November 9 - 27, 2022
By Munish Sharma
George Reed is a Saskatchewan legend - elite athlete, advocate, and humanitarian. He made Regina home and made the province proud; and this year his life and work are ingeniously crafted into a new play by Munish Sharma.
The production takes us on the incredible journey highlighting George’s groundbreaking career, his move to the prairies, and how he won over the community. Footage and game highlights from his record-breaking career with the Saskatchewan Roughriders give audiences a view from the 55-yard line. #34 was commissioned by the Globe Theatre to coincide with the 2022 Grey Cup in Regina and to honour the man who put the city on the map. George Reed’s story is one of resilience and determination, and this production offers Canada a theatrical glimpse into a unique side of prairie life.
George Reed was an exceptional running back whose contribution to Canadian football was a game changer. He was the leading rusher during the 1965 to 1969 seasons and as well the 1974 season. CFL Hall of Fame
Playwright / Hari's Son
Born and raised in Regina, Munish has called Vancouver his home since 2007. He’s excited to be back in his hometown and doing a show! Munish just finished up his second season at Bard on the Beach, and was recently in the world premiere of Himmat (Theatre Conspiracy) and the west coast premiere of Men Express Their Feelings (Zee Zee). My heartfelt thank you to my teachers and professors in Regina. Your guidance and encouragement gave me the strength to pursue my dreams. Love you, Mom, Dad, Rajnish and Monica. We are strongest together. Thank you for always believing in me. Recent credits: A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Orchard (After Chekhov), and The Matchmaker (Arts Club); All’s Well that Ends Well (Bard); Bombay Black (Raghupriya Arts and Culture); and Victim Impact (Theatre Conspiracy).
Upcoming: The Mahabarata (Shaw festival)
A life-long singer and pianist, Jeremiah Sparks was choir director and organist for Cherry Brook United Baptist Church in Preston NS for 20 years and directed the Nova Scotia Mass Choir for several years before moving to Toronto. Stage roles include the role of Mufasa in the Toronto production of Disney’s The Lion King. He has performed across the country in such memorable roles as Louis Armstrong (Satchmo Suite) and Lanier Phillips (Oil and Water) And recently played “PA” in the Canadian premier of Color Purple with Neptune Theater. He just finished acting in the Canadian Premier of August Wilson’s “Gem of the Ocean” with the Shaw Festival!
Previously at The Globe: Honk
- “Beneath Springhill” Orangeville Ontario ((Feb 2023)
- “Amen Corner” Shaw Festival (May -Oct 2023)
Judy has been an Associate Artist with Curtain Razors since 2015. She has worked across the country as a performer, director, creator, teacher with companies including 2B Theatre (Halifax), Strange Victory Performance (Edmonton), Fada Dance (Regina), Listen to Dis’ (Regina), University of Regina Theatre Department (Regina), Sum Theatre (Saskatoon) and others. Her original work The Last Children, a multi-faceted film and theatre project exploring the climate crisis, premiered with Curtain Razors in 2021. Judy is a graduate of the BFA Acting Program at the U of R and the directing program at National Theatre School of Canada.
Previously at the Globe: Over 25 shows at Globe Theatre as a director, actor, creator including Exit, Pursued by a Bear; Gracie; Salt-Water Moon
Upcoming: A durational performance piece called "Having a baby in December 2022".
Set & Costume Designer
Globe Theatre: Debut
Even Gilchrist (he/him) is a trans and queer theatre creator working based in amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton). He went to the University of Alberta for the MFA in Theatre Design and thankfully found himself working here with the Globe Theatre. Some recent design credits include: Re:Construct (Playwright, Set, Video Design - Donkey Dog Theatre), Love From Afar (Set Design - A Company of Fools), and Tune to A (Costume and Lighting Design - Expanse Festival). You can check out evengilchrist.com for more of his work and recent collaborations, if you're feeling fancy.
Upcoming: Lighting design for Theatre Network's world premiere of The Innocence of Trees by Eugene Strickland, focusing on the life of artist Agnes Martin, this November -- and Even will be producing his own acclaimed show, Re:Construct, to the High Performance Rodeo in January 2023.
Laura is a Saskatchewan-raised, Toronto-based, projection designer for theatre, dance, live music, and opera.
Credits include: The Queen in Me (COC, Nightwood Theatre, Amplified Opera, Theatre Gargantua); Is God Is (Canadian Stage, Obsidian Theatre, Necessary Angel); 21 Black Futures (Obsidian Theatre/CBC Arts); Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes (Tarragon Theatre); In Absentia (JDdance); Pomegranate (Pomegranate Opera); The Black Drum (Deaf Culture Centre/Soulpepper); Grace (Nightwood Theatre/Crow’s Theatre); Unholy (Nightwood Theatre); Oraltorio: A Theatrical Mixtape (Obsidian Theatre/Soulpepper); Bearing (Signal Theatre/Luminato); Frescobaldi and the Glories of Rome, Illuminations, A Medieval Christmas (Toronto Consort); Le Nozze di Figaro (Toronto City Opera)
Narda is set, costume and lighting designer based in Calgary. Recent credits: Cowgirl Up, Disgraced, To the Light (Alberta Theatre Projects); Cipher (Arts Club/Vertigo); Sherlock Holmes and the Raven’s Curse (Vertigo Theatre); The Garneau Block, Peter and the Starcatcher (Citadel Theatre); The Wizard of Oz, Vimy (Western Canada Theatre); The Wizard of Oz, Cinderella (Rainbow Stage); Brontë: The World Without (Stratford Festival); Vigilante (Catalyst Theatre Tour); Glory (National Tour). Narda designed the costumes for the Freewill Shakespeare Festival in Edmonton for 16 seasons. She also designed costumes for the feature film Cut Bank. Visit narda.ca to see images of her work.
Previously at the Globe: The Red Priest, The Glass Menagerie,The Hobbit
Upcoming: lighting design for the premiere of The Extractionist by Michaela Jeffery at Vertigo Theatre in Calgary
Globe Theatre: Making Treaty 4
Orion Paradis is a Gold Record / Juno Nominated Saskatchewan based music producer who works out of his recording studio, SoulSound (which shares a building & inspiration with its sister studio, FadaDance).
Orion Paradis is active in many areas of the Saskatchewan music scene, working with a plethora of bands, electronic producers, festivals and arts organizations – from recording, mixing, mastering and producing, to live event production including sound design for dance and theatre (Globe Theatre, Curtains Razors & FadaDance), Orion has a wide array of skills and abilities to deliver work at the highest levels of presentation. As well, Orion has been a board member with Sask Music since 2018, and works as a mentor to facilitate learning for aspiring artists.
Some career highlights include: 2020 - Gold Certification Canada & USA (The Dead South "In Hell I'll Be In Good Company"), 2019 Juno Nomination - Contemporary Roots Album of the Year (Megan Nash – Seeker), 2017 YouTube Viral - 190 million views (The Dead South - In Hell I'll Be In Good Company), 2018 - #1 Stingray Satellite Radio (Etienne Fletcher - Cherie Cheri), 2017 SaskMusic #1 Album (Megan Nash – Seeker), 2016 Nominated Recording of the Year WCMA (Library Voices - Lovish), 2013 CBC #1 National Song of the Summer (Indigo Joseph - Others), 2009 Nominated Independent Album of the Year WCMA (Library Voices – Hunting Ghosts).
You can find his work at www.soulsound.ca
Globe Theatre: I Call myself Princess
Recent favourites include A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Mountaintop, Intimate Apparel, Elf The Musical (Grand Theatre); Manman La Mer (Théâtre Catapulte); Dracula: The Bloody Truth (Western Canada Theatre/Theatre NorthWest); The Harrowing of Brimstone McReedy (Eldritch Theatre); The Drawer Boy, Stag and Doe, This One (Port Stanley Festival Theatre); Hedwig & The Angry Inch (Rick Kish Prod.), various productions with The National Ballet of Canada, Dasein Dance Company, FLUX Dance Festival, Kaeja d'Dance and Opera Lyra Ottawa.
Apprentice Stage Manager
Avery is a graduate of the Canadian College of Performing Arts, where she studied Musical Theatre Performance and Stage Management. Avery works as the Store Manager at #TheHUBinYXE, a brand new artisan retail store and creative space in Saskatoon! For more info follow their socials @thehubinyxe
Globe Theatre: Debut
Other Theatre: GLORY (Chemainus Theatre Festival), Cymbeline (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan),The Penelopiad (Canadian College of Performing Arts)