It’s been one week since we closed Wild Swans, and we are so grateful to each and every one of you who contributed to our debut as a collective. Thank you to Pat the Dog Theatre Creation and the Women’s Work Festival – the script would not have evolved in the way it did without […]

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Hello! It’s time! It’s today! It’s happening! All my pens are sharpened and papers neatly tucked outside of where they should be. It seems I’m a little rusty, which is how I’m walking into our first Wild Swans rehearsal today, despite obsessive preparation and cannot-eat-my-bagel level excitement. We started work on Wild Swans back in […]

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Coming of age, from page to stage Because of Pat the Dog Theatre Creation‘s support of Wild Swans and a travel grant from the Canada Council, we were able to take an early draft of the script to the Women’s Work Festival in St. John’s, Newfoundland this year. The amazing Berni Stapleton was cast as Cybil in […]

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It’s that time of year again! Are you a female-identified storyteller living in or around the Waterloo Region? Pat the Dog Theatre Creation and Sonderlust want to hear from you! The Women’s Room is the first and only female playwrights unit in the Waterloo Region. It is a collaboration between Sonderlust and Pat the Dog Theatre Creation, and was […]

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Exciting news! Sonderlust is looking to add to the Creative Team of This Place I Call Home: an immersive, interdisciplinary project in development. We’re seeking an individual who is keen to create original music/soundscape in a deeply collaborative setting; someone who has a thorough understanding of/background in music composition/sound design and is interested in exploring […]

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Nicole Smith holds a BA in Theatre Studies from the University of Guelph. She is a writer, director and Metcalf Foundation Producing Intern with Pat The Dog Theatre Creation. In 2015 she co-founded The Muddy Mary Project, a theatre festival for emerging artists. Finding Temperance – a play she co-wrote and performed in – was produced by The […]

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Lara Gordon is an actor and improviser in the Guelph and K-W region. She completed her BA in Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph, where she wrote, directed and performed in a number of shows, including Quiet Time: a one woman show inspired by her foster sister. Lara has studied improv under various trainers across […]

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Hannah Briggs McNeill is a Guelph-based dancer and creator. She attended Ryerson Theatre School from 2009-2012, where she majored in Performance Dance. Since then she’s worked as a contemporary choreographer and instructor. In 2015 Hannah choreographed and stage managed The Muddy Mary Project’s production of Finding Temperance. Interested in people and performance cross-culturally, Hannah is currently […]

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Sarah Dennison is a playwright, props builder and designer based in Cambridge, ON. After graduating from the University of Guelph’s theatre program, she spent three seasons with the Thousand Islands Playhouse and built props for over thirty productions. During that time she also worked as a freelance props builder for St. Lawrence College and Theatre […]

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We want to hear from you! Here it is, folks! We teased you last month, but we are officially on the lookout for participants for our next project. Sonderlust is proud to begin work on This Place I Call Home (TPICH) — a multidisciplinary piece of theatre inspired by… you? We’re looking for 7 women who are […]

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