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…