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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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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Happy Tuesday Party People! This week’s blog is brought to you by the letter J… for Jhené Aiko I came across Aiko’s music the way I usually find new artists: the “Discover Weekly” playlist on Spotify- a playlist the app creates based on what you’re listen to. The track included in the playlist was “Bed […]

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Last Thursday I sat in my “Women and Politics in the 3rd World” lecture and my prof started by saying that she was deviating from the prepared course schedule to show us a documentary. Because it’s a course about women, it was not surprising that we started by talking about what is means to be […]

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When I started thinking about what I was going to write for this Thursday’s Throwback I was at a complete loss. Do you ever have those weeks where you just feel dried up? Like you WANT to feel inspired and get fired up about something happening in the world, but the juices just aren’t flowin’? […]

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Ok so I promised you all an extra-special, worked-extra -long on it, mega-blog last week, buuuut you aren’t getting it yet because I’m a big lying liar. Actually, no, I just am legit trying to do a thorough job (there’s multi-media involved people, I ain’t foolin’ around) and I sometimes lack focus. Soooooo all that […]

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