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About our Pat


Patrick Conner (1964-2012) was born in Kingston, attended Queen's University and was a graduate of George Brown Theatre School.  Patrick was a lauded Actor, Director, Dramaturg and Teacher and in later years he also embraced the world of organics as a Member/ co-owner of The Big Carrot Natural Food Market, serving on several committees including the Board of Directors, the Non-GMO Project, and serving on the Danforth BIA. 


Patrick devoted his life to the theatre. He was a lauded Actor, Director and Dramaturg (Ken McDougall Award, Dora Award nominee and wins), who spent the balance of his professional years working in Toronto Theatre. Patrick was a co-founder of Die In Debt Theatre (A ground breaking site responsive theatre company) A key collaborator with Theatre Rusticle and a constant contributor to the works of VideoCabaret, Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, Threshold Theatre plus countless other Toronto companies and the Theatre Community at large.


Later in his life Patrick moved into Film making and collaborating with Hope Thompson on Trailing Arbutus the award-winning short film, Trailing Arbutus—a story about a celebrity flower arranger caught up in a love triangle that leads to broken hearts and murder 




Now Magazine


The Carrot

The Canadian Organic Grower Magazine

The Danforth


Buddies In Bad Times Theatre

Theatre Rusticle


Threshold Theatre

George Brown Theatre School

Die In Debt


Patrick Conner





Megatropolis -Die In Debt Production at Buddies in Bad Times 1998 

Patrick Conner as the Scientist (Left) Soo Garay (Right)

Patrick Conner directing on the set of Trailing Arbutus (2010)


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