My mom died when I was fourteen. Remember that for later. When I was 17, I knew a guy at my Roman-Catholic high school named Jason. He was tall, nice-looking, and the prototypical life of the party. He died of a massive heart attack when we were in grade 12. He’d had a congenital heartContinue reading “Best friends: A very small note for Andrew Ridgeley and Mark Hamill.”
I am a theatre junkie. Kabuki is at least as old as Shakespeare. It’s one of THE drama traditions I heard about as soon as I decided theatre was my life. Going to a kabuki play was on my must-do list while I was in Tokyo, but it was also felt, for me, like goingContinue reading “Kabuki Theatre and Oiwa #theatre”
I realised something this morning, on a sunny day in the south of France. It’s a bit of a whinge. But it’s also a bit scary for me, and makes me sad. I just sent off an application for a playwriting venture. One should keep track of how many competitions, initiatives, etc, one enters…but I’ve givenContinue reading “Today, I’m out of love with #playwriting. It’s like a bad day in a long term #relationship.”
Having sent out what I believe to be a pretty kick-butt play, I’m now at the hard part: waiting. Waiting to see if anyone else with any pull to put the play onstage thinks it’s remotely as good as I think it is. I used to wonder if writing is what I should be doing,Continue reading “Why I love theatre technicians.”
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!”
I can barely believe it, but yes: at week 6, It Started With an Allergy is ONE QUARTER of the way to the fundraising goal we’ve set ourselves. If YOU would like to reserve your ticket to Opening Night now, click here.
Part spring cleaning, fundraiser for It Started With an Allergy, and showcase of Pretty Stuff! Have a look HERE.
So. StageStruck, the Edmonton Regional One-Act festival happened this past weekend. I stopped posting a while ago about how The Ugly Princess was going, because things very nearly went…pear-shaped, as they would say in Scotland. (That’s one of my favourite UK expressions, after “mingin’ ” – stinky – and “bollocks” – self-explanatory). BUT, everyone pulledContinue reading “Busy busy Acting Writing WOW”