• 22Sep

    First Show Announced For the 2022-23 Season

    By: Krista J Konkin
    Category: In the News

    Romeo & Juliet, directed by Kayvon Khoshkam, has been announced as the first mainstage show of our 2023 season...stay tuned for our next announcement about which show we will be pairing with R&J. It

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  • 22Aug

    HIRING: Director Of Marketing & Communications and Director Of Development & Donor Relations

    By: Krista J Konkin
    Category: In the News

    We are hiring! We have taken what was traditionally one full time job and split it into two, part time positions…but for the right person would consider combining them back into one! What matters

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  • 22Aug

    Review: “Iago Speaks” is a fun-filled, imaginative, new way approach to Shakespeare

    By: Bobby Williston
    Category: In the News

    Who would have thought that the most notorious and intriguing Shakespearean villain could be in a play that is uproariously funny?  Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan’s world premiere of Iago

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  • 22Aug

    Review: Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan's Iago Speaks gets a word in for the little guy

    By: Nick Pearce
    Category: In the News

    That’s for clear reasons; who wants to hear what assorted randoms are thinking when Hamlet or Othello bite it on stage after they’ve made a grandiloquent speech on the human condition? Extras a

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  • 22Jul

    REVIEW: Shakespeare’s Will on the Saskatchewan River

    By: KELLY-ANNE RIESS
    Category: In the News

    Prairie talent shines at Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan in Saskatoon this summer in Shakespeare’s Will, written by Winnipegger and Governor General Literary Award winner Vern Thiessen, who

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  • 22Jul

    Chefs On The Saskatchewan - Only 8 Days Left To Buy Your Tickets!

    By: Krista J Konkin
    Category: In the News

    ONLY 8 MORE DAYS to get your Chefs on the Saskatchewan tickets!  Bound to be a beautiful evening with wonderful views, entertainment, and the finest cuisine our city has to offer, DON"T wait any

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  • 22Jul

    Shakespeare's Will Review: Poignant performance elevates uneven script

    By: Amanda Short
    Category: In the News

    Anne Hathaway sits on a beach, piecing together one lover from the remains of another. The sea was her first love, Hathaway (Lisa Bayliss) opines at the beginning of Shakespeare’s Will. As it

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  • 22Jul

    Khoshkam's First Appearance As Artistic Director Will Be At The Opening of Iago Speaks August 6th

    By: Amanda Short
    Category: In the News

    Kayvon Khoshkam is returning to a different Saskatoon than the one he left 20 years ago. In preparing to take over the reins of Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, the incoming artistic director

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  • 22Jul

    General Audition Notice - 2023 Season

    By: Krista J Konkin
    Category: In the News

    Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival has been producing the works of William Shakespeare in repertory on Treaty 6 territory on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River since 1985, attracting

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  • 22Jul

    Review: Postmodern magic at play in SOTS’s Cymbeline

    By: Amanda Short
    Category: In the News

    If there’s one lesson to be gleaned from Shakespeare’s Cymbeline, it’s about the folly of wayward bets. After the princess Imogen’s beloved Posthumus has been banished, his bet with the

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  • 22Jul

    Review: Masterful, chaotic ‘Cymbeline’ a victory for Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

    By: Matt Olson
    Category: In the News

    If you’ve never seen or heard of Cymbeline, don’t worry. It’s not exactly one of Shakespeare’s best-known works.  And now you have the perfect opportunity to fix that by watching the

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  • 22Jun

    Announcing our new Artistic Director!

    By: Krista Konkin - Interim Marketing Director
    Category: In the News

    Announcing Our New Artistic Director! Shakespeare On The Saskatchewan is thrilled to announce the appointment of their new Artistic Director Kayvon Khoshkam. We are certain that Kayvon will usher

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  • 22Jun

    You Don't Want To Miss Chefs On The Saskatchewan - An Exclusive Event

    By: KJ
    Category: In the News

    Three of Saskatoon’s top chefs are working together to make an evening of fine dining that you will not soon forget! What could be better than a warm summer evening by the river with great food and

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  • 22May

    An Update from the School Tours

    By: Angela Christie
    Category: In the News

    We are halfway through our workshops this year (one week down, one week to go) and so far we have reached over 1000 students either in-person or via Zoom. Joshua Beaudry and Danielle Spilchen have

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  • 22Feb

    2022 Season Dedication

    By: Rebecca Spilchak
    Category: In the News

    "Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan will be dedicating its 2022 Festival to Henry Woolf. In addition to serving as Artistic Director of the Shakespeare festival from 1991-2001, Henry touched the lives

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  • 21Sep

    A Message from Co-Interim Festival Curators, Yvette Nolan and Skye Brandon

    By: Yvette Nolan and Skye Brandon
    Category: In the News

    Friends, Saskatchewanians, countrymen… The end of one season heralds the beginning of another. Will Brooks’ Macbeth has closed its super successful run, and we look to the future.  As

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  • 21Jul

    Updates from Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan - A Message from Artistic Producer Will Brooks

    By: Will Brooks
    Category: In the News

    As many of you know, I will be completing my time at Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan this coming November.  The team has accomplished a lot in the years that I have been fortunate enough to be

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  • 21May

    Three Kinds of Risk - Bob Steane and his Incredible Legacy

    By: Alan Long
    Category: In the News

    Spoiler alert.  We are poised to mount a production of Macbeth this summer if safety allows, as I am sure many of you are aware.  It will be a smaller and shorter festival for SOTS and may have

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  • 21Apr

    Changes on the Horizon

    By: Will Brooks
    Category: In the News

    There is a season for everything… For everything there comes a time… Every goodbye is a new hello… All good things come to an end… I struggle to come up with a platitude or a

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  • 21Mar

    Adapting Shakespeare

    By: Will Brooks
    Category: #BehindtheScenes Blog

    Wow, what a year for adaptations!  We in the theatre industry pride ourselves on being quick, nimble, and adaptive but this year is a whole new and exciting challenge as you can

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  • 21Mar

    Behind the Scenes of Winter City Snow Glow with JJ Neufeld

    By: Katie Blackburn-Dust
    Category: #BehindtheScenes Blog

    Hi, YXE! Welcome to the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan #BehindtheScenes blog! In this series, we’re hoping to draw you into our process and show you what we do and how we do it. My name is Katie,

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  • 20Dec

    2019-2020 AGM - January 20, 2021 at 7:00PM

    By: Melanie Rogowski
    Category: In the News

    December 21, 2020 Hello Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Fans and Members!  You are invited to attend our 2019|2020 Annual General Meeting:   WHEN: Wednesday, January 20,

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  • 20Oct

    Lighting Designer CFP

    By: Will Brooks
    Category: In the News

    CALL FOR PROPOSALS Lighting Design Project – Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan site APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 2, 2020 @ 5PM CHOSEN APPLICANTS CONTACTED: November 12, 2020 In September

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  • 20Jun

    An Eye Opening Week

    By: Will Brooks
    Category: In the News

    This has been an eye-opening week for many.  SOTS, its Artistic Producer, and staff included From our listening this week we have heard and learned We have learned the distance between where

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  • 20Apr

    Season Postponed Indefinitely

    By: Will Brooks
    Category: In the News

    Dear Valued Supporters, Due to the current Global Pandemic Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan has joined many of our partners and colleagues in the regrettable position of announcing the indefinite

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  • 19Dec

    Clear your Cache!

    By: Alan Long
    Category: In the News

    We recently solved a linking issue on our website (qucikly and easily thanks to our partners at 2Web Design!).  You may have found that on certain pages of our website, no matter where you clicked

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  • 19Dec

    Site Construction - TRAIL DETOUR

    By: Alan Long
    Category: In the News

    Thanks to the many incredible donations from our valued supporters and the additional support of the City of Saskatoon, Province of Saskatchewan and Government of Canada, our site construction has

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  • 19Jul

    War and the Promise of Glory

    By: Yvette Nolan
    Category: In the News

    I have been thinking about a play about Shakespeare and war for a number of years, for a number of reasons: there’s my friend Stephan Wolfert, the American vet whose play Cry Havoc! about PTSD

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  • 18Apr

    Titus Blog Part Deux

    By: Kristi Friday
    Category: In the News

    Thanks to Creative Saskatchewan this month Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan had the opportunity to workshop the script and puppets in development for Titus A. puppet revenge.   This generous grant

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  • 18Mar

    #shakespearesaskLIVE is back on the road!

    By: Angela Christie
    Category: In the News

    March 14th, 2018 Thanks to Nutrien and the Dakota Dunes Community Foundation, #shakespearesasklive is back at it! This year, I'll be working with Elizabeth Nepjuk, and we're both so excited! We've

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  • 18Feb

    Puppet Slam!

    By: Kristi Friday and Crispi Lord
    Category: In the News

    L to R, Kristi Friday, Jenna Berenbaum and Kenn McLeod puppeteers This last weekend Stumped Productions put on their 3rd Annual Puppet Slam (the first two were in Crispi’s basement)! We b

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  • 18Jan

    Puppet Blog - Body Parts

    By: Kristi Friday and Crispi Lord
    Category: In the News

    Hey Everyone, Kristi and Crispi here from Stumped Productions.  Welcome to our blog on the the design and build process for Titus A. puppet revenge, our partnership with Shakespeare on the

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  • 18Jan

    Announcing the 2018 Creative Team!

    By: Alan Long and Kristi Friday
    Category: In the News

    Announcing Our Cast & Creative Team for the 2018 Season Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan presented by Nutrien is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for the three productions in our 2018

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  • 17Oct

    Directing Team for 2018

    By: Alan Long
    Category: In the News

    People often ask me "Once the season is over, what do you guys do all winter?  Is your job year-round?"  It is a bit more relaxed here in the off-season for sure, but grant reporting, fundraising

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  • 17Sep

    As a Sizzling 2017 comes to an end, we plan for an even better 2018…with puppets!?!

    By: Will Brooks
    Category: In the News

    On the last evening of the festival, Artistic Producer Will Brooks shared with the assembled audience, volunteers, company of actors and our creative team our plans for our 34th Season on the South

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  • 17Jul

    July 20th Performance Rained Out

    By: Ed Mendez
    Category: In the News

    The Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival is a rain or shine event. We will always endeavour to do the best we can to ensure our shows go on as scheduled, but at a certain point we must decide to

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  • 17May

    Cameco Northern Tour

    By: Angela Christie
    Category: In the News

    A huge thank you to Cameco for organizing and funding last week's trip, and for lending us the magnificent Carla Delgado, who did an amazing job of taking care of us - it was a rare treat for me to

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  • 17Mar

    A week of touring the Northwest School Division

    By: Angela Christie
    Category: In the News

    What I will remember most about this past week is how welcoming, kind, and generous everyone at the schools have been. We started the week in Goodsoil, then travelled to Green Lake over lunch on Mon

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  • 17Mar

    #shakespearesaskLIVE presented by Cameco on tour!

    By: Angela Christie
    Category: In the News

    6 days, 3 communities, 4 schools, 23 workshops, and over 600 students! And it feels incredible! We have had an amazing response from the #shakespearesasklive workshops so far. I have to give a

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  • 17Mar

    #ShakespearesaskLIVE presented by Cameco on Tour Now!

    By: Alan Long
    Category: In the News

    Hey everyone, we are really excited to have this brand new program up and out on tour right now.  For the remainder of March, #ShakespearesaskLIVE presented by Cameco and funded by Saskatchewan Arts

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  • 17Feb

    Billets for 2017

    By: Ed Mendez
    Category: In the News

    Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan is looking for accommodations for members of our 2017 cast who will be coming in from Regina and working with us from June 1st to August 22nd. If you’re looking

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  • 17Feb

    Farewell to the Beloved Birthday Bash

    By: Will Brooks
    Category: In the News

    After many great years we are retiring the Birthday Bash! This event has long been a wonderful part of the family at Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan.  It was when friends gathered to celebrate

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  • 17Feb

    Chefs on the Saskatchewan!

    By: Alan Long
    Category: In the News

    Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan presents: Chefs on the Saskatchewan An Exclusive New Fundraising Event for 2017 August 10, 2017 – 5pm to 10:30pm – Tickets $150 Shakespeare on the

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  • 17Jan

    Announcing Our CAST & CREATIVE TEAM for 2017!

    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

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  • 16Dec

    Why Shakespeare on the Sask Matters

    By: James Davie
    Category: In the News

    1991. It was the final year of the Cold War as the wall came down and the Soviet Union ceased to exist. Freddie Mercury died, and with Nirvana’s Nevermind, grunge was born.  GST was introduced

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  • 16Dec

    T-Shirts and Gift Certificates Available now!

    By: Ed Mendez
    Category: In the News

    Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan T-Shirts and Gift Certificates are available for purchase! How do you get your hands on our fabulous swag? There's a multitude of ways: Visit our online store by

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  • 16Nov

    AGM and Memberships

    By: Ed Mendez
    Category: In the News

    The Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. The meeting will take place at The Refinery Arts and Spirit Centre, 609

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  • 16Nov

    Site Flip!

    By: Alan Long
    Category: In the News

    The break in the fall weather was just the window we needed to complete a big job on the Shakespeare on the Sask site, and we hope it gets you excited about next season.  I guess we needed a little

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  • 16Aug

    General Auditions

    By: Will Brooks
    Category: In the News

    Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan will be holding General Auditions for the 2017 season and beyond in Saskatoon October 20 and 21 2016 and Regina October 24 2016.  Please note those dates may change

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  • 16Jul

    Previews begin Tonight!

    By: Ed Mendez
    Category: In the News

    Tonight will mark the preview for A Midsummer Night's Dream, beginning at 7:30pm! Summer is here! Tomorrow night will feature the preview for J Caesar at 7:30pm.  Tickets are still available

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  • 16Jun

    Festivals of Saskatchewan 50/50

    By: Ed Mendez
    Category: In the News

    We are excited to announce an exciting new opportunity for you to win some serious cash this 2016 summer season! As part of a province-wide partnership with a large group of Saskatchewan arts and

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  • 16Jun

    Box Office Open!

    By: Ed Mendez
    Category: In the News

    As of Thursday, June 9th, the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Box Office is open for business! To purchase tickets, call (306) 652-9100.  Hours of operation are 12:00pm to 2:30pm, and 3:00pm

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  • 16Jun

    New Partnership Announcement!

    By: Ed Mendez
    Category: In the News

    Heather Ryan and David Dube are pleased to support a new apprenticeship program for emerging artists and early career artists at the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival that are current students

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  • 16May

    Tickets on Sale Now!

    By: Ed Mendez
    Category: In the News

    Tickets are now on sale for our 2016 season!  Check us out on Ticketmaster.ca, and get your tickets

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  • 16Apr

    Saskatchewan Writer's Guild Series

    By: Ed
    Category: Community Stage News

    Another exciting year of the SWG’s Readings by the River program is nearly here! Are you an author looking for an opportunity to present your published or unpublished work? Then the Shakespeare on

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  • 16Apr

    Shakespeare festival announces a bold new season with something for everyone

    By: Alan
    Category: In the News

    Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan announces its 32nd Season on the Saskatchewan!  With the South Saskatchewan River as a backdrop, Artistic Producer Will Brooks announced the festival’s

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  • 15Oct

    2015 AGM

    By: Admin
    Category:

    We would like to invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. The meeting will take place at The Refinery Arts and Spirit Centre, 609 Dufferin Ave, Saskatoon,

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  • 15Oct

    General Auditions 2015

    By: Admin
    Category:

    Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan will be holding General Auditions for the 2016 season and beyond in Saskatoon October 22 and 23 2015. We are accepting resumes and headshots from actors interested in

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