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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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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Theatre saved my life. It saved me from my loneliness, from the horror that was high school. It saved me from never feeling like I fit in, never feeling like other people understood me. But most importantly it showed me that I, this eccentric, weird girl that felt invisible growing up, could have a voice… […]

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“The brain is a dangerous place, you should never go there alone.” — anonymous Wives Tales wife, 2016 I don’t know whether this lovely participant from our first project made the above quote up or not, but either way, ever since I heard it last summer, it’s stayed with me. I really do believe that […]

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Happy Tuesday Party People! Last week I managed to forget one of my all-time favourite artists… so here we go again: this blog is brought to you by J and J is for the Godmother of Punk and Queen of Rock n’ Roll… JOAN JETT. If you want to learn a little more about how […]

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Hiya friends, It’s been a while since I’ve written a proper blog post, and I know you’re all beyond-repair torn up about that, but I do hope you’ll accept my apology. It has been a crazy summer! I don’t know about all three of you readers, but I’ve felt like the past few months have […]

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Thursdays are for throwbacks, and to start this Thursday column off, we are going to begin with a DOUBLE throwback: One personal and one from 1820. I know! I’m excited too. I had an English teacher in high school who was one of those women you instantly looked up to. She was confident and wise […]

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