November 19, 2020



A new Play-in-Process by Kristin Shepherd, OAC 2020 Playwright in Residence, Pat the Dog Theatre Creation

9pm November 19

“What saves us when the world as we know it changes so permanently that we can’t go back?” Kristin Shepherd.

A new word defining a homesickness we feel for a place that doesn’t exist anymore, usually a physical place because of climate change over time, solastalgia describes a form of emotional or existential distress caused by environmental change.  In 2015, the medical journal The Lancet, included solastalgia as a contributing concept to the impact of climate change on human health and well-being.

Performed by Miriam Cusson with sound design by Dan Bedard, Shepherd takes us through one woman’s experience of catastrophic loss – both inside and out.

Tickets are free with a recommended donation of $10. All PlaySmelter 2020 ticket sales will be directed to local artists.