Category Archives: Theatre Writing

The year of Transmission

I haven’t given up on horror–if anything, I’m personally diving into more horror flash fiction and audio play scripts–but 2017 is the year for the premiere of the large scale theatre project I’ve been working on since November 2014. Transmission Transmission is … Continue reading

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Follow the Playwright–Me!

I’m off social media for the month of July (at least, we’ll see how this goes…), but I was BIG on social media in June– For Friday June 17th of the 2016 Canadian Writers’ Summit, the Playwrights Guild of Canada … Continue reading

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Aftermath

After the staged reading of Raggedy’s Kingdom… It’s taken me a week to recover. It may seem odd to say that … since it was such a huge success! All that worry from the weeks before when I was dreaming … Continue reading

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Before

Before the staged reading of Raggedy’s Kingdom… It’s the morning before, about half an hour until I leave for the theatre to go rehearse for five hour with the cast. To hear these words read in their entirety. To see people … Continue reading

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Oh the Horror – Staged Reading of RAGGEDY’S KINGDOM

Come hear the staged reading of my horror play, Raggedy’s Kingdom. After a year of development through Storefront Theatre’s Inaugural Playwrights’ Unit, Raggedy’s Kingdom is ready for its first full, public reading. WHERE – Storefront Theatre, Toronto, ON WHEN – May 30th, 8 … Continue reading

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One Word 365: 2016 edition

Except I don’t like the “one word only” rule. I never followed it back in 2014 or 2015 so I won’t do that in 2016 either. My phrase? Take yourself to zero. It’s a phrase Ghandi used to like to … Continue reading

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It’s Not a Performance: Essay on HowlRound

Finally I can share my report on Indy Convergence. I attended two “pop-up” residencies in April and May this past spring. They pulled me out of a sort of post-grad, post-winter depression and back into fully embracing the creative process. … Continue reading

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What is a Dramaturg? The Millionth, Billionth Explanation

For me, this isn’t the most interesting question. But I should have known when I put “Playwright, Dramaturg, and Screenwriter” on my business card, it would come up all the time. As if my last name weren’t a cause for … Continue reading

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Beyond a Fringe Theatre Review: Starry Notions (Nefarious Productions)

Just barely three days into Fringe and I’m already killing it–especially compared to last year. I’ve traded in the Volunteer t-shirt for media comp tickets as a Mooney on Theatre special Fringe reviewer. It’s the dream, thus far. Two FringeKids! … Continue reading

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Oh the Horror: Writing into My Childhood Fear

I shouldn’t be awake. It’s too early. The good news, the improvement that has happened slowly over the past ten years and quickly over the past two months, is that I’m not awake after a fitful sleep all night. After … Continue reading

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