March 30 - April 10, 2022
Holdin' on to What's Golden
By Skyler Anderson and Greg Ochitwa
Starring Skyler Anderson
Fitting in can be hard, especially when you feel like you stand out so much. What may appear as nice on the outside, isn’t so nice when you take a closer look. These are running themes for Skyler – or Fresh, as his friends call him – when he begins his new life at his new, predominately white, school in the Glencairn Neighborhood. Skyler quickly finds out that his new classmates aren’t used to people being a different colour. In fact, it seems that they don’t like it all.
Holdin’ on to What’s Golden follows Skyler’s upbringing as an Indigenous kid in a white town, and the struggles he faces while trying to balance fitting in, but still being himself. While the actual school part comes easy to him, his challenges are rooted in rivalries, racism, and rocky friendships. In the end, Skyler’s journey proves to be triumphant as he conquers his obstacles as any teenager would; by questioning his values and then learning from his mistakes.
“It doesn’t matter what happened three days ago. It doesn’t matter what happened two years ago. I got the last laugh.”
The performance space will be smudged with Buffalo Sage/Women's Sage before and during each performance of Holdin' on to What's Golden.
To respect the ceremonial aspects of this production, we will not be serving alcoholic beverages at our bars for this show.
Co-Creator | Fresh
Globe Theatre: Director: They Know Not What They Do reading, Where the Blood Mixes reading, Education is Our Right reading; Actor (Billy/Skyler) and Writer: wanisiniwin/kwêski-pimâtisiw (2020 Sandbox Series); Actor (weetigo), Collective Member, and Writer: Making Treaty 4; Actor (Bayley): In Care (2019 Sandbox Series); Assistant Director: The Rez Sisters (2018 Sandbox Series); and Indigenous Liaison.
Sky is a proud father of 2 handsome boys who he dedicates all of his work to. While finishing his last semester at FNUniv/U of R and creating his own work, he is also a theatre and indigenous art instructor for SUNTEP at the University of Regina. In Winter 2021, Sky curated, directed, and acted in a play reading series for the Globe Theatre, where he works as both Artistic Associate and Indigenous Liaison. In the Spring he developed and performed an outdoor walking show alongside Greg Ochitwa titled, Holdin’ on to What’s Golden, which will be performed as a one-person show in the Globe Theatre’s upcoming Main Stage Season. Most recently, Sky has been devising a show titled, mêtawêmin, with his son Leslie that will be presented in February 2022. Sky was born and raised in Regina and he is nêhiyawak, from Treaty 4 Territory.
DJ | Composer
Andrew Koschinsky (AK Productions) is a Saskatchewan based music Producer with an extensive catalog including production credits with artists across North America. He is excited to bring his brand of soulful and authentic hip-hop to the Globe Theatre stage. His latest album “V.I.P. & AK Productions – Never Change” released on March 11th and is available on all music streaming platforms.
Co-Creator & Director
Greg Ochitwa is a Balgonie born, Regina based artist. He is a proud member of CAEA & ACTRA, a Globe Theatre Conservatory graduate, and a University of Regina graduate (BFA - Theatre Acting). Globe Theatre Writer/Director credits: G-RAM; Root, Hog, or Die- a gritty western musical (co-created with Kaitlyn Semple); three seasons of FUSION; Bittergirl- the musical (Director). Actor credits: A Soldier's War; Metamorphoses; Snow Queen; title role in Robin Hood (Globe); The Aliens (Persephone); Twelfth Night; Richard III; A Midsummer Night's Dream; The Comedy of Errors; Macbeth; As You Like It; title role in Hamlet (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan). Most recently with Shakespeare on the Sask., he Directed The Merry Wives of Windsor. He wrote and starred in the award winning hip-hop musical, COPE (SATA award for Composition and Performance). Greg’s the Theatre School Director, and a long time lead teacher with GTS. He also works with at-risk youth as a lead Instructor/Mentor at Paper Crane Community Arts Centre, where the focus is on using the arts as a catalyst to well-being in our daily lives.
Greg would like to thank his incredible family for their unconditional and ongoing love and support.
Set and Costume Designer
Globe Theatre: Set and Costume Designer: Exit, Pursued by a Bear; Making Treaty 4; Gracie; Hip Hop Hoop Dance; G-Ram; Set Designer: Cinderella; Bittergirl - The Musical; Root, Hog, or Die; Assistant Designer: The Snow Queen; Assistant Director: I And You; Apprentice Stage Manager: A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline; Head of Wardrobe: Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash.
Other Theatre: Set and Costume Designer: Dogbarked, Volstead Blues, Dry Streak (Souris Valley Theatre); Set Designer: The Velveteen Rabbit, Leading Ladies (Regina Little Theatre); Swept Off Our Feet (Regina Summer Stage); Eurydice (University of Regina).
Film and Television: Wardrobe Department: Another WolfCop, Corner Gas: The Movie, WolfCop, Space Milkshake, Edge of War.
Other: Rebecca holds a BFA in Theatre Design from the University of Regina.
Globe Theatre: The Politician, A Perfect Ganesh, For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again
William is an Instructor for the University of Regina’s Theatre Department in the Faculty of MAP. He teaches the technical theatre program that includes stage management and lighting design. He holds a BFA in Drama from the University of Regina and a Master of Fine Arts in Technical Production and Design from the University of Calgary. He has previously worked for the Globe Theatre as a production assistant on The Politician (1978 - yes, not a typo) and stage managed A Perfect Ganesh and For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again in 2000. He has won a Betty Mitchel Award - Lighting Design for NiX (Calgary) and a Jessie Richardson Award - Team Design for Nothing But Sky (Vancouver).
Globe Theatre: Art Out Loud, The Story
Michael is a sound designer and theatre artist currently based in Regina. They are a graduate of the Production, Design, and Technical Arts program at the National Theatre School of Canada, and have worked professionally as a sound designer since 2013. Their recent projects include Art Out Loud with Globe Theatre, Bunk #7 with The Raven Collective, and producing and sound designing the narrative podcast The Rest is Electric. They have also worked in live sound mixing for over a decade, with experience working in large concert venues and outdoor festivals. Their interests are wide ranging, but of particular interest to them are queer stories as well as other marginalized and under-served communities. Their sound portfolio can be found here: bit.ly/mkwsound
Associate Sound Designer
Globe Theatre: Lighting Designer: Concord Floral, Folk-lore, G-Ram, Fusion Project 2016, A Soldier’s War, Woolgathering, Rael’s Journey, Fusion Project: Touch, Fusion Project: The Stay, Alexander Abrams’ Magical Space Boots; Lighting and Sound Designer: In Care, The Rez Sisters, Hip Hop Hoop Dance, Thunderstick, Root Hog or Die, Salt Baby; Associate Lighting Designer: Million Dollar Quartet; Assistant Lighting Designer: The Last Wife; Sound Designer: Behind The Screams: Ghost Tour, Henry and Alice: Into the Wild
Other Theatre: Lighting Designer: The Last Children (Judy Wensel, Curtain Razors), Lo-Fi/Hi-Fi (Fadadance Youth Company), Leading Ladies, Music Therapy with Terrance, Over the River and Through the Woods (Regina Little Theatre); Lighting and Sound Designer: The Lords of Sceptre, Snowbirds (Menagerie Productions); Sound Designer: The Velveteen Rabbit (Regina Little Theatre); Swept Off Our Feet (Regina Summer Stage)
Globe Theatre: Mrs. Singh and Me, Cinderella, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Hobbit, Shrek The Musical, Us, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Peter and the Starcatcher, G-Ram, The Secret Mask, The Hound of the Baskervilles, All Shook Up, Gunmetal Blues.
Other: Every Brilliant Thing (Talk is Free Theatre); Every Brilliant Thing (Burnt Thicket Theatre); It’s A Wonderful Life A Live Radio Play, Jabber, For Art’s Sake, Art, The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh (Persephone Theatre); Home is a Beautiful Word (Persephone Theatre in association with Sum Theatre and the Broadway Theatre); Earth Diver (Sum Theatre); The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz (Station Arts Centre); A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur (Chemainus Theatre Festival); Monty Python’s Spamalot, Mama’s Country Record Collection (Stephenville Theatre Festival); Killer Business-The Musical (Torrent Productions).
Other: For Grandma Bernice and Grandpa Arnie.