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Pierre Brault is perhaps best known for writing, performing and touring his multi-award winning solo shows with Sleeping Dog Theatre, 5 O’Clock Bells (GCTC co-production; national tour; Rideau Awards for Outstanding Male Actor and Outstanding New Creation), Portrait of an Unidentified Man (NAC co-production; Canadian and New Zealand tours), and Blood on the Moon (Capital Critics Circle & Montreal English Critics’ Circle Awards: Best Actor). Other recent credits include The Shadow Cutter (GCTC), The Fan (Odyssey Theatre), Twelfth Night (Ottawa Theatre School), Macbeth (St. Lawrence Shakespeare), The Ecstasy of Rita Joe (NAC/Western Canada Theatre), Macbeth (NAC/Citadel),The Man from the Capital (GCTC), A Night in November (Seven Thirty Productions, Capital Critics Circle Award: Best Actor), Doctor Faustus (Third Wall Theatre), and The Barber of Seville (Opera Lyra Ottawa). Other acting credits include Stones in his Pockets, No Great Mischief, An Acre of Time (Capital Critics’ Circle Award: Best Actor) and The Collected Works of Billy the Kid (all GCTC); The Odyssey, Angel Square,Twelfth Night and The Secret Garden (all NAC); Kings of the Kilburn High Road (Seven Thirty Productions), Vanya (NAC/Citadel), and An Acre of Time (Tarragon Theatre). Pierre was GCTC’s playwright-in-residence in 2006-07 and again in 2009-10. He has appeared in numerous films and has also worked extensively as a comedian touring regularly across Canada. Pierre is the recipient of the inaugural Audrey Ashley Award for his body of work contribution to the Ottawa theatre scene.

Pierre Brault

Artistic Director

Judi Pearl


Judi Pearl is an independent theatre producer based in Ottawa, and has been Producer for Sleeping Dog Theatre since its founding in 1999.  She is currently Young Company Manager with the National Arts Centre English Theatre. She also serves on the board of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres as Professional Development Chair.  She was Festival Associate for the 2007 Magnetic North Theatre Festival in Ottawa, where she also worked as Associate Manager for the Industry Series.  She has produced three Ottawa editions of The Wrecking Ball, a cross-country political theatre cabaret, and chaired the Ottawa edition of the Performance Creation Canada conference.  She has also worked as a researcher and consultant for the Canadian touring theatre industry, and is a former co-chair of the Steering Committee for Les Prix Rideau Awards.  In her previous life as a stage manager, Judi worked with companies such as the National Arts Centre, Nightswimming, Opera Lyra Ottawa, the Great Canadian Theatre Company, Theatre New Brunswick, the Stratford Festival, and Odyssey Theatre.  As always she extends special thanks to her family (and the sleeping dog) for their extraordinary support.

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