Shumiatcher Sandbox Series
By Kenneth T. Williams
Thunderstick follows a couple of mismatched cousins on the trail of scandalous political intrigue. The cousins – one a globetrotting photojournalist, the other an unsuccessful reporter with a penchant for drinking – have been estranged since their youth on the reservation and are now brought together by unforeseen circumstances. They’re launched into jail, heartbreak and a road trip into the Ontario backwoods – all while chasing the story of their careers.
|Kelsey Elvin||Set Designer|
|Celeste Pinder||Costume Designer|
|Devon Bonneau||Lighting and Sound Designer|
|Kenilee Kehler||Stage Manager|
Dakota Hebert | Jacklyn
Globe Theatre: Salt Baby (2017, 2015), Pride and Prejudice, Conrad-Roy: Daffily Ever After.
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).
Other: Dakota was the first Indigenous student trained in the Globe Theatre Actor Conservatory (2012).
Daniel Knight | Isaac
Globe Theatre: Debut
Other Theatre: Short Cuts Festival (Hardly Art Theatre); A History of Breathing, Tree Boy, The Canada Show (Persephone Theatre); Hawk or How He Plays His Song (Onelight Theatre); 2014: An Imagination Odyssey (Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre).
Other: Daniel is a graduate of the Circle of Voices Program, Red Spirit Program and Fire Spirit Program at the Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre (formerly Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company) and former Artist in Residence at Persephone Theatre. Currently he works at GTNT as their Publicity Officer. He is very happy to be working here at Globe Theatre. He thanks GTNT for giving him the time off for this production!
Curtis Peeteetuce | Director
Globe Theatre: Salt Baby (2017, 2015).
Other Theatre: Selected highlights include: Berlin Blues, A History of Breathing (Persephone Theatre); Where The Blood Mixes, Thunderstick (Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre).
Film and Television: Out in the Cold, Red Moon (CBC); Rabbit Fall (Season Two).
Other: Curtis is happy to come full circle with Thunderstick, having performed as Isaac in the world premiere in 2001. Cree from Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation, he is an actor, writer, director, musician and former Artistic Director of the Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre. 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 and all the young people he has worked with over the years. Special thanks to family and friends for years of support! Nanaskimon.
Kelsey Elvin | Set Designer
Globe Theatre: Gunmetal Blues, Conrad-Roy, Fusion 2013; Head of Scenic Carpentry (2011-2014, 2016-present); Technical Director (2014-2016).
Other Theatre: Ladies in Lights, Broadway Rocks (Edmonton Musical Theatre); Tuesdays and Sundays (Regina Little Theatre).
Other: Kelsey is a graduate of the Theatre Production program at Grant MacEwan University (2010). He has worked as a freelance carpenter, props builder and designer.
Celeste Pinder | Costume Designer
Globe Theatre: Costume Designer: Root, Hog, or Die, 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 of 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 jeeping my belief in the make-believe alive.
Devon Bonneau | Lighting and Sound Designer
Globe Theatre: Lighting and Sound Designer: Root, Hog, or Die, Salt Baby (2015); 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; Sound Designer: Salt Baby (2017), Henry and Alice: Into The Wild. Associate Lighting Designer: Million Dollar Quartet; Assistant Lighting Designer: The Last Wife.
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).
Upcoming: LAUNCH Festival (Globe Theatre School)
Other: Globe Theatre’s Technical Director: 2012-2014; Touring Production Manager: A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline; currently the Sandbox Series Studio Technician.
Kenilee Kehler | Stage Manager
Globe Theatre: Over fifteen productions including Salt Baby (2017, 2015), A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline (2016, 2012), Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash (Saskatchewan tour).
Other Theatre: Highlights include Othello, Mary Stuart (Stratford Festival); seven productions with Dancing Sky Theatre including The Lucky Ones, In the Air; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Odd Couple, The Marvelous Wonderettes (Souris Valley Theatre).
Upcoming: Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Globe Theatre Main Stage).
Other: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Stage Management/Technical Theatre and Bachelor of Education, both from the University of Regina. Love to Jamie and Elizabeth.