Kira is a queer, feminist, theatre artist whose work is focused on LGBTQ+ representation. She is a PhD student studying Theatre & Performance Studies at York University and she is an alumna of the inaugural all-female writing unit, The Women’s Room (Pat the Dog Theatre Creation & Sonderlust Collective). Her show Queer Spawn has been showcased on stages throughout Kitchener/ Waterloo, Toronto and Hamilton. Recent writing credits include: Under (HamilTEN), Lay to Rest (staged reading, Pat the Dog Theatre Creation), and Futch/ Bemme (OutFest2018 & Gay Play Day Festival). She is also the co-author, with her mom Susan Meyers, of “The Queer Baby Project: Excerpts from the Experiment” published in Swelling with Pride: Queer Conception and Adoption Stories. Select acting credits include: Dariya in There are No Gays in… (Page1), Alex in Futch/ Bemme (OutFest 2018 & Gay Play Day Festival), Mina in Letting Go (West End Theatre Festival), and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet; Occupy Verona (Theatre Erindale). Kira is committed to creating art that motivates social change and is so happy to officially be joining the Pat the Dog team! More details at http://kirameyersguiden.weebly.com/
Kira Meyers-Guiden – Associate Artist
Jennifer Cornish -Volunteer Extraordinaire
Jennifer Cornish: Trained by industry pros from Stratford, Shaw, Second City, and Kids in the Hall, Jennifer has worked in film and television, but says she has spent the best parts of her life onstage – a place she has been since age 8. A vital member of the Waterloo Region arts community, she is best known for her award-winning work in the Irish one-woman show “Myra’s Story” (Best Tragedy – United Solo Festival New York City, Best Production – London Fringe, Critic’s Pick – Hamilton Fringe.) Jennifer is a Region of Waterloo Arts Award recipient for Performing Arts.
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 Theatre, where her first play was developed in 2013, and where she continues to support and mentor young artists. Select writing credits include Paradise Comics (originally presented as part of the 2014 New Voices Festival, then remounted in 2016 for Filament Incubator’s inaugural season); pose ball (Alumnae Theatre’s 2016 New Ideas Festival, and Tarragon Theatre’s Live Wires Series 2016); and GASH (Alumnae Theatre’s 2017 Fireworks Festival). She is a running-up recipient of the 2018 Ellen Ross Stuart Award. She is currently adapting her play GASH for a young audience, and was presented at the 2019 Ergo Pink Festival.