A co-production with Theatre Howl
Written by Nathan Howe
Directed and dramaturged by Charlie Peters
Assistant directed and stage managed by Jillian Borrowman
Performed by Danielle Roy
Illustration and visuals design by Brittany Lloyd
WORLD PREMIERE at The Vancouver Fringe Festival took place Setpember 10th to 20th. 2015 at Studio 1398, 1398 Cartwright Street.
SASKATOON PERFORMANCES were September 24th & 25th at AKA/Paved Event Space (424 20th Street West).
Stay tuned for dates and locations of the 2018 TOUR.
About the Play and Creative Team
A young teacher from “big city” Saskatchewan arrives in a town overgrown by forest to be the principal of a school in a cage. Now a wild dog has figured out how to get through the fence… what has she gotten herself into?
One versatile performer and three chalkboards tell a goofy and heartwarming story about a 23-year old principal in Northern Saskatchewan.
“don’t miss it… this one is a must-see” (Plank Magazine, Vancouver)
Nathan Howe – Playwright
Nathan is a Saskatoon-based theatre-creator with a national reputation for crafting “subtle but powerful theatre” (Edmonton Sun) with an “inventive, low-tech style of presentation and resonant performances” (Winnipeg Free Press). Winner of a Saskatoon and Area Theatre Award for Outstanding Male Performance (Equivocation, 2014), a Best In Fest Award for Outstanding Original Work (Ottawa Fringe 2013, Matchstick), and The Centaur Theatre Award for Best English Theatre Production (Montreal Fringe 2014, Aiden Flynn Lost His Brother So He Makes Another).
Danielle Roy – Performer
Danielle Roy is thrilled to dive into the adventure of The Wild Dog Waits on the Concrete Path and once again have the opportunity of working with Theatre Howl. Danielle is known from select theatre productions such as Dr. Frightful presents: Dead Air (Live Five), Look//See (Saskatoon Fringe Festival) Two Corpses Go Dancing (Live Five) which won “Best Ensemble” at the Saskatoon and Area Theatre Awards, Much Ado About Nothing (Globe Theatre), Run for Your Wife (Magdeline Theatre), Don’t Panic (Saskatoon Fringe Festival), Money Don’t Grow on Trees (Saskatoon Fringe Festival) and Five Women Wearing the Same Dress (Live Five). Danielle studied acting at the University of Saskatchewan completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2012. She then completed the Globe Theatre Conservatory Program in 2014 and has been pursuing new artistic challenges ever since. Danielle is also the playwright, producer, director and stage manager of the five-star production Peach, which recently completed its Canadian Fringe Festival Tour. Currently, Danielle is working on her latest script Seed and enjoying being newly married as of Summer 2017.
Charlie Peters – Director and Dramaturge
Charlie is a Saskatoon-based director, actor, lighting designer, playwright, dramaturge, and poet. He is the recipient of the Saskatoon and Area Theatre Award for Outstanding Emerging Artist in 2013 and Outstanding Lighting Design in 2015. His work has been seen on stages across Saskatchewan and across Canada. He has worked with a diverse range of companies including Embrace Theatre (which he founded in 2013), Saskatoon Opera in Schools, Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company/Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre, and Live Five. He also works as a theatre educator with at-risk youth, using drama skills to build community and self-confidence through active, imaginative learning. www.charliepeters.ca
Nathan began writing The Wild Dog Waits on the Concrete Path after visiting Jans Bay Saskatchewan while acting in Persephone Theatre’s province-wide youth tour in 2012. Charlie Peters began dramaturgical work on the piece the same year. The two have been developing the play on-and-off ever since. Embrace Theatre and Theatre Howl staged the world premiere at the Vancouver Fringe Festival in September, 2015.
Bethani Jade, Lauren Allen, Jeanine Thrasher, Grahame Kent, Stefanie Foster, Jamie Fisher, Mason Frith, Jenna-Lee Hyde, Josh Beaudry, Will Brooks, Jamie Lee Shebelski, Rod MacPherson.
Script development support provided by the Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre.