Tag Archives: Canada

Beyond a Theatre Review: 25+ Edinburgh Fringe shows 2017

Technically, the Edinburgh Fringe was my 5th or 6th fringe festival. My high school boyfriend took me to my first–the 2008 or 2009 FronteraFest in Austin–back before I ever thought about writing for the stage. I’d never gotten into the … Continue reading

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What does Permanent Residency Mean?

When I wrote my first installment of the Canada vs. USA blog series on Howlround, I was unsure that I’d ever feel permanent in Canada. Just a few days before the second blog post published, on June 11th: I became … Continue reading

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In the Room(s) Where It Happens

I haven’t seen Hamilton, but making Transmission feels just as epic. Or more so, because our performance series does not recast the past but looks forward 50 years into the future… Last weekend I spent most of Saturday and Sunday … Continue reading

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An American Playwright in Canada (Post 2016 Election)

I meant to share this article, my latest contribution to HowlRound, a few weeks ago. An American Playwright in Canada It’s the first of a three part series about new play development in the United States and Canada. I straddle the border … 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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The Rule of Three’s

Physical injuries aren’t a normal occurrence in my life. And this year it seems as if I’m oddly accident-prone. In December, I twisted my ankle. Or foot, more accurately. While dancing at a playwriting retreat, I jumped up… and fell … Continue reading

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Beyond a Book Review: Gone With the Wind–Reading the Book

Books have a knack for arriving into my life at the right time. Like The Cloister Walk when I needed to be reminded of my silent, sacred writing space and different types of community. A friend delivered A Dog’s Purpose just as I … Continue reading

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Being There: How Showing Up Reveals the Most Splendid Surprises

Recently I’ve often found myself saying that it feels like Canada and Toronto (and my neighborhood even more particularly) have been sending me little signs to say, “You are in the right place. Stay here.” They are very specific and targeted to … Continue reading

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Beyond a Cafe Review: Tango Palace Coffee Company

I’ve been to many cafes in Toronto. This one takes the crown. Big statement from me, I know. But this place has been tried and tested by the people I trust and care about most. It’s become the barometer against … Continue reading

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