The Last Sunday – January 31st 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

Musician

Eekwol (Lindsay Knight)

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Eekwol (Lindsay Knight) is an award-winning hip hop performing artist in Saskatoon, Treaty Six Territory, originally from Muskoday First Nation. Eekwol has been making music for many years. Her 5th full-length album titled, Good Kill was released in 2017 and the single,”Pitiful feat. 2oolman” made it to the #1 spot on the National Aboriginal Music Countdown and charted in Sirius Radio and numerous college and community stations and streaming site playlists. For 2019, she successfully received a Canada Council grant and completed a concept project with fellow lyricist, TRhyme titled, For Women By Women.

Eekwol uses her music and words to spread messages of resistance, revolution and keeping the language, land and culture alive for the next generations. Through her original sound she displays her activist roots by living and creating as a supporter of both Hip Hop and Indigenous culture and rights. She is currently working towards her PhD Degree at University of Saskatchewan, which she has taken along with her many years of dedication to hip hop and created something unique and astounding to give back to the community. Along with motherhood, music and academic work, Eekwol frequently works with young people across the country as a mentor and helper. She achieves this through performances, workshops, speaking events, conferences and programs.

 

Ranter

Peace Akintade

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Peace Akintade is an African Canadian Poet, Public Speaker, and Thespian residing in Saskatoon Saskatchewan. 2021 Saskatchewan Youth Poet Laurate, Co-coordinator of Write Out Loud, a Saskatoon-based Youth Poetry Community, and board member of the Tonight it's Poetry Community. Part of the Youth Speaker’s Bureau for the Office of the Treaty Commissioner. An active member of the Truly Alive Youth and Family Foundation Inc [TAYFFI] as a Youth spokesperson. Her poems touch on the impact of slavery in her village, colorism, growing up in Kuwait, Nigeria, and Canada, and relearning her culture in the face of colonization.

Playwright

Adreanna Boucher

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Adreanna Boucher is a multi-faceted artist from Prince Albert, SK. In 2013 she founded Off the Cuff Improv & Interactive and since then she’s worn all the many hats required to make her little company asuccess: producer, writer, director, performer, and sometimes-wine-stain-remover. Her biggest achievement has been creating a series of eight original interactive experiences and performing them with her company on board the Wheatland Excursion Train in the summer of 2019; these will be remounted this summer, Covid-permitting.

Adreanna has performed and directed with Spark Theatre and Odyssey Productions and took a turn on

the Persephone stage in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. She also had the lead role in Carli

Robertson’s SIFA-nominated feature film Run Wolf Run. She is the current Chair of the Prince Albert Arts Board, sits on the Board of Directors for Spark Theatre, and manages the new Jam Street Shared Arts Space (JSSAS) in Prince Albert.

Hot-Seat

Scott Napper

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Scott Napper is a Professor is the College of Medicine within the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology as well as a Senior Scientist within the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO). A protein biochemist by training, his research interests are in the development of vaccines for protein misfolding diseases, such as Prion diseases, ALS, and Alzheimer’s disease. He also pioneered a technology that enables high-throughput analysis of phosphorylation-medicated signal transduction activity in any species. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Napper served as the Interim Director of Research for VIDO and helped lead the efforts of the organization to isolate the virus, develop an animal model, test therapeutics and develop vaccine. The VIDO COVID-19 vaccine was recently approved to begin human clinical trials in Canada. Dr. Napper also has a strong commitment to promoting science interest and education. He is a frequent speaker at high schools within the province as well as a four time winner of the USSU Teaching Excellence Award.

Actor

Kent Allen

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Kent Allen is an actor with over forty years of experience in film, t.v., radio, and nearly 200 appearances on stages across Canada. Kent has worked with Theatre New Brunswick, Centaur Theatre (Montreal), The Sudbury Theatre Centre, Magnus Theatre (Thunder Bay), Vertigo Theatre and Stage West (Calgary), The Globe Theatre (Regina), Theatre North West (Prince George), The Mayfield Dinner Theatre (Edmonton), Persephone Theatre and Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan (Saskatoon), Dancing Sky Theatre (Meacham), and many others. At this pivotal time in American history, Kent is looking forward to playing George Washington so we can get it right this time.

Actor

Johanna Arnott

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Johanna Arnott (she/her) is a Saskatoon based theatre artist who works primarily as an actor, writer, and stage manager. Select theatre credits include: UnboxedNightmareTours.com (actor/co-writer; This is NOT that Festival), Short Cuts 2020 (actor), The Winter’s Tale (actor; YXE ShakesLab), The Wolves (actor; littleBIG Theatre & Evilstick Productions), Turn Turn Turn (ASM; Sum Theatre), The Penelopiad (SM; Ferre Play Theatre), and The Born Again Crow (SM; Thumbs Up Good Work Theatre). Recently she has been writing and voice acting for Dr. Frightful Presents: A Podcast, fighting the monster that is pandemic writer’s block, and following her new friend, Auto the Roomba, around her apartment for hours.

Actor

Dakota Ray Hebert

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Dakota Ray Hebert was born and raised in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. She has performed as an actor and comedian across Canada, the United States, La Peñita Mexico, and even Shenzhen China! She’s opened for comedians such as Ryan McMahon, Kathleen McGee, Kelly Taylor, Derek Seguin, Lisa Baker, Dan Naturman, and many more. You can see Dakota Ray in her many silly YouTube videos, including ‘Dakota Tries…’! She cohosts a tv show on APTN called Crazy Like a Lynx, and first feature film, Run Woman Run, premieres this fall and will be eventually found on Crave. Be sure to like her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep up with this Dené busy-body.

Actor

Grahame Kent

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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 grahamekent.com

Actor

Christopher Krug-Iron

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Chris (he/him) is a current 4th year Acting student at the University of Saskatchewan, and has
just completed his 4-year Bachelor of Education through the ITEP program. Chris has been
fortunate to work with many different theatre professionals and people from all walks of life and
feels diversity is a strength and abundant source of inspiration. He has performed in Greystone
Theatre with productions of Arcadia, Henry V, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Machinal,
Frankenstein and will be working with them again in Gordon Winter and Unity (1918) in the
coming spring and also been grateful to work with DSA Productions in Rooftops. Chris has also
had the distinct pleasure of working with GTNT’s Circle of Voices and helping to facilitate their
Open House.

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.

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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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