Unmasked Collaborations

Unmasked was created via a combination of traditional playwriting and what’s known in theatre circles as “devising.” In traditional playwriting, a playwright works alone to pen scenes and create characters. In devising work, a group of artists comes together and creates “in the room,” working more “on their feet” than as writers sitting down toContinue reading “Unmasked Collaborations”

Mitchell Larsen: Performer (Unmasked)

Mitchell Larsen, a multidisciplinary artist, grew up across Saskatchewan. They are acompany member of Free Flow Dance and La Vióle Theatre. La Vióle produced theNorth American premier of Santiago High Tech and is currently developing a pieceentitled Antorcha. Mitchell has performed at the Remai Art Gallery, with the SaskatoonSymphony Orchestra, at Saskatoon Pride Mainstage andContinue reading “Mitchell Larsen: Performer (Unmasked)”

respectfulchild: Original Music Composition and Live Performance (Unmasked)

respectfulchild 敬兒 is an interdisciplinary artist born, raised, and living as an uninvited guest on Treaty 6 Territory. Rooted primarily in sound and composition with their violin, their practice openly engages with any medium that best serves their creative expression. Their work explores the quiet tensions and chaotic beauty of being a queer Chinese settler onContinue reading “respectfulchild: Original Music Composition and Live Performance (Unmasked)”

Megan Zong: Playwright and Assistant Director (Unmasked)

Megan Zong is a Chinese-Canadian theatre artist born and raised in Saskatoon on Treaty 6 Territory. Having graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with her BFA in Acting, she has continued to perform and create all over the province. Unmasked is the first play she has written as an emerging playwright. Select acting credits include:Continue reading “Megan Zong: Playwright and Assistant Director (Unmasked)”

Mackenzie Dawson: Stage Manager and Production Manager (Unmasked)

Born and raised in Saskatoon, Mac is proud to call the prairies home. He received his BFA in Acting from the University of Saskatchewan, and has since diversified his practice to involve playwriting, direction, and stage management. He enjoys exploring ways of working outside of the conventional theatrical space, including co-directing the outdoor on-ice musical,Continue reading “Mackenzie Dawson: Stage Manager and Production Manager (Unmasked)”

Gordon Portman: Director and Dramaturge (Unmasked)

Gordon Portman has worked as an actor, playwright/librettist, dramaturge, teacher, producer, and director in theatres, rehearsal halls and classrooms from Victoria to Halifax. As a director/dramaturge for the first productions of new plays, recent work in Saskatoon includes the SATA-nominated Monday Night by Todd Devonshire, and Where It Hurts by Wendy Lockman. He has alsoContinue reading “Gordon Portman: Director and Dramaturge (Unmasked)”

Brooklyn Bitner: Set, Costume, and Prop Designer (Unmasked)

Brooklynn Bitner is a designer in multiple meanings of the word. She originally set out to develop her knack for graphic design, which she continues to develop amongst her other pursuits. Near the end of her BA in Studio Art, she stumbled across the University of Saskatchewan Drama Design program, and instantly fell in love.Continue reading “Brooklyn Bitner: Set, Costume, and Prop Designer (Unmasked)”

Charlie Peters: Lighting Designer and Production Dramaturg (Unmasked)

Charlie Peters (he/ze, him/hir) is a theatre and opera director, actor, lighting designer, playwright, dramaturge, poet, and clown. Ze holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Saskatchewan, an MFA in Theatre Practice at the University of Alberta, and has continued hir training at the Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance. He is theContinue reading “Charlie Peters: Lighting Designer and Production Dramaturg (Unmasked)”