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A Soldier's War (2016) dir. Judy Wensel. Pictured above: Greg Ochitwa as Jack; Photo by Chris Graham Photo. 

A Soldier's War (2016) dir. Judy Wensel. Pictured above: Greg Ochitwa as Jack; Photo by Chris Graham Photo. 

 

A SOldier's WAr

A Soldier's War is a historically based drama that follows the journey of five Canadian soldiers during World War II -- from basic training in Nova Scotia, the invasion of Normandy (D-day) and battles in France and Germany, and their, eventual, return home.

It is a story of brotherhood and friendship, honour, and the unrelenting desire to get home. A Soldier's War offers a glimpse of the impact repeated exposure to war-time action and trauma may have on a person and explores how those wartime actions may fundamentally change them.

Inspired by the World War II letters written by Josh Ramsden's grandfather during his time as a member of the Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry Highlanders Infantry Regiment; A Soldier's War is a story of brotherhood and friendship, honour, and the unrelenting desire to get home. It offers a glimpse of the impact repeated exposure to war-time action and trauma may have on a person and explores how those wartime actions may fundamentally change them.

A Soldier’s War was first produced in January/February 2016 by the Globe Theatre in Regina,SK as part of the Schumiatcher Sandbox Series. The powerful run illustrated the importance that this story held in a Canadian community, one rich with military roots. A cross-Canada tour has been planned for the summer of 2017 with performances starting in June in Saskatoon, and then moving on to Weyburn, SK; Winnipeg, MB; Calgary, and Edmonton, AB; Wells, and Vancouver, BC. Additional communities may be added at a later date. 

 

cast

Devin Wesnoski - Leslie

Kyle Kuchirka - Harry

Donny Ready - Jack

Josh Ramsden - Frank

Torien Cafferata - Walter

 

Terri Morgan - Stage Manager & Costume Designer

Jared Beattie - Lighting & Sound Designer

Russ Ramsden & Mick Ellis - Set Designers

Jordan Svenkeson - Fight Choreographer

 
 

Support our tour

Touring this show across Canada for 3 months with 6 theatre artists is an expensive proposition. Our costs include: travel (cars x2), accommodation, props, costumes, set, salaries and advertising.

***No salary will go towards the Director/Actor, Josh Ramsden, for the show. 

We are hoping to raise between $15,000 - $20,000 for our through our crowdfunding campaign. Saskatchewan Arts Board has generously supported our project with $16,000.00 in funding. We have projected ticket sales at $23,000.00 for the tour (45+ performances). That brings our estimated revenue up to $39,000, which falls $20,000 short of our $59,000 in expenses. Whether it's $5, $10, $50, or $500 -- Your donations will help this production succeed. HELP US BREAK EVEN!! 

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