Evelyn has lost her husband in a karaoke bar bet. The thing is, she’s not entirely sure she wants him back. A wicked, smart, feisty, sneakily feminist comedy about the important things in life: love, freedom, karaoke… and never letting frozen yogurt stand in the way of your dreams.
Connor Brousseau is excited to make his Deep Dive debut in I Lost My Husband! Connor is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan acting program, and he spends his time acting and writing music. Recently, he composed and performed a live soundscape in La Troupe du Jour’s production of Le Petit Prince. Connor would like to thank the team behind I Lost My Husband! for their hard work and dedication to the show.
Kristel Harder is an actor, singer and voice teacher who holds a Masters of Arts in Musical Theatre Performance from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and is a graduate of MacEwan University’s Theatre Arts program. She is delighted to be back to be at Persephone after her debut last year. Recent credits include The Penelopiad (Ferre Play Theatre), As You Like It and Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan), Fiddler on the Roof (Persephone Theatre), Queen Seraphina and the Land of Vertebraate (Sum Theatre), Next to Normal (Cornerstone Theatre), The Addams Family (Edinburgh Fringe) and her devised, one woman show, Emotionloss: I’m pretty sure if I still had feelings, I would be alarmed.
Amanda Trapp is an artist of settler and Cree and Saulteaux descent, of the White Bear Band, who calls Saskatoon home. A graduate of the Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance program at Sheridan College, recent acting credits include: The Young Ones, Sum Theatre; The Invisible: Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare, Catalyst Theatre; Elemental, Live Five Theatre; The Short Cuts Festival 2019. Amanda is a multiinstrumentalist and budding composer, and recently composed the score for Ferre Play Theatre’s production of The Penelopiad. She is thrilled to be making her Persephone debut with such a rockstar team. Next, you can see her this holiday season onstage at Dancing Sky Theatre in Meacham. Karaoke after the show?
Jennica is a life long lover of theatre. From her portrayal of the baby Jesus when she was a mere four months old Jennica caught the theatre bug and has been sick with it ever since! Originally trained in theatre performance at the University of Winnipeg she continued her studies in Vancouver, B.C. under the expertise and guidance of the Studio 58 faculty. Since graduating in 2012 Jennica has toured extensively with Green Thumb Theatre and Quest Theatre while continuously expanding her artistic practice to include directing, playwriting and arts administration. Working primarily with youth and for them in the creation of Theatre for Young Audiences work – Jennica is delighted to bring her passion and expertise to the oversight of Persephone Theatre’s Youth Presentation Series, the provincial Youth Touring productions, and the Young Company program.
Miranda Hughes-McKnight is a Saskatoon based actor and costume designer. Costume design highlights include The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan), Monday Night (Live Five), The Aliens (Persephone Theatre), La Boheme (Saskatoon Opera), Dominion (GTNT), Dr.Frightful Presents: Dead Air (Neverending Highway), and The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz (Station Arts.) Recent acting credits include Jabber and For Art’s Sake for the Persephone Theatre Youth Tour, Pirate Heart (Souris Valley Theatre), boom (Fire in the Hole/Live Five), The Inconquerable Faith of Gladys Struthers and Others (EvilStick Productions.) As well as performing and designing, Miranda produces theatre with her team, EvilStick Productions. Miranda holds her bachelor of fine arts in acting (University of Saskatchewan).
Up next for Miranda, she will be designing costumes for Persephone Theatre’s Stones in His Pockets.
Darren Miller is a composer of research-based art music from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. His practice embraces both conventional instrumentation and its extension through technological means. Darren’s work has been presented in a variety of diverse, international venues; ranging from traditional concert halls and radio broadcasts to art galleries, theatres, bars, and experimental music collectives. Studies in Saskatoon, Victoria, Banff, Darmstadt, and Buffalo led to a PhD in music composition for work on the topic of audio morphing software. Until 2019 Darren was the co-founder and director of Sask New Music and the annual Strata Festival of New Music. For more information, please consult: www.darrenmiller.ca
Costume and Projection Designer
Taegan O’Bertos is an emerging artist from Saskatoon. Recently, she’s designed sets for I Lost My Husband! (Persephone Backstage Theatre, 2019), Goodbye, My Fancy (The Persephone Young Company, 2019), and Havre ( La Troupe du Jour, 2018). Her assistant design work includes Twelfth Night/Richard III (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, 2017), Boeing Boeing (Persephone Theatre, 2019) and As You Like It (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, 2019). Beyond set design, Taegan has found artistic outlets as a Projection Designer, Shadow Puppet Builder, commissioned poster artist, and body painting artist. Currently, she is designing with Persephone Theatre as well as Live Five Independent Theatre.
Jeremy Smith is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan with a BFA in Theatre Design. He is very excited to be working with Persephone Theatre for the second time. Last season, he designed the lights for their Young Company show, Goodbye, My Fancy. Jeremy has always enjoyed the unique way lighting adds to the world the characters inhabit. Other recent lighting design credits include: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Footloose, Annie, Monty Python’s Spamalot (Saskatoon Summer Players), and Next to Normal (Cornerstone Theatre).
Laura has been involved in Theatre for 40 years and has stage managed over 200 Productions. The first 10 years of her career were spent in Ontario. She studied Theatre at the University of Waterloo, then worked for the National Arts Centre, Upper Canada Playhouse and The Great Canadian Theatre Company, who enabled her to take a show to Expo 86 in Vancouver. The last 30 years Laura has been based in Saskatoon, where the first couple of years were spent with Twenty-Fifth Street Theatre. She then did the Ontario tour of Romeo & Juliette for Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan and continued working with them for over 20 years. Laura also started with Persephone Theatre around the same time and has stayed for over 25 years. She received the Henry Woolf Award for lifetime achievement in 2012.
Apprentice Stage Manager
Jalisa prides herself on being a versatile theatre artist – once called a theatre “swiss army knife” – Splitting her focus between Acting, Clown, Stage Management, Production and most recently; writing. She holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Saskatchewan, while there she discovered the technical side of theatre and couldn’t decide between on stage or off stage, so she went with both!
Past stage management credits: Kamloopa – Apprentice SM (Persephone Theatre/GTNT/WCT), The Brothers Grimm (Saskatoon Opera School Tour), Death of a Salesman (Live Five), Where it Hurts (Chasing our Tales). Other Credits: Comedy of Errors/As You Like It, Richard III/Twelfth Night – Production Assistant (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan). Upcoming Projects: The Wolves (Actor) Live Five.
You may also see her behind the glass of the box office and as the marketing assistant. She is very thankful to the whole Persephone team for allowing her to be involved in so many ways.