Streetheart is a show that shines a light on one of the most marginalized groups of people in any city – the homeless. Based on conversations that playwright Sarah Gartshore had with homeless people in Sudbury Ontario, Streetheart offers its audience an opportunity to look through the stereotypes that surround the people who live on the streets of their own city to see the heart within.


About Sarah Gartshore

Sarah Gartshore is a theatre creator and teacher who makes her home in Sudbury Ontario. Gartshores play Survivance will be directed by Muriel Miguel, founder of Spiderwoman Theatre in New York, as part of Native Earth Performing Art’s festival Weesageechak Begins To Dance 30. Gartshore’s play ArmHer, written for Project ArmHer, an OAC funded multi-year collaboration between SWANS and Myths & Mirrors, will be directed by Gartshore for performances at Jumblies Theatre in Toronto as well as during Nuit Blanche Art Festival and in Sudbury in 2017. Her play Streetheart was given a staged reading with Filly Coast Theatre Collective in Sudbury and performed at Fringe North in Sault Ste. Marie in 2017. Gartshore’s play Debwewin, commissioned by Shkagamik–Kwe Health Centre, was given a staged reading at Pat The Dog Theatre Creation’s PlaySmelter of New Works festival and performed at the Sudbury Theatre Centre as part of Shkagamik–Kwe Health Centre’s National Aboriginal Day celebration. Currently, Gartshore is serving as Pat The Dog Theatre Creation’s Playwright in Residence and developing POW!, a script that will make its home within a broad-reaching project that highlights our Indigenous youths invaluable contributions to this time of Truth telling.


Lois Apaquash

Lois Apaquash is delighted to take part in Dream Big North in Sarah Gartshore’s play Streetheart ,which gives voice to a marginalized population hardly seen or acknowledged. Most recently Lois performed in Gartshore’s plays Debwewin at The Sudbury Theatre Centre and Survivance at a TRC symposium hosted by the Wabnode Centre at Cambrian College. Miigwetch to Lisa O’Connell for her encouragement and support.

Trudy Jones

Trudy Jones lives in Sault Ste. Marie and is a member of the Batchewana First Nation. She is the daughter of Ken and Elizabeth Boyer, the mother of two beautiful children and the wife of a talented carpenter. Trudy has loved singing since the age of four and has sung for pleasure, and competition, in Las Vegas, Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie and Nashville.