The Last Sunday

Welcome, 

Sum Theatre friends and family, to the 2021/22 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 5th 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.”

Join us live at The Refinery in Saskatoon, The Artesian in Regina or ONLINE by clicking the link below.   

January 30th, 2021- 7:00pm 

Topic of the Month - Water   

Who has the Right to Water? What are the Rights of Water? 

Last week, Courts approved an $8 billion Class Action Settlement that could see 142,000 individuals from 258 First Nations...along with 120 First Nations compensated for being denied clean drinking water for at least one year or at any point from November 8th, 1998 until present. 

Water is critical to all life on earth and yet many individuals and communities continue to lack access to clean water.

Come Join the conversation. 

Doors open at 6:30pm - Show Starts at 7:00pm 

**Proof of vaccination and masks are required for entry** 

 


The Line-Up this Month

Actor 

 Danielle Spilchen 

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Actor 

Chris Krug-Iron  

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Special Guest  

Tab Toxic Algae Bloom 

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Amber Phelps Bondaroff is an interdisciplinary visual artist, performer, yogi and arts organizer, living on Treaty 4 Territory in Regina, SK. She crafts situations that encourage people to make and be together, while striving to soften the rigidities of conventional social interactions. Amber works across many mediums, including; performance, sculpture, drawing, music and film. 

Born on Treaty 7, in Calgary, AB. Amber has lived, traveled performed, and attended residencies in many places around the globe. She arrived in Saskatchewan in 2012 and has stuck around ever since!  She is a founder and co-artistic director of Swamp Fest, music and arts festival, and has worked as Programming Director at Neutral Ground, Artist-Run Centre since 2017 (both in Regina). She received an MFA in Intermedia Arts from the University of Regina, in 2014 and a BFA in interdisciplinary fine arts from NSCAD University, Halifax in 2007

Playwright 

Rachel Walliser

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Rachel Walliser (she/her) is a Regina-based theatre artist, writer, and vintage seller originally from Swift Current, Saskatchewan. She recently finished her Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Performance, with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies, at the University of Regina. Rachel is currently training to become an Intimacy Director/Coordinator for theatre, film, and television under the direction of Janine Waddell through her Theatrical Intimacy Laboratory in Edmonton, Alberta. 

This past summer, she was chosen as one of three winners of the Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre ‘Write Like You Mean It! Program. She received support and funding to work on her new play, About Bloody Time, which explores menstruation within contemporary culture

Musician 

 Joseph Naytowhow 

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Special Guest 

Marjorie Beauchage 

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FILM & VIDEO MAKER, ART-IVIST, EDUCATOR, WATER WALKER

Marjorie Beaucage is the creator of over 30 films FILM/ VIDEO PRODUCTIONS  that give back power to the people.

Many of these stories can be viewed online at:  HYPERLINK "https://vimeo.com/marjoriebeaucage" https://vimeo.com/marjoriebeaucage

Her work has been screened in bingo halls and at City Hall, from Northern Labrador to New York. Some videos are passed around the community; some are in public libraries and collections at University Film Schools and Art Departments. They have a life of their own. Some work has been screened on specialty channels—WTN, APTN, Knowledge Network, Pride Vision and Global.  It has been programmed in film festivals and gallery shows from Berlin to Edmonton, in a variety of contexts. 

In 2018, Beaucage was recognized for her body of work, receiving the Saskatchewan Arts Board Artistic Excellence Award and a Retrospective of her work was screened at imaginative film festival in Toronto.

Other events and exhibitions reveal the large impact of Marjorie’s work for justice through the arts, nationally and internationally.  

2018  Listen Witness Transmit  Keynote Speaker IMFA Conference Saskatoon.

2017- 2018    Carrying It Forward,   Dunlop Art Gallery. Rodham Art Gallery,

Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (touring exhibition)

1995   Re Viewing the Mosaic: Canadian Video Artists speaking through RACE, Mendel Art Gallery   

1994   Self-Government Talk About It, Museum of Modern Art, NY

Residencies

2018   Equal Justice, Santa Fe Arts Institute, New Mexico

2017   Indigenous Media Arts, Banff Centre for the Arts 

1999   Vision, Voice and Video, Artist in residence, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina Food        Bank.

2000   Screen Femmes, founding member and organizer of the first Women and Film Festival in Regina

1994   Here are your Instructions, curator of an Aboriginal film and video series on Post Colonial Landscape, Mendel Gallery

1993   Storytellers and Media, and Drum Beats to Drum Bytes, planner and facilitator for the Aboriginal Film & Video Art Alliance gatherings at Banff Centre for the Arts

1992   Telling Stories, curator, YYZ Gallery, Toronto

1992   About Face/About Frame, facilitator for an Independent Film and Video Alliance (IFVA) gathering, Banff Centre for the Arts

1992   Race to the Screen and Cowboys and Indians, Festival Advisory committee member, Toronto

1991   Shooting the System, conference planner and facilitator, Toronto

1991   Reel Aboriginal, curator for the first Aboriginal Film and Video Festival, Toronto

Over the years, Beaucage served on many boards, advisory committees and juries, including the National Archives Committee for the preservation of Audio/visual Heritage, the Canada Council, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, Gemini Awards, and the Ontario Arts Council.

Currently Beaucage is supporting youth at Chokecherry Studios,  and is a member of the Council of Elders for Feast at McMaster University and serving as an AFC Board Member of Igniting Her Spark. 

As well as creating a series of short films on harm reduction and a franco-Metis art based tool kit for teachers in francophone schools.

Playwright 

Peace Akintade 

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Special Guest 

 Tab Toxic Algae Bloom 

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Eric Hill is a multimedia artist who works in many areas of Regina's art scene. He graduated from the University of Regina with a BFA in Media Production in 2008. Since then, his artistic involvement can be found in all manner of creative projects ranging from installing projections, creating live visuals, directing music videos, and creating content for a number of local brands and their online platforms. Most notably, he has been involved with Swamp Fest, an annual music festival which takes place primarily on Wascana Park's Willow Island, as a board director since 2016. There, he creates digital content to promote the festival as well as supports the festival events with projections and design.

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 please click the link button above. 

What COVID Precautions are you Taking?

LIVE AUDIENCE at the Refinery 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.

As you arrive, you will be asked to provide your proof of vaccination QR code or Sask health card, 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 Live Stream Accessible?

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

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?

The Broadway theatre is accessible with access into the theatre on both sides as well as accessible bathrooms located on the main floor. 

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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