By: Alan Long
Category: In the News
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan is excited to kick off the new year by announcing the creative team for our 33rd Season on the South Saskatchewan Riverbank!
As you may have heard, our comedy in 2017 will be the beautifully crafted Twelfth Night with a promise to fill this production with live bluegrass music that will leak out of the big tent and carry on down the river valley! The tragedy, last produced 17 years ago, will be the gritty and devilish Richard III, perhaps the bard’s best dramatic play of England’s most notorious King.
We are always excited to announce the all Saskatchewan born cast for another season. We are pleased to welcome back some returning veteran actors, and excited that five actors will make their Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan debut! Cast members are listed alphabetically by last name, and the roles they are playing are listed as – Twelfth Night/Richard III. Keep an eye on our website under Productions and the Cast & Crew tab for pictures and biographies. We are busy uploading the team's information over the next couple weeks.
Kent Allen – Sir Toby/Hastings
Lisa Bayliss – Maria/Duchess of York
Joshua Beaudry – Malvolio/Clarence, Stanley
Carmen Grant (Debut) – Fabian/Elizabeth
Kate Herriot (Debut) – Feste/Buckingham
Jeremy Hilsendager (Debut) – Sebastian/Ratcliffe
**Anna Mazurik (Debut) – Curio/Lady Anne (Emerging Artist)
Greg Ochitwa – Orsino/Rivers, Richmond
Curtis Peeteetuce (Debut) – Antonio, Priest/King Edward, Mayor
Jamie Lee Shebelski – Viola/Margaret
Caitlin Vancoughnett – Olivia/Catesby
Rob van Meenen – Aguecheek/Richard III
The creative team is also a strong group of Saskatchewan artists. Leading the way is award-winning U of S Costume Designer Beverley Kobelsky and former Professor of Technical Theatre and Theatre Design, Stephen Wade. These individuals have mentored countless students with our long-standing partner the University of Saskatchewan while building shows at Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan for more than 25 years! We are also proud to announce the return of Daniel Ford Beavis (Resident Fight Director) and Skye Brandon (Director for Richard III). Skye Brandon is currently enrolled in an Interdisciplinary Masters of Arts program at the University and this will be his directing debut for Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan. Unless otherwise indicated, all creative team members work on both productions.
Directors – Skye Brandon (Richard III) and Will Brooks (Twelfth Night)
Costume Design – Beverley Kobelsky
Set Design – Stephen Wade
Lighting Design – Will Brooks
Design Assistant – **Taegan O’Bertos (Emerging Artist)
Twelfth Night Music – **Robert Grier (Emerging Artist)
Resident Fight Director – Daniel Ford Beavis
Production Stage Manager – Melanie Rogowski
Assistant Stage Manager – Aaron Shingoose
Production Manager – Jennifer Rathie Wright
Assistant Production Manager – **Jensine Trondson (Emerging Artist)
Technical Director – Alan Long
**All Apprentice Artist positions made possible by the Heather and David Foundation**
Thanks for checking in with us, and keep dreaming of summertime!