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Danielle Roy plays the role of a 23-year old principal from the city who arrives in a small northern Saskatchewan community to teach. She arrives with preconceived notions of the people and community, and fully formed ideas of how to change them for the better.
A large comparison at work here is that of colonization: of coming to a new place and trying to define it by your own rules. Roy gives a precise, thoughtful, and entertaining performance, tackling multiple roles including a flea-ridden dog, and manages to generate sympathy for her character who often missteps and stumbles as she integrates into her new community. Quiet and unassuming, The Wild Dog Waits on the Concrete Path is a beautiful rumination change written with sensitivity and empathy by Nathan Howe.
— Frances Koncan