Go see Murderers Confess at Christmastime!

I’ve already tweeted this, but it’s very, very important you go see this show. Jason Chinn is one of my favourite playwrights – not just “local” or someone I know, but one of my favourite writers PERIOD. I’m gleeful when I hear he’s done something new and I can see it. This show has alreadyContinue reading “Go see Murderers Confess at Christmastime!”

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 assumedContinue reading “THE WHEATLEYS KNOW WHO I AM.”

“Only this, and nothing more.”

I saw Catalyst Theatre‘s show Nevermore last night. It was first created in 2008, and has been performed in Europe and at the 2010 Cultural Olympiad since then. This remount is, yes, the first time I’ve seen it. And I was still barely ready to. I have been a fan of Edgar Allan Poe sinceContinue reading ““Only this, and nothing more.””

The Ugly Princess….revealed! In August.

At last, I have a smidgen of theatre news to share: my play The Ugly Princess will have a public reading as part of Script Salon, a new reading series starting in April! The Salon is the brainchild of David Belke, and will take place the first Sunday of every month, 7:30 pm, at HolyContinue reading “The Ugly Princess….revealed! In August.”

T minus 48 Hours to Writeathon madness.

As I write it is exactly two days until Alberta Playwrights Network’s first ever Writeathon begins. You’ll note we’ve long surpassed our original goal of $10,000, so we’re very stoked. In their infinte wisdom, by fellow APN members have made me one of the managers of our Facebook page for the Writeathon’s duration. Feel freeContinue reading “T minus 48 Hours to Writeathon madness.”

How to create an Ugly Princess in 24 hours (or less)

I will be writing a new play, The Ugly Princess, almost from scratch, in 24 hours for APN’s Writeathon on 23 November. I say “almost”, because I have two scenes. This post…is about making you want to see the whole thing. The story is linked – in my head, somehow – to this painting, nowContinue reading “How to create an Ugly Princess in 24 hours (or less)”

Audacity.

Robert O’Hara used this word a lot in our breakout session, Don’t F*ck with my Play, yesterday at Banff. About we playwrights having the audacity to say to a director: “No, I can’t work with you.” To people not in theatre: “No, this is not just a hobby.” To the director, producer, or actors whoContinue reading “Audacity.”

I’ve got Banff-playwright squidgies

I don’t know how else to describe it. Oh, there’s been a lack of time, certainly. Partly it’s procrastination – never had I felt a stronger need to wash and sanitize my rubbish bins and change my cat’s litter than this past weekend. But the greatest enemy is SELF-DOUBT. Never doubt that. And it tookContinue reading “I’ve got Banff-playwright squidgies”

Pulling the plug.

This weekend, I gave up on something. It hadn’t gotten very far, but it was something I’d been very excited about, and I was forced to admit that I simply don’t have the time or wherewithal to be a producer anymore. It sucks. But I decided I would rather pull the plug now, before tooContinue reading “Pulling the plug.”