February 22 - March 12, 2023
Sir John A:Acts of a Gentrified Ojibway Rebellion
By Drew Hayden Taylor
A ‘buddy’ adventure that is part road trip - part grand heist – this story follows two Ojibway men, Bobby Rabbit, and his wannabe rock star friend Hugh, who leave their reserve and head out on the TransCanada highway to right a cultural wrong. To retrieve his grandfather’s medicine pouch from the British museum, Bobby and Hugh will steal precious relics to hold as ransom – Sir John A. MacDonald’s bones. Along the way they pick up, Anya a white student from a prestigious university with opinions on absolutely everything. These three sort historical fact from fiction to chart their own terms for reconciliation. All the while Sir John himself makes appearances to ruminate on legacy and nationhood. First premiering at The National Arts Centre, this is a funny and inquisitive piece of theatre that invites us all to brush off the cobwebs of history with grace, courage and a few laughs along the road.
"It is sometimes outrageous but always funny, poignant, entertaining and really makes you think and possibly re-evaluate your perspective on issues. It has all the elements of an outstanding play: perfect dialogue, engaging characters and acting that is second to none.” Ottawa Magazine
Erin is a dakȟóta wíŋyaŋ and anishinaabekwe from Tatanka Najin Oyate (Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation) and a newly recent mother to Šônkiš. She has a bachelor of Indigenous Education from the First Nations University of Canada and is currently in a Masters program of the same name and institution. She is currently a host of The Other Side on APTN (Aboriginal People’s Television Network) and working on a number of media, arts and research projects. Pidamaya wopida to my relatives (past and present) for your support and love on this journey.
Globe Theatre: Making Treaty 4, In Care
Upcoming: Erin is hosting and filming Treaty Road, an APTN documentary series, set to air in Fall 2023.
Jayden is a Regina-based independent theatre artist whose practice in performance, directing, improvisation, and new work creation has spanned more than 20 years. He holds a BFA and MFA from the University of Regina, and teaches in the UofR Theatre Dept. He is an Artistic Associate with Curtain Razors, and has performed in or helped create most Curtain Razors performance and community-based projects since 2015. Jayden is grateful to the gifted team of performers, designers, and creators for bringing themselves so fully to this project.
Previously at The Globe: wanisiniwin kwêski-pimâtisiw (Director, 2020); The Story (Actor, 2020); Fusion Project (Co-Director, 2008-2010)
Upcoming: Untitled Peter Tripp Project (Pi Theatre, Vancouver tour, May 2023)
Sky is a proud father of 2 boys who he dedicates all of his work to. He holds a degree in Theatre from the First Nations University of Canada and is also a sessional theatre and indigenous visual art instructor at the University of Regina. In Winter 2021, Sky curated, directed, and performed in a playreading series for Globe Theatre. In the following Spring he developed a piece with Greg Ochitwa that was based on stories from his life titled, Holdin' on to What's Golden, which he then performed as a one-person show in the Globe Theatre's 2022 Main Stage Season.
Previously at the Globe: Holdin’ on to What’s Golden, Actor/Co-Creator; Making Spirits Bright 2021, Actor; Playreading Series, Director/Curator/Actor.
Sarah Bergbusch is an actor, theatre maker, and puppeteer from Regina, Saskatchewan. She holds a degree in Theatre from the University of Regina and is a graduate of the Prague Shakespeare Company Conservatory program in Prague, Czech Republic, where she lived and studied for a year. Sarah is thrilled to be back at the Globe Theatre and is looking forward to performing this joyful holiday show once more!
Previously at The Globe: Wool Gathering, Cinderella, Women of the Fur Trade, Making Spirits Bright
Todd Houseman (or Kaskitew Asiniy) is a Nehiyaw mixed-blood actor, improviser, and writer from Amiskwaciy (Edmonton). Todd is a graduate and current instructor at the National Theatre School of canada. Recently, Todd’s play The Children of the Bear was commissioned by Toronto’s Outside the March and is in development as a large-scale immersive play. In Edmonton, Todd has worked as a cultural facilitator through the indigenous lead Journeys program and has also been an instructor of both improv and anti-oppression training for over 10 years. In his free time Todd enjoys being in the forest and mountains of western treaty 6.
Previously at The Globe: Globe Theatre debut.
Upcoming: Continued development of my play, The Children of the Bear, with Toronto's Outside the March. Teenage Dick - Alberta Theatre Projects In association with the Shakespeare Company and Hit & Myth Productions - April 18 – 30, 2023.
Sir John A MacDonald
Ryan Beil is a comedian, actor and writer based in Vancouver, BC. He holds a BFA in acting from the University of British Columbia and has become a fixture on local stages. He has won two Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards. Select Theatre Credits: Angels In America, Parts 1&2 - Arts Club. Twelfth NIght / Comedy of Errors - Bard On The Beach Billy Bishop Goes To War - Arts Club/Belfry. Ryan is also involved in the world of Film and Television, with two Leo Awards to his name. Selected Film/TV Credits: iZombie - The CW Mech X4 -Disney The X-Files - FOX Trial & Error - ABC You, Me, Her - eOne, Are You Afraid of the Dark, Nickelodeon, Turner & Hooch, Disney. You can also catch Ryan every Sunday at the Fox Cabaret in Vancouver, performing withThe Sunday Service: The Legendary improv comedy troupe he co-founded.
Previously at The Globe: Globe Theatre debut
Orphan Song, Bunny, The Circle, The Trouble with Mr Adams (TarragonTheatre); The Drawer Boy, Berlin Blues. Ipperwash (Blyth Festival); The Fish Eyes Trilogy, Boys with Cars (Nightswimming); This, Flood Thereafter (Canadian Stage Company); Dividing Lines, Madre (Aluna Theatre); Public Servant, Weather the Weather, The Story (Theatre Columbus / Common Boots); Gladstone Variations, Yichud (seclusion) (Convergence); The Silicone Diaries (Buddies in Bad Times); and seven summers with Dream in High Park.
Sandy is the great-grandson of Morley Plunkett of the almost forgotten WW1 Canadian Vaudeville Troupe, The Dumbells.
Previously at The Globe: Globe Debut
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
Set & Lighting Designer
Kaitlin Hickey works with people to tell stories. Recent selected credits include: Set & Lighting Design, YERMA (Coal Mine Theatre), Set & Lighting Design, Wildfire (Factory Theatre), Set & Lighting Design: Supper Club (Resource Centre for the Arts, NL); Lighting Design: Is My Microphone On? (Canadian Stage); Lighting Design: Controlled Damage(Neptune Theatre), Co-Production Design: Book of Life(Volcano Theatre & The Women Cultural Centre Rwanda, Edinburgh International Festival); Set Design: Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools (Buddies in Bad Times, Edinburgh International Festival); Production Design: Empire Trilogy: Four Sisters(Paradigm Productions); Lighting Design: Empire Trilogy: The Philosopher’s Wife (Paradigm Productions); Set Design:Noor, (Generous Friend, Aga Khan Museum); Lighting & Set Design: Knives in Hens (Coal Mine Theatre), Lighting Design: The Children’s Republic (Belfry Theatre). Nominated for multiple Dora Mavor Moore Awards and the recipient of the Robert Merritt Award for outstanding lighting design.
Previously at The Globe: Set and Lighting Designer for Miss Caledonia
Upcoming: Lighting Designer, The Birds and The Bees,(Persephone and Globe Theatre)
Jeff Chief is Cree from Onion Lake First Nation on Treaty 6 territory in Saskatchewan and currently lives in Saskatoon. Jeff has been a costume stitcher, cutter, and costume designer in theatres across Canada. His recent design credits include The Fiancée (Persephone Theatre); Iago Speaks (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan); The Rez Sisters (Royal MTC); Flush, Life After Hockey (La Troupe du Jour); Cottagers and Indians (Persephone Theatre); Sky Dancers (Place des Arts); Café Daughter (Blyth Festival); The Gift (GTNT); Being Here: The Refugee Project, Ministry of Grace (Belfry Theatre); Kronborg: The Hamlet Rock Musical (Confederation Centre of the Arts); Honour Beat (Theatre Calgary); Hedda Noir (Theatre NorthWest), Le Wild West Show de Gabriel Dumont (National Arts Centre); and Ipperwash (Blyth Festival).
Previously at The Globe: Globe Theatre debut
Apprentice Stage Manager
Annalise Peterson-Perry is a Montreal-based theatre practitioner and graduate of Concordia University’s Theatre and Development program. Having worked in theatre and film for over ten years, Annalise is interested in multiple avenues of creating and supporting great storytelling. Annalise grew up watching theatre at The Globe and it holds a special place in her heart, therefore she is thrilled to return home to work behind the scenes!
Recent credits: Stage Manager for Celestial Bodies (Geordie Theatre tour to Young People’s Theatre Toronto), The One (Hopegrown Productions) and Strawberries in January (Hudson Village Theatre), Apprentice Stage Manager for All Shall Be Well (Repercussion Theatre), and From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea (Geordie Theatre), Assistant Stage Manager for The Blond, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead (Hudson Village Theatre), and Tour Manager for Geordie Theatre’s 2 Play Tour (2022).