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 snippetContinue reading “I’m one of the Best!”

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, ABContinue reading “the Ugly Princess cometh!”

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.”

Take Pains. Be Perfect.

“We will meet, and there we may rehearse most obscenely and courageously. Take pains. Be perfect. Adieu.” A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This morning, I ordered The Hollow Crown. I have, I admit, already seen it, and pre-ordered the DVD I could play in Canada the moment it became available. That’s for another post. (It’s excellent.Continue reading “Take Pains. Be Perfect.”

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!”

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.”

Next weekend – my skirt catches fire! Metaphorically.

Next week, starting March 7, 2013, is Skirts Afire on Alberta Avenue! And on the final day, March 10, will be Peep Show – 5 scenes from 5 never-before-seen plays, and mine is one of them. Come hear a snippet of Marathon/Sprint!