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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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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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Poetry with Doug’s Rules for Constructive Criticism

Disclaimer: I don’t remember the actual rules from my first official writing workshop. I do distinctly remember putting them all up on a sheet of paper the afternoon before meeting our poetry instructor, Doug, at the Young Writer’s Workshop. Almost … 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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Beyond a Book Review: Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull

When I returned from Asia, still burnt out on struggling to make things work, I didn’t think a nonfiction book written by Pixar’s President would help me feel ready to get back to work. But it was the first book … Continue reading

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My Mountain Metaphor

Memory #1  from my first trip to Asia. A month ago when I first mentioned how climbing Mount Fuji was a metaphor for me to my parents, they told me to stop making metaphors out of everything. True, I have a … Continue reading

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One Year Out: Positive Post-Graduate Update

I’ve been looking forward to posting this for a few months. Why? Because considering last year by the numbers helped me see the positive, amazing work I did during my graduate program at York University. I know that most people … 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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Beyond an Audio Review: Podcasts

Since I moved to Toronto, podcasts have become a major part of my life. They’ve become so much a part of my day-to-day activity and news, fueling me through every trek downtown and errand commute, that I forgot to review … Continue reading

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