Carla is a true Saskatoonian, has been a teacher in the Saskatoon area for the last four years, and has worked as a Theatre School Instructor at Persephone for four terms. She is a theatre specialist with a background in acting and directing. She is a multi-disciplinary artist, a singer with a local chorus, and she writes poetry and other pieces. She holds a B.A. in Drama/English and a B.Ed. with Distinction in Secondary Education in Drama/English. A strong supporter of arts educaton, Carla believes there is a place for everyone through artistic pursuits. She has a love of seeing young students blossom as individuals within the theatre environment. Carla is over the moon to be representing Persephone's School of Theatre as the Education, Outreach and Youth Director.
Angela Christie received her BFA in drama from the U of S in 2000 and since then has been working in professional theatre across western Canada as an actor, stage manager and producer. As a co-founder of Theatre Ecstasis and Live Five, Angela is passionate about independent theatre. In 2014, after having a baby boy, Angela returned to school and received her BEd. She is currently a substitute teacher with the Saskatoon Public School Division.
Clarissa has been teaching at Persephone Theatre for the past 3 years working with a variety of age groups. She completed two years of the acting program at the University of Saskatchewan before following her dreams of being a teacher and going into education. She has acted in a variety of shows as well as worked tech on multiple shows through out her university career. She has taught drama in high school settings as well as elementary and facilitated workshops at Persephone theatre. Clarissa has a belief that everyone can find their place in theatre and that it can be used for so much more than as a vehicle for art but rather as a vehicle to humanity. She is excited to continue on in her adventure as a teacher as well as an artist.
Jacqueline Block is delighted to be working at Persephone Theatre School again! You may remember her from the 2015 Broadway Bound Summer Camp. She is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan BFA: Acting Program and the Globe Theatre Acting Conservatory. Jackie has experience teaching dance, musical theatre, acting and movement improv workshops, as well as teaching at various kids summer camps! Recent performance credits include: Mary Poppins (Western Canada Theatre), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Persephone Theatre), Mary’s Wedding (Persephone Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (Globe Theatre) and the 2014 Persephone Youth Tour. She cannot wait to meet everyone in her class this year!
Marley Duckett is a Saskatchewan born performer, originally from Regina. Before moving to Saskatoon to begin her Masters in Environmental Anthropology at the University of Saskatchewan, Marley studied theatre, music and dance at the Globe Theatre, Regina Summer Stage, Martin’s School of Dance, Saskatchewan Express, and studied vocal performance privately. She has studied both music and theatre internationally; her work with the University Drama Department and the University of Saskatchewan Greystone Singers has taken her throughout Eastern Europe, England, and China. Her current work lies primarily in improvisational theatre. Following her four year participation in the Canadian Improv Games, Marley also works with The No-No’s Improv Comedy Troupe, The Ladybits Improv Comedy Collective, and is currently an improv instructor at Persephone Theatre School.
Melanie Doerr has a degree in Fine and Performing Arts from Simon Fraser University as well as a certificate in Early Childhood Education. She has worked as an actor in Vancouver performing with Ruby Slippers, Axis Mime, and the Caravan Theatre where she toured by horse and wagon. She has worked two seasons in Albany, New York with a Shakespeare Company. In Montreal she did many shows at the Hudson Village Theatre. In addition to stage work she has smattering of appearances on film and TV. Melanie has been teaching and creating theatre with young people for over 20 years both in Vancouver and Montreal. She has recently moved to Saskatoon and is excited to be working with Persephone Theatre School.
Sammy Ramsay is a third year Drama student at the University of Saskatchewan. She has loved performing ever since she was a little girl, and is thrilled to have the opportunity to pursue her dreams in the beautiful city of Saskatoon. Sammy is a graduate of Persephone Theatre School herself, and is excited to be back teaching the classes she loved being a part of. Some of her theatre credits include Macbeth (Kinsmen Young Company), The Laramie Project ( KYC), These Things I Know (KYC) and Almost, Maine (Greystone Theatre) When she is not acting, Sammy enjoys music, her pets, and spending time with her family and friends.
Miranda Hughes is a local actor, singer and costume designer. Recent acting credits include The Inconquerable Faith of Gladys Struthers and Others (EvilStick Productions), Emerald City, Oz (Inspired Movement), Straight Up (Small but Mighty), Undercover (Persephone Theatre), and Danny King of the Basement (Persephone Theatre.) Costume design highlights include The Post Mistress (GTNT), Dr.Frightful Presents: Dead Air (Neverending Highway), and The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz (Station Arts.) When she isn’t in the rehearsal hall or sitting at a sewing machine, Miranda can be found strumming her ukulele while planning for her theatre company EvilStick Productions.