Instructors

Administrative Staff

Andrew Ritchie

Globe Theatre School Director and Sandbox Series Co-ordinator

Andrew Ritchie is a director and theatre maker from Edmonton, Alberta who has performed and directed across Canada. He is thrilled to be now based in Regina and back home in the prairies! 

He is a co-founder and was festival director of the Common Ground Arts Society's Found Festival, Edmonton's only multi-disciplinary found space arts event. He has worked in independent theatre for over a decade and is currently artistic director of You Are Here Theatre, dedicated to political Canadian work and Thou Art Here Theatre, Alberta's site-specific Shakespeare company. He has an MFA in Directing/Creation from York University, a BA in Drama from University of Alberta and is a directing graduate of the Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program. He is an alumni of Rapid Fire Theatre and performed improv across North America.

As a teacher he has taught children, youth, and adults at universities, theatres, and schools in multiple cities. 

306.924.2813 // andrewr@globetheatrelive.com

 

Aimee Garchinski

Fall-Winter 2017-18: Movement Sessional
Aimee is the Theatre School & Community Engagement Coordinator.

306.924.2834 // aimeeg@globetheatrelive.com 

 

Alixx Davidson is a local actor, theatre deviser, and visual artist. She started as a student of the theatre school in 2008 and continued on to be a part of Fusion 2015: The Stay, and a member of the inaugural Globe Theatre Youth Company. Her most recent acting credit was in Dry as a part of the Regina Fringe. She has been a teaching assistant for both the theatre school and the Saskatchewan FilmPool. Alixx is passionate about the value of creation and importance of play in people of all ages and hopes to imbue her love for the arts into the hearts of others. Currently, she is working towards a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Regina.

 

Alixx is a Theatre School Registrar.

 

Fall + Winter Teaching Staff 2017-18

Katie Abramovic is a local actor, deviser, and theatre instructor. She was a theatre school student for ten years, and has been working in classrooms for over five. Katie was a cast member in the 2015 Fusion Project, and a member of the first ever Globe Youth Company. She has trained with MCT in Missoula, Montana; Class Act dance studios; and One Trunk + Ghost River Theatre. Katie’s interests lie in developmental work and collaborative creation. She is working towards her Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre at the University of Regina.

Kris Alvarez is a theatre artist and a Regina monologue. She enjoys a good laugh, a great story, finding magic and sharing creative freedom. Kris has the privilege of facilitating play and creation with all ages. She is humbly reminded by the young people at Globe Theatre School that art can be messy, brave, fresh and authentic. Kris is most excited about her current contributions to Curtain Razors' Board of Directors and to Red Hot Riot for the past year. Kris sings and writes music with her dad and her husband as the trio, The Relative. And with her other family, FadaDance School, she dances and performs in various events.

Sarah Bergbusch   is an actor, puppeteer, improviser, and theatre deviser from Regina, Saskatchewan. She has worked in both theatre and film. She is excited to be back at the theatre school as an instructor after a year-long absence in the Czech Republic, where she performed with the Prague Shakespeare Company. She has worked at the Globe Theatre in many capacities; as an actor, instructor, and registrar. She is currently working on a BA in women’s studies with a minor in theatre at the University of Regina. When she is not at the Globe Theatre, you can find her performing as an improviser with Hitchhikers’ Improv Company.  

Belle Brown-McEwen   began dancing with FadaDance in 2007, where she fell in love with movement and creation. As a member of the FadaDance Youth Company, Belle has taken part in Dance and the Child International in Taiwan and Denmark where she performed, took workshops, and collaborated with youth from around the world. Her work as a young choreographer has been featured in Instinctive (2013), Moon Age Daydream (2014), and Get on the Bus! (2016). In Spring of 2016, Belle had the opportunity to work with Johanna Bundon and Bee Pallomina in the Blanket Folding Project which was showcased in the Stream of Dance Festival: New Works Regina. As a teacher, Belle has shared her love of movement with wee-ones across Regina. Her goal as an emerging artist is to inspire and provoke young and old through collaboration, movement, improvisation, and theatre.

Heather Cameron holds a Bachelor Degree in Contemporary Dance at Concordia University (Montreal). She moved to Regina as a co-founder of the FadaDance Troupe, working in collaboration to create original and whimsical performances. As a solo artist, Heather presented her one-woman theatrical dance show,    Boney Bones  , at the German International Festival of Dance and Theatre. Her most recent cross-disciplinary collaboration,   Honey on Wallpaper  , was performed in 2011 at Regina's Globe Theatre in collaboration with Shaunna Dunn (Visual Artist) and Jeff Morton (Sound Artist). Heather has performed work by Johanna Bundon, Bill Coleman, Robin Poitras, Michele Sereda and Turner Prize. It is with great pride and delight that Heather has been teaching at the Globe Theatre School since its launch in 2006.

Cameron Chomyn   is an actor, improviser, stand-up comedian and teacher based out of Regina, Saskatchewan. Cameron is currently finishing his Bachelor of Education at the University of Regina. When not teaching you can find him creating theatre and improvising in many shows around this beautiful city. Co-founder and co-owner of Hitchhikers Improv Company, you can also find him performing with Combat Improv and Red Hot Riot. Cameron has traveled around the country performing and teaching improvisation.

Jeremy Hilsendager  is a graduate of the Mount Royal University Theatre Arts Program in Calgary, Alberta, and the Globe Theatre Actor’s Conservatory Program. He also spent a winter training in the Meisner Technique south of the border at Playhouse West School and Repertory Theatre. Select theatre acting credits include;  The Comedy of Errors (Theatre Calgary Shakespeare by the Bow),  Jake and the Kid, Peter Pan, Midsummer Night’s Dream  (Globe Theatre),  Winter’s Tale  (Shakespeare Company/Mount Royal Theatre) ,The Seagull, 12 Angry Jurors, Do You Bite Your Thumb At Me Sir?, Dracula  (Mount Royal Theatre).

Kenn McLeod   is a director, performer, and educator. He received his BFA in Acting at the University of Regina and his MFA in Directing from The University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Some directing highlights include The Pillowman, Spring’s Awakening, and the World Premier of Yvette Nolan’s The Birds. As a Clown, he has taught workshops around Saskatchewan for both children and adults, created the annual Red Nose Knows Show (Cathedral Arts Festival 2015, 2016), and created and performed in The Island (April, 2016). He has also performed in both the North American and Australian Fringe Festival circuits. Kenn has trained with Number 11 theatre (Toronto), The North American Cultural Laboratory (New York), Vancouver Circus School (Vancouver), Dell Arte International School of Physical Theatre (California), Old Trout Puppet Workshop (Alberta), and The Manitoulin Center for Creation and Performance (Ontario). He is a sessional Instructor for the University of Regina Theatre Department and has taught Theatre at The Globe Theatre School, Class Act Studios, Regina Conservatory of Performing Arts and The Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange Tour. He has been the Provincial Theatre Adjudicator for both Theatre Saskatchewan’s Theatre One Festival and the Saskatchewan Drama Association High School Festival. As an artist in residence, has worked with several organizations including Listen to Dis, a collective of adults living with disabilities. He is the artistic director of Hectik Theatre (Regina) and Souris Valley Theatre (Estevan), a founding member of Combat Improv, and a founding member of the Prairie Puppet Underground. He is proud to be a Saskatchewan artist.

Greg Ochitwa   is a multi­disciplinary artist who lives in Regina. Select theatre acting credits include  As You Like It, Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors , title role in  Hamlet  (Shakespeare on the Sask.),  Metamorphoses , title role in  The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood  (Globe Theatre),   Becky's New Car  (TWN, Prince George, B.C),  Zastrozzi  (Hectik Theatre),  The Drawer Boy , and  Over the River and Through the Woods  (Mae Wilson Theatre). Directing credits: The 2014           Fusion Project: Touch (Globe Sandbox Series), 2015 Fusion Project: The Stay  (Globe Sandbox Series), Assistant Director on You're a Good Man Charlie Brown  (Globe Theatre). And, he is the creator of the award winning hip­hop musical, COPE (Globe Sandbox Series, LiveFive, Persephone Youth Series and Tour).

Greg has been a lead teacher with The Globe Theatre School for the past four years. He's a proud member of the Globe Theatre's Outreach program, which goes into underserved Regina schools with the goal of reaching children and teens who experience financial, cultural, language and social barriers. He has worked as a lead instructor at the Persephone Theatre School in Saskatoon. And, for the past three years he was a lead artist with LiveArts, a Saskatchewan Arts Board funded program that would broadcast his drama classes live to schools throughout the province.

Greg holds a BFA in Theatre Acting from the University of Regina, and he is a graduate of the 2010 Globe Theatre Actor Consevatory.

 

Summer Teaching Staff 2017

Meredith Larocque   is a Saskatchewan based dancer, choreographer and educator. She holds a Bachelor's of Arts Education from the University of Regina, a diploma in Early Childhood Education and has taken Master classes at the University of California, Irvine. She has taught dance for over twenty years in the Saskatchewan community and currently teaches at Fadadance. She recently performed  her contemporary dance work, Caribou, in New Dance Horizon's House of Dance series and danced  in Michele Sereda's The Codice Remix last year. She had the great opportunity last fall to travel to Reggio Emilia, Italy for  a study group focusing on The Reggio Approach- a process based, student centred education program that heavily focuses on the arts.

Katie Moore   is an actor, improviser, and Golden Girls fan. She has been with the Globe Theatre School for five years teaching almost every age group and class the Globe offers. She is a graduate of the University of Regina where she obtained a BFA! She has taken workshops with New York Theatre Intensive and Ghost River Theatre learning about new play development and collective creation. She has been a performer, coach, and judge with the Canadian Improv Games. She spent a season performing monthly shows with her improv troupe, Hitchhikers Improv Company before expanding her improv training with Vancouver's Instant Theatre Conservatory program. In Spring 2016, she toured Joan MacLeod's critically acclaimed one-woman show The Shape of a Girl through Saskatchewan schools with Chrysalis Theatre and OSAC.

Annie Trussler   has been a student of the Globe Theatre School from the age of nine, and has gone on to take part in Fusion 2014, and then to theatre instruction. In her time out of the theatre, she is regularly improvising with Hitchhikers and Combat Improv, writing creatively either on her own time or with the Carillon student paper, or generally having as much fun as she possibly can. For now, she hopes to finish her degree in Religious Studies, and create theatre for the rest of her days. She is the regional director for Canadian Improv Games: Saskatchewan.

Judy Wensel   is a Saskatchewan based actor, director, improviser, theatre creator and educator. She holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Regina and has worked extensively with Globe Theatre for the last 10 years on the Mainstage, in the Sandbox Series and in the Theatre School. In the spring of 2014, she launched her company, SodHouse Theatre of SK (www.sodhousetheatre.com) then toured her critically acclaimed solo show Shangri-La around Western Canada. Judy is also an avid member of Regina’s improv community - she works as a trainer and a judge with the Canadian Improv Games, is the founder and former producer of Combat Improv and has performed across Canada and in the US. In 2015, she was the Associate Artist with Curtain Razors, Regina’s beloved experimental theatre company. In 2011, Judy received the Stage West/Equity National Emerging Artist award. She was also in a Alt-Country Swing band, Wolf Willow (www.wolfwillowband.com). 

 

Summer Programming:

Youth (ages 5-12)
Teen (ages 13-18)

Advanced Pricing Deadline:

May 15, 2018

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Meet the Instructors
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Calendars:

Summer 2018 Calendar

Financial Assistance:

Creative Kids Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Arts Board
Ruth Smillie Scholarship
 

We encourage our youngest students to indulge in imaginative play and pretend. New artistic muscles grow and develop as they transition into our collective creation core programs, which are designed to build collaborative abilities and spark creative expression.

As their focus shifts to technical theatre and performance, our teen programming provides students with the necessary foundation to confidently write, act, and improvise in a positive group environment.

Teenagers and adults are offered the opportunity to perform in professional settings and challenge themselves in new and exciting ways.

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