Youth on the Rise

The final performance for Sum Theatre’s Youth on the Rise Drama Program will take place next Friday night. It has been my privilege to lead these hard-working youth through a variety of theatre excercises and activities over the pas several months. Now it’s their time to share what they have learned with you!

Contact me for details of the performance.

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2015 SATAward Nominations

I am honoured to have been nominated for a Saskatoon and Area Theatre Award again this year – and in a new category (for me)! I am humbled to be nominated for Outstanding Lighting Design for my work on Two Corpses Go Dancing (Two Unruly Gentlemen/Live Five). I’m in very good company: my classmate Jared Beattie, my collaborator (including on Two Corpses) Will Brooks, Ami Farrow, Kenilee Kelher, and Guido Tondino (very talented artists all).

Congratulations to all the nominees in every cattegory – many of whom I am pleased to count among my collaborators, mentors, and friends. See you all at the gala on September 28th!

Here are some photos from Two Corpses Go Dancing:

Creative Saskatchewan and Magnetic North

I owe thanks to Creative Saskatchewan for retroactively funding my trip to Magnetic North last month. Through their Business Capacity Grant, I received some funds to offset the costs of the trip. The support is appreciated!

http://www.creativesask.ca

“Project made possible with support from Creative Saskatchewan;s Business Capacity Grant Program”

Magnetic North

Today was a travel day. I left Saskatoon at 5:30 this morning and am now safe and sound in Ottawa for the Magnetic North Theatre Festival. I’m so excited to be here to take a workshop, take in some great shows, and discuss theatre with colleagues from around the world.

A big week!

This week we begin tech for Tightrope – an inter-disciplinary performing arts event I’ve been helping to organize. I’m so excited to share this piece with you all! It combines theatre, film, spoken word, choral poetry, combat, and visual art into one nifty event. I’ve got a brand new play (Want In?) being premiered, I’m performing in Mexico City by the incredibly talented Canadian playwright Hannah Moscovitch, and I’ll be speaking some choral poetry with an exciting group of my peers.

Don’t miss Tightrope! Get your tickets here.

TIGHTROPE Poster Final

Things on the horizon!

I’ve been too busy working to post to this site, it seems! Well that’s rectified!

I’ve added photos and updated things around the site so my latest work is now represented.

Also, I’m about to start work once again with the Saskatoon Opera as Stage Director for their school tour. I’m also one of the leaders of an inter-disciplinary project called Tightrope which you should all check out at the end of May.

All my best,

Charlie

TIGHTROPE Poster Final

SATAward Nomination

I am so proud and humbled to have been nominated for a Saskatoon and Area Theatre Award for Achievement in Directing for my work on Stop Kiss. That play received 3 other SATAward nominations (Outstanding Performance (Female) for Jenna-Lee Hyde, Outstanding Set Design for Jenna Maren, Outstanding Sound Design for Gilles Zolty. My collaborators Jenna Maren, Angela Kemp, and Dakota Hebert (on Stop KissStop Kiss and Saskatchewan Outdoors respectively) were also nominated for Outstanding Emerging Artist. Congrats to all the nominees! The awards ceremony takes place at the end of September!

Compass Points at Magnetic North

Hi folks! I’ve just returned from Halifax where I participated in the Compass Points Program for Emerging Artists at the Magnetic North Theatre Festival. I met a lot of great people and saw many wonderful pieces of theatre.

The whole experience has left me inspired to deepen my practice as an artist and to get back to work on Saskatchewan Outdoors: A Touring Play for Families. To see when this show will be in a community near you, click here!

Members of Compass Points 2014.

Members of Compass Points 2014.

A Wide Open Christmas!

I was commissioned to write the script for Wide Open Theatre‘s Christmas show. It’s onstage now!

Read more about it here.

Charlie with the cast of Wide Open Christmas 2013.

Charlie with the cast of Wide Open Christmas 2013.

I saw Santa kissing Charlie-claus

I saw Santa kissing Charlie-claus

 

Featured in A&S Magaizine

Hey folks,

The University of Saskatchewan’s drama department was just featured in an article in the Arts and Science magazine (page 15). I was interviewed for the article. It’s worth a read, for sure. Persephone Theatre Artistic Director Del Surjik also has some very interesting words on the role of the drama department (page 19).

Read the article HERE.

Charlie