Part of the reason I applied for my current artists’ residency was its location: the French Riviera is among those almost mythical places you read about. Where the gargantuan artists and authors worked, where water, sky, and wine blend together. And, it’s 5 minutes from Cannes. Cannes is very polished compared to Nice and Antibes, and normally […]
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 given […]
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, […]
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 snippet […]
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 […]
The Ugly Princess will open the 2015 StageStruck! one-act festival at: 7 pm 27 February 2015 La Cite Francophone, 8627 Rue Marie-Anne Gaboury Northwest, Edmonton. Tickets are on sale NOW!
Okay, it’s also about sex and drinking (when I could still do that) in Scotland, and cats, as well as uteruses (uteri…?) It was confirmed today that my redux of It Started With an Allergy will be on at the Strathcona Edmonton Public Library for Fringe this summer. YAY!
Yes, I put the @ and # into the title on purpose, because when this gets posted on Twitter, I want people to see it. Discuss, troll, don’t care. Oh, and SPOILERS. I went to see Guardians of the Galaxy on opening day. The trailers looked amazing, hilarious, and well done, so I wanted to […]
FIRST, I’ll explain. Through work, I’ve been roped into doing a 5K – nothing I haven’t done before – this one is called the Climb for Hope, and it’s a fundraiser for cancer research. It’s known for the participants wearing…outlandish costumes. There are over 20 of us from my office running and/or walking. Our team […]
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 […]