Regina International Film Festival and Awards (RIFFA), Regina, SK, Aug. 9-13, 2022
Mine to Have is an intimate journey into the lives of people living within the scope of "other" and their personal quest for love, care, and compassion. This show, created by Crip arts collective The Other Ordinary, is an exploration of what it means for relationships to flourish, fall apart, and survive; disrupting commonly held misconceptions and myths about 'otherness.' She will draw you in like a lover and leave you wanting more.
In 2020, in the midst of COVID-19 lockdown and with no reopening of theatrical performances in sight, theatre artist Traci Foster and filmmaker Dianne Ouellette began a collaboration to bring Regina theatre company Listen to Dis’ production of Mine to Have to screen.
Founder and Artistic Director of Listen to Dis' community arts organization. Producer, Co-Director, and Writer of Mine to Have
Independent filmmaker, Co-Director, Camera, Editor
Performer / Assistant Director
Natasha Urkow is an actor, director, writer, and public speaker. Born and raised in Edmonton, Natasha has acted in numerous Theatre productions, Regina arts Festivals, and appeared in on-screen commercials and an animated film. She completed her MFA at the University of Regina and perseveres to use her story to enlighten and help others through their struggles. She continues to speak for the Rick Hansen foundation and Students Against Drunk Driving, she has written for CBC comedy Saskatchewan, devised with companies such as The Other Ordinary the Globe Theatre (Regina), and Curtain Razors.
John Loeppky is a disabled artist, journalist, and former athlete. He has BA in English with distinction from the University of Regina and is currently studying for an MFA there with a focus in disability studies and solo performance. Selected credits include The Other Ordinary’s Neither Heroes nor Ordinary People, Curtain Razors’ production of Small Boy DREAMS (stage manager) and the University of Regina’s (Re) Measure.
Bongani Musa was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and currently resides in Saskatchewan, Canada. He has acting credits in both theatre and film and he has a growing interest in devised theatrical works. His acting credits include the radio play The Story (Globe Theatre); 4our (devised piece), Secrets From the Borne Settee (devised piece), Catherine Banks’ Bone Cage, Antigone (University of Regina); Terry Pratchett’s Mort (Blue Room) and The Caring Only Cry at Night (film; Dynamic Video Imaging), Mercy (film; B.E.Zee Productions).
Performer / Vocals / Piano
Ammanda Zelinski is an actor/singer/dancer with a Bachelor’s in Theatre and Performance from the University of Regina. Recent productions she has been part of include Seatbelt (Listen to Dis), Jesus Christ Superstar, Spongebob the Musical (Sterling Productions), Neither Heroes Nor Ordinary People (The Other Ordinary), and Footloose (Regina Summer Stage). Her experience in dance includes jazz, ballet, and lindy hop, which she enjoys doing onstage and off.
Nicole has previously been in Neither Heroes Nor Ordinary People, New Canadian Kid, Mine To Have and Seatbelt and well as Fame, Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Spongebob Musical, and Legally Blonde with Sterling Productions. Nicole lives in Regina with her husband, Nick and their two furbabies, Bella and Misty.
Kelsey developed a passion for acting four years ago through a Devising Inclusive Theatre Class at the University of Regina. From that experience, she has become a part of The Other Ordinary Theatre Company and has performed in Neither Heroes Nor Ordinary People and Mine to Have. She enjoys public speaking and advocating for people with various abilities.
Maria is a very energetic, enthusiastic and animated woman, which fuels her every performance. She has been apart of the of the Listen to Dis' Company non-profit ever since it was formed. Having her first performance with The Other Ordinary in Sept. 2016, Mine to Have in June 2018 with The Globe Theatre, and a 2019 Saskatchewan tour are highlights in her career.
Shaylee Rosnes is a fourth year social work student at the University of Regina. She has been a member of Listen to Dis’ Voice for about two years and began acting with The Other Ordinary on Mine to Have in April 2021. Recently, she also began to work on a YouTube channel called A Little Bit of a Big Mess to educate other about what it’s like to live with a disability.
Performer / Harmonica
Emil has been playing Harmonica since 1993 and has attended Harmonica Jam Camps in Southern California in 2017, 2018, and 2019! He had busked at the Cathedral Arts Festival for 15 years, and occasionally at the Regina Farmers Market. Emil has played at a few open mics over the last 5 years! Emil is a practicing Massage Therapist / Craniosacral Therapist in Regina since 1982!
Musical Director / Drums
Ed Peck is known for his work as a boutique drum builder. His passion for building instruments is overshadowed only by his love of playing them and teaching others the art of drumming.
Ed has worked with Listen to ‘Dis arts organization for 13 years as an arts programmer, percussion workshop facilitator, performer, and prop builder.
In Mine to Have, Ed collaborates with the actors and musicians to create an uplifting soundscape utilizing electronic and acoustic percussion instruments.
Performer / Bass
Finn Burke Eggertson is an actor/musician in the Listen to Dis’ company, and a theatre student at the University of Regina. He is a trained ensemble singer, a sometime front man for bands, and a poet. He is thrilled to be part of this company and for this amazing show. He is probably the only person in the cast whose mom wrote a play about him before he was eight. He plans to get back at her by writing his own play very soon.