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Will Brooks
Artistic Producer

As Artistic Producer of Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan since 2014, Will’s work was seen recently as director of Romeo and Juliet, Othello, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night and Titus A. puppet revenge.  Audiences with a healthy memory may remember a younger version of Will with a number of appearances onstage from 2000 through 2007.  After focusing on directing and producing, Will spent seven great years at Persephone Theatre before having the honour to rejoin this wonderful festival. His work as director, actor, designer, and dramaturge has been seen around Saskatchewan at Persephone, Dancing Sky Theatre, a number of Live Five Companies, and various independent productions.  Will would like to thank each and every audience member for supporting this great icon of Saskatoon and these great dramatic works on behalf of the original William, Mr. Shakespeare.


Melanie Rogowski
Operations Manager


Originally from Moose Jaw, Melanie has made Saskatoon her home for the past 5 years. She trained at the University of Regina where she received a BFA and B.Ed. She has worked as a stage manager for large and small theatre companies across the province and has worked in various arts administrator capacities for The Globe Theatre, New Dance Horizons, and the Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre. Her history with Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan dates back to 2010 when she came on board as the Community Stage Producer. From 2016 to 2018 she was the production stage manager for the company and enjoyed working here so much she joined the administration team in November of 2018 as the Operations Manager.


Alan Long
Director of Marketing & Development


Alan Long is the Director of Marketing and Development of Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan.  He is also an actor, musician, stage manager and writer; some favourite acting roles include drums/Jerry Allison in Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story and drums/various characters in Fire at the Persephone Theatre.  Alan was also a co-producer and actor in the Canadian Fringe tours: We is Blunderstruck and Raining in Barcelona.  He worked in technical theatre at Rosthern Station Arts Centre and Souris Valley Theatre, was General Manager at Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre from 2011 to 2015, and is the past chair of the Saskatchewan Association of Theatre Professionals.


Kristi Friday
Marketing Associate & Admin Assistant


Kristi is a founding member of Wide Open Children’s Theatre, she was with Wide Open for 8 years and her work with Wide Open included puppeteer, puppet builder, playwright, director, school tour booking manager, and administration. Kristi now enjoys taking her own daughter to all of Wide Open’s shows! Kristi was also one of the original co-founders of Live Five as a member of the company Flip Side where along with putting on Puppet Burlesque shows she helped with Fundraising and Advertising for the L5 Theatre Guide.  Kristi was Artist in Residence for Dancing Sky Theatre’s 2015/16 Season teaching acting, puppeteering, mask making, and playwriting and it was at DST that she developed the Page to Stage Contest in rural communities in 2016 and 2017. Kristi is delighted to be a part of the Shakespeare Team, helping the company grow in new and exciting ways! 


Michaela MacDonald
Admin Assistant & Publicity Intern

Michaela is a Tisdale-raised, and Saskatoon-based actor, musician, and makeup artist. She completed her BFA in Acting from the University of Saskatchewan in 2016; acting theatre credits including Les Belles Souers (Marie-Ange Brouilette) , Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Countess), Caucasian Chalk Circle (Ensemble), Coram Boy (Mrs. Milcote/Ensemble), and Our Town (Ensemble) at Greystone Theatre. Film credits include Pieces: Party (Rebecca, Floor Thirteen Films), The Tipping Point (Royal Bull Films), The Carrot Cure-All (voice-over, RAIS), and Paper Airplanes. Film Makeup Credits including The Tipping Point, Pieces; Party, and Ginelle James – Last Call music video. Michaela first joined the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan family as a Sir Toby’s Assistant in the summer of 2018, and is thrilled to return this time as the Administration and Publicity Intern in partnership with the Edwards School of Business Co-op and Venture for Canada Internship Programs. She will be finishing her Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing in 2021, and when not acting hopes to continue doing marketing for theatre and film.




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  • Vic DuboisChair of the Board
  • Carlynn BlockVice-Chair
  • Colin TaylorTreasurer
  • Dawn MannSecretary


  • Nan Lee
  • Sheldon Born
  • Julia Ewing
  • Leslie Fenyes
  • Della Marshall
  • Corinne McKay
  • Peter Robinson

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