Globe Theatre News

Jan
30
Mel Vovchuk is the Apprentice Stage Manager for Living in the Spaces.   Globe:  Who is your favourite composer? Mel:  Beethoven. When I was a kid taking piano lessons a bust of Beethoven was given to me. I’ve carted him around for over 30 years. He has glared at me every day in all of my living spaces. He probably glares at me for quitting piano lessons.   Globe:  What is your favourite thing about Regina? Mel:  It’s home. I love that I get to work here with amazing people and be a...

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Jan
29
Crystal Skinner is the Stage Manager for Living in the Spaces.   Globe:  Who is your favourite composer? Crystal:  Debussy.   Globe:  What is your favourite thing about Regina? Crystal:  Winter prairie light and Bushwakker Mistletoe Ale.   Globe:  If you had a superpower, what would you want it to be? Crystal:  Telepathy.

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Jan
28
Wendy Greenwood is the Lighting Designer for Living in the Spaces.   Globe:  Who is your favourite composer? Wendy:  It’s so hard to pick!  My favourite classical composer would be a tie between Benjamin Britten and George Gershwin - they’re both such a storytellers!  My favourite jazz composers would be Cole Porter and John Coltrane.   Globe:  What is your favourite thing about Regina? Wendy:  Friends!  Over the years Regina has taken on the feel of a home away from home, and the best...

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Jan
27
Scott Penner is the Set and Costume Designer for Living in the Spaces.   Globe:  Who is your favourite composer? Scott:  Patrick Wolf.   Globe:  What is your favourite thing about Regina? Scott:  The abundance of untouched mid-century architecture.   Globe:  If you had a superpower, what would you want it to be? Scott:  I've already got a superpower - the ability to Ninja-Shop for costumes. wink emoticon .

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Jan
26
Andrew North is the Director of Living in the Spaces.   Globe:  Who is your favourite composer? Andrew:  Peter Gabriel.     Globe:  What is your favourite thing about Regina? Andrew:  Small town feel - friendly people, walkability.   Globe:  If you had a superpower, what would you want it to be? Andrew:  Ability to travel in time and space.

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Jan
24
Kenilee Kehler is the Stage Manager for Salt Baby.   Globe:  Tell us a little bit about your heritage. Kenilee:  I was born here in Regina and grew up just outside of the city in Emerald Park.  Going further back, my dad is of German Mennonite decent and hails from Main Centre/Herbert (30 minutes from Swift Current).  My mom grew up on the Hanna farmstead in Richardson, just 5 minutes from Regina.  With names like 'Hanna' and 'McGovern' on mom's side of the family you know there has to...

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Jan
23
Curtis Peeteetuce portrays Dad and Terry in Salt Baby.   Globe:  Tell us a little bit about your heritage. Curtis:  My mom is Cree and my father is Métis.  I’m from the Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation near Duck Lake, Saskatchewan.     Globe:  What is your favourite thing about Regina? Curtis:  My relationship with Regina has often been like Homer Simpson’s relationship with New York.  Yet this time around, I’m having a really great time with the people and places of the Queen City. ...

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Jan
23
Jeff DeDekker joined us for the opening of Living in the Spaces.  Read the review here.  

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Jan
22
Nathan Howe portrays Alligator and Philip in Salt Baby.   Globe:  Tell us a little bit about your heritage. Nathan:  Some of my family has been in Canada for a long time and some for a longer time; I have been in Canada my whole life.  I know that some roots go back to Ukraine and Ireland, but there's some Norway and etc. in there too.   Globe:  What is your favourite thing about Regina? Nathan:  My favourite thing about Regina is the Globe Theatre and all of the people at the...

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Jan
21
Dakota Hebert portrays the title role in Salt Baby.   Globe:  Tell us a little bit about your heritage. Dakota:  I am a mixed breed. French, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Ukrainian (I think), and Dene. I have closer ties to my French and Dene background, however.   Globe:  What is your favourite thing about Regina? Dakota:  Laser Quest, the Rider Pride, Globe Theatre, and Thom Collegiate (represent!).   Globe:  If you had a superpower, what would you want it to be? Dakota:  Probably...

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Jan
20
Colin Dingwall portrays Grandfather, Clara, Doctor, Psychic, Cheryl, Wanda B and Elder in Salt Baby.   Globe:  Tell us a little bit about your heritage. Colin:  I am Métis from the Lac La Biche area, but I was born in Calgary. I didn't even know I was Métis for the longest time, and even when I learned I didn't really know what it meant. In the last six or so years I've started to learn more about what it means, and what it means to me to be a Métis artist. That's my mum’s side, my dad's...

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Jan
19
Yvette Nolan is the director of Salt Baby.   Globe:  Tell us a little bit about your heritage. Yvette: My mother was an Algonquin woman from Kitigan Zibi, which is in Quebec. My father came to Canada from Ireland in 1955, and the only job he could get was in the residential school system, where he was my mother's math teacher. When she graduated, the nuns gave my parents a wedding, and I was born nine months and eight days later in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, and named after a nun,...

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Jan
14
Do you know a young performer who would love to be a part of a show at Globe Theatre?  We are currently seeking children between the ages of 6 and 13 to play the roles of Jane and Michael Banks in our upcoming production of Mary Poppins.  Click here for more information on auditioning.

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Jan
14
Audiences who joined us for Much Ado About Nothing will recognize Nathan Pylypuk as the conspiring Don John. He is with us again, co-starring in the world premiere of Living in the Spaces.  Nathan took a break from practicing the piano to chat with us about the process of putting a show on stage for the first time.    You were also a part of the 2014 Globe Theatre Conservatory program. Are there highlights from that experience you’d like to share? As someone who had come to the Globe...

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Jan
6
By Rod Hayward In 2007, after thirty-five years of teaching in professional theatre schools, I was ready to retire, to get on with more serious matters: fixing my deeply flawed tennis forehand, improving my jazz soloing techniques and writing. I visited the Dead-Play folder on my computer and rediscovered Living in the Spaces. At that moment, I remembered watching one of my theatre students at a departmental cabaret, a beautiful young woman bathed in a single spotlight as she played...

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Jan
6
What attracted you to Salt Baby?  I'm a Salt Baby myself - my mother was Algonquin and my father, an Irish immigrant. I have often been told I can "pass" and there is no need for me to "do that Indian thing." I’ve spent my life grappling with the things Salt Baby does - what makes you "Indian"? A status card? Ceremony? Your language? The colour of your skin? I love that Salt Baby is so funny. When it premiered in Toronto, a patron came to me to introduce her sister and she said, "I...

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Jan
5
As many of you know, Globe Theatre closed the deal to purchase the Prince Edward Building in January of 2014. Our grand old building, which has been our rented home since 1981, began its life as the Regina Post Office in 1906. While the Prince Edward Building is one of the most impressive architectural sites in Regina’s downtown, it is sorely in need of repairs, upgrades, and redevelopment. Globe Theatre’s Board of Directors and senior management along with an exceptional group of local...

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Jan
2
Globe Theatre School is proud to annouce that Actor and Director Greg Ochitwa will be offering a playwriting course this winter for ages 11-17.  Young writers in these courses learn to wrestle their emotions, images, and ideas onto the page. Students apply narrative structures and principles of creative writing to their monologues and scripts.  The term ends with a script reading by peer actors.   For more information or to register please click here.         ...

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Dec
19
  Globe:  Which Peanuts character do you think is most like you? Georgia:  I would have to say Sally (and not just because I play her in the show :P).  She is a bright, positive, strong-willed young girl with wisdom beyond her years.  My favourite part about Sally is that she isn't afraid to stand tall to the authority figures in her life.  Those who knew me as a child (Mom), know this is very similar to me growing up.   Globe:  What is your favourite thing about Regina? Georgia:  The...

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Dec
17
  Globe:  Which Peanuts character do you think is most like you? Katie:  I think I'm probably most like Marcie, who is an avid learner and chooses very few moments to yell in someone's face.  Strangely, when I tell people who I'm playing, they often reply with, "Of couuuurse!"  Hm.   Globe:  What is your favourite thing about Regina? Katie:  I was married in Regina!  To Danny Balkwill, our mind-blowing multi-instrumentalist, who grew up here.  It was a pretty major musical event; our...

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Dec
15
  Globe:  Which Peanuts character do you think is most like you? Ben:  Funny enough, Linus.  He's always in pursuit of knowledge and the truth behind every theory.  He's usually pretty quiet and collected in the group, yet is an incredibly loyal friend; even if it means being the downer that reminds you of the hard truth when you need it.   Globe:  What is your favourite thing about Regina? Ben:  This is my first time in Regina, and we haven't had much time to explore, but it has a...

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Dec
12
  Globe:  Which Peanuts character do you think is most like you? Neil:  I most identify with Snoopy, a showman, who likes to share his joy with others.   Globe:  What is your favourite thing about Regina? Neil:  I love the architecture in Regina.  I love beautiful older buildings.   Globe:  If you had a superpower, what would it be? Neil:  If I had a superpower it would be flight.  I still think I'll learn how to fly some day.   Globe:  Complete this sentence:  Happiness...

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Dec
10
Under the direction of Judy Wensel, the Regina Public Library is the inspiration for a new piece of theatre; providing both the content and the context for the performance. This site-specific performance will lead both audience and actors through a unique and responsive theatre experience. The Youth Company is an ensemble of young adults that have been creating together at the Globe Theatre School for several years. The performance begins at Regina's Central Library at 7pm.  Admission is...

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Dec
10
  Globe:  Which Peanuts character do you think is most like you? Victor:  Schroeder, obviously.  He's just so zen.   Globe:  What is your favourite thing about Regina? Victor:  The tropical breeze.   Globe:  If you had a superpower, what would it be? Victor:  The ability to detect rare video games at garage sales.   Globe:  Complete this sentence:  Happiness is... Victor:  ...being part of such a generous and talented cast and...

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Dec
8
  Globe:  Which Peanuts character do you think is most like you? Chris:  I have to say Charlie Brown.  Time and time again throughout the rehearsal process, I kept doing "Charlie Brown" type things....  I'd like to think I have slightly more confidence than him, but who knows?   Globe:  What is your favourite thing about Regina? Chris:  So far...the food.  There are some awesome restaurants we've hit so far.  Victoria's Tavern has become our second home, but Flip and The Diplomat have...

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