Mailing Address


Southern Ontario Office

159 Frederick Street
Kitchener, ON
N2H 1K8

Northern Ontario Office

174 Leslie Street
Sudbury, ON
P3B 2H6

hello@patthedog.org

Land Acknowledgement

Kitchener – Waterloo:  Pat the Dog Theatre Creation acknowledges that we are located on the Haldimand Tract, land promised to Six Nations, which included six miles on each side of the Grand River.  We are on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron (Neutral Confederacy), Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples.

Sudbury:  Pat the Dog Theatre Creation and the PlaySmelter Festival would like to acknowledging that we are in Robinson-Huron Treaty territory and the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Atikameksheng Anishnaabeg.

Lisa O’Connell – Artistic Director

A fierce advocate for regional theatre artists, Lisa O’Connell (she/her) is the founding Artistic Director of Pat the Dog Theatre Creation,…

Matthew Heiti – Artistic Associate

Born in a meteor crater, Matthew Heiti is a writer, actor, director and teacher working in North Ontario. He holds a…

Jennifer Cornish – Associate Producer

Jennifer Cornish: Trained by industry pros from Stratford, Shaw, Second City, and Kids in the Hall, Jennifer has worked in film…

Vanessa C Spence – Associate Artist

Vanessa C Spence is a classically trained theatre actor, published author, playwright, producer, and arts educator. She is a creative entrepreneur…

Tara Butler – Associate Artist

Tara began her career with The National Ballet of Canada after graduating from the National Ballet School. She then danced for…

Kira Meyers-Guiden – Associate Artist

Kira Meyers-Guiden (she/her) is a queer, feminist, theatre artist-scholar whose work is focused on 2SLGBTQIA+ representation and community resistance. She currently…

Digital Catalyst Team – Rebecca Ballarin, Laurel Green

Using digital tools as social technologies, the Digital Catalyst Team specializes in designing generous strategies for creating and hosting active and…

Karen Thistle – Producer/PlaySmelter Festival

Karen Thistle was born and raised in Sudbury where she grew up with both literary and imaginary friends. A playwright with…

Caitie Graham – E-Blast

Caitie is a playwright, dramaturg, and arts educator in Toronto. She is currently Co-Director of the Young Playwrights Unit at Tarragon…