Natasha Martina: Co-Creator & Director
Select Direction credits include: Displaced: Ground Cover Theatre - Live Five and Shumiatcher Sandbox Series Globe Theatre (2017), St. Ambroise Montreal Fringe and Saskatoon Fringe Festivals (2015); Dymorphia: Ground Cover Theatre; Vimy: Bzzt! Trap Door Theatre; A Girl in the Goldfish Bowl, Coram Boy, Better Living, All Through the Night, The Odyssey, Attempts on Her Life, The Ends of the Earth: Greystone Theatre. Assistant Director: The Kite Runner: Theatre Calgary and The Citadel Theatre. Select Movement Direction/Coaching Credits include: Departures - Canada 300: Watermark Theatre (Toured to 20 cities in Canada); The Kite Runner: Theatre Calgary and The Citadel Theatre; Walnut Tree, Christmas Carol: Persephone Theatre; Trail of Crumbs: Miscellaneous Theatre Festival. Select Acting Credits include: Edward II, Richard III: The California Shakespeare Festival; Hercules: The National Children's Theatre (Minneapolis); Kindertransport: Invisible Theatre (Tucson) and Centre Stage (Seattle). Playwright credits include: Departures (Co-writer): Watermark Theatre - Canada 300; Displaced (Co-writer): Ground Cover Theatre. Etc. Natasha is a certified Movement Analyst (Laban/Bartenieff Somatics International) and a certified Somatic Movement Educator in Body-Mind Centering®. Natasha is a graduate of Central School of Speech and Drama - MA in Movement Studies, and Cornish College of the Arts - BFA in Acting.
"Director Natasha Martina, who is know for her use of movement, creates little moments, rather like paintings, in a play that doesn't require over-the-top action. This beautiful subtlety feels appropriate given the Victorian setting, rewarding the viewer intent on taking in the details." Brönte, Greystone Theatre - Stephanie McKay, The Star Phoenix, November 30, 2016
“The play comes off flawlessly under the direction of Natasha Martina.” Vimy, Bzzt Trap Door Theatre, Live Five Saskatoon Jeanette Stewart, The Star Phoenix, November 9, 2011
“The Odyssey is a satisfying, exciting and kind of exquisite way to end Greystone 2010-11 season. With intricate hand-to-hand battles and the synchronized rowing of giant ships, the production is like an ever-moving sculpture, just fascinating to look at.” The Odyssey, Greystone Theatre - Stephanie McKay, The Star Phoenix, March 28, 2011
“…there are some memorable moments that dialogue couldn’t convey. The surgery scene is tremendous. You’re totally there, thanks to creepy video of an old hospital corridor with damaged patients. It’s funny, too; nurses scurry by carrying limbs. The simple fact that they’re rushing puts you on edge. The operation is played out in shadows behind a white screen, the doctors doing unnerving things to the patient…” Dysmorphia, Ground Cover Theatre, Live Five Saskatoon - Cam Fuller, The Star Phoenix, September 8, 2009
Sue Mythen: Co Creator
Movement Direction credits include: The White Devil (Shakespeare's Globe, UK): The House, The Plough and the Stars, Major Barbara, 16 Possible Glimpses, The Rivals and Pygmalion (The Abbey, National Theatre of Ireland): Elektra (Canadian Opera Company), winner of three Dora Mavor Moore awards, Semele (RIAM), Dead Man Walking (Opera Ireland), Richard III (Smock Alley), Devotion, Last Call and Jumping on my Shadow (TEAM Theatre Co.) and Coraline (Project). Film work: choreography for Northanger Abbey (iTV/Diplomat Films). ETC. Sue teaches movement for the BA (Hons) Acting, MFA Directing and MA Theatre & Performance at The Lir Academy, Trinity College Dublin. Sue has worked in Italy, Denmark and her work in the UK includes Not I, Timon of Athens, Electra, A Devilish Exercise and Chelsea Valentine.
"A live show is a blend of sound, light, movement and storytelling. It's rare for all four elements to meet as equals. When they do, the aesthetic wallop is stronger than any chemical high…such high calibre and force that it is hard to imagine a more consistently good production…a brilliant effort. Elektra, Canadian Opera Company - Toronto Star, April 23, 2007
"This production of 'Elektra' does not require suspension of disbelief. It is simply ripped out of the audience…domestic horror made sublime and brilliantly rendered. Elektra, Canadian Opera Company - National Post, April 24, 2007
"With a background in acting and movement, and a wealth of experience as a teacher, Sue Mythen is a walking, talking movement "buff" who holds a passion for the subject that is both endearing and engaging…I am suitably moved." Sunday Tribune, November 4, 2007
"Finely-honed skills…three puppeteers animate the story with a blend of stagecraft, excellent lighting and sound effects, directed by Sue Mythen…the balance and blend of all these elements stays on the right side of scary, retaining an imaginative grip throughout this impressive creation. Coraline, Puca Puppets - Irish Mail, October 22, 2006
Jason Cullimore: Composer
Jason is a Regina based composer of soundtracks and classical concert music. He is also a PhD candidate in the Media, Arts and Performance faculty at the University of Regina, where he studies and develops innovative interactive computer music systems. Jason's achievements includes winning a Western Canadian Music Award for Classical Recording of the Year (2013), performances of his work by three major Canadian Symphony orchestras, and numerous prices in international songwriting competitions. www.jasoncullimore.com
Jacqueline Block: Actor (Mary - 2017)
Select acting credits: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Hermia) & J. Caesar (Caesar): Shakespeare on the Saskatchean; Mary Poppins (Ensemble) : Persephone Theatre & WCT Kamloops; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; (Olive): Mary's Wedding (Mary); Persephone Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing (Hero); Globe Theatre: The Frenzy of Queen Maeve (Aisling); Bzzt! Trap Door Theatre/Live Five: All My Sons (Ann); Greystone Theatre: Into the Woods (Little Red); Greystone Theatre: Henry Iv Part 1 (Lady Anne); Greystone Theatre. Jacqueline is the recent recipient of the SATA Award for Outstanding Emerging Artist.
Emma Laishram: Actor (Dara)
Select acting credits: Displaced - Saskatoon and Montreal Fringe 2015 (Dara): Ground Cover Theatre; Cleave (Carol): New Words Festival (National Theatre School); Scorched (Sawda): National Theatre School; Hamlet: (Ophelia): Shakespeare by the Sea; Alice in Wonderland (Dormouse/Barbarshop Quartet): Shakespeare By The Sea; (Chorus) Mozarts, The Abduction: Opera Nova Scotia; Edward II: (Queen Isabella): Villains Theatre; Into the Woods (Witch): Dalhousie Theatre; Medea: Dalhousie University Solo Creation Piece: Fear, Solo-icious Festival, Halifax, NS, Ouroboros, The Ouroboros Collective, Toronto/Vancouver (in development) Musical Direction: Waiting for the Parade: Spade Theatre, Montreal; Scorched (Assistant Musical Direction): National Theatre School.
Emma Laishram is a recent graduate of the English Acting Program at National Theatre School of Canada. She also holds a BA Honours in Theatre Performance, from Dalhousie University, in Halifax, NS. Emma is currently writing a one woman show, Ouroboros, recently accepted in the Playwright Theatre Centre's Writer's Blocks program. Ouroboros explores her Manipuri, South Asian heritage and Canadian upbringing and is to be workshopped in Toronto and at the South Asian Arts Festival in Vancouver in 2016.
Anna Mazurik: Actor (Sofia)
Select acting credits: Peter and the Starcatcher (Globe Theatre - Regina): Displaced (Saskatoon and Montreal Fringe 2015 - Ground Cover Theatre): Coram Boy (Young Alexander), Vernon God Little (Mom), Our Country’s Good (Liz Morden), Better Living (Elizabeth), Into the Woods (Rapunzel): Greystone Theatre; Letters From the Apocalypse (Eldritch), The Long Christmas Dinner (Genevieve): University of Saskatchewan. Select film credits: Goblin Market (Lucy): PCP Productions, Diagnosed (Lead): Media School SPSD. Anna holds her BFA in Acting from the University of Saskatchewan
Katie Moore: Actor (Mary - 2015)
Select acting credits: Fusion (Ensemble), The Winters Tale (Camillo), Much Ado About Nothing (Margaret): Globe Theatre; Titan (Liv), Why Him? (Roxie): Ensemble Studio Theatre; End of the Line (Therapist): Ghost River Theatre; Eurydice (Eurydice), Looking Glass (Joan): University of Regina.
Katie is a Regina-based actor and improviser. She is an ensemble member with Hitch Hikers Improv, and has also played, coached, and judged with the Canadian Improv Games. She teaches improv for teenagers and adults, and has directed collective creation projects through the Globe Theatre School. She has a BFA in acting through the University of Regina and is a recent graduate of the Globe Theatre Conservatory.
Amberlin Hsu: Stage Manager & Lighting Designer (2017)
Recent stage-managing credits: Displaced (St. Ambroise Montreal & The Saskatoon Potashcorp Fringe Festivals): Ground Cover Theatre; ASM for Moon Light Sonata of Beethoven Blatz: Station Arts Centre Costume design credits include: Aiden Flynn Lost His Brother, so He Makes Another: Theatre Howl; Under Cover, Danny, King of the Basement: Persephone Youth Tour; Macbeth: Embrace Theatre; Madame Butterfly: Saskatoon Opera Company; Our Town & Vernon God Little: Greystone Theatre. Lighting design credits include: Coram Boy, Vernon God Little: Greystone Theatre; Remaining Silence (Dance piece choreographed by Amberlin): University of Saskatchewan. Set design credits include: Under Cover, Danny, King of the Basement: Persephone Youth Tour; Picasso at Lapin Agile: Greystone Theatre Co-set designer: Nīcimos: Saskatchewan Native Theatre.
Amberlin is a former dance student at NTUA in Taiwan, and graduated with a BFA in Technical Theatre Design from the University of Saskatchewan.
Carla Orosz: Set and Costume Designer (2017)
Set Design credits include: A Midsummer Night's Dream, J. Caesar, Othello, Much Ado About Nothing, The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Twelfth Night, Julius Caesar: Shakespeare of the Saskatchewan; Two Rooms, Velocity, Wrecked, Bannock Republic, Walnut Tree, For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again, Bite the Hand: Persephone Theatre; The Three Sisters, Amadeus, She Stoops to Conquer, Mad Forest, Better Living, All Through the Night, The Ends of the Earth: Greystone Theatre; Top Girls, Accidental Death of An Anarchist: Phoenix Theatre; Dysmorphia: Ground Cover Theatre; Costume Design credits include: Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Macbeth: Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan; Rabbit Hole, The Importance of Being Earnest, Robin Hood, Gordon Winter, Little Women, A Christmas Carol, Evita: Persephone Theatre; Don Pasquale: Saskatoon Opera Association; Fen: Phoenix Theatre; The Laramie Project: Kinsmen Youth Company; john & jen: Top Drawer Dramatics; Coronation Voyage: Last Exit Theatre Assistant Designer: Of Mice and Men: Theatre Calgary Etc. Carla completed her MFA in Design at The University of Victoria and her BFA in Design at the University of Saskatchewan. She has received 3 SATAwards (Set design for Bite the Hand, body of work from 2009- 2010, and Costume Design for MacBeth). Carla is a member of ADC, CITT, USITT and IATSE Local 300.