Our Board:

Saskatoon Summer Players is a registered non-profit and charitable organization.  As such, we are governed by an elected, volunteer board of directors. The Board of Directors provides valuable leadership and direction for the SSP staff.  We are honoured to be supported by the individuals who serve on the SSP Board of Directors.

Show Selection & Coordination Committee Member
Personnel Committee Member
Sarah Sotvedt is a management and student services professional with a background in theatre. With academic foundations in theatre and education and currently pursuing her PhD in Educational Administration, Sarah serves on the SSP Board in order to balance her academic and professional lives at the University of Saskatchewan with a continued role in and commitment to the world of community theatre. Sarah’s theatrical pursuits have included a broad range of cast and crew commitments in the Maritime provinces, including serving as the President of Theatre St. Thomas and interning with Theatre New Brunswick. Sarah spent some time dabbling in the Saskatoon theatre scene, acting with Saskatoon Summer Players and FLOYD Theatre Festival, prior to refocusing her time on her opportunity to work with the SSP Board.

Élisabeth Foucault is an enthusiastic patron of the arts.  Growing up in Québec, she was involved in the local theatre community with her family from a young age.  She has been managing the Front of House of the Broadway Theatre for SSP’s Into the Woods, Footloose, Little Women and Charlie Brown and more recently served as the Audience experience coordinator for The Addams Family. Over the last 5 years she has served many other production roles for SSP (including Child Wrangler for Annie), and for Ppl r Ppl, Ferre Play Theatre and La Troupe du Jour.  She recently participated in SSP’s Director, Stage Manager and Set Construction workshops. Élisabeth is an optometrist at Family Focus Eyecare and is the proud mom of Paulina, Antony and Jack. She is excited to bring her experience and passion for storytelling to Saskatoon Summer Players’ Board of Directors. 

Safety Committee Chair
Show Selection & Coordination Committee Member
Finance, Audit & Risk Management Committee Member
Jason is a local actor/performer who has great passion for theatre, and has experienced and worked with the strength of community artists. Jason has performed in many Musicals, Competed/Coached in High Energy Country/Ballroom with UCWDC & The University of Saskatchewan and has recently been awarded a spot in a Versa Film Music Video. Through many years of Dance & Theatre, Jason’s love for the arts guided him to become a Board Member of SSP and is honoured to work with everyone who put so much time and effort in continuing to support this non profit organization and making many volunteers dreams come true!

Shaun Bzdel currently teaches high school music and theatre in Saskatoon.  He earned his Music and Education degrees from the University of Saskatchewan and has taught band and choir in Alberta and Saskatchewan. 

Blair Pisio balances professional work in student services and higher education administration at the U of S, as an active community member, and a busy father to three young children. Having always had a passion for community theatre since his childhood, Blair joined Saskatoon Summer Players in 2016 as a Production Manager for the fall production of You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. Since then, Blair has worked behind the scenes in Spamalot, Annie and The Addams Family, and, onstage in Footloose, followed by a brief hiatus from SSP to focus on finishing his M.Ed. at the University of Saskatchewan. A passionate supporter of the arts, athletics and volunteerism in Saskatoon, Blair can often be found at the theatre supporting a local production, a dance studio, the soccer centre, or enjoying the sights and sounds of Saskatoon with his family. It is an absolute honour to be involved with SSP and to bring theatre to life in Saskatoon, especially in these trying times!

Show Selection & Coordination Committee Chair
Carol has been a proud member of the  Saskatoon Summer Players (SSP)  Board of Directors since 2016.  As Chairman of the Show selection committee, she has enjoyed her role in assisting in choosing the shows that SSP presents to our audiences.  Carol was involved with community theatre for 30 years in Alberta and Saskatchewan as both an actor and director.  She was also a member on the Board of Directors for Lethbridge Musical Theatre for several years.  Recently retired from her position as Artist Liaison and Youth Tour Coordinator at Persephone Theatre, Carol loves spending time with her family, and especially with the 3 precious hooligans (aka the grandkids), Juliet, Brenner and Katie.  Thank you for supporting Saskatoon Summer Players and enjoy our shows!!

Show Selection & Coordination Committee Member
Safety Committee Member
Emilee is excited to be joining the SSP board. Having been involved with the organization for the past seven seasons as a musician, it was time to step up and take on a bigger role. Emilee has always been passionate about musical theatre and finding ways to introduce it to new people. She is not afraid to get her hands dirty behind the scenes either be it up to her elbows in fabric, wrapping and running cable, or standing by with drill. Emilee is incredibly active in the Saskatoon music community, singing with three choirs and performing with various ensembles.