Clear your calendars! April 30th-May 5th marks Pat the Dog Theatre Creation’s sixth-annual PlaySmelter Festival and missing out is not an option!
This year, Sudbury’s only festival of new Canadian theatre is proud to present a variety of original work from Northern creators near and far. Platforming work at all different stages of development, and celebrating collaborations with companies both local and national, reserve your tickets early to Pat the Dog’s most exciting series to date! Visiting artists are from the Yukon, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Newfoundland and Germany.
There are a limited amount of All-In Festival Passes ($85), which include all 4 Main Stage Performances, 3 Staged readings and a special secret for Festival Pass Holders Only Event Closing Night of the Festival. Act fast!
The PlaySmelter Festival of New Works by Northern Theatre Creators is the only annual new works festival in Northern Ontario and is held in Sudbury. Starting in 2012, PlaySmelter has developed 10 original pieces by Northern creators, offered playwriting intensives for the community, and master classes with Emil Sher and Colleen Murphy (winner of the Governor General’s Award).
The Festival’s Public Staged Readings have fast become an institution, where food and drink are served alongside stimulating conversation about the process of theatre creation. New works presented to PlaySmelter’s enthusiastic audiences have included new plays based on northern landscapes, work in clown, works by aboriginal artists in addition to text-based plays.All dollars raised for PlaySmelter stay in Sudbury to support Northern theatre creators. In 2015, the PlaySmelterFestival hired more than 30 local Arts workers – all are compensated based on professional union rates.
Check back regularly for updates on show times, venues and ticketing. We’ll also let you know about special pop-up performances around the downtown core!