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Sum Theatre

Program and component
Explore and Create, Concept to Realization

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Field of practice

Grant amount
$170,500 over three years

Fiscal year
(2017–18 competition)

Building Community in Saskatoon with Theatre

A dance troupe gives a dynamic theatrical performance in a park.
Saskatoon-based Sum Theatre's Michael Martin, Mara Teare and Mega Zong in The Young Ones. Photographer(s): Sean Kirk

Saskatoon’s Sum Theatre is dedicated to bringing people together through non-traditional, live theatre experiences. A Canada Council grant supports its diverse programming.

Saskatoon theatre offers dynamic programming for a breadth of audiences

Sum Theatre’s season typically includes four programs. In 2019, the company toured a new play about consent and sexual violence, ran its seventh season of Theatre in the Park, expanded its Youth on the Rise program and continued its monthly Last Sunday series, offering something for a breadth of audiences across the city. Sum Theatre values innovation and creative change and has performed theatre pieces in a public swimming pool, at a community rink, on a riverbank, and in dozens of neighbourhood parks.

Putting social issues on stage for young people

In spring 2019, Sum Theatre toured Consent, a play about sexual violence, to Saskatoon and area high schools and communities, promoting safe and responsible sexual behaviour to the city’s young people. Later that summer, its Theatre in the Park production addressed humanity’s responsibilities in the face of climate change. The Canada Council’s three-year funding will ensure the theatre can continue to deliver diverse programming to Saskatoon.


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