Flatlands theatre company desires to create a safe enviroment for all ages to use their gifts, talents, and imagination. The company desires to inspire individuals to develop their skills through classes as well as productions led by local theatre professionals
Past Board Members
Rosebud Theatre - FRSA
It all goes back to a young 7 year old Goldlilocks afraid to sit in the chair she knew would have to fall apart. Once she got over her fear of stage falls, Jeanette moved on to act and direct at Garden Valley Collegiate, tour North America with Covenant Players, and eventually land at Rosebud School of the Arts, Alberta. Three years later as a fresh new face in the graduate scene, she took on work with Badlands Passion Play, Mennonite Collegiate Institute, Candlewick Productions and Solejourn Productions. Theatre highlights include: Opal, The Curious Savage, Footprints of a Pilgrim, Les Miserables, Anne & Gilbert, Little Women and Dancing Backwards. Film highlights include On a Sunday and Retired with 40 Below Films. You never know where you might find Jeanette at work or what she might be doing! She is based in Winkler and happy to be working with flatland's as artistic director and class instructor.
University of Brandon - BSG
University of Brandon - B Education
Melissa has been interested in drama for as long as she can remember. She was the Stage Manager for the first production of FTC, The Importance of Being Earnest and assistant Stage Manager for Anne of Green Gables. This fall she has been teaching the Grade 1 to 3 theatre classes and co-produced 2007's production of Once Upon a Fairy Tale. She is also employed locally at Parkland Elementary School as a teacher. Shes our smiles, laughter and great friend.
Sherie has always enjoyed the arts, from watching ballet and the opera, to attending symphonies and musical theatre and is now thrilled to be a part of them by being a member of the flatlands board. Although Sherie grew up in Winkler, she later moved to Saskatoon, where she volunteered for
Saskatoon Summer Players doing make-up, and taught piano for the Heart of the City piano program. Sherie attended the Massage Therapy College of Manitoba, the University of Saskatchewan, and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology; she is a “retired” massage therapist and is currently enjoying her work at Focal Point Comprehensive Vision Care as a Licensed Optician.
University of Saskatchewan – B.Ed. (Music/Drama)
University of Saskatchewan – B.Mus. (Voice)
Joel has been involved in theatre ever since playing the title roles of The Sad Little Clown and The Little Flute Player in grades 2 and 3. He grew up to become involved with local theatre in Saskatoon performing, directing, producing, and/or stage managing with Saskatoon Summer Players, Saskatoon Gateway Players, and Saskatoon Opera. Joel later apprenticed with Bluewater Summer Playhouse in Kincardine, Ontario and is now a professional stage manager through Canadian Actors’ Equity. Before leaving Saskatoon Joel was the choral director of the Saskatoon Boys Choir, and a ringer with Zodiac Tapestry Handbells. Joel has served on the executive boards of Saskatoon Summer Players, the Saskatchewan Chapter of Carl Orff Canada, and the Saskatoon Teachers’ Association. Now in Manitoba, he sings with Prairie Singers, plays with Prairie Red Coats Concert Band, and directs musicals (Seussical, Honk!) at Parkland Elementary where he teaches band, music, and French.
University of Manitoba - B.Ed (Theatre)
Rhonda has performed at UofM’s Black Hole Theatre in the role of Jessie in ‘Night Mother’ and Amelia Earhart in ‘Rabbit in the Moon’. At the Winnipeg Fringe Festival she performed as Jane Curtain in King of Saturday Night and Dorothy in Hungry for Fairyland. In Morden and Winkler, she has been the Stage Manager for Parkland Elementary School, Morden Colligate, The Poor Theatre Company, and Candlewick Productions. In addition, she has also acted for The Company and Candlewick Productions in the roles of the French Maid in Clue, Pooty in Reckless, Lady Westhome in Appointment with Death and Miss Darling in Mask of Torro. Rhonda continues to feed her addiction to theatre by taking on extra roles with flatlands theatre company.