Main Stage

By Falen Johnson

Directed by Yvette Nolan

Jan 18, 2017 – Feb 5, 2017
1 hour and 35 minutes. There is no intermission for this production.

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The enormously successful and award-winning first play from Six Nations playwright Falen Johnson makes its way from the Shumiatcher Sandbox Series to debut on Globe Theatre’s Main Stage. Salt Baby is a thoughtful and humorous look at how one young indigenous woman navigates life on the reserve and in the city—struggling to find her place within her culture and society.

Colin Dingwall Grandfather/Clara/Doctor/Psychic/Cheryl/Wanda B/Elder
Dakota Hebert Salt Baby
Nathan Howe Alligator/Philip
Curtis Peeteetuce Dad/Terry
Yvette Nolan Director
Johanna de Vries Set Designer
Charity Gadica Costume Designer
Leigh Ann Vardy Lighting Designer
Devon Bonneau Sound Designer
Kathryn Ricketts Choreographer
Kenilee Kehler Stage Manager
Sang Sang Lee Assistant Stage Manager



Colin Dingwall | Grandfather, Clara, Doctor, Psychic, Cheryl, Wanda B, Elder

Globe Theatre: Salt Baby (Shumiatcher Sandbox Series).

Other Theatre: Working it Out (Alberta Workers Health Center); Risky Business, Coworkers, Grow Up (THUGWork Theatre); Spirits of The Trail (Burning Sun Productions); Happiness (The Defakto Theatre Co.); The Normal Heart (University of Lethbridge Mainstages); Routes (Concrete Theatre).

Other: Colin Dingwall holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama and is based out of Alberta. He is Co-Founder of Thumbs Up Good Work Theatre (THUGWork Theatre).

Dakota Hebert | Salt Baby

Globe Theatre: Pride & Prejudice (Main Stage); Conrad-Roy: Daffily Ever After, Salt Baby (Shumiatcher Sandbox Series).

Other Theatre: Mistatim (Red Sky Performance); Spirit Horse (Roseneath Theatre); Nicimos, 2013:An Imagination Odyssey (Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company); Dreary & Izzy (Western Canada Theatre, Gateway Theatre, Persephone Theatre/Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company); Beneath the Ice (Quest Theatre).

Film and Television: Social Media Host on Aboriginal Day Live 2016 for Aboriginal People’s Television Network (APTN).

Upcoming: Thunderstick (Shumiatcher Sandbox Series).

Other: Dakota was the first Indigenous student trained in the Globe Theatre Conservatory Program (2012). She is excited for Regina to see this production of Salt Baby!

Nathan Howe | Alligator, Philip

Globe Theatre: Becky’s New Car, Pride & Prejudice, The Wizard of Oz (Main Stage); Salt Baby (Shumiatcher Sandbox Series).

Other Theatre: Actor: A Christmas Carol, It’s A Wonderful Life, Equivocation (Persephone Theatre); Little Badger and The Fire Spirit (Sum Theatre); Matchstick (Persephone Theatre/Great Canadian Theatre Company); Seminar (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre/Mirvish Productions); Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, Romeo & Juliet, The Taming of The Shrew (Shakespeare On The Saskatchewan); Director/Playwright/Composer: Aiden Flynn Lost His Brother So He Makes Another (Theatre Howl); Playwright: The Wild Dog Waits On The Concrete Path (Theatre Howl).

Other: Nathan is a graduate of the 2012 Globe Theatre Conservatory.

Curtis Peeteetuce | Dad, Terry

Globe Theatre: Salt Baby (Shumiatcher Sandbox Series).

Other Theatre: Selected highlights include: The Secret Life of the Octopus, Wrecked (Persephone Theatre Youth Tour); The Berlin Blues, Bannock Republic (Persephone Theatre); Nicimos, RRAP, Thunderstick (Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre).

Film and Television: Out in the Cold, Red Moon (CBC); Rabbit Fall (Season Two).

Upcoming: Director of Thunderstick (Shumiatcher Sandbox Series).

Other: Curtis is Cree from the Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation. He is an actor, writer, director and musician and the outgoing Artistic Director of the Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre (GTNT) where his latest work, Kohkoms In Toyland was presented this past Christmas. Since 2001, he has had the honour of working with many talented artists in theatre, radio drama, music and film. Curtis dedicates all his efforts and accomplishments to his beautiful son Mahihkan. Special thanks to family and friends for years of support! Nanaskimon.


Yvette Nolan | Director

Globe Theatre: Salt Baby (Shumiatcher Sandbox Series).

Other Theatre: Playwright: Annie Mae’s Movement, The Unplugging, The Birds; Director: In Care by Kenneth T. Williams (Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre); Thicker Than Water by Heather Morrison (Sum Theatre); Justice by Leonard Linklater, Café Daughter by Kenneth T. Williams, Map of the Land, Map of the Stars (Gwaandak Theatre); Nôhkom by Michael Greyeyes (Signal Theatre); Marie Clements’ Tombs of the Vanishing Indian (Native Earth Performing Arts); The Ecstasy of Rita Joe (Western Canada Theatre/National Arts Centre); Dramaturge: In Care by Kenneth T. Williams; Ultrasound by Adam Pottle; A History of Breathing by Daniel Macdonald.

Other: Former Artistic Director of Native Earth Performing Arts. Her book Medicine Shows was published in 2015 by Playwrights Canada Press. She is an Artistic Associate of Signal Theatre.

Johanna de Vries | Set Designer

Globe Theatre: Set Designer: The Ladies Foursome (Main Stage); Salt Baby (Shumiatcher Sandbox Series); Head of Scenic Carpentry for the last two seasons; current Head of Scenic Painting.

Other: Johanna has worked on various productions with the Saskatchewan Film Industry as well as on a variety of theatrical productions throughout Regina and area. Special thanks to everyone at Globe Theatre for their encouragement and support.

Charity Gadica | Costume Designer

Globe Theatre: Costume Designer: The Ladies Foursome (Main Stage); Salt Baby, Conrad-Roy: Daffily Ever After (Shumiatcher Sandbox Series); Assistant Set and Costume Designer: Salt-Water Moon; Head of Wardrobe since 2009.

Film and Television: The Recital, A 1943 Guide to Hiring Women (Costume Designer); Moccasin Flats, Just Friends, Rabbit Fall.

Other: Diploma in Costume Cutting and Construction from Red Deer College in 2002. Lots of love to Joey, Gizmo, Spike and Gertie. I am thrilled to be doing this play on the Main Stage with the same wonderful team. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Leigh Ann Vardy | Lighting Designer

Globe Theatre: Salt-Water Moon, I, Claudia, Shout Sister, Copenhagen, The Syringa Tree.

Other Theatre: Leigh Ann has designed lights for theatre and dance across Canada. Recent favorites include: As You Like It, The Diary of Anne Frank (Stratford Festival); Oil and Water (Artistic Fraud); The God That Comes (Alberta Theatre Projects, 2b theatre company); Glace Bay Miners’ Museum (Neptune Theatre/National Arts Centre); Metamorphoses (National Arts Centre).

Other: Leigh Ann is an instructor and coach at the National Theatre School of Canada. She has received six Merritt Awards for design and was nominated for the Siminovitch Prize.

Devon Bonneau | Sound Designer

Globe Theatre: Sound Designer: Henry and Alice: Into The Wild; Lighting and Sound Designer: Root, Hog, or Die, Salt Baby; Lighting Designer: Fusion Project 2016, A Soldier’s War, Woolgathering, Rael’s Journey, Fusion Project: Touch, Fusion Project: The Stay, Alexander Abrams’ Magical Space Boots; Associate Lighting Designer: Million Dollar Quartet.

Other Theatre: Lighting and Sound Designer: Snowbirds (Menagerie Productions); Sound Designer: The Velveteen Rabbit (Regina Little Theatre); Swept Off Our Feet (Regina Summer Stage).

Upcoming: Assistant Lighting Designer: The Last Wife (Globe Theatre Main Stage).

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

Kathryn Ricketts | Choreographer

Globe Theatre: Several productions as a Choreographic Consultant including Salt Baby (Shumiatcher Sandbox Series).

Other: Kathryn has been working for the past thirty-seven years in the field of dance and visual arts, presenting throughout Europe, South America, Africa and Canada. Her work in schools, galleries and community centres focuses on social/political issues with dance, creative writing and visual art as the mobilizing ‘voice’. Her Doctoral research furthered this into areas of literacy, embodiment and cultural studies with a method she coins Embodied Poetic Narrative. She is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education in the University of Regina as the chair of the Dance area. She is also the director of the Listening Lab, an incubator for arts based research and projects exploring accessible languages and resources for experimental work in education. Her loft in the John Deere Tractor Building serves as one of the sites for performances and exhibitions as well as her dance lab at the University of Regina.  Kathryn is thrilled to be working with Yvette Nolan and her very exciting work on Salt Baby.

Kenilee Kehler | Stage Manager

Globe Theatre: Peter and the Starcatcher, Million Dollar Quartet, A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline (2016, 2012), Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, The Snow Queen, Salt Baby, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Much Ado About Nothing, Sleeping Beauty, The Last Resort, Robin Hood, Shakespeare’s Will, Conrad-Roy: Daffily Ever After.

Other Theatre: Othello, Mary Stuart (Stratford Festival); Popcorn Elder, The Lucky Ones, Operation Big Rock, The 99% and the Dragon, In the Air, Reflections, Encore (Dancing Sky Theatre); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Odd Couple, The Marvelous Wonderettes (Souris Valley Theatre); Technical Director for MAGDANCE series and In Fur Till Spring (New Dance Horizons).

Upcoming: Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Globe Theatre Main Stage); Thunderstick (Shumiatcher Sandbox Series).

Other: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Stage Management/Technical Theatre and Bachelor of Education, both from the University of Regina. Love to Jamie, Elizabeth, mom, dad, and Adam.

Sang Sang Lee | Assistant Stage Manager

Globe Theatre: Debut

Other Theatre: Million Dollar Quartet, West Side Story, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Evangeline, Avenue Q, One Man Two Guvnors, Make Mine Love, Clybourne Park, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Private Lives, The Sound of Music, The Rocky Horror Show, A Christmas Carol, Billy Bishop Goes to War, As You Like It (Citadel Theatre); Antyessy, Sprouts Festival 2014 and 2015 (Concrete Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, King Lear (Freewill Shakespeare Festival); Don Giovanni (Centre for Opera Studies in Italy); Hunchback (Catalyst Theatre); The Super Groovy 70s, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Mayfield Theatre).

Upcoming: Sense and Sensibility (Citadel Theatre).

Other: Sang Sang is a graduate of MacEwan University’s Theatre Production program.


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