community.
Our mission is to foster independent live arts production by providing opportunity and support services for performing artists and artist-producers, especially those lacking the corporate structure of a professional arts entity.
Persephone Theatre - Founded in 1974, Persephone Theatre has become one of the largest theatres in Canada, and the largest in Saskatchewan. Founded by Janet and Susan Wright, and Brian Richmond (the theatre's first artistic director), Persephone Theatre has a long, rich history of supporting the arts in Saskatoon.
In its early years, Persephone faced many problems associated with establishing a professional theatre. Between 1974 and 1981, there were no fewer than six artistic directors. Finally, in 1982, Hungarian-born Tibor Feheregyhazi was named to the position, where he remained until his death in July 2007. With his profound knowledge, passion and enthusiasm, as well as an extraordinary gift for choosing productions that captured the hearts and minds of a Saskatchewan audience, Persephone enjoyed a long succession of popular and profitable seasons.
Persephone Theatre has existed in a variety of venues before arriving at its current location at River Landing. The Mendel Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan’s Greystone Theatre and St. Thomas Wesley Church all served as temporary locations prior to Persephone’s acquisition and renovation of the Westgate Alliance Church, which served as home for 20 productive years.
Artistic Director Del Surjik took the helm in 2007 and Persephone moved into their new theatre facility at the Remai Arts Centre at River Landing. Persephone’s seasons have grown to a six play Main Stage series, a three play second stage series (The Deep End) and six productions for youth (including a provincial tour). Persephone Theatre continues to support the development and production of new work and local playwrights.
Prince Albert Spark Theatre - Spark Theatre aims to produce new and existing work that entertains, provokes thought and ignites dialogue for Prince Albert theatre goers.
Rooted in the unique composition and needs of our community, Spark Theatre is committed to enhancing the artistic fabric of our region, embracing works and artists that will expand our horizons.
RuBarb Productions - RuBarb Productions Inc. produces professional plays and musicals
of the highest quality, premiering new and musicals, engaging professional talent and developing the skills of emerging artists.
At RuBarb School of the Performing Arts, we believe that children should be free to dream. In their dreams, they can be ANYTHING. In their dreams, they are confident as they take on new roles and embark on new adventures.
RuBarb Productions Inc. is a thriving, non-profit theatre company presenting
high-quality, live theatre entertainment for the enjoyment of Moose Jaw residents and visitors.
Mission - To advance the public's understanding and appreciation of the arts by producing and performing high-quality, professional theatre.
To serve Moose Jaw and area by supporting the development and growth of cultural activities and events in our community and by being a leading contributor to the dramatic, musical and artistic standards of the region.
To provide for performance and educational experiences for children and youth to learn and develop their musical, theatrical and related skills.
To serve the needs of emerging and professional artists.
RuBarb Productions Inc. presents live theatre of the highest quality in the historic Mae Wilson Theatre at the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre.
• Premiering new works and Broadway musicals
• Family friendly entertainment
• Investing in youth and families
• Mentoring emerging artists
• Hiring professional musicians and Equity actors
• Contributing to Moose Jaw’s quality of life
Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre - The Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre is a member-run, non-profit organization that serves the development of both Saskatchewan plays and playwrights. Our mission is to provide means for Saskatchewan playwrights to develop plays, and to ensure Saskatchewan voices are heard.
We are the only organization in the province devoted to the development of new plays. The creative works playwrights develop with us go on to be produced in theatres across Saskatchewan and beyond. From established dramatists to new writers, playwrights use SPC’s resources to help improve scripts prior to production.
The SPC is governed by the membership: Our board of directors is made up of elected members, and the board hires SPC staff, who carry out the day-to-day operations of the organization.
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan - A not-for-profit, registered charity incorporated in 1985, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival Inc. continues to provide exciting contemporary and traditional productions of plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Each summer, two full-length plays are performed in repertory by professional artists, in large tents on the banks of the beautiful South Saskatchewan River in the heart of Saskatoon. The festival runs from the first week in July until mid-August. Matinees are performed during certain weekdays and all weekends. See our show schedule for detailed information.
Each season, our barren riverbank perch is amazingly transformed into a summer cultural paradise combining mainstage performances with numerous festive activities. The month of May will see the raising of our mainstage tent, with its 282 seat capacity, along with our smaller tents, collectively known as the Elizabethan Village, which house the Community Stage. During the month of June, the energetic activity of crew and cast prepare the site and rehearse in great anticipation of the season's opening. Our site also features Sir Toby’s Tavern and Riverside Deck – the only riverside tavern in Saskatoon.
In addition to performances taking place on the mainstage, companion activities such as Medieval Feasts, workshops, tours, art displays, special matinees, and the Community Stage offer great variety for our patrons. Our Community Stage is Saskatoon’s only summer-long free performance venue for emerging local artists, community groups, and individuals providing valuable public exposure and recognition not readily available