Sarah Gartshore is an actor, director and playwright living in Sudbury Ontario. Her play Survivance has received dramaturgical, and development support from Pat The Dog Theatre Creation, including a staged reading at their Play Smelter of New Works. Survivance was work- shopped in Stratford with Muriel Miguel, founder of Spider Woman Theatre in New York, and will be performed at Native Earth Performing Arts in Toronto this fall during their Weesageechak Begins To Dance Festival as part of their Animikiig offering. Sarah is currently directing ArmHer, a play that she wrote for Project ArmHer, a CCA funded, multi- year collaboration between Myths and Mirrors and S.W.A.N.S.. Sarah is also developing POW!, a play for and about Aboriginal youth in Sudbury, funded by OAC’s Theatre Creators Reserve. Most recently Sarah was invited by the University of Waterloo to perform her work for The Mush Hole Project at the Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford and her play Streetheart will be work-shopped with Filly Coast Collective in Sudbury this winter.