by Sarah Garton Stanley
For Factory: Down Dangerous Passes Road, Beaver, Slipknot, Restitution, and Associate Director 2000-04. Other Recent Credits: Helen Lawrence (ArtsClub/CanStage/Banff Centre/) mothermothermother (PushOFF) Upcoming: The Summit (IPAA/NAC/Banff/Luminato) mothermothermother (AGO) The Book of Judith (Whitby Abilities Centre) We Keep Coming Back (SelfConscious Theatre/Theatre Kana) Other: Associate Artistic Director for English Theatre at Canada’s National Arts Centre, The Collaborations (Several amazing companies and creations across Canada) Co-creator and Artistic Director of SpiderWebShow.ca (Praxis/Neworld/NAC) Sarah and Michael Rubenfeld make work together with SelfConscious Theatre. Sarah Garton Stanley lives in Kingston, Ontario.
Rascal was the best cat in the world. But she was also identity-challenged. She thought she was a dog. She would fetch, sleep with you, and wake you up in time to go to school. And when two golden retrievers trapped her and ate her, I can only imagine that she was as surprised by this turn of events as I was heartbroken. I still have Rascal’s blue collar, and will have it for as long as I have possessions. She was my first misshapen and identity-challenged love, and she brought my entire cat-hating family to its knees with love for her.