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Year in Review: 29 Couldn’t Wait

My 28th year has been finished for a while, but 29 couldn’t wait to begin. I haven’t had a moment to pause and take stock until now, a whole month later. So what happened? Some fun, fulfilling things: Embraced urban … Continue reading

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Follow @thefamiliarpod

For years Sadie and I have been working on a podcast. It began as a silly back-and-forth at a residency we attended in 2015. Other projects have come and gone. We have put it off. Until this year. This year … Continue reading

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#31days31plays Last Week

It was harder to pick just one from the last week (and a bit) of #31days31plays. Here’s the final “play” I wrote: Park. BOY and GIRL sit on a bench. BOY: It’s the last day. No response. BOY: How do … Continue reading

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#31days31plays Week 3

I didn’t think that these short plays would capture anything but my silliest thoughts. This play from Thursday morning October 18th does capture something more. OLIVIA, young woman, kneels before a wishing well. OLIVIA: Please help me. Please, please. I … Continue reading

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#31days31plays Week 2

The second week got creepier… in a good way. It included Ophelia resuscitated on a spaceship in the future. And a last minute finish for Day 14–but not a day missed yet. A basement bunker. Two women sleep on cots. … Continue reading

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#31days31plays Week 1

I wrote a (1 page or more) play every day for the past week. It was just the beginning. Here’s one of those days: TONI stands outside of a closed bathroom door. Waiting impatiently to use the facilities. They lean … Continue reading

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31 Days, 31 Plays

I have challenged myself for the month of October. The challenge? Write a play each day… a one-page play, that is. Sometimes you gotta take baby steps to get back into the creative habit–this is mine. Each day I will … Continue reading

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Unexpected Superhero

My mom always knew I was a superhero. In the past month, I’ve begun to believe it. The new year has been hard on me. A future I thought had been laid out at the end of 2016 blew up … Continue reading

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My First Quarter Century: Year in Review

The constant stream of social media and calendar engagements makes it difficult to see what I have accomplished every year of my life. This was a big one, as predicted by everything that brought in my 25th year. Pictured: First … 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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