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The Open Storefront Project – What Is It?

The Open Storefront Project is an initiative of On The Boards Staging Company. The goal of the project is to provide artists with a temporary space in which to create, as well as to bring life to unleased storefront spaces. We partner with retail businesses and building owners to provide the space free-of-charge to artists.…
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Wide Open Theatre Offers Children’s Summer Camp

Wide Open is offering a unique camp this summer in their very own puppet workshop! Campers design and build a variety of  styles puppets and masks.  They explore over sized storytelling, creating with found materials, and character design.  Kids get an understanding of both the technical and theatrical aspects of puppet plays. By the end of…
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Princes Kill – June 1

An adaptation of the three parts of Shakespeare's King Henry VI by Johnna Wright. This staged reading is a pay-what-you-can benefit for the Actors' Fund. As a benefit for the Actors Fund of Canada, the Saskatoon Shakespeare Lab is putting on a public reading of Johnna Wright's Princes Kill, an adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry VI…
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Liaison’s Review

"Brimming with deceit and throbbing with double entendre, Les Liaisons Dangereuses is wickedly good theatre." Cam Fuller's Star Phoenix Review and video
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Southern Dandy 75 Is A Part Of Nuit Blanche 2017

Join sculptor Jordan Schwab in a hands-on workshop, to design and build pieces of the outdoor set! Translate your theatrical experience of the play into 3D art. For the first time, Live Five Theatre with Otto Helmut Productions will be performing during Saskatoon’s Nuit Blanche festival. As this performance will be taking place outside at…
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“Displaced” Relevant Right Now

On Sunday, January 29th, a group of Canadian newcomers were invited to attend a performance of "Displaced", a show that sold out its entire run. One of the attendees offered this feedback, published here with permission. “Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to watch the play on Sunday. I really enjoyed it,…
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She & Her

On this blog we like to feature independent performance happening around Saskatoon. This week I'm excited to tell you about a show that was part of the Short Cut Festival 2016 on it's journey to this full length production. Alex Hartshorn and Christina Persson interview each other about working on this theatre/dance/music piece. They call…
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Thank You

To mark the end of 2016, and we would like to acknowledge the supreme artists and partners with whom we are lucky enough to work.  Meet some of the players in our exceptional community. Happy 2017 everyone! Thank you to our ON THE BOARDS Board of Directors.  They help us with pretty much everything and…
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The Open Storefront Project

A new initiative from ON THE BOARDS Thanks to a new partnership with Brainsport, ON THE BOARDS is celebrating the inaugural location – 704 Broadway – of The Open Storefront Project: an empty storefront handed over to performing artists for the creation of theatre – and for the first time, the public can watch it…
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