Shumiatcher Sandbox Series

By Joshua Ramsden

Directed by Judy Wensel

Jan 28, 2016 – Feb 6, 2016

Inspired by real-life events, A Soldier’s War recounts the journeys of five Canadian soldiers during World War II from training camp to D-Day and their return home. It offers a glimpse into the impact that repeated exposure to war-time action and trauma may have on a person.

CAST  
Jeremy Hilsendager Harry
Kenn McLeod Walter
Greg Ochitwa Jack
Josh Ramsden Frank
Devin Wesnoski Leslie
   
CREATIVE  
Judy Wensel Director
Jeremy Sauer Composer and Sound Designer
Devon Bonneau Lighting Designer
Lisa Russell Stage Manager

 

CAST  

Jeremy Hilsendager | Harry

Globe Theatre: The Snow Queen, Jake and the Kid, Peter Pan, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Marion Bridge (Voice), Fusion 2008: Hot Little Hands.

Other Theatre: The Comedy of Errors (Theatre Calgary); The Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare Company); The Seagull, 12 Angry Jurors, Dracula, Do You Bite Your Thumb at Me Sir? (Mount Royal Theatre).

Other: A graduate of the 2008 Globe Theatre Conservatory as well as the 2014 Mount Royal Theatre Program. Jeremy is charged up to be back in the Sandbox, the very space where he performed in his first play.

Kenn McLeod | Walter

Globe Theatre: COPE (Director); Elizabeth Rex (Actor).

Other Theatre: Never Swim Alone, What Would Judas Do (The Golden Apple Theatre); The Haunted Man (Dancing Sky Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Nevada Conservatory Theatre).

Film & Television: A.R.C.H.I.E, Corner Gas.

Upcoming: Kenn will be appearing in The Island (Hectik Theatre), an original Clown play, this April in Regina. Cheers.

Greg Ochitwa | Jack

Globe Theatre: Mainstage: The Snow Queen, Robin Hood, Metamorphoses (Actor); Shumiatcher Sandbox Series: COPE (Writer/Actor); Fusion Project 2014 and 2015 (Writer/Director).

Other Theatre: The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, and the title role in Hamlet (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan); Becky’s New Car (Theatre North West); COPE (North Central Theatre/LiveFive, Persephone Youth Series and Tour).

Upcoming: Shumiatcher Sandbox Series: Fusion Project 2016, and G-Ram (Writer/Director).

Other: Greg is a graduate of the 2010 Globe Theatre Conservatory, and he has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Performance from the University of Regina. He now proudly works across the province as a youth drama teacher.

Josh Ramsden | Playwright, Frank

Globe Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing, Salt-Water Moon.

Other Theatre: Mary’s Wedding (Persephone Theatre); Assassins, Peer Gynt, The Crucible (Greystone Theatre); The Edible Woman (Thigh High Theatre/Live Five); Anne of Green Gables (Station Arts Centre).

Upcoming: Romeo and Juliet (Globe Theatre).

Other: Josh is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting, and the 2014 Globe Theatre Conservatory.

Devin Wesnoski | Leslie

Globe Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing

Other Theatre: Danny, King of the Basement (Persephone Theatre); Dr. Frightful Presents: Dead Air (Neverending Highway Theatre/Live Five); Southern Dandy 75 (Saskatoon Fringe Festival); Beyond the Cuckoo’s Nest (Persephone Youth Tour); Run for Your Wife (Magdalene Theatre); The Cherry Orchard (Theatre Naught/Live Five).

Other: Big thanks to Josh, Judy and the entire cast and crew for creating and telling such a beautiful story.

   
CREATIVE  

Judy Wensel | Director, Dramaturge

Globe Theatre: Director: Salt-Water Moon, Fusion 2011, 2012; Assistant Director: Pride and Prejudice, Shout Sister; Actor: The Drowning Girls, Sleeping Beauty, Shangri-La, Robin Hood, Dot & Mae: Delusions of Grandeur, Metamorphoses, The Story of Mr. Wright, Marion Bridge, The Alice Nocturne.

Other Theatre: Actor/Creator: Shangri-La (Intrepid Theatre, Edmonton International Fringe); Dot & Mae: Delusions of Grandeur (Philly Improv Theatre, Vancouver Improv Festival).

Upcoming: Actor: Shangri-La (Theatre Alberta Provincial Tour); Thicker Than Water (Sum Theatre); Creator/Director: Paper (Shumiatcher Sandbox Series).

Other: Judy is an Associate Artist with Curtain Razors in Regina and served as the Interim Theatre School Director at Globe Theatre in 2015. She is also a past recipient of the Stage West/Equity National Emerging Theatre Artist Award and the Regina Mayor’s Arts and Business Award for Emerging Artist.

 

Jeremy Sauer | Composer and Sound Designer

Globe Theatre: Main Stage: Composer and Sound Designer: The Snow Queen, Salt-Water Moon, Sleeping Beauty; Sound Designer: Becky’s New Car, The Wizard of Oz, Jake and the Kid, A Doll’s House, The Alice Nocturne, Doubt, a Parable, Girl in The Goldfish Bowl, Death and the Maiden; Musician: Mesa; Shumiatcher Sandbox Series: Musician, Composer: Fusion III; Composer, Sound Designer: A Thirst Undone, Hot Little Hands; Musician, Arranger: Dot and Mae: Delusions of Grandeur, Marg Szkaluba - Pissy’s Wife; Co-creator, Performer: The Unforeseen Journey of Nathaniel Dunbar.

Other: Jeremy is a pianist and composer, who spends much of his time playing and writing music with his good friend Belle Plaine.

Devon Bonneau | Lighting Designer

Globe Theatre: Lighting and Sound Designer: Salt Baby; Lighting Designer: Woolgathering, Rael’s Journey, Fusion Project: Touch, Fusion Project: The Stay, Alexander Abrams’ Magical Space Boots; Sound Designer: Henry and Alice: Into The Wild.

Other Theatre: Lighting and Sound Designer: Snowbirds (Menagerie Productions); Sound Designer: The Velveteen Rabbit (Regina Little Theatre); Swept Off Our Feet (Regina Summer Stage); Director: Tuesdays and Sundays, Music Therapy with Terrance (Regina Little Theatre).

Other: Globe Theatre’s Technical Director: 2012-2014; Touring Production Manager: A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline; currently the Sandbox Series Studio Technician.

Lisa Russell | Stage Manager

Globe Theatre: Over twenty-six shows including The Drowning Girls, Becky’s New Car and Pride and Prejudice (Mainstage), O.C.Dean, Shangri-La and A Date With The Night (Shumiatcher Sandbox Series).

Other Theatre: Grace & Glorie, Over the River and Through the Woods (Chemainus Theatre Festival); Liberation Days, Les Misérables (Western Canada Theatre); Madame Butterfly (Calgary Opera). Lisa was the production stage manager for the Summer Arts Festival at the Banff Centre for four years and worked for seven seasons at the Stratford Festival.

Upcoming: Romeo and Juliet (Globe Theatre).

 

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