Ed Mendez is a proud first generation Canadian of Latino descent who was born and raised in Treaty 6 territory and has always called Saskatoon his home. He has worked with virtually every theatre company in Saskatoon over the last decade as an actor, administrator, media coordinator, or board member. Ed spent four years as the Operations Manager of the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival before serving as our acting general manager for the past seven months.
He currently sits on the boards of the Saskatchewan Association of Theatre Professionals and Live Five Independent Theatre and continues his artistic endeavours as an independent actor and director whenever possible and continues to produce independently with local sketch comedy troupe The Sketchy Bandits which he founded alongside a group of 11 other theatre artists in Saskatoon.
Ed is equally excited at the opportunity to work with Artistic Director Jennifer Dawn Bishop to lead GTNT into its 21st year of existence.
“I have always found the productions at GTNT captivating because the immediacy of these stories is so tangible. The people represented on stage are your neighbours, your friends, and they’re sitting right next to you in the theatre. These are the stories of the land on which we all live and seeing them on stage forges a deep understanding of the people living them every day.
Gordon’s vision for this company was to inspire Indigenous youth in this province to tell their stories while also strengthening their bond to their cultural traditions. He believed wholeheartedly in the power of theatre as a healing tool. He called Poundmaker his home throughout his remarkable career because he cared so deeply about his people and culture, and it’s my hope that we can continue to honor his beliefs and principles through the Circle of Voices program while strengthening the high-calibre theatre that GTNT is known for.”
For interview requests or further information contact Ed Mendez – General Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org