Kabuki Theatre and Oiwa #theatre

I am a theatre junkie. Kabuki is at least as old as Shakespeare.  It’s one of THE drama traditions I heard about as soon as I decided theatre was my life. Going to a kabuki play was on my must-do list while I was in Tokyo, but it was also felt, for me, like goingContinue reading “Kabuki Theatre and Oiwa #theatre”

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

Dear @Marvel : this geek girl is angry at #GOTG. Here’s why.

Yes, I put the @ and # into the title on purpose, because when this gets posted on Twitter, I want people to see it. Discuss, troll, don’t care. Oh, and SPOILERS. I went to see Guardians of the Galaxy on opening day. The trailers looked amazing, hilarious, and well done, so I wanted toContinue reading “Dear @Marvel : this geek girl is angry at #GOTG. Here’s why.”

Why I hate being single #4: Food

I will say first: I love to cook. I make killer chocolate trifle. The Ukrainian lady who gave me her recipe for borscht said I was a very good cook – high praise. I make cookies every year for Christmas presents, and people anticipate them. But here’s the problem: When I cook for just meContinue reading “Why I hate being single #4: Food”

Why I hate being single #3: Clothes

When you’re little, you have your mom, aunts, and grandmas to help you get dressed. When you’re older, your sisters or girlfriends help you choose what you’ll wear, and help you get into it. Presumably, when you have someone else at home, be it a roommate or significant other, they’ll do up anything out ofContinue reading “Why I hate being single #3: Clothes”

Reasons I hate being single #1: Roadside Assistance (or, How I spent Father’s Day)

Most men like cars, and thus, most men have a car. Many also fancy themselves mechanics: whether or not they are, they’ve made the weekend trips to Canadian Tire, and acquired the tools to do basic auto repairs without causing too much harm. So: If you’re in a relationship, you likely have access to: A)Continue reading “Reasons I hate being single #1: Roadside Assistance (or, How I spent Father’s Day)”

The reason I walked out of a show? Endometriosis.

Brigitte: Are you sure it’s just cramps? Ginger: Just so you know…the words “just” and “cramps,” they don’t go together. From the film Ginger Snaps This is something I had never, NEVER, done before. I have a condition called endometriosis. (WARNING – description of female biology coming!) Basically, the stuff that comes out during aContinue reading “The reason I walked out of a show? Endometriosis.”

Yes, This Woman too.

Following on from my post yesterday: The incident in Isla Vista happened in part because a gun was allowed to get into the hands of someone who should NOT have been permitted to own, or keep, a gun. In that instance, and others before, another direct cause was misogyny. I don’t need to draw anyone’sContinue reading “Yes, This Woman too.”

Who’d like to pick a name that will live FOREVER??

Mwa ha ha. The Writeathon is in T minus 2 hours. I’ve been tasked with keeping YOU glued to the internet for the duration, so here’s my carrot: I will be auctioning off the FOLLOWING NAMES of characters and places IN MY PLAY, The Ugly Princess, as I write it. Click HERE to donate. ForContinue reading “Who’d like to pick a name that will live FOREVER??”