Photos from #France ; #Paris

“I’m in Paris. I’m in Paris.” I had to keep saying that to myself. I arrived in Gare de Lyon, the main train station, which is already beautiful, and walked out into the chaos of a Paris taxi rank surrounded by 19th century buildings, trying not to cry. My taxi ride was a very similar […]

Today, I’m out of love with #playwriting. It’s like a bad day in a long term #relationship.

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 […]

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 snippet […]

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 […]

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 Edmonton […]

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 feathers […]

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, […]

I’ll wear anything you say, if you give me money

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 […]

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 […]