Artist-In-Residence Program

Joel Bernbaum
Joel is an actor, playwright, journalist and the founding artistic director of Sum Theatre. He is a graduate of The Canadian College of Performing Arts and Carleton University, where he completed his thesis on the verbatim theatre’s relationship to journalism. Three of Joel’s plays have received world premieres: Home Is A Beautiful Word at the Belfry Theatre, Operation Big Rock at Dancing Sky Theatre and My Rabbi (co-created with Kayvon Khoshkam) at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2015/2016, Joel was the Urjo Kareda Resident at Tarragon Theatre. He lives in Saskatoon with his awesome son, Judah.

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Join Joel and his actors Saturday evening for:

The Prairie Project:
An Investigation of the Relationship Between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous people in Saskatchewan, featuring Bruce McKay, Lancelot Knight, Anna Seibel, Krystle Pederson. For the Prairie Project, Joel would like to acknowledge support from the Saskatchewan Arts Board and highlight that this is now a commission from the Persephone Theatre.

Verbatim Theatre Crash Course:
Participants will learn how to make a verbatim theatre documentary play by conducting interviews with hot questions, transcribing and editing them and having an overall awesome time.

Common Weal Community Arts
Common Weal Community Arts Inc. is a provincial arts organization that collaboratively engages professional artists with communities to promote social change and cultural identity through creative expression. Generating Momentum would like to commend Common Weal Community Arts’ commitment to artistic cooperation and thank them for making Joel’s presence at camp a possibility.