Monthly Archives: September 2013

Beyond a Cafe Review: Dark Horse Espresso Bar (Queen East)

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a cafe review and it’s high time that Toronto cafes and I get to know each other. Why? Because as a graduate student and a playwright, I feel like they are going to … Continue reading

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Challenges Are Challenging

The lull from my first few weeks as a graduate student is ending. It’s not the end of the world or the end of my fun; I knew it was coming . . . and yet, the anxiety and impatience … Continue reading

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Miss Introvert Made Friends . . . and now she must get down to business

Written 9/21/13 My second week of classes at York was equally busy as my first, maybe even more so. I thought that I’d be stuck in the classroom and libraries by this point. I thought that it would be easier … Continue reading

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Beyond a Theatre Review: The Best Brothers, Tarragon Fall 2013

Second theatre show in less than a week! I’m so proud of myself. Plus, this was the very first preview of The Best Brothers by Daniel MacIvor at Tarragon Theatre so I felt accomplished for making it out so early. I … Continue reading

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Beyond a Film Review: The Animal Project

After hearing about all the hoopla downtown surrounding the Toronto International Film Festival, I made it out on the second to last night to see my first film. I dallied around Roy Thompson Hall where Jennifer Aniston was about to … Continue reading

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You can’t read THAT

Since moving to Toronto, I have been joining many meet-up groups on Meetup.com. It helped me find a writing group in Austin so I thought it would be a great way to meet people outside of academia here in this … Continue reading

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Beyond a Theatre Review: YouTopia by Vertical City, Fall 2013

Finally! I got to see another production in Toronto. This time it was the sort of new work that I want to dive into (well, maybe) and I came ready with my critic’s hat–though the first week of graduate school … Continue reading

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What Should I Do in Toronto? GRAD SCHOOL

This week I’ve felt like I should be down at the Bell Lightbox, camping out to see my favorite movie stars and musicians attending all the red carpet premieres of their films at the Toronto International Film Festival. I met … Continue reading

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Beyond a Theatre Review: Taming of the Shrew by Canadian Stage/York, Shakespeare in High Park

Taming of the Shrew was the first Shakespeare play I ever read. In seventh grade, Mrs. Medlock decided it was high time that public schooling introduced us to The Bard. I had the “easy” edition which had the verse printed … Continue reading

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Beyond a Movie Review: Larry Crowne

Written 9/3/13 Since I’ve been in Toronto without internet (grrr), I’ve been re-watching a lot of movies. Eat, Pray, Love reminded me to stop worrying and open up all that space in my mind to “let the world rush in” … Continue reading

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