Collectively Created by Claire Thérèse, Gwen Collins & Andraea Sartison
Directed by Andraea Sartison
April 8 – 19, 2015
Venue: The Rachel Browne Theatre – 211 Bannatyne Ave. (at Main Street)

I Dream of DieselA long stretch of country roads bend past diners, motels, homesteads and driveways of characters who each have a story deserving of a song.

Inspired by the music of singer-songwriter Scott Nolan, OTT presents its newest theatrical experiment.  I Dream of Diesel integrates video, photography, live theatre, puppetry and shadow play as it follows the life of Sylvia, a waitress whose new marriage lands her on a beaten down family farm.

I Dream of Diesel was created as part of One Trunk’s residency with Theatre Projects Manitoba and performed in progress at various 2013/14 Salons and the Carol Shields Festival of New Works.




“The ultimate love story to our prairie province… It dreams big— and has plenty of moments of real beauty”
– Joff Schmidt, CBC

“Appealing, low-fi quality to the storytelling that is enhanced by a solid cast of local actors… splendid visuals of swaying wheat fields and big sky.”
-Kevin Prokosh, Winnipeg Free Press

“It dreams big— and has plenty of moments of real beauty”
– Joff Schmidt, CBC

Audience Feedback:

“One of the most beautiful, gentle and moving pieces of theatre I’ve ever seen.”

“Absolutely Fabulous”

“Love the interweaving of loss and love and life”

“It was a gorgeous quilt… the transient scenes of sky, weather, trucks, glimpses of the past”


Scott Nolan Original music
Hugh Conacher Lighting & projection design
Mike Wright Sound design
Jane Buttner Stage manager
Andraea Sartison Director & co-creator
Gwen Collins Dotty, co-creator
Claire Friesen Sylvia, co-creator
Arne MacPherson Frank
Justin Otto Joe
Karl Thordarson Danny
Patricia Hunter Voice of Dotty

With the creative contributions of: Suzie Martin, Zsigunnar Thordarson, Patricia Hunter, Andrea Del Campo and David Arial


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