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.

Finance, Audit & Risk Management Committee Member
Dalmeny Sub-Committee Member
Recently Rod Macpherson has worked behind the scenes and on stage in community theatre productions including Sweeney Todd, Our Town, A Man For All Seasons, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Odd Couple, and Cotton Patch Gospel. As a playwright, his short plays Best4U and Jump were part of the 2017 and 2018 Saskatoon Fringe festivals; his full-length play Naked Tourist, Sacred Mountain premiered at Live Five in 2017, then toured the province in 2018. Logic appeared at Script Salon in Edmonton in 2018. In Ireland We Rented a Car from Criminals toured to fringe festivals in Toronto, Kingston, Calgary, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Victoria and Vancouver over the summer of 2019

Finance, Audit, & Risk Management Committee Chair
Personnel Committee Member
Dalmeny Sub-Committee Member
Lynn is excited to be participating on the Board of the SSP as a director at large! While she has no experience in the theatre, she has a great passion for the arts and a firm belief that artistic expression makes for better people and a better community & country! Growing up in a small community, her mother always made sure that they got to see live theatre each time it came to town and she was hooked! Self employed for over twenty years in the real estate industry, Lynn has served in varying capacities on two different real estate boards. Lynn is now retired and looking forward to a new and exciting learning experience, serving on this Board. 

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!

Safety Committee Member
Sarah Doherty has a 16 year career as a professional freelance and exhibiting Artist behind her, her most recent ventures including the last five years exhibiting and selling in NYC.  She has always held a love of music theatre and in high school had wanted to become an artistic director/set designer.  So to have the opportunity to work with SSP at this point in her life has been a dream come true.  Her set credits include The Horla, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, and currently Mamma Mia. 

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.

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

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 !!

Governance & Strategic Planning Committee Member
Amanda Brown is a freelance artist specializing in Art Department services for theatre, film, and photography. She launched her business, Scarlett Dahlia, in 2013 and enjoys doing makeup application, sewing, and painting. Before 2013, Amanda worked as a geologist/geochemist for a large mining company where she was actively involved in developing company-wide quality assurance and control standards and procedures. This background has fostered a love of operational excellence which she is excited to bring to Saskatoon Summer Players. Amanda has previously been secretary of the Saskatoon pride board, and currently volunteers as inventory coordinator with the YXE Library of Things

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