The Last Sunday – March 30, 2021


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.”

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

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The Line-Up this Month


Lancelot Knight

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Lancelot Knight is a Plains Cree, singer songwriter from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He has toured in Germany, travelled to New Zealand and across North America. Spanning genres and all forms of artistry, He also plays guitar for his fathers band Chester Knight and the wind, and toured with Joey Stylez. Lancelot Knight Recently co-created the play Reasonable Doubt. 


Janelle Pewapsconias

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Janelle "ecoaborijanelle" Pewapsconias (she/her) is a nehiyaw spoken word artist, mother, and social innovator based in Little Pine First Nation. As an artist she practices, organizes and continues on the cultural tradition of oral and spoken word storytelling about Indigenous survivance and connection to land.
Poetry Instagram: @_ecoaborijanelle
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Chief Troy Cooper

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Troy Cooper, M.O.M.
Chief of Police, Saskatoon Police Service

Chief Cooper joined the Prince Albert Police Service in 1987 and graduated as the top academic recruit in 1988. After 31 years with Prince Albert, Chief Cooper was sworn to the office of the Chief of Police for the Saskatoon Police Service on February 28, 2018.

In addition to being awarded Exemplary Service and Protective Services medals, he is the recipient of the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and is a Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces.

Chief Cooper has a certificate in Police Leadership Administration from Dalhousie University, a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Criminal Justice from Athabasca University and a Masters of Business Administration focused on policing and security from Charles Sturt University. Chief Cooper is a graduate of the Canadian Police College Executive Development Program and the Senior Management Institute for Police at Boston University.

Chief Cooper is a Member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and the Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police. He sits on the National Police Services National Advisory Committee, is the Chair of the Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Committee, the Chair of the Saskatchewan Chapter of the Interoperability Interest Group and a member of the Restorative Action Program Board of Directors.


Roy Challis

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Roy Challis - Born outside a famous racetrack in Surrey, England; emigrated to Canada just before the launch of Sputnik into orbit; been running in circles ever since trying to avoid manual labour and the inevitable taxman …

Father of three grown children, grandfather to six, author of several plays, poetry, and short fiction; presently living in North Battleford with his wife Donna where he writes, directs, produces, and teaches theatre performance. 


Melanie Doerr

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Melanie was last seen in The Penelopiad, by Margaret Atwood, directed by Yvette Nolan. Previously she appeared in Where it Hurts by Wendy Lockman and has often read for Last Sunday put on by Sum Theatre. In the Short Cuts Festival, she has worked both as a director and actor in plays by Todd Devonshire, Terry Jordan and Lauren Holfluer.

Melanie has also worked in theatre and film in Vancouver and Montreal and holds a BFA from Simon Fraser University and works as an Early Childhood Educator. Other interests include gardening and playing the mandolin.


Robert Benz

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After six years in Edmonton it's nice to be back in Saskatoon for awhile, hanging out with my sister and reconnecting. I'm happy for this chance to be a small part of sum theatre. Keep walking, and give each other a hand. Spring is here.


Madeleine Blais-Dahlem

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Madeleine Blais-Dahlem was born and raised in Saskatchewan, in the shadow of the Eagle Hills west of Battleford. She studied at the University of Saskatchewan and after a joyful career in teaching French and English at the secondary level, she eased into her childhood dream of become a writer. She formed a theatre company with her high school students (Les Calembours) and for ten years, competed annually in a theatre festival, always with an original play. She then developed a relationship with La Troupe du Jour, Saskatchewan’s only professional French language theatre, that produced three of her adult plays : Foyer (Almost Home) in 2005, Les vieux péteux (Old Farts) in 2008 and La Maculée(sTain) in 2011. In 2012, La Maculée received a SATA for Exceptional Playwrighting, it was invited to WPIC in Stockholm, Sweden and was showcased in Ottawa at a Festival of New Plays. Madeleine had her first novel, La voix de mon père /My Father’s Voice published in 2015 in a bilingual format. It was awarded Le prix du livre français by Saskatchewan Book Awards in 2017. It was recently produced as an audio book, the first Saskatchewan publication in French or English to receive that treatment.
Photo credit to Lightline Photograph

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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