Today is a good day in Endometriosis Awareness Month

The last three weeks…not so much. I’ve cancelled going to shows, going to a board meeting (some secretary I’ve been), and had to force myself to go to work, because I need to pay rent.  Spending sleepless nights lying perfectly still, yet feeling my abdomen being wrung like a soaked towel. My gynecologist assured me […]

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 pulled […]

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, […]

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, AB […]

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 went […]

come say hi and have GELATO!

Okay, I’M having gelato. You can have whatever you want. The intrepid executive director of Alberta Playwrights Network is going to be in Edmonton for Wordshed this weekend, and Friday night, June 20, a bunch of we playwrights are getting together at Block 1912 on Whyte Ave. I’ll be there, and if you’re cool, so […]

THE WHEATLEYS KNOW WHO I AM.

In the great sea of the internet, anyway. This is what happened on Twitter today: I have been waiting to see this film since last July. I tweeted this musing randomly (what else is Twitter but random musing?) on my lunch break from my day job. And get a reply from what I incredulously assumed […]

“So you want to be a writer?”

For various reasons, I haven’t been writing lately. I have a new(ish) day job, which I go in to early and sometimes stay late at…and occasionally, it’s going into the weekends. I’m enjoying it. It’s a lot of responsibility, and at 39, I’m beginning to feel like an… adult. I’ve rearranged a number of other […]

Writing a new Fringe play? Still working on one? This is the place to be…

Happy 2014! To start the year off, APN is hosting a playwrights circle in Edmonton. I’ve done writing workshops with Conni Massing before – she is a wonderful teacher and writer. Edmonton Playwrights’ Circle with Conni Massing February 3 to April 7 2014 (Readings on April 14) 6-9pm 
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Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre, Epic Main Hall […]

Limbo

I didn’t get in. I didn’t get home in time to catch the start of the Edmonton Fringe livestream of the 2014 lottery draw, and things were happening too fast for Twitter to handle, so I completely missed the TYA draw. However, a friend who was there immediately texted me: “Hey, 3 on the waiting […]