Irene Sankoff, best known as the award-winning co-creator of the Tony-nominated Broadway hit Come From Away, performs in this one-woman play. “Fans of the musical might not know that I have a Masters in Acting from the Actors’ Studio in New York. I was actually studying there during 9/11. I’ve always wanted to return to performing, and with the Writers Guild on strike, this seemed like the perfect time – and it happened just as this wonderful script Dog Gone came to me! Working with Brenda on this fun and challenging character is the perfect opportunity to return to developing a new work I love in a city that has workshopped my previous shows – and at the Fringe, where my career began! Winnipeg launched our Come From Away tour several years ago and before that, I performed at MTC for our first musical, My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding with Winnipeg Studio Theatre. So this feels like coming full circle on many levels. And anyone who’s seen Come From Away knows that supporting animals is near and dear to my heart, so this piece fits perfectly.”