Our Mission

We build strong communities by creating and producing innovative and exciting live professional theatre experiences. Our work is driven by passion, integrity, inclusivity, and a sense of humour. We are always pursuing new ideas, partnerships, and adventures.

  1. Joel Bernbaum

    Joel Bernbaum / Artistic Director

  2. Heather Morrison

    Heather Morrison / Artistic Producer

  3. Charlie Peters

    Charlie Peters / Artistic Associate

  4. Britainy Robinson

    Britainy Robinson / Communications and Development

  5. Lancelot Knight

    Lancelot Knight / Resident Musician

  1. Artistic Associate Sponsor

    Artistic Associate Sponsor / Creative Saskatchewan

Bios

Joel Bernbaum / Artistic Director

Joel is an actor, playwright, journalist and the founding artistic director of Sum Theatre. In 2014, three of Joel’s plays received world premieres: Home Is A Beautiful Word at the Belfry Theatre, Operation Big Rock at Dancing Sky Theatre and My Rabbi (co-created with Kayvon Khoshkam) at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2015/2016, Joel was the Urjo Kareda Resident at Tarragon Theatre. Joel is grateful to the cast, crew, sponsors and audiences that have made Theatre in the Park Saskatoon’s newest summer tradition. 

 

Heather Morrison / Artistic Producer

Heather has a BFA in Drama from the University of Saskatchewan and is a graduate of the Globe Theatre’s Actor Conservatory Program. Heather is an award-winning actress, and has taught drama for several organizations including Sum Theatre’s Theatre in the Classroom and Youth on the Rise, drama programs created for deserving youth. In 2016 she received the Saskatoon and Area Theatre Award for Outstanding Original Script for her first play, Thicker than Water. In the past few years, she received a University of Saskatchewan Alumni Achievement Award for her volunteerism and artistic achievements, was named one of CBC's Future 40 and was twice voted Best Champion of the Arts by the readers of Planet S Magazine in Saskatoon.

 

Charlie Peters / Artistic Associate

Charlie is a Saskatoon-based theatre and opera director, actor, lighting designer, playwright, dramaturge, poet, and clown. He has a BFA in Acting from the University of Saskatchewan and is the recipient of the Saskatoon and Area Theatre Award for Outstanding Emerging Artist (2013) and Outstanding Lighting Design (2015). His work has been seen on stages across Saskatchewan and Western Canada. Charlie also works as a theatre educator with youth in need, using drama skills to build community, awareness, and self-confidence through active, imaginative learning. Find out more about Charlie's work here.

Britainy Robinson / Communications and Development

With more than 15 years as an arts reporter and on air host at CBC Radio-Canada under her belt, Britainy Zapshalla is not only an expert but also a die hard fan of Saskatchewan's entertainment scene. She's a regular contributor to CTV Morning Live and the Saskatoon Star Phoenix. Britainy loves to help people plan their entertainment calendar with her regular blog Brit's Picks. She began her work with Sum Theatre in 2015 to help spread the word about the unique and groundbreaking productions the company stages and to help connect sponsors and local donors who believe in our vision that theatre should be for everyone. Britainy lives in Saskatoon with her husband Jake and their two children William and Katie. To find out more about Britainy and her work click here.

 

Lancelot Knight / Resident Musician

Lancelot Knight is a musician who lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Over years through music he has toured across North America; touring with his father Chester Knight and with rapper Joey Stylez. Lance made his theatre debut in the Theatre in the Park 2016 performance, Little Badger and the Fire Spirit, and has since joined Sum Theatre for Theatre in the Park 2017, The Woodcutter and the Lion; for their winter show The Hockey Sweater and numerous other projects.

Artistic Associate Sponsor / Creative Saskatchewan

Partial funding for the Artistic Associate position is provided by Creative Saskatchewan's Business Capacity Grant Program.