Photos from China: THE PARK

I’ve been wanting to visit this park almost since the day I got here.  It surrounds a fairly tall peak, atop which is a pagoda that’s lit up at night.  All of my fellow teachers have told me the park is huge and beautiful…except for the zoo.  Apparently there’s a horribly sad zoo where theyContinue reading “Photos from China: THE PARK”

Photos from China, part 3: Moon Cakes and other food

These are moon cakes.  They are eaten for the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is always on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month of the year, meaning it fell this past Sunday.  These were given to me by one of my Chinese co-teachers, Nikki.               Mooncakes are sold inContinue reading “Photos from China, part 3: Moon Cakes and other food”

Photos from China (2)

Photos not in order — WP is being weird.  During the Welcome Dinner for all new and returning teachers.  Left, trying to lean out of frame, is Sebastien, from France.  To the right is Jasmine (English, but lived in Greece all her life), and Cindy, from Bond Educational and Cultural Institute (our employer). The welcomeContinue reading “Photos from China (2)”

Photos from China (so far…)

The view from one of our 2 balconies. They’re both tiny, but still.  Another view of the street outside our building. The washing machine. Out on one balcony. We hang our laundry to dry: it’s so hot here it takes NO time. The kitchen. No oven, but the burners are gas, which I love.  MyContinue reading “Photos from China (so far…)”

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!”

Busy busy Acting Writing WOW

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”

Buy my plays and I go to FRINGE!

So today I entered my BYOV (Bring Your Own Venue) form, for my solo show It Started with an Allergy, into the Edmonton Fringe. SO: from here on, all the proceeds from the online sales of my plays will go directly to putting on Allergy. HERE is Crushed, which has now been produced in EdmontonContinue reading “Buy my plays and I go to FRINGE!”

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?”