Public Events

Angel in the House by Eureka

Directed by Charlie Peters; with Pamela Haig Bartley and Bob Wicks
5 – 9 June 2012, 8:00-9:30pm
Greystone / Emrys Jones Theatre, John Mitchell Building, 118 Science Place, University of Saskatchewan campus

Written by Eureka, a veteran member of New York’s Ridiculous Theatre Company, Angel in the House explores Vanessa Bell’s decades-long relationship with Duncan Grant. As lovers and as fellow painters, the two were bound to each other through their commitment to the avant-garde. However, Eureka depicts a love complicated by Grant’s desire for other men and by Bell’s internalization of the 19th C. feminine ideal, the Angel in the House. Directed by Charlie Peters, and featuring Pamela Haig Bartley and Bob Wicks, the play is a powerful portrait of the fraught sexual and artistic politics of Bloomsbury.

Tickets: $20 adults; $16 seniors; $14 students (service charges may apply)

Louise Halfe Poetry Reading

Friday 8 June 2012, 8:00-9:00pm
Mendel Art Gallery

Born on the Saddle Lake Reserve in Two Hills, Alberta, Sky Dancer, also known as Louise B. Halfe, has emerged as a powerful poetic voice in Canada. Frequently anthologized, her award-winning work has been published as Bear Bones & Feathers (1994), Blue Marrow (McClelland & Stewart 1998, 2004), and The Crooked Good (2007).

Admission: free, but space is limited

Community Forums

Our community forums will each address a social issue inspired by Virginia Woolf’s writing—Access to Education and the Legacy of Sexual Violence—but in relation to how those issues play out in Saskatoon and Saskatchewan today. We are honoured to be collaborating with a range of local organizations and institutions in order to explore both the obstacles that individuals face in relation to the issues and the strategies that our community leaders have developed in response.

  • Community Forum on Access to Education
    Friday 8 June 3:30-4:30pm, Arts Building, University of Saskatchewan

    Moderator: Aloys Fleischmann


    • Kathleen Makela, Aboriginal Students’ Centre, University of Saskatchewan
    • Dianne Miller, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan
    • Roy Sondershausen, Principal of E.D. Feehan Catholic High School, Saskatoon
    • Garnet Woloschuk, Avenue Community Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity
    • Dara Semchyshen, Adult Literacy Coordinator, READ Saskatoon
    • Lisa Wilson, Director, Gabriel Dumont Institute
  • Community Forum on the Legacy of Sexual Violence
    Saturday 9 June 3:30-4:30pm, Arts Building, University of Saskatchewan

    Moderator: Marie Green, Coordinator, Women’s Studies Research Unit, University of Saskatchewan


    • Lori Driedger, Coordinator, Mumford House
    • Don Meikle, Director, EGADZ
    • Elizabeth Geti, Saskatoon Open Door Society
    • Bruce Wood, Saskatoon Men’s Resource Centre

Admission: free


An Evening of Music and Film: Sally Potter’s Orlando

Sunday 10 June, 7:00pm
The Broadway Theatre

In order to celebrate both the 20th anniversary of Sally Potter’s Orlando and the final day of the 22nd Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, an evening of music and film will take place at the Broadway Theatre. The Jared Tehse Trio will play period music and Sally Potter’s 1992 version of Virginia Woolf’s novel, Orlando, will be shown following an introductory talk by Dr. Allan Pero from the University of Western Ontario.

Admission: free

Gallery Exhibition: Picasso and His Contemporaries

Kenderdine Gallery, University of Saskatchewan