Mission accomplished

So, I’ve been, quite obviously, down in the dumps recently. There is good news from me now : I have exceeded my goal for the MS Walk this coming Sunday, May 26! Thank you so much to everyone who has supported me. You can see who here here And do come and see all theContinue reading “Mission accomplished”

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”

There is never enough time.

I just sat down at my second-favourite Second Cup (my favourite closed), on this Thursday evening, to at long last do the rewrites to a script which I can’t yet talk about. I brought my Macbook with me to work, because I knew if I went home first, I wouldn’t leave: dishes, laundry, washing ofContinue reading “There is never enough time.”

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.”

Thermometer.

It is snowing in Edmonton, Alberta, today. 29 April, 2013. Temperature high of zero degrees Celcius. Which made me think of Bill Bryson. If you’ve yet to read anything of Bill Bryson‘s, DO. He’s awesome. The most recent book of his I’ve read is called A Short History of Nearly Everything. Among other fascinating things,Continue reading “Thermometer.”

Defiance.

Following on from yesterday. What to do about firearms? Bombs? Weapons of mass destruction? Protesting against them isn’t stopping them from being used. What to DO. What I have is done is what I mentioned here: registered for the next MS Walk here in Edmonton on May 26, 2013. What on earth does that haveContinue reading “Defiance.”

How DO you change the world?

It’s been a crappy couple of weeks in the world, what with this and this. But then it’s been a crappy few…years, in Syria and Bangladesh. This photo made the rounds on Twitter shortly after the bombing in Boston. Everyone agreed it was a beautiful thing to do. Like everyone on earth, I was gluedContinue reading “How DO you change the world?”

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!

A meeting with a twist of lemon…if that’s your thing.

Generally, Annual General Meetings are rather dry. But we’re writers, THEATRE writers, and at the last board meeting of Alberta Playwrights Network, we thought “We’re more fun than this! Think of something!” So first, appetizers and cocktails, and then playwrights and other theatre folk meet and vote for new members, and then we really eat.Continue reading “A meeting with a twist of lemon…if that’s your thing.”