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Playsmelter 2015! Call for Submissions
December 4, 2014

PlaySmelter calls for scripts by Northern creators. Sudbury’s festival of new play readings is calling for projects to develop during PlaySmelter…

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Pat the Dog Receives $235,400 Award- Press Release
November 20, 2014

November 20, 2014… Pat the Dog Theatre Creation is pleased to announce that they have received $235,400 in funding from the…

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Carey Dodge Text + Tech’s First Visiting Artist
October 17, 2014

October 17, 2014 “How can dramatists integrate technology to enhance the meaning of a piece of theatre?” This is a question…

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Director Q&A: Jillian Keiley
October 1, 2014

Jillian Keiley is an award-winning director from St. John’s, Newfoundland and founder of Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland. Ms. Keiley has directed…

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Equity in Theatre
September 18, 2014

Pat the Dog Theatre Creation Partners with Playwrights Guild of Canada and Theatre Sector’s Major Players for Equity in Theatre (EIT)…

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Artistic Director Q & A: John Koensgen
September 8, 2014

John has been a professional theatre artist for over 35 years. He is currently the Artistic Director of New Theatre of…

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Playwright Q&A: Bev Cooper
July 4, 2014

Beverley’s writing for theatre includes Thin Ice (co-written with Banuta Rubess– Dora/Chalmer’s Awards), Clue in the Fast Lane (co-written with Ann-Marie…

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PlaySmelter 2014 Program
June 10, 2014

Click the image to peruse our 2014 Program!

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Podcast: Colleen Murphy Master Class
May 31, 2014

On May 6, 2014, Pat the Dog held its second-annual PlaySmelter festival of new works in Northern Ontario. As part of…

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To Speak or Not to Speak: Exploring Direct Address in Kristin Shepherd’s Hope Op
May 22, 2014

We kicked off the first of our PlaySmelter readings with a unique situation: Kristin Shepherd’s raw talent led her straight from…

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Triplets: Examining how to birth multiple story lines in Cora Eckert’s Conception
May 22, 2014

Our second reading came from PlaySmelter-veteran Cora Eckert, whose play Conception is one of our private readings this year. Eckert’s piece…

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Chimerism in Lara Bradley’s Sperm Wars
May 22, 2014

Lara Bradley is another of our PlaySmelter veterans. We featured her first play last year Blind Nickel Pig, which is set to…

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Breathing Together in Jenny Hazelton’s Dead Pan Land
May 22, 2014

We expanded the PlaySmelter program this year by including Jenny Hazelton’s Dead Pan Land, a piece that blends silent theatre, mime,…

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Finding the Magic: Combining mythology with reality in Karen Thistle’s The Intermediaries
May 22, 2014

Like with last year’s PlaySmelter creators, there is a distinct voice and connection to the Sudbury landscape. Karen Thistle’s first play…

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Who’s the singing for? Exploring the concept of the narrator in Jesse Brady’s The Ballad of the Locked Out Gang
May 22, 2014

We concluded our first round of PlaySmelter readings with Jesse Brady’s The Ballad of the Locked Out Gang. As a Sudbury…

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