About Us

Mission

To produce and present innovative cultural theatre experiences that engage and empower First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth, artists and the greater Saskatchewan community.

Vision

GTNT creates a world where people are transformed through Indigenous performance.

Values – R.I.S.E.

Respect:

The promotion of respect for ourselves, others and our creative art form that results in a commitment to welcoming everyone to the circle and valuing every contribution as meaningful.

Identity: Fostered in culture, language, and history we encourage an exploration of who we are, what we speak, where we are from, and where we are going as individuals and as a community.

Sharing: The inclusion of knowledge, friendship, and resources that brings us closer together as a community of working artists.

Excellence: With pride and professional integrity we commit to encouraging constant growth as artists, to challenge the status quo, and to push the creative envelope.

 

Community Partnerships in Riversdale and across Saskatoon

GTNT recognizes the immense value of maintaining strong partnerships in the community, especially in regard to the company’s work with children and youth.

 

  • We work extensively with Core Neighbourhood Youth Co-op (CNYC) and share a van, Cultural Leader and space for meetings and storage.  CNYC also helps GTNT identify youth who could benefit from our cultural arts programming.
  • We maintain a strong connection to the University of Saskatchewan Drama Department and the new Aboriginal Theatre Program (ATP).  Professors lead workshops with the Circle of Voices program, and welcome us to their productions.  GTNT provides professional mentorship opportunities for senior U of S students and we often have senior theatre design students work on COV productions.
  • GTNT is a partner with both school divisions and the Saskatoon Tribal Council – we work together to provide drop-in drama programs at inner city schools and outreach performances to member First Nations in the Saskatoon area.
  • We value our Saskatoon theatre partners, especially the ones here at STUDIO 914, and our business partners in the Riversdale community.  We all work together to create a rich cultural community in the heart of Saskatoon!