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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It’s Thursday! And that means another throwback to a fabulous woman of the past. I’m sure you’ve all heard of Frida Kahlo before – and if you haven’t you’ve definitely seen pictures of her and her glorious uni-brow with flowers on her head looking as if she has a secret she might just tell you. […]

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Have you ever tried to make a tutu out of gauze, cloth diapers, parachute silk and potato starch? Not easy. This week I want to tell you about an absolutely amazing woman I heard about a few years back. I know some of the facts about her life, but I would have loved to hear […]

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Hello lovely readers! Congratulations on making it to Wednesday. You are officially one step closer to the weekend. The column I have given myself to cover for this blog is called Wednesday Wisdom and is meant to enlighten you. I’d like to start each week off with the words “did you know…” and then tell […]

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Hello and welcome to the first ever edition of Turntable Tuesday with DJ Sarah D!* *Disclaimer: I am only a DJ in my wildest dreams where I have my own program on BBC Radio 1 and live in Elton John’s garden. In real life I am just someone [mildly] obsessed with music who is thrilled […]

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Sometimes it seems as though I can feel EVERYTHING, like I can feel everything that each individual person in the world is feeling in that moment. This wave comes over me, and all of a sudden I am hit with incomprehensible joy and overwhelming sadness at the exact same time, because I can sense that […]

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Hey there! Thanks for visiting Sonderlust. I’m Nicole, and I’m very happy that you (for whatever reason) found your way here. The truth is that without a project to pour myself into, I will watch Netflix until my eyes bleed and eat cupcakes until my teeth fall out. So, on behalf of my retinas and […]

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