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Culture Days will return September 22 – October 15, 2023.

Pat the Dog Theatre Presents: The Vintage Project by the Women's Room Collective

Waterloo, ON

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Fashion & costumes

Fibre & textile arts




The Vintage Project is an ongoing exploration of femme-inspired creation. Presented by the playwrights themselves, these pieces were inspired by clothing from Auburn Vintage Clothiers - a femme-owned business in nearby Conestoga. As the project evolves, the collective aims to create an immersive theatre piece on site at Auburn for small audiences to enjoy in the new year! Pat the Dog’s Women’s Room began in 2016 after a series of conversations at our Kitchener office with local women. We wanted to find a way to encourage local female-identifying and female-presenting creators to share their stories. Each year, the Women’s Room invites a new cohort of theatre creators to gather for conversation, creative support, learning, and camaraderie as we carve out an equitable space on our national stages. There is an urgent need for women to gather: To prod, promote, encourage, build craft, and support each other as we carve out an equitable space on our national stages to tell our stories. This is what the Women’s Room fiercely and lovingly is all about. The Women’s Room belongs to all women storytellers who seek to gather to tell their tales and tell them well.

This event runs the duration of Culture Days.

This event is free.

  • Nicola explores the treasure box that is Auburn Vintage
  • Susie collecting photos of inspiring pieces while exploring Auburn Vintage
  • One of many magical corners in Auburn Vintage
  • Rachel shows off some of her favourite pieces at Auburn Vintage

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Pat the Dog Theatre Creation

Founded in 2005, Pat the Dog Theatre Creation ( is a catalyst for new play development specifically mandated for regional theatre creation in Ontario. We work with regional theatre creators from their first spark of inspiration thorough to the final production. This includes profession development supports for regional artists and regional audiences in their home communities. To do so, we produce two festivals: PlaySmelter Northern New Works Festival which runs annually in Sudbury since 2012 and is committed to presenting original new works of professional theatre created by Northern artists for Northern audiences, and Femme Folks Fest which debuted in Waterloo Region in 2020. FFF is committed to presenting new works platforming regional women identified or presenting in Southwestern ON.



Waterloo, ON

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Rebecca Ballarin