Charlie and Jake are hired as extras when a Hollywood film crew arrives in their quiet Irish village to shoot the epic movie “A Quiet Life”. But when harsh reality is pitted against the “Hollywood Dream”, chaos ensues. This award winning comedy is a rollicking and poignant tour de force with two actors playing a cast of dozens!
Skye could not be happier about getting to come back and revisit Stones in His Pockets. He sends a big thank you to the Persephone staff, both current and prior to the pandemic, for the opportunity to work on this play with such great people. Skye is a Treaty 6 theatre artist, who most recently finished up a year as Co-Interim Festival Curator for Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan along side Yvette Nolan, which culminated in the opportunity to perform in the world premiere of Daniel Macdonald’s Iago Speaks. He sends love to Kristi, PB, Bonnie, and Bobbi.
Two and a half years after the first rehearsal, Nathan is thrilled to finally perform this show! He is currently working on his MFA in Scriptwriting and Story Design at Toronto Metropolitan University. His past Persephone shows are Reasonable Doubt, Fiddler on the Roof, Treasure Island [SATAward for Composition & Sound Design], Christmas Carol, Matchstick, It’s a Wonderful Life, and Equivocation [SATAward for Performance]. Recently he acted in Perfect Wedding (Thousand Islands Playhouse), was director/playwright/sound designer of The Love Interest (Theatre Howl), and did a summer class at UCLA. Up next he will act in Red Velvet (Crow’s Theatre).
Joshua is a Saskatchewan – based actor, director, and improvisor with more than 20 years of professional experience. Joshua just finished performing in Shakespeare On The Saskatchewan’s production of Iago Speaks. His most recent credits at Persephone were acting in WROL and directing Annie Baker’s play, The Aliens, for which he received a SATA for outstanding direction. He has had the pleasure of working with many of Saskatchewan’s great theatres, including Persephone Theatre, The Globe Theatre, Shakespeare on The Saskatchewan, Dancing Sky Theatre, GTNT, and Live Five. Joshua has been a member of the improv company The Saskatoon Soaps since 2002.
Hans is so grateful that this show gets a second life! It’s such a joy to begin anew with such a wonderful creative and enthusiastic team. Upcoming: The premiere of a new play by Daniela Vlaskalic Sleight of Mind at Western Canada Theatre. Recent design credits include: Ride the Cyclone and Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune-Blue Bridge Theatre, Isitwendam (An Understanding)-Bound to Create’s collaboration with Native Earth Performing Arts in Toronto Romeo and Juliet, Chicago and What You Will-Smithers Secondary Arts Academy. Highlights include The Drum is Calling You Home-Sunset Theatre and It’s a Wonderful Life and The Drowning Girls at Theatre North West.
Rebekah is thrilled to be back at Persephone Theatre for Stones in His Pockets to finish what was started in the ‘before times’. She has been working primarily as as a lighting designer for nearly 40 years; (Ride the Cyclone, The 39 Steps, (Blue Bridge Theatre); Proof, Art. (Belfry Theatre); and stage manager. She holds a BFA (Theatre) and MFA (Visual Arts) both from The University of Victoria. She is the General Manager for Blue Bridge Theatre in Victoria and lives in the beautiful Cowichan Valley, traditional territories of the Coast Salish and home to the Cowichan Tribes.
Composition and Sound Design
I’m so thrilled to be back at Persephone for the remount of Stones in his Pockets. Gilles is a Saskatoon-based artist whose credits include: Gaslight (Shaw Festival 2022), WROL, Rosencrantz and Guilderstern, Pride and Prejudice, Art, Mary’s Wedding, Hedda Gabler, My Chernobyl, A Man A Fish (Persephone Theatre), The Thin Man (Vertigo Theatre), Merry Wives, Hamlet, Othello, A Midnight Summers Dream (SOS); Exit, Pursued By a Bear, Cinderella, I and You, Around the World in 80 Days, The Secret Mask, The Drowning Girls, The Hounds of The Baskerville (Globe Theatre), Flush, Le Havre, Ma Irma, Et Le Reflet de Notre Lune Dansera, Chambre Blanche (La Troupe Du Jour) Sans Pays (Zone Theatres, Ottawa) Stop Kiss (Embrace Theatre). Gilles received a Saskatoon and Area Theatre Award for Achievement in Sound Design for A Man A Fish. He has scored several films, records and performs with Zolty Cracker.
Miranda Hughes-McKnight is a Saskatoon based costume designer and actor. Costume design highlights include Carmen (Saskatoon Opera), It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play (Persephone Theatre), The Other Side of the River (SUM Theatre), I Lost My Husband (Persephone Theatre), Will et Ernest (La Troupe du Jour), The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan), Monday Night (Live Five), The Aliens (Persephone Theatre), Dominion (GTNT), and The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz (Station Arts.) Recent acting credits include The Wolves (EvilStick/BigLittle/Live Five), Jabber and For Art’s Sake for the Persephone Theatre Youth Tour, Pirate Heart (Souris Valley Theatre), boom (Fire in the Hole/Live Five.) As well as performing and designing, Miranda is the Head of Wardrobe at Persephone Theatre. Miranda holds her bachelor of fine arts in acting (University of Saskatchewan).
Liz is pleased as punch to be working with some old friends on this production. Previously for Persephone Liz worked on Elf and Trout Stanley. Elsewhere Liz has worked for Chemainus Theatre Festival, Arts Club, Gwaandak Theatre, Globe Theatre, and the Stratford Festival amongst others. Outside of the theatre Liz is an avid rock climber, cross-stitcher, and Scrabble player. Up next Liz will return to Vancouver Island to ASM Beauty and the Beast for Chemainus Theatre. Along the way she will be training for the adventure triathlon MOMAR held in Cumberland, BC in September. For her parents who gave her theatre.
Apprentice Stage Manager
Jalisa prides herself on being a versatile theatre artist. Splitting her focus between Acting, Clown, Stage Management 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! Recent Projects: I Lost My Husband! (ApSM, Persephone Theatre), Kamloopa (ApSM, Persephone Theatre/GTNT/WCT), The Brothers Grimm (SM, Saskatoon Opera), The Wolves (Actor, Live Five)
Upcoming Projects: No.7 (Playwright, Short Cuts), Long Day’s Journey into Night (Actor, Theatre Naught)