Patrick Conner

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Patrick Conner

Patrick Conner (March 10, 1964–December 7, 2012) was an actor, director, dramaturg, and teacher.


Patrick began his theatre career in Kingston. He was a graduate of George Brown Theatre School. He won the Ken McDougall Award for promising director in 2001.

In August of 2013 the first Patrick Conner Awards were presented.


Patrick, along with Sarah Garton Stanley, Minda Johnson, and Troy Hansen, founded one of Toronto's seminal indie companies of the 90s, Die In Debt.

Patrick was a core member of Theatre Rusticle.

Patrick worked for and sat on the Carrot's board and chaired the store's non-GMO committee, in that latter capacity travelling around North America for meetings and campaigning for non-GMO food.

Acting (Selected)

  • Rope Enough - Sky Gilbert
  • Ten Ruminations On An Elegy Attributed To William Shakespeare
  • Romeo and Juliet under the Bathurst Street Bridge - Shakespeare (1993)
  • Through Blue - Sarah Garton Stanley (1994-97)
  • Oedipus under The Gardiner Expressway - Ned Dickens (1994)
  • Megatropolis - Die In Debt (1996 and 1998)
  • As I lay Dying - Threshold Theatre
  • Howl - Threshold Theatre
  • The History of the Village of the Small Huts - VideoCab
  • Dinner At Seven-Thirty - Theatre Rusticle
  • And One Night It Snowed - Theatre Rusticle
  • Wish, The Stronger Variations - Theatre Rusticle
  • April 14, 1912 - Theatre Rusticle
  • Haunted Masters - Spadina House
  • More Haunted Masters - Spadina House

Directing (Selected)

  • Poochwater by Micke McFadden (nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award)
  • Lemon Water
  • Looped
  • Flight 198
  • Even Darkness Is Made Of Light - Edwige Jean-Pierre's