We’re thrilled to announce that Sarah Gartshore is our new OAC Playwright-in-Residence!

Gartshore is a theatre creator and teacher who makes her home in Sudbury. Gartshore’s play Survivance will be directed by Muriel Miguel, founder of Spiderwoman Theatre in New York, as part of Native Earth Performing Art’s festival Weesageechak Begins To Dance 30. Gartshore’s play ArmHer, written for Project ArmHer, an OAC funded multi-year collaboration between SWANS and Myths & Mirrors, will be performed in partnership with Jumblies Theatre in Toronto as well as in Sudbury in 2017. Her play Streetheart was given a staged reading with Filly Coast Theatre Collective in Sudbury and will be performed at Fringe North in Sault Ste. Marie in 2017.

Currently Gartshore is developing POW!, a script that will make it’s home within a broad reaching project that highlights our Indigenous youth’s important contributions to this time of Truth telling.