I’m one of the Best!

So says the Alberta caucus of the Playwrights Guild of Canada, anyway. The weekend of May 29 to 31, 2015, the annual PGC Conference will be held here in Edmonton.  And on the very first night, ten short plays by Edmonton writers will have public readings at the latest Script Salon.  A brand new snippetContinue reading “I’m one of the Best!”

What goes into a show? OR, how much is a free wedding dress worth?

Regarding set, props, and costumes for The Ugly Princess.  Over the last few weeks, I have been picking up, transporting, or even storing in my car, the following: a green velvet Renaissance dress 6 wooden boxes, custom built by Doug Verdin for A Hate Story in 2012 “gold” tableware – goblets, cutlery and dishes one rubber chicken fake feathersContinue reading “What goes into a show? OR, how much is a free wedding dress worth?”

Open Auditions for a Prince!

Actor required for the world premiere of The Ugly Princess by Heather Morrow, to be performed at StageStruck!, the Edmonton Regional One-Act Festival, 27-28 February 2015. Auditions on 28 November 2014, from 7 to 9 pm, at Workshop West Playwrights Theatre, 11516 103 Street, for the role of Prince Eric, 20s or 30s. Oogam isContinue reading “Open Auditions for a Prince!”

Auditions for The Ugly Princess

Yes, it’s happening! Stage Manager and one actor required for the world premiere of The Ugly Princess by Heather Morrow, to be performed at StageStruck!, the Edmonton Regional One-Act Festival, 27-28 February 2015. Auditions for the role of Prince Eric, 20s or 30s, on 22 November 2014, 1 to 4 pm, at 7219-106 Street, Edmonton.Continue reading “Auditions for The Ugly Princess”

I’m writing a play in 18 hours or less!

I can’t do it in 24 hours, because I work until 5 pm. Yes, the 2nd Annual Writeathon begins at noon tomorrow!  Last year’s was…bonkers.  Fellow writers made velcro out of their beards and resorted to lacing of warm drinks (and then just tossing the mix altogether and drinking straight out of the mickey).  Oh,Continue reading “I’m writing a play in 18 hours or less!”

the Ugly Princess cometh!

I actually have PLAY NEWS. The play I wrote at APN’s Writeathon, which I’ve been babbling about since last September, will get its first, full, public reading! Ladies and gentlemen, it’s The Ugly Princess!! It’ll be at Script Salon, put on by APN and PGC: Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037 84 Ave NW, Edmonton, ABContinue reading “the Ugly Princess cometh!”

A kick in the butt, and I’m rethinking my life. Yes, again.

I’m going to try – and fail – to describe the Dramaworks workshop I was at for the last five days. Investigative Theatre, 35 hours in total, with Vladimir Shcherban, Associate Director of Belarus Free Theatre. I knew very little about BFT before this. I had heard they’d done shows the government of Belarus didn’tContinue reading “A kick in the butt, and I’m rethinking my life. Yes, again.”

Have you ever been so depressed you forgot to be happy?

Since I’ve blogged about my endometriosis, and I had a minor revelation this weekend, it may be time to talk about my clinical depression. Yes, I’m a bag of laughs. Once again, I have no idea how long I’d officially been depressed. I was diagnosed by my GP in 2001, and took citalopram and wentContinue reading “Have you ever been so depressed you forgot to be happy?”