Artist in Residence

Nutana Community Association and Sum Theatre Make History!


Saskatoon’s Sum Theatre and the Nutana Community Association areSAB-logo_0_1_1 launching an exciting new partnership. This fall, thanks to the support of the Saskatachewan Arts Board, Sum Theatre will become the first ever theatre company to be artists in residence in a Saskatoon community. 

Earlier this year Sum Theatre and The NCA partnered on a research project where 100 people across Nutana were interviewed about their ideas for arts and cultural opportunities.  This research culminated in Nutana Talks, an evening of creative community building. The ideas were astounding and the results overwhelming: there was a a huge desire for Sum Theatre to bring their next wave of creativity to Nutana. 

Sum Theatre is best know for its flagship program Theatre in the Park – Saskatchewan’s first ever free live professional theatre performed live in public parks. Sum Theatre also works in Saskatoon schools with their Theatre in the Classroom Program, and tours exciting new Canadian theatre across Canada and Internationally. 

Over the next two years Sum Theatre will be create and present new programming in the Nfb_logo150_butana Community. Projects include Theatre on the Rink – an outdoor play and festival this December, Gramma Drama – a free drama class for kids and seniors, and Playwright in a Shop – real time playwriting in Broadway Avenue storefronts.

  • GRAMMA DRAMMA (2/22/2016)



    An after school drop-in drama classes for the young and young of heart.

    Join Sum Theatre (Nutana’s Artists in Residence) for fun filled drama exercises.

    Learn theatre tools to inspire confidence, creativity and a sense of play.

    Bring your grandparent (or grandchild) or come alone and make new friends!

    This intergenerational drama jam is guaranteed to be full of laugher.

    For children 7-10 years

    And Adults 50+ years

    8 weeks Starting February 29th

    Mondays 4:30-5:30

    Grace Westminster Church

    Registration recommended but not required.

    Register at:



  • Call for volunteers – Updated (11/21/2015)

    Updated: The NCA is looking for volunteers to help us get our skating rink ready for winter and Winrerlude.

    If you are interested, join us at the Victoria School Basketball court for a “Learn to Flood the Rink” session on Monday November 24 at 8:00pm.

  • Winterlude (11/16/2015)



    Come join us for Sum Theatre’s next projects as our Artist in Residence!

    Winterlude will welcome Nutana residents – and those beyond – to a celebration of community in the heart of Saskatoon’s winter, offered completely free of charge. The centrepiece of the festival will be Theatre on the Rink, an original adaptation of the classic Canadian story, The Hockey Sweater – performed entirely by actors on skates and featuring original, live music! Between performances, festival attendees will be invited to partake in a variety of free, wintertime activities throughout the park.

    Theatre on the Rink is performed on the hour, every hour of the festival. The festival runs December 3rd and 4th from 5pm – 8pm and December 5th 10am – 5pm.