Shumiatcher Sandbox Series
By Greg Ochitwa and Kaitlyn Semple
Root, Hog, or Die is a new play with music from the creative team that brought you Speak Easy and COPE. This atmospheric play will transport you back to the 1890s. Come claim your seat at the Curly Wolf Saloon. Find yourself amidst pioneers and gunslingers, and leave humming tunes from the era.
|Donny Ready||Wolf Holiday|
|Greg Ochitwa||Co-Creator, Director|
|Kaitlyn Semple||Co-Creator, Choreographer, Musical Director|
|Rebecca Donison||Set Designer|
|Celeste Pinder||Costume Designer|
|Devon Bonneau||Lighting and Sound Designer|
|Lisa Russell||Stage Manager|
Joshua Beaudry | Buckleberry
Globe Theatre: Debut
Other Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello, Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan); Bang, A Christmas Carol, My Chernobyl, Gordon Winter, Cope (Persephone Theatre); 99% And The Dragon (Dancing Sky Theatre); Animals And Plants (Theatre Ecstasis); The Pillowman (Wilde Side Productions); Routes (Concrete Theatre); The Mighty Carlins (Nakai Theatre).
Film and Television: Interpersonalities, Insecurity, The Velvet Devil.
Other: Directing credits include The Roving Show (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan); The Improv Project (The Guild Theatre); The River (Channel Theatre); Beyond The Cuckoo’s Nest (Persephone Theatre). Joshua has been a member of the improv company, The Saskatoon Soaps since 2003.
Donny Ready | Wolf Holiday
Globe Theatre: COPE (Shumiatcher Sandbox Series).
Other Theatre: Beirut (Hectik Theatre); The Odd Couple, Dry Streak (Souris Valley Theatre); Re/Measure (University of Regina).
Upcoming: The Last Wife (Globe Theatre Main Stage).
Other: Donny holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Regina and is a graduate of the 2016 Globe Theatre Conservatory. Love to my friends and family.
Kaitlyn Semple | Pearl, Co-Creator, Choreographer, Musical Director and Arranger
Globe Theatre: Choreographer: Peter and the Starcatcher, Romeo and Juliet, The Drowning Girls; Actor: Mary Poppins, Man of La Mancha, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Shout Sister, COPE, The Wizard of Oz, Jake and the Kid, Metamorphoses.
Other Theatre: Cinderella (RuBarb Productions); Ring of Fire (Rainbow Stage); The Last Five Years (The Golden Apple Theatre); Mary Poppins (Western Canada Theatre/Persephone); It’s A Wonderful Life, Little Women (Persephone); COPE (Persephone Youth Series/Live Five); Alice In Wonderland, The Hockey Sweater (Sum Theatre).
Upcoming: Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Globe Theatre Main Stage).
Other: Kaitlyn holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Regina and is a graduate of the 2010 Globe Theatre Conservatory. Thanks to the Globe team and love to my husband!
Caitlin Vancoughnett | Clementine
Globe Theatre: Debut
Other Theatre: A Christmas Carol, Trout Stanley, Urinetown, Little Women, The Shape of a Girl, Bite the Hand (Persephone Theatre); Lungs, Love/Stories, The Cherry Orchard (Live Five); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Marvelous Wonderettes (Souris Valley Theatre); Salt-Water Moon (Station Arts Centre); Waiting for the Parade (Lili Marlene Co-op).Upcoming: Twelfth Night, Richard III (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan).
Greg Ochitwa | Co-Creator, Writer, Director
Globe Theatre: Writer/Director: G-Ram, Fusion Project 2014, 2015, 2016; Writer/Actor: COPE; Actor: A Soldier’s War, The Snow Queen, Robin Hood, Metamorphoses.
Other Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Roving Show, The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, As You Like It, and the title role in Hamlet (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan); Becky’s New Car (Theatre North West); the award winning COPE (North Central Theatre/LiveFive, Persephone Youth Series and Tour).
Other: Greg is a graduate of the 2010 Globe Theatre Conservatory and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre (Acting) from the University of Regina. He is an instructor at Paper Crane Community Arts Centre, and he teaches youth and adult acting classes here at the Globe Theatre School.
Rebecca Donison | Set Designer
Globe Theatre: Set and Costume Designer: G-Ram; Assistant Set and Costume Designer: The Snow Queen; Head of Wardrobe: Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash; Apprentice Stage Manager: A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline; various backstage roles in the costume shop and as a dresser.
Other Theatre: Set and Costume Design: Volstead Blues, Dry Streak (Souris Valley Theatre); Set Design: The Velveteen Rabbit, Leading Ladies (Regina Little Theatre); Swept Off Our Feet: Boris Karloff and the Regina Cyclone (Regina Summer Stage); Eurydice (University of Regina); Costume Design: The Servant of Two Masters (Persephone Junior Company).
Film & Television: Another WolfCop, Corner Gas: The Movie, WolfCop, Space Milkshake, Edge of War.
Other: Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Design from the University of Regina.
Celeste Pinder | Costume Designer
Globe Theatre: Costume Designer: A Date With The Night; Celeste has enjoyed being a part of the Globe Theatre Wardrobe Department for the past eight seasons.
Other: Bachelor of Applied Arts in Fashion Design from Ryerson University, 2003. Owner/designer for Ta Vie Children’s Wear, Owner/Registered ‘Kids Can Sew’ Instructor at Sister Ceece’s Sewing School, facebook.com/sister.ceece.sewing. Lots of love to Lydia and Waylon for continuing to inspire and keeping my belief in the make-believe alive.
Devon Bonneau | Lighting and Sound Designer
Globe Theatre: Sound Designer: Henry and Alice: Into The Wild; Lighting and Sound Designer: 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.
Lisa Russell | Stage Manager
Globe Theatre: Over twenty-eight shows including Romeo and Juliet, The Drowning Girls, Becky’s New Car and Pride and Prejudice (Main Stage), A Soldier’s War, 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); Die Fledermaus, Madame Butterfl y (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.