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Luna 

by Danielle Roy, as a part of Collaboration Station+: In Schools

Coming to a school near you this winter as part of our Collaboration Station+: In Schools program!

12 year old Luna, has built a time machine in her Dad’s garage, with the intention of unfreezing her mother – who is trapped in time. As she travels through time visiting dinosaurs, robots and childhood memories, she discovers that chasing the past is far more painful than facing the truth.

Luna is a play about grief, loss, depression and the strength it takes to move forward.

Show Information:

School Tour Dates: February 5th – 17th, 2024

This production will be touring to ten schools across the province. This production will be taking place as part of 25th Street Theatre’s Collaboration Station+: In Schools program and after each school performance our talented cast of theatre professionals will lead hands-on workshops for students to develop their theatre creation skills!

Public Performance: February 18th, 2024 – 2:00 PM at the Broadway Theatre

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL LUNA PROGRAM

 

For one show only at the Broadway Theatre on February 18th!

Cast & Crew

Danielle Roy (she/her) - Playwright/Director

Danielle Roy is a performer, playwright, producer and director based in Martensville Saskatchewan. She is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan Bachelor of Fine Arts Theatre Program and the Globe Theatre Conservatory. In 2016, Danielle founded Gumshoe Productions Theatre School where she works as a theatre educator using drama skills to help build community, personal awareness and self-confidence. She is an active performer and writer for Saskatoon’s Sketch Comedy Group, The Sketchy Bandits, and for Buttered Ghost Radio Theatre, Dr. Frightful Presents: A Podcast. Her artistic work has been seen across Canada including the one-woman smash hit production of Peach when she was given the title of having “the darkest sense of humor in all of Saskatoon”. Her select playwriting credits include: Metempsychosis, 51 Pumpkin Patch Lane, Sleep Monster, A Lack-of-Love Story, and coming soon to Saskatoon, Space Monsters.

Johanna Arnott (she/her) - Luna

Johanna (she/her) is a multidisciplinary theatre artist who works as an actor, writer, stage manager, and director. Her recent credits include: A Brontë Without Genius (actor/playwright; Planter Box Theatre/Live Five), Zero Gravity (actor; Sum Theatre), The Velveteen Rabbit (actor; Persephone Theatre), The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine (director; Two Bees Theatre/Live Five), The Fiancée (Asst. Director; Persephone Theatre), and Breaking the Curse (co-director; 25th Street Theatre & Ferre Play) which won the Trailblazer Award and Innovation Award at the 2020/2022 SATAwards. Johanna herself was awarded the Outstanding Emerging Artist award. Recently, she traveled to One North Clown and Creation in Sudbury to study mask and clown. Outside of theatre, Johanna enjoys knitting, saying hi to dogs, and doing crosswords with her partner.

Paige Francoeur (she/they) - Older/Younger Luna

Paige Francoeur (she/they) is an emerging playwright, actor, dramaturg, and producer, born and raised in Saskatchewan. You may have seen them recently in Measure for Measure (The Coterie / Live Five), Evergreen (Burnt Thicket Theatre), Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Theatre Naught), or 25th Street Theatre’s Breaking the Curse. Next up, they’ll be playing Goneril in the tri-lingual production of Lear happening in Persephone’s backstage stage, and then you can catch them this summer in parks with SUM Theatre or on the Wheatland Express train show. They are so grateful for the opportunity to share this beautiful show, and hope you enjoy it too!

Ed Mendez (he/him) - Father/Scraps

Ed Mendez (he/him) is an actor, director, voice actor, and more, based in misâskwatôminihk (Saskatoon) in Treaty Six Territory. Ed has appeared on-stage in productions for Persephone Theatre, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, multiple companies with Live Five, and most recently with Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre. He is the general manager of Burnt Thicket Theatre, and has administered for Live Five, SOTS, and GTNT over the past decade. Ed has also appeared in various animated TV series on CityTV, in TV and radio commercials across Saskatchewan. In his spare time, Ed enjoys making memories with his partner Tamara, their three boys, and two adorable cats.

Katie Moore (she/her) - Mom/Woman

Katie Moore (she/her) is a talented actress, improviser, and teacher who holds a BFA from the University of Regina. Select credits include The Winters Tale, Much Ado About Nothing (Globe Theatre) and Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It (Shakespeare on The Saskatchewan). Katie has also performed in many improv troupes, collective creation projects, and even a burlesque musical. When she’s not on stage, Katie can be found tending to her garden, teaching improv, and spending time with her beloved dog Lennon.

Brooklynn Bitner (she/her/any) - Set/Props/Puppets Designer
Near the end of her BA in Studio Art, Brooklynn stumbled across the University of Saskatchewan Drama Design program and instantly fell in love. She originally set out to develop her knack for graphic design and animation, which they continue to develop and integrate with theatre whenever possible. With a passion for bringing technology and spectacle to a live stage, Brooklynn wants to wow audiences with playful, transformative, and dynamic designs that make the audience fall in love with the magic of theatre. Some of Brooklynn’s recent work includes The Velveteen Rabbit (Persephone Theatre), Iago Speaks (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan), Unmasked (Yin Yang Theatre), and Flush (La Troupe du Jour).
Morgan Carter (she/her) - Production Assistant (Wardrobe)

Morgan Carter (she/her) is a costume designer and multidisciplinary artist based in Saskatoon. Some of her highlights include helping build costumes for Ferre Play’s production of The Penelopiad and Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan’s As You Like It and Romeo and Juliet. She designed costumes for both La Troupe du Jour’s Entre plaine et savane and Persephone Theatre’s youth production of The Wizard of Oz, and most recently was the costume designer for Sparrow Theatre’s Heathers. Morgan is thrilled to be working with the team at 25th Street Theatre.

Danny Downing (he/him) - Audio Designer

Danny Downing is a multi-instrumentalist who writes, records, and produces his own work. He produces solo work under Danny Downing and his collaborative work under Postlude. Danny is the co-founder of Mellowdy Studios in Martensville SK where he has been instructing guitar, voice, bass, and songwriting for the last 18 years.  His credits include: Peach (National Fringe Tour), Look//See (Saskatoon Fringe), Haunted (Feature Indie Film).

Miranda Hughes-McKnight (she/her) - Costume Designer

Miranda Hughes-McKnight is delighted to be creating costumes for this very special show, Luna. She has a passion for Theatre for Young People, having designed costumes and performed in several Youth Tours with Persephone Theatre as well as worked with the Persephone Young Company. You may have seen her designs in She Kills Monsters (Persephone Theatre Young Company), The Velveteen Rabbit (Persephone Theatre), The Other Side of the River (Sum Theatre), or The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan).

Rory Jewiss (he/him) - Production Assistant (Set)
Shelby Lyn Lowe (they/them) - Stage Manager

Shelby Lyn Lowe is a Saskatchewan-based stage manager, designer, technician, and puppet artist who received their BFA in Theatre Design from the University of Regina in 2013. Select stage management credits include Hansel and Gretel (Saskatoon Opera in Schools), Neither Heroes Nor Ordinary People (The Other Ordinary), Mine to Have (The Other Ordinary), Goodbye, My Fancy (Persephone Theatre Young Company), Carmen (2022. Saskatoon Opera), and Mary of Patuanak (Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre). Apprentice Stage Management credits include The Aliens (Persephone Theatre) and Fiddler on the Roof (Persephone Theatre). Assistant Stage Management credits include Carmen (2013), The Magic Flute, Madama Butterfly, The Barber of Seville, Don Giovanni, La Boheme, and Die Fledermaus (Saskatoon Opera). Upcoming: Apprentice stage manager for The Little Mermaid (Persephone Theatre).

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