Pat the Dog Theatre Creation champions Ontario playwrights and plays to build upon a vibrant theatre that demands new and innovative works. Our passion is to tell stories about how we live now. We seek to create and present work that will engage audiences in an exchange of ideas that makes us think harder, laugh longer, and feel more.
Pat the Dog Theatre Creation is devoted to the creation and presentation of new work for the Canadian theatre. We provide and encourage community among theatre creators, providing a critical and vibrant environment for the playwright to develop their craft prior to production. We are open to theatre creators at all levels in their development and growth as artists.
Pat the Dog Theatre Creation is nationally recognized as a leader in the cultivation and promotion of theatre creators and their work.
We embrace the following values:
- Seek the new
- Risk Excellence
- Inspire connections
- Stimulate innovation in theatrical voice and performance
Pat the Dog Theatre Creation has been serving emerging and established playwrights in Ontario since 2006. A registered charitable institution, Pat the Dog is a member of the Playwrights’ Development Centres of Canada and supports the creative process through to production. We are the only playwright development centre in Ontario open to theatre creators at all stages of their career.
Our home office is located in 159B Frederick Street, in Kitchener’s Heritage District. We have an office in Sudbury at the Anywhere Creator Space at 185 Lorne St to better serve our Northern Ontario theatre creators.
What People Are Saying
"Pat the Dog has played such an important role in my life as a creator. Lisa O'Connell truly cares about artists and their voices. She is deeply passionate about women's work and quality Canadian theatre and is determined to provide artists with resources to develop their work."
— Julia Appleton, Producer