Dogtown: the Musical by Roy Ness and Composed by Grant Simpson


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Dogtown: the Musical by Roy Ness and Composed by Grant Simpson

Dogtown: the Musical is based on the true story of Trevor the dog, whose plight divided the community and got international attention. The action follows Trevor from his neglectful, abusive owner, his rescue by Sara, the only one who truly understands him, his rehab at the Mae B. Shur animal shelter, his arrest, his time on death row, his triumph in Yukon Supreme Court, to his tragic end. The play explores the line between people and animals while taking a satirical look at the human/dog relationship.

First Produced inĀ June 2016 as part of Magnetic North Theatre Festival

Keywords:Ā dogs, Yukon. true story, musical comedy, satire, northern

Genre: Musical Comedy
Acts: 2
Runtime: 90 minutes
Suitable for students 14+
Content note: ContainsĀ some animal abuse (essential to story). Sexual innuendo.

Cast size: 10 actors
Casting note:Ā Trevor and Wolf are male. Sara and jingles are female. All other roles can be either. Since there are 17 roles (including 1 puppet with offstage voice) many roles can be doubled and/or tripled. No racialization, age or gender specifications except for those already mentioned.

Composer: Grant Simpson