The Last Sunday – February 28th 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.”

***February's Last Sunday will be ONLINE ONLY***

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The Line-Up this Month

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Musician

Alexis Normand

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Whether she’s performing her jazz-folk melodies in English or French, Alexis Normand’s voice can be both soulful and seductive like the beckoning prairie breeze blowing across the landscape. Recently crowned Francophone Artist of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards, Alexis has also been nominated for several other awards including a Canadian Folk Music Award and a Lieutenant Governor’s Arts Award in Saskatchewan.

In addition to being an accomplished singer-songwriter, she is a multi-instrumentalist and was a member of the internationally-touring folk trio, Rosie & the Riveters. The band recorded three albums – the most recent of which was released in 2018 to critical acclaim. Ms. Behave remained in the Top 10 USA folk music charts for 17 weeks. It peaked at #3 on the CBC Radio 2 Top 20, was featured in publications such as Billboard Magazine and Rolling Stone and was supported by hundreds of performances across Canada, the United States and Europe.
Instagram: @alex6normand
Twitter: @alex6normand
Facebook artist page: https://www.facebook.com/alexisnormandmusique

(Photo credit: Jenn Squires)

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Ranter

Dominga Robinson

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Dominga Robinson is a Nakota Jamaican woman from the Pheasant Rump Nakota First Nation located in Treaty 4 and southeast Saskatchewan. Dominga has been involved in theatre since the age of 8 years and since that time has performed in a number of productions, directed the Vagina Monologues (2008) and wrote the play, Two Spirits, produced in 2012 by the University of Regina Theatre Department. Dominga’s latest performance was as Viola Desmond in Other Peoples’ Heaven (2021) produced by Theatre Saskatchewan.

 
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Playwright

Greg Ochitwa

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Greg Ochitwa is a Balgonie born, Regina based artist. He is a proud member of CAEA & ACTRA, a Globe Theatre Conservatory graduate, and a University of Regina graduate (BFA - Theatre Acting). Sum Theatre credits: #consent (creative contributor); Globe Theatre Writer/Director credits: G-RAM; Root, Hog, or Die- a gritty western musical (co created with Kaitlyn Semple); three seasons of FUSION; Bittergirl- the musical (Director). Actor credits: A Soldier's War; Metamorphoses; Snow Queen; title role in Robin Hood (Globe); The Aliens (Persephone); Twelfth Night; Richard III; A Midsummer Night's Dream; The Comedy of Errors; The Tempest - Roving Show; Macbeth; As You Like It; title role in Hamlet (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan). Most recently with Shakespeare on the Sask., he Directed The Merry Wives of Windsor. He wrote and starred in the award winning hip-hop musical, COPE (SATA award for Composition and Performance). A well known lead teacher with the Globe Theatre School, Greg also works with at risk youth as a lead Instructor/Mentor at Paper Crane Community Arts Centre, where the focus is on using the arts as a catalyst to well-being in our daily lives.

 

Hot-Seat

Terri Lang

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Terri Lang is a meteorologist who has been working with Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) for over 30 years. She was born and raised in Saskatchewan but has spent many years living and forecasting in other parts of Canada, notably in British Columbia where both her children were born. Circumstances brought her back to Saskatchewan in 2013 and she currently works as a Warning Preparedness Meteorologist for ECCC. This job involves working with Emergency Measures Organizations in the province to help prepare and deal with weather emergencies as well as educating the public about severe weather safety. She also deals with any requests coming from the media asking about weather. She is passionate about the weather and she loves the outdoors and travel.

(photo courtesy of Matt Smith from the Star Phoenix)

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Actor

Ryland Alexander

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Ryland Alexander is a Regina-based actor, director, fight choreographer, and educator and is super excited to be a part of SUM Theatre's upcoming The Last Sunday event. Ryland is a graduate of the University of Alberta's BFA in Drama (acting) program, University of Machester/ Rose Bruford College's MA in Theatre Practices program, and is currently enrolled in The University of Regina's BEAD Arts Education program. Ryland has been fortunate to perform in venues across the country and oversea's but has been predominantly focusing on fight choreography, teaching, and film in recent years.

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Actor

Ammanda Zelinski

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Ammanda Zelinski (she/her) is an actor/singer/dancer with her BA in Media Art and Performance from the University of Regina. Recent performances she has been part of include Seatbelt (Listen to Dis'), Jesus Christ Superstar (Sterling Productions), Footloose (Regina Summer Stage), and touring performances of Neither Heroes Nor Ordinary People (The Other Ordinary). She has been involved with the Listen to Dis' organization and its professional travelling company The Other Ordinary for over 5 years. For the summers of 2017 to 2019, Ammanda worked as a teacher assistant with the Globe Theatre School, in partnership with Autism Resource Centre. Her dance experience includes jazz, ballet, and lindy hop, which she enjoys doing both onstage and off. Ammanda would like to thank her family and friends for their continuous love and support throughout her (theatre) life. She also thanks Judy for the opportunity to collaborate with Sum Theatre.

Facebook: Listen to Dis Community Arts Organization

Twitter: @listentodisyqr

Instagram: @ltdregina

 
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Actor

Skyler (Sky) Anderson

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Skyler (Sky) Anderson is a proud father of 2 beautiful boys and is a student of the First Nations University of Canada. Sky was born and raised in Regina and he is nêhiyawak, from Treaty 4 Territory. He is in his 4th year of study in Theatre with a focus in Acting. While taking classes, creating his own work, and working for the Globe Theatre as Indigenous Liaison, he is also a theatre and indigenous art instructor for SUNTEP at the University of Regina. As a member of the Making Treaty 4 Collective, he helped create and perform Making Treaty 4 on the Globe Mainstage. He performed in the 2018/19 Globe Sandbox Series in the production of In Care, and he created and performed in wanisiniwin / kwêski-pimâtisiw in spring 2020 with his close friend Pete Kytwayhat. In fall 2020, Sky created and performed a piece with Pete Kytwayhat again, as well as performing in a piece with the Curtain Razors, for the National Arts Centre Grand Acts of Theatre. Currently, he is working on a play reading series for the Globe Theatre and a walking performance with Greg Ochitwa. Sky also facilitates Tipi Teachings that were passed down from his kokums and mosoms, and First Nations Traditional Games.

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 click here.

What COVID Precautions are you Taking?

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.

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 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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