Using multidisciplinary techniques and mediums, Rabbit in a Hat Productions is devoted to creating intelligent, vibrant, and original Canadian theatre.
Paul Van Dyck – Artistic Director Since graduating with honours from Queen’s University’s Specialized Studies in Stage and Screen program, Paul Van Dyck has performed in dozens of film, television, and theatreproductions. A recent resident of Toronto, Paul’s work has been produced in the United States, the United Kingdom, and throughout Canada. He has received numerous awards including; The Revelation Award, Montreal English Critics Circle; Outstanding Direction (Oroonoko), Montreal English Theatre Awards; Best Production (Paradise Lost), New York Frigid Festival; and Best Drama (The Harvester), Atlantic Fringe Festival. In 2013, he participated in the Neil Munro Intern Directors Project at the Shaw Festival, and last season directed Social Studies at Montreal’s Centaur Theatre.
Sara Rodriguez – Artistic Associate A graduate of Concordia University's BFA theatre program, Sara has been working as a theatre educator, director, producer and stage manager whose career has taken her to New York, Halifax, Edinburgh, and has most recently moved her to Toronto. Highlights include Bad Jews (Segal Centre for Performing Arts), Butcher (Centaur Theatre), The Seagull (Segal Centre), Xersès (Opera da Camera), Paradise Lost, Blood Wild (Rabbit in a Hat Productions) Les Vikings Symphoniques (Buzz Cuivres/Buzz Brass- Sherbrooke, Quebec City, Ottawa), The Medea Effect (Talisman Theatre-Montreal), The Harvester (Rabbit in a Hat Productions-Montreal), For Home and Country (Ass. Director – John Abbott College), Die Fledermaus (Director – Montreal West End Operatic Society). In 2014, Sara developed an intensive summer musical theatre program, which she has been running at the Y Country Camp since. This spring she will be heading back to Montreal to direct LaBute's The Shape of Things.