Clone of The Last Sunday – May 30 2021

Welcome, 

Sum Theatre friends and family, to the 2020/21 season of The Last Sunday. Please join us on the last Sunday of each month (October – May) for exciting creations in response to the month’s current events. You will see work from playwrights, musicians, ranters, and a hot seat interview. All in one action packed hour. 

There is a lot going on in the world and the Last Sunday is here to help us digest our current moment. We hope these performances and the discussions they generate will help build a better community.

This is the 4th season of The Last Sunday, and we are thrilled to welcome partners in Regina, Prince Albert, Swift Current and The Battlefords. 

“It’s theatre of the now,” says artistic director Joel Bernbaum. “Art is more relevant than it has ever been before. It has the power to take people down a new path of understanding the world around them. We believe these performances and the discussions they generate will build a better community.”

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The Line-Up this Month

Hot Seat Interview

Michelle Dueck

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Bio coming soon!

Ranter

Neil Visvanathan

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Neil Visvanathan enjoys spending his time reading and making music. Neil is excited to work with Sum Theatre as he was there for the first Last Sunday. Today he will be doing a rant.

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Dancer

Lindsay Cottin

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Lindsay is an accomplished versatile dancer from Regina, Sk. She has over 18 years of dance experience performing and teaching locally and internationally. Her dance background consists of Contemporary, Bellydance, Ballet, Hip Hop, Dancehall, Heels, salsa and Flamenco. Currently she teaches her own dance classes with a focus on Bellydance, Contemporary, Dancehall and Heels. Lindsay enjoys performing and teaching dancers of all ages and levels!

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Playwright

Charlie Peters

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Charlie Peters (he/ze, him/hir) is a theatre and  opera director, actor, lighting designer, playwright, dramaturge, poet, and clown. Ze holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Saskatchewan, continued his training at the Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance, and is currently pursuing an MFA in Theatre Practice at the University of Alberta. He is the recipient of Saskatoon and Area Theatre Awards for Outstanding Emerging Artist (2013) and Outstanding Lighting Design (Two Corpses Go Dancing, 2015) and was nominated for Outstanding Direction (Diana Son’s Stop Kiss, 2014) and Outstanding Original Script (Many Fires, 2019). Hir artistic work has been seen on stages (and in parks, fields, school gyms, living rooms, and swimming pools) across Western Canada. Charlie is Secretary and Chair of the Membership Committee of the Saskatchewan Association of Theatre Professionals, Founding Director of Embrace Theatre, a former Artistic Associate with Sum Theatre, and also works as a theatre educator, using drama skills to build community, personal awareness, and self-confidence through playful, imaginative learning. www.charliepeters.ca

Actor

Danova Dickson

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Danova Dickson (she/her) is a Saskatoon based actor with a specialization in nonsense. She’s spent the past year honing her craft and performing for her sister’s cats, who are huge fans of anything that involves dragging a string across the floor. She hopes to one day delve deeper into clowning and devised theatre, but for right now she is mostly trying her best to complete her BFA online during a pandemic. You can catch her this summer at The Fringe in a show called ‘The Skiffle Disco Soul Circus’ which is just as ridiculous as it sounds.

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Danielle Spilchen

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Danielle Spilchen is an award winning theatre artist proudly born and raised in Treaty 6 Territory. She is active in the Saskatoon theatre community as an actor, director, voice-actor, playwright and is a founding member of the new sketch comedy troupe, The Sketchy Bandits. Select acting credits include Girl in The Box (Live Five 2019), SCUM: A Manifesto (Live Five 2019), Prairie Nurse (Station Arts Theatre), Girl in the Box (Montreal Fringe, Nominated Best English Production), Henry IV Part 1 & 2 (YXE Shakespeare Lab), Treasure Island (Persephone Theatre), Southern Dandy 75 (Live Five
2017) and Aiden Flynn Lost His Brother So He Makes Another (Live Five 2016/Wildside Festival 2015).

Actor

Rodrigo Pino-Hellman

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Rodrigo Pino-Hellman is excited to check out Sum Theatre’s Last Sunday for the first time. He spends most of his time with his loving partner Sanja, his sons Gaius and Camilo, and running a daycare business out of his home in Saskatoon. Consequently, he rarely gets the opportunity to take the stage and has missed it tremendously. He looks forward to working with such a great team, and can’t wait to see the results!

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Grahame Kent

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Grahame Kent A Treaty 6 based theatre artist, Grahame wears a lot of hats; working as a  performer, writer, producer, designer, voice artist, editor, dramaturg, director and stage manager. Grahame is very excited to be back at Last Sunday!
Grahame is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan with a BFA in Acting and a graduate of the Globe Theatre Conservatory.
Grahame is the Artistic Producer of Buttered Ghost Theatre. Grahame is an active member with The Sketchy Bandits and a part time DM for a few games of DnD.
If you like podcasts, check out Dr. Frightful Presents: A Podcast which is created, produced and curated by Grahame. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.
Find out more at www.grahamekent.com

Call for Artists

Interested in lending your artistic skills to a Last Sunday performance?

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Last Sunday?

The Last Sunday is a live talk show featuring a play, a musical act, a rant and a hotseat interview. All packed into one hour.

Who Can Come?

Anyone is welcome to attend The Last Sunday.

The event is curated for an adult audience, though youth are welcome. Sum Theatre does not provide an age rating for the material. In fact, we often do not know the content of the pieces before showtime. We encourage artists to respond as they wish.

If you would like to watch The Last Sunday livestream from your home, please RSVP through the link at the top of the page.

What COVID Precautions are you Taking?

If we are able to have a LIVE AUDIENCE at the Broadway Theatre: We are taking the necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of those who would like to join us in person for The Last Sunday. The Broadway Theatre requires that masks be worn when you are in the building. Hand sanitizer will be provided as you enter the space. Proper social distancing will be observed. We are asking all who attend The Last Sunday to sign in upon entry to facilitate contact tracing.

As you arrive, you will be asked to sign our contact tracing form, and then front of house staff will escort you to your seat in the theatre. Once you are seated you will be asked to remain seated until the end of the performance.

If we are unable have a live audience at the Broadway: All performers, technicians, and Sum Theatre staff will be masked throughout the show. Performers will be wearing clear plastic face shields while they are on stage so you can see their faces! Everyone  in the theatre will be socially distanced throughout the night.

How Much is The Last Sunday?

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, The Last Sunday is free of charge.

If you find The Last Sunday valuable, consider supporting Sum Theatre with a monthly donation.

Is the Live Stream Accessible?

The Live Stream of the event is free and accessible to everyone who can access the internet.

We simply ask that you RSVP at the top of this page (if you haven't already RSVP'd for a previous Last Sunday) so we know who to send the link to!

What if I missed The Last Sunday?

We have all of this year's Last Sunday's on our YouTube channel HERE.

So even if you missed one or you couldn't watch on the day of, you can catch up on the Sum Theatre content.

Is the Venue Accessible?

We are excited to announce that we have moved to the Broadway Theatre which allows for accessibility.

Main access into the building is with ramps inside and around the theatre.

There are also accessible washrooms available.

Are There Washrooms?

There are gender neutral washrooms in the lobby. If you need to use the washroom’s we ask you to do so before you are seated.

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