Founded in 2006 in Kitchener-Waterloo and established in Sudbury in 2009, Pat the Dog is a catalyst for new play creation and regional theatre creators across Ontario. Fierce advocates for the regional theatre artist, we believe that all artists should have access to the highest quality supports for their artistic practice in their home community. To make this happen, we are proud to have established offices in both Northern and Southern Ontario to best make this a reality and to truly capture the stories of our people and our country.
We believe these supports should be available to the artist at no cost. To do so, we work hard to find programs to fund this support. We do the heavy lifting so that the artist can concentrate on what they do best – tell their story and tell it well. We then work tirelessly within the regional, provincial and national ecology to get that story to the audience. To do that, we work with many partners, including other theatre/art organizations in co-production, productions and development support.