Monthly Archives: October 2013

Play Seeds: How They Come

I’ve recently been in a drafting frenzy of productivity with my writing. It’s fantastic, but it got me thinking on my walk home from the subway about the difference between the way plays strike me. Most of the time the … Continue reading

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Beyond a Theatre Review: Ushering in Toronto–Crash and Dinner at 7:30

I’ve found a new way to not only see more theater performances in Toronto, but to be more involved with them: ushering. I’m lucky that some of the greatest Canadian theaters fill their front of house ushering slots with volunteers. … Continue reading

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Fall a Little Early: Canadian Thanksgiving

It has been hard for me to write about last weekend. Not because it was bad–opposite in fact: it was such an escape that I haven’t wanted to remember that it’s now over and that graduate school work has restarted … Continue reading

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Commemorative “100th” Post: Maggie The Playwright

Dear wonderful readers, I meant to commemorate my 100th post with a post about the one thing that should be on this blog more often, but isn’t: my writing. It took a lot for me to call myself a playwright … Continue reading

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A New Version of Fifth Week Blues

No, I’m not back at Oxford. No, the term is NOT eight weeks but much longer than that. Though I’ve been working hard in a number of ways, I’m not writing as much as I was at Hertford or creating … Continue reading

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Up All Night

This weekend was one of Toronto’s big annual art events, Nuit Blanche. The event started in Paris, France in the 1980s, but really took off in that city and across Europe in the early 2000s. The concept: keep the city … Continue reading

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Being Ill: Social Stigma and Lonely as Heck

I’ve seen a few more plays (The Flood Thereafter and Venus in Fur both at CanStage plus a play reading at University of Toronto) in the past week, heard Jhumpa Lahiri speak, but it’s been harder to drag myself to the computer … Continue reading

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