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

    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. 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 institutions including Sum Theatre’s own Theatre in the Classroom, a drama program created for youth in need.  Her first play, Thicker than Water, will premiere in 2016 in both Saskatoon and Regina. In 2014 she received a University of Saskatchewan Alumni Achievement Award for her volunteerism and artistic achievements. She was also recently voted Best Champion of the Arts by the readers of Planet S Magazine in Saskatoon. In 2015 she was named one of CBC's Future 40.

     

    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. www.charliepeters.ca