Pat The Dog Theatre Creation | We are dedicated to the support and advocacy of playwrights and their plays
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We’re dedicated to the support and advocacy of playwrights and their plays.

William Lyon MacKenzie with Pat

10th Prime Minister of Canada,  William Lyon MacKenzie King with his faithful companion Pat. King was born in Berlin (now Kitchener) ON.

Pat the Dog Theatre Creation provides transformative support for playwrights and theatre creators. This laboratory for new voices and new ideas provides playwrights and their collaborators with resources to develop their work in a supportive yet rigorous environment and encourages them to define their own goals and creative process in pursuit of a unique vision.


Without an audience, there is no theatre. PTD is unique in its efforts to integrate audiences into the creative process from its initial stages. We recognize the kinetic energy that is shared by those who create plays and those who receive them, so PTD encourages a diverse community to observe and participate in our work. We engage people of all ages in the process of making theatre because we see it as a model for community
cooperation and problem solving.


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.