Main Stage

Sep 14, 2016 – Sep 17, 2016

A show, devised by the performers, that explores the disabled experience through words, music, movement, visuals, and song. This production takes the experiences of the disabled, along with the able, and displays how they intertwine, intersect and change. The collaborators present an exhilarating, heart-wrenching, devised and inclusive performance that will have you laughing, crying and thinking at its conclusion. 

Please note that this production will be held at the Shumiatcher Open Stage (Shu-Box) at the University of Regina. Parking can be found at the west entrance to the Riddell Centre.

This performance is festival seating. A ticket ensures entry and a seat for the production, and arrangements can be made for any ticket holder in need of accessible seating.

CAST  
Nicole Bear  
Kelsey Culbert  
Maria Doyle  
John Loeppky  
Natasha Urkow  
Ammanda Zelinski  
   
CREATIVE  
Traci Foster Director
Aimee Garchinski Choreographer
John Loeppky Designer, Producer
Shelby Lyn Lowe Stage Manager

 

CAST  

Nicole Bear | Performer

Globe Theatre: Debut

Other Theatre: New Canadian Kid (University of Regina).

Other: Nicole is extremely proud to be a part of the cast of Neither Heroes Nor Ordinary People. She has also collaborated to devise a piece for a recent production of New Canadian Kid. Nicole lives in Regina with her husband, Nick, and their two cats, Mistoffellees and Bella. She would like to thank her friends and family for their support and to say, “To Natasha, Ammanda, Maria, Kelsey, John and our fearless director, Traci – I LOVE YOU ALL!”

Kelsey Culbert | Performer

Globe Theatre: Debut

Other: Kelsey is an advocate for people of different abilities and a theatre student at the University of Regina through the Campus For All Program. She works with Spinal Cord Injuries Saskatchewan and The Big Sky Centre for Learning and Being Astonished! to make our society more inclusive.

Maria Doyle | Performer

Globe Theatre: Debut

Other: Maria grew up in northern Saskatchewan and is currently living in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. She has been a part of the Listen to Dis' Community Arts Organization Inc. ever since it formed and in 2015 joined The Other Ordinary, the organization's emerging professional company. Having her first performance of Neither Heroes nor Ordinary People in May marked a great highlight in her performing career. In addition to performing, Maria loves to travel (has been to Australia, New Zealand and Europe) as well as her work as a dog trainer. Whether on stage or not, Maria brings a tremendous amount of energy to everything she does.

John Loeppky | Performer, Designer, Producer

Globe Theatre: Debut

Other Theatre: Stage Manager: Small Boy DREAMS (Curtain Razors); Lighting Technician: The Philistines, The King Stag (University of Regina); Lighting Designer: ReMeasure (University of Regina).

Other: John is a writer, athlete, actor and designer. He recently began his Master of Fine Arts at the University of Regina. He enjoys competing, writing poetry, and filling his life with all manner of things that make his schedule an utterly enjoyable, yet complete mess. His life goal is to have an obituary that is entertaining to read.

Natasha Urkow | Performer

Globe Theatre: Debut

Other Theatre: The King’s Stag; New Canadian Kid; ReMeasure (University of Regina); Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical (Sterling Productions).

Upcoming: Spring’s Awakening (University of Regina).

Other: Natasha is an activist, writer, poet, and public speaker. She is a theatre major at the University of Regina. Natasha is a mover and shaker that strives to make a difference in the world. As a harnessed adrenaline junkie she perseveres to use her story to enlighten and help others through their struggles. Natasha continues to speak for The Rick Hansen Foundation and SADD (Students Against Drunk Driving). Outside of numerous university shows, Natasha has worked with companies such as Sterling Productions and The Other Ordinary.

Ammanda Zelinski | Performer

Globe Theatre: Debut

Other Theatre: The Producers, Once Upon a Mattress (Regina Summer Stage); ReMeasure (University of Regina).

Upcoming: Spring’s Awakening (University of Regina).

Other: Ammanda is a singer, actor, and dancer who is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Regina, focusing on theatre acting. When Ammanda is away from the stage, she can be found searching for new ways to get back on it, such as playing the clarinet in band and singing with the University of Regina Choir.

   
CREATIVE  

Traci Foster | Director

Globe Theatre: Conservatory Instructor

Other Theatre: Actor: The Attic, The Pearls and Three Fine Girls (Susan Ferley); Room With Five Walls, Tracing Steps (Curtain Razors); Pretty Girl Ugly , Everything’s in the Box (Lunacy); 12 Crows (Factotum). Director: Stuck in the Middle, If the Shoe Fits, Cassandra’s Way, Roz (Lunacy).

Film & Television: Renegade Press, Corner Gas, Tideland.

Other: Traci is Western Canada’s lead certified practitioner of Fitzmaurice Voicework™, and the founder of Listen To Dis’ Community Arts Organization Inc. She is the recent and humbled recipient of the 2015 YWCA’s Woman of Distinction Jacqui Shumiatcher Arts Award.

Aimee Garchinski | Choreographer

Globe Theatre: Debut

Other: A graduate of the University of Regina Arts Education program, Aimee has danced from Moose Jaw to New York. She is trained in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and musical theatre, and is a Royal Academy of Dance certified instructor. A member of the Canadian Dance Teachers Association, she teaches for the Regina Conservatory of Performing Arts and in studios across the city.

Shelby Lyn Lowe | Stage Manager

Globe Theatre: Kaleidocycle, Billy Bishop Goes to War, The Wizard of Oz, Pride and Prejudice.

Other Theatre: Stage Manager: Hansel and Gretel (Little Opera on the Prairie); Saskatchewan Outdoors: A Touring Play for Families (Embrace Theatre); Hansel and Gretel (Saskatoon Opera in Schools); Goya: A Opera (AutoRepairClub); Diamond Girls (Menagerie Productions). Assistant Stage Manager: Carmen, The Magic Flute, Madama Butterfly, The Barber of Seville (Saskatoon Opera).

Upcoming: Apple (Live Five, Saskatoon).

Other: Shelby Lyn has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Design from the University of Regina (2013).

 

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