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.”
***April's Last Sunday will be ONLINE ONLY***
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The Line-Up this Month
C'est ma cousine
C'est ma cousine in a bilingual neo-folk duo made up of Elizabeth Tkachuk and Sylvie Walker, both based in Saskatoon. Growing up French-Canadian in the Prairies, they write songs that reflect both personal, but also arbitrary experiences, that could only be inspired by life in Saskatchewan. Their lyrics tell stories of love, muder and religion, seasoned with harmonies and humour. Their first EP will be released at Christmas 2021 (bonne fête Jesus!).
Hot Seat Interview
Delilah Kamuhanda (she/her)
Delilah is a Ugandan American community health educator and writer. She has called Saskatoon home for the past 6 years and continues to learn about the unique issues and strengths across the province. Last summer, Delilah began a group with local Black youth called Black Lives Matter YXE. Together they are working to create awareness and solidarity, in hopes for a more compassionate community.
Olive Watts is a 13 year old girl who was born and raised in Saskatoon, SK. She currently attends the Creative Action Grade 8 program at North Park Wilson School. Olive enjoys singing, playing the piano, and finding new ways to be creative with music and acting. She has enjoyed Sum Theatre’s Theatre in the Park program throughout her childhood and is excited to be performing for the Last Sunday.
An award-winning actress, Jenna holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Saskatchewan. Recent credits include J. Caesar, Midsummer, Titus. A puppet revenge, Merry Wives of Windsor, Comedy of Errors, As You Like It (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan), I and You (Globe Theatre), Jack and the Snow Queen (Dancing Sky Theatre), The Penelopiad (Ferre Play), The Wolves (Live Five/Little Big/EvilStick) and Jim Hawkins in Treasure Island (Persephone Theatre). In quarantine Jenna has been writing, working and spending time with her new puppy.
Connor Brousseau is a musician and actor based out of Saskatoon. He is a graduate from the U of S acting program, and has continued to work in the local theatre community as both an actor, and sound designer. Connor has composed music for local plays such as SUM Theatre’s #Consent, La Troupe du Jour’s La Petit Prince, and Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan’s J. Caesar, the latter earning him a nomination for Outstanding Musical Composition at the SATAwards. More recently, he has been working on composing and performing the sci-fi/horror soundscape for Buttered Ghost Theatre’s Dr. Frightful Presents: A Podcast, streaming now. Connor was last seen on stage in Persephone Theatre’s I Lost My Husband, before the world turned into a horrible hellscape. Wear a mask, get your poke, and please look into Bryan Singer’s misconduct allegations.
Amanda Trapp (she/they) is a Cree and Saulteaux/settler artist, member of the White Bear Band, who calls Saskatoon home. Recent credits include: The Invisible: Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare, Catalyst Theatre; exempt, Native Earth Performing Arts; I
Lost My Husband, Persephone Theatre; Turn Turn Turn, Sum Theatre; Art of War, Hardly Art Theatre; Lady Macbeth and the Not Quite Dead, Musical TheatreWorks. Amanda is an instrumentalist and composer as well, and was nominated for a SATA for her score of Ferre Play Theatre’s The Penelopiad. Since the pandemic started, she’s been busy with video games, Zoom acting gigs, Zoom acting classes, Zoom friend hangouts, Zoom meetings, and being very thankful for her SSRI’s. Currently she’s working on composition and sound design for The Unplugging with Common Boots Theatre (Toronto), composing this summer’s Theatre in the Park score, and pining for the vaccine. amandatrapp.ca
Ricardo Alvarado (Production Manager) is a local theatre artist who believes in the power of music, positive energy, diversity, and teamwork. He is the Artistic Producer for Saskatoon Summer Players, the co-founder of Ppl r Ppl Productions, a long-time member of Artists Against Hunger, and he spends his spare time daydreaming and pretending to be a grown-up. This is Ricardo's third season with SUM Theatre and he is grateful for the opportunity to create with such a wonderful group of artists on a regular basis. Past Credits: La Troupe du Jour, Persephone Theatre, SUM Theatre, Ppl r Ppl, SSP, Live Five, Shakespeare on the SK, Greystone Theatre, and Saskatoon Opera. Up next, he's directing and starring as Jeff in [Title of Show] for Ppl r Ppl Productions and getting ready to once again hit the parks in both Saskatoon and Regina with SUM's Theatre in the Park show this summer!
Kenni Chomyn (she/her) hails from Dalmeny, SK and is so happy to be back home performing in Saskatchewan. Kenni grew up doing dance and theatre with Sask Express - Saskatoon before she moved to study at Randolph College for the Performing Arts in Toronto, followed by getting her Masters of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre at Guildford School of Acting in England. She has taught theatre and dance classes from Saskatoon to Shanghai, China. Favourite past productions include leading the world premiere cast of The Country of the Blind, Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz and Eileen Sherwood in Wonderful Town. During Covid, Kenni has been fortunate to continue working in the arts in Saskatchewan with recent productions A Killer Party (Sparrow Theatre), The Hockey Sweater (Sum Theatre/La Troupe du Jour) and The Addams Family (Saskatoon Summer Players). Big thanks to all who have continued to support her on her journey!
Jonathon Pickrell (he/him) is an actor, dancer, and voice artist from Saskatoon.
He graduated with his BFA in acting from the University of Saskatchewan and was a member of the award winning Saskatoon hip hop dance crew BSOFLO Company, performing in New York and Orlando Florida. Recent credits include A Killer Party (Sparrow Theatre), The Addams Family (Saskatoon Summer Players), Sextet (Write in the Kisser Productions), and Swinging with the Stars.
Jonathon has always enjoyed Sum Theatre's work in the community, and is excited to be performing for The Last Sunday! He also thinks that you should definitely wear a mask and continue to follow social distancing guidelines after getting vaccinated! Because people a lot smarter than him seem to think it's a good idea!
Call for Artists
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Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.