Kristin Shepherd is a playwright and actor from North Bay, Ontario. She is this year’s Playwright in Residence with Pat The Dog with the support of the Ontario Arts Council. She was a nominee for the inaugural Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prize in 2019. Her first play, $38,000 For A Friendly Face, won the 2007 Samuel French Canadian Playwrights’ Contest. It has been produced more than a dozen times in Canada and the US. Curved, a dark comedy about about women and sex, dying, and finding a voice in the world, won at the QUONTA Festival in 2017. It was presented at Play Smelter in 2015, and at the Women’s Work Festival in St. John’s in 2017. Kristin has had generous and invaluable support from the Arts Council of Ontario and from Lisa O’Connell (dramaturg)and Pat The Dog Theatre Creation. There is something really beautiful and urgent about putting the real voices of real women on stage.