Staff

 

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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
General 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.  In November 2020 she accepted the position of General 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.

 

Katie Blackburn-Dust
Publicity & Admin Intern

 

Katie Blackburn-Dust is a Saskatoon-raised emerging theatre artist currently in her fourth year of her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting at the University of Saskatchewan. Her recent performance credits include The Grass Tomb (Ensemble), Frankenstein (Julio), Henry V (Boy), and Arcadia (Thomasina) at Greystone Theatre, as well as The Romeo Project (Balthasar/Student 3) with The Studio. Though currently training as an actor, Katie also has an interest in stage management, with recent credits including assistant stage manager of The Wolves (EvilStick Productions/littleBIG Theatre), and stage manager of Playhouse Creatures (Greystone Theatre). Katie has a passion for creating and using art to connect with her community, and she is so excited by all of the brilliant new ways artists around her are innovating to connect with the community. She is ecstatic to join the SOTS team as Publicity & Admin Intern.

Brandi Roy
Festival & Administrative Coordinator
Originally from Prince Albert, Brandi has recently returned to Saskatoon to continue pursuit of her goals in the community event industry. She has always had a passion for music, art and literature and strives to combine this with her coordinating skills to assist in providing the community access to art and beauty. She completed her certificate in Event Management from Mount Royal University at the end of 2018. Brandi’s previous event experience includes volunteer work with the Saskatchewan Environmental Society and Saskatchewan Jazz Festival as well as work with the Prince Albert Downtown Business Improvement District, Prince Albert Exhibition Center and the Kiwanis Music Festival. She eagerly joins Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan as Festival and Office Coordinator and is enthusiastic about working with this local acclaimed festival.

 

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

EXECUTIVE

  • Vic DuboisChair of the Board
  • Rick EwenVice-Chair
  • Colin TaylorTreasurer
  • Dawn MannSecretary

MEMBERS AT LARGE

  • Carlynn Block
  • Julia Ewing
  • Leslie Fenyes
  • Della Marshall
  • Peter Robinson
  • Roger Schmid
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