Why period pieces are so difficult to write WELL…and how one film cracked it.

I was absurdly pleased when, this week, my director of Take a Bite redux, Amy DeFelice, e-mailed me some salient facts she’d unearthed in her research for her Fringe show this year, about Aphra Behn. Theatre/English Lit geekery! Amy directed the staged reading of my one-woman show that I’ve been intermittently trying to rewrite since…it’sContinue reading “Why period pieces are so difficult to write WELL…and how one film cracked it.”

Great news on the Alberta theatre scene!

Absolutely, insanely good news this week on the theatre scene from Theatre Alberta and Alberta Playwrights Network. Bonkers, really. Just now, on CBC Radio Daybreak Alberta, the world met the winner of the Alberta Playwriting Competition’s grand prize, Katherine Koller. I’m especially giddy about this one because a scene from her winning play, Last ChanceContinue reading “Great news on the Alberta theatre scene!”

There is never enough money…part 1

Yeah. A two parter. After dwelling on this for a while, I think this issue is too big to swallow in one go. I’ve said before that I don’t personally know anyone making their living solely in theatre…and yet, by all the measurements of anyone outside of theatre, they should be. If you get aContinue reading “There is never enough money…part 1”

Not good enough…YET.

FIRST. Everyone in Edmonton: go see Let the Light of Day Through at Theatre Network. The best play to have been done here in ages. I mean it. GO! Now. I got another rejection letter. Yeah. It was a theatre in New York City, which wasn’t adverse to seeing scripts which had been produced beforeContinue reading “Not good enough…YET.”

Take a Bite for yourself!

I have just had my Critter-nominated play Take a Bite listed on Playwrights Guild of Canada’s Ready to Stage site. $10 and it’s immediately yours. Have a look!

Amalgamating

I, Heather that is, have finally decided that maintaining two blogs is tedious. I had the notion it’d be wise to keep separate my personal blog — keeping it more about writing and the stuff going on in my own head — and this one, Take a Bite Productions, solely about my professional world. LastContinue reading “Amalgamating”

Still writing…

I can’t believe I haven’t talked at all about the readings at Peep Show this past Sunday. Simply amazing. The number of people who told me, after hearing the first ten minutes of Marathon/Sprint…”That is MY mother…oh my God!” Hee hee hee! The actors loved doing it, the audience loved hearing it, ALL of theContinue reading “Still writing…”

Peep Show TODAY

So today is the day. Come to Skirts Afire and hear a snippet of my play Marathon/Sprint and four other wonderful shows at Alberta Avenue Community League today at 2 pm! Admission by donation — tell everyone you know, and see you there! And for a bit of extra fun, check out Theatre Alberta’s veryContinue reading “Peep Show TODAY”

More Skirts today – Peep Show tomorrow! Spring AHEAD.

So Skirts Afire is now in full swing — more events today, all afternoon and evening! Because it’s always tricky — tomorrow everything and everyone jumps ahead one hour, so to catch Peep Show, be sure to be at The Alberta Avenue Community League by 2 pm Daylight Savings Time tomorrow, Sunday, March 10. AndContinue reading “More Skirts today – Peep Show tomorrow! Spring AHEAD.”