Kathleen Flaherty is the Dramaturg at PTC. She collaborates with theatre makers to dig into the deep structure and essential story or idea, the soul, of a work, building outward with concrete details and images to manifest a piece of theatre live in space with the capacity to engage an audience. She is a former producer of radio drama and Ideas documentaries for CBC Radio. She has the privilege of being a working-class woman from small prairie towns who has achieved an MFA in Directing and collaborated to make theatre across Canada for forty years – from the 'happenings' and collective creations of the early '70s through American realism to post-modernism and the post-dramatic. She has lived on unceded Coast Salish territory for the past twenty years.