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Elise Erzsébet Pallagi

Photo credit: Danica Lorer

Tough love in motion: A poetic assault on roller skates

What do you get when you put a derby girl and a slam poet together? Chaos...

Elise Pallagi is a 34 year old, trans woman from Saskatoon Saskatchewan. Elise has been involved in community activism for the better part of the last decade and completed her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Regina in 2015. As a performer Elise has explored multiple genres of art over the last decade including percussion, drag, dance, singing, performance art and more recently as a spoken word artist. She also plays for the Saskatoon Roller Derby League and can usually be found around Broadway any given day of the week. She is dedicated to making the community a better place for all LGBTQ identified people.

Trigger warnings: deals with mental illness, body image and potentially offensive material

Forbidden Fruits

a multi-disciplinary sensory experiment

seasons melt on the tongue like promises of bounty yet unfulfilled.

Bethani Jade - dance

Stephanie Kuse - visuals (

Eden Rohatensky -  music (

Joline Rath - costume (

Bethani Jade

Stephanie Kuse

Eden Rohatensky

Joline Rath

Kristel Harder, #hopeforTartatusTheatre

Mitchell Larsen, #hopeforTartatusTheatre

#hopeforTartatusTheatre presents: Certain Times

How does a world end?

Kristel Harder has hopefully had enough schooling by now to be bold enough to call herself a singer and actor. She began her love affair with music at the age of 3, learning piano and theory from her very patient mother. At ten she began studying voice, trumpet and euphonium, leading eventually to a Bachelor of Music at the University of Alberta. She spent the good part of her twenties as a classical singer, but fell in love with theatre at some point in the late 2000’s and decided to combine her passions by attending the Theatre Arts program at MacEwan University, followed by completing her Masters in Musical Theatre Performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She’s recently returned home from two years of living, struggling, and occasionally having the pleasure of writing and performing cabarets in London. Recent credits include Morticia in The Addams Family, Desiree in A Little Night Music, and cabarets, “If I still had feelings, I’m pretty sure I would be alarmed” and “ Periods and Peni: Puberty and Beyond”. She has a passion for new, devised, and brave theatre, and hopes to create work that makes audiences think, feel and maybe even chuckle.

Mitchell Larsen is a multidisciplinary theatre artist currently based in Saskatoon. He enjoys creating and living in imaginary worlds while exploring complex and challenging concepts. One day Mitchell wants to be famous, but only so much as it supports his ability to engage with art and thought in new and interesting ways. Mitchell lives in a basement suite near Rotary park with his house goddess, Tiffany and his incredible fiancé, Benjamin Johnson.

Contains: sexual content and potentially offensive language Deals with issues of mental illness

Finding Peace in Chaos by Linda M. Cunningham

Where the paper and the story intersect in a different dimension of creation.

Working as a full-time visual artist, Linda incorporates fibre pursuits with design and writing into artist books, fibre installations, and is exploring performance and video. As well as teaching, she exhibits her work in galleries across Canada, the United States, and The Bahamas, and despite a great deal of travelling, has yet to find somewhere other than Calgary, Alberta where she would rather live. A graduate of the Parsons School of Design in New York City, Linda also holds a Master of Environmental Degree from the University of Calgary.

Linda M. Cunningham

Amberlin Hsu

Torien Cafferata

It's Not A Box Theatre presents cell

A solo in the dark by an unnamed actor, performed with no rehearsal. It is an interactive experiment in truth, justice, and political participation. Please have your phones turned on.

AMBERLIN HSU (Producer / Designer)

Amberlin Hsu is a dance student from NTUA in Taiwan, and studied drama and design at the University of Saskatchewan. Recent set design credits: Under Cover, Danny King of the Basement, Macbeth, Picasso at Lapin Agile. Recent performance and design credits: Remaining Silence, Project O, and Overhear. Costume design: Aiden Flynn Lost His Brother So He Makes Another (Theatre Howl), Under Cover, Danny King of the Basement (Persephone Theatre), Macbeth (Embrace Theatre), Displaced (Ground Cover Theatre), Madama Butterfly (Saskatoon Opera Company).

TORIEN CAFFERATA (Producer / Director)

Torien Cafferata holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Saskatchewan and is a local actor, writer, and producer. He has recently been working in experimental theatre, exploring interactivity and movement, in productions such as Project O, Hypneurosis, and Overhear (It's Not a Box Theatre), as well as Letters From the Apocalypse and DON'T PANIC (Dibley Theatre). In his spare time he hosts the Saskatoon Writers Weekly Workshops, a free and local workshop collective. His written work will also be seen on the Short Cuts Festival stage in 2017.

Content warning: Potentially explicit sexual / violent content

DJ thistle


sweet n sassy musical sylings to get you dancing

Thistle comes correct with ya fav rnb groovers and 90's movers. Think y2kbae meets ghetto house dance numbers. This meme queen keeps the floor wrapped tight 'round her perfectly manicured finger.

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