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January 3, 2012

A big surprise for the new year: Blood on the Moon will be presented at GCTC January 17 to February 5, 2012 as a replacement show. Great news for fans of the show (which hasn’t been performed in Ottawa since 2004), and for those who never got a chance to see it. To read about the show, click here. For tickets, visit GCTC’s website or call 613-236-5196.


March 7, 2011

The Shadow Cutter is set to open this week at the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre!  Sleeping Dog Theatre is thrilled to unveil our newest project in co-production with the Great Canadian Theatre Company.  Visit www.gctc.ca or call 613-236-5196 for tickets.  For details on the show, click here.  See you at the theatre!


August 8, 2010

Development continues on The Shadow Cutter.  This week we’re heading into an intensive workshop in which we’ll be focussing on both dramaturgy and design elements.  If you’d like a peek at the work-in-progress, please join us on Friday, August 13 at 2:30pm at the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre (mainstage).  Free admission, but please drop us a line to let us know you’re attending.


May 20, 2010

We are thrilled to announce the world premiere dates for our new project, The Shadow Cutter, co-produced with the Great Canadian Theatre Company as part of their 2010-11 season.  The Shadow Cutter by Pierre Brault will premiere March 827, 2011 at Ottawa’s Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre, directed by Brian Quirt.  Click here for more details.


February 23, 2010

Portrait of an Unidentified Man has been nominated for four Rideau Awards for the year 2009: Best Production, Best Actor (Pierre Brault), Best Director (Brian Quirt) and Best Lighting Design (Martin Conboy).  Because the Rideau Awards did not exist when the show premiered at the National Arts Centre in 2005, these nominations were received for the 2009 revival at the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre prior to our New Zealand tour.  Founded in 2007, Les Prix Rideau Awards celebrate achievement in professional theatre in the Ottawa-Gatineau region, and as of this year, are Canada’s only bilingual professional theatre awards.  For a full list of nominees, please visit www.rideauawards.ca.  Congratulations to all the nominees!


December 15, 2009

Sleeping Dog Theatre will soon be heading off for the final leg of our national tour with 5 O’Clock Bells...  to The Banff Centre, January 29-30 and the Yukon Arts Centre, February 4-5, 2010.  While at the Banff Centre we’ll also be engaged in a creative residency towards our new production, The Shadow Cutter.


June 3, 2009

Opening night of our special Ottawa revival of Portrait of an Unidentified Man is already sold out (July 9).   Still some tickets available for July 10 and 11, but they’re going fast.  Don’t miss out!  Call the box office today at 613-236-5196.


April 16, 2009

It’s official...  Portrait of an Unidentified Man is heading to New Zealand!  The show will be appearing at the Christchurch Arts Festival, July 30-August 2, and the Taranaki Festival of the Arts, August 4-5, 2009.  In advance of this exceptional opportunity, we’ll be mounting a special revival of the show here in Ottawa, for 3 SHOWS ONLY at the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre, July 9-11.  Please join us as we prepare to take this homegrown Ottawa success story to the international stage.  A celebratory reception will follow the July 9 performance.  For tickets please call the box office at 613-236-5196.  To read the press release click here.  To view the ad for the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre revival click here.  For more about the show click here.


April 13, 2009

We are delighted to announce further national tour dates for 5 O’Clock Bells. LUMINATO: Toronto’s Festival of Arts and Creativity from June 10-13, 2009, and the Manitoba Theatre Centre in Winnipeg (Lenny’s hometown!), October 7-24, 2009.  Click here for more details.


April 6, 2009

5 O’Clock Bells was the proud winner of two Rideau Awards at last night’s gala: Best Actor (Pierre Brault) and Best New Creation.   Congratulations to all the winners, the nominees and the organizers for a fantastic event celebrating Ottawa’s professional theatre community!


March 18, 2009

Two of Pierre Brault’s playscripts are now available in book form: Blood on the Moon and Portrait of an Unidentified Man.  (5 O’Clock Bells coming soon...)  Click here to order.


January 20, 2009

5 O’Clock Bells has been nominated for five Rideau Awards - yes, that’s right, one for each bell!  The nominations are: Best Production, Best New Creation, Best Director (Brian Quirt), Best Actor (Pierre Brault), Best Lighting Design (Martin Conboy).  Congratulations to all the nominees!  Winners will be announced on April 5.


January 10, 2009

5 O’Clock Bells will kick off its national tour at the Grand Theatre in London, Ontario, March 11-14, 2009.  Further details about the tour coming soon.  For information or to purchase tickets for the show at the Grand, click here.


October 10, 2008

5 O’Clock Bells has been nominated for two Capital Critics’ Awards: Best Production and Best Actor (Pierre Brault).  Congratulations to all the nominees!


April 7, 2008

5 O’Clock Bells has completely SOLD OUT its entire three-week premiere run at the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre, only three days after opening.  Click here to see what the critics are saying...


April 5, 2008

Announcing a one-of-a-kind benefit evening for Sleeping Dog Theatre... an unmissable event for Pierre Brault fans!  Please join us on May 5, 2008 for TWISTED: A Comic Evening with Pierre Brault & Friends.   Read more.


April 4, 2008

5 O’Clock Bells is featured on CBC-TV's "The National" with Peter Mansbridge this Friday April 4 between 10:30 and 11:00pm with arts reporter Sandra Abma.  Click here to watch the segment.


March 4. 2008

5 O’Clock Bells is featured in the March 2008 issue of Down Beat, the international jazz publication based in Chicago, available on newsstands now.  Click here to read the same article from jazz journalist James Hale’s blog.


World Premiere of Pierre Brault’s 5 O’Clock Bells

Sleeping Dog Theatre rolls out its brand new production in a brand new space: Ottawa’s Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre.  The GCTC co-production runs April 1-20, 2008.  Read more.


December 5, 2007

Blood on the Moon premieres on Bravo tonight at 8:30pm. Pierre Brault adapts and stars in this adaptation of the stage play, shot on location in Ottawa.  “A stew of poetry, lyrical prose and poignancy, it’s a remarkably powerful work,” says The Globe and Mail’s John Doyle.  Special thanks to Executive Producer Harvey Glatt and the entire cast and crew who helped make it happen.


December 3, 2007

Artistic Director Pierre Brault wins Best Actor Award from the Capital Critics’ Circle for his performance in Seven Thirty Productions’ A Night in November by Marie Jones.  Warmest congratulations to Pierre, and to director-producer John P. Kelly for winning the Best Director Award for the same production.



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