Charlie Peters (ze/he, hir/him) is a theatre and opera director, actor, lighting designer, playwright, dramaturge, poet, and clown. Born and raised on Treaty 6 territory in misâskwatôminihk, Saskatoon, and now living in amiskwacîwâskahikan, known in English as Edmonton, hir family ties stretch across the ocean to England, Poland, and the Campbell lands of the Scottish highlands. Ze holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Saskatchewan and trained extensively at the Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance. More recently, Charlie earned an MFA in Theatre Practice and is currently pursuing an MA in Gender and Social Justice Studies, both at the University of Alberta. Hir artistic work has been seen on stages (and in parks, fields, school gyms, living rooms, and swimming pools) across the Western half of what we currently call Canada. Ze is the recipient of two Saskatoon and Area Theatre Awards with multiple nominations individually and as part of a team. Charlie’s current volunteer work includes serving as Secretary of the Board and Chair of the Membership Committee of the Saskatchewan Association of Theatre Professionals and has previously included serving on the boards of 25th Street Theatre and the Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre (which ze chaired) as well as terms as Vice President and President with the University of Alberta Graduate Drama Students’ Society. Charlie is founding Director of Embrace Theatre and a former Artistic Associate with Sum Theatre in addition to working as a theatre educator, using drama skills to build community, personal awareness, and self-confidence through theatre.
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