Sunday
Mar102019

Thanks to the organizers of the Tic Toc Ten festival of ten minute theatre pieces in Regina!

Whahoo! Thank you so much to the Paper Umbrella for supporting local arts, to the amazing three goddesses of Tic Toc Ten, Abbey Thiessen, Gabrielle Dufresne, and Robyn Sanderson for putting together such a totally successful event, and for all the artists and audience members for making it such an extraordinary night. 

Thursday
Jan032019

Thanks to the Saskatchewan Foundation for the Arts

 

 Thanks to the SFA for funding the writing of "The Cursed" a musical with the amazing Library Voices. Look for it at Dancing Sky Theatre in the next year or so. 

Here's my favourite of their videos:

Friday
Nov232018

Online Scriptwriting Course THEA 215 AE open for registration

So pleased to announce this!  My online scriptwriting course, first offered in 2017, Theatre 215AE, will be available again through URegina Media Arts and Performance (MAP)--starting Winter 2019. It combines on-line at-home work with three live-on-video writers' workshops, and individual consultation and dramaturgy with me. It's gonna be fun! 

Thursday
Sep202018

Audio Work Book--Cree: Language of the Plains by Jean Okimasis

Cree, Language of the Plains

So proud to have been part of creating the audio book supporting the latest edition of Jean Okimasis' ground-breaking work, Cree: Language of the Plains for University of Regina Press. Thanks to Sean Prpick for giving me the gig, but most mostly thanks to the magnificent Jean Okimasis for spending 6 cold, hard days in the basement of the Riddell Centre, recording this work. It was an honour. 

Friday
Jan192018

A Funny Story About Making "Us"

One of Jeffery Straker's wonderful songs that made their way into our new musical "Us," (world premiere, Globe Theatre Feb 28, 2018 – Mar 18, 2018) --funny story about this one. This is the song I chose for the last few moments of my last show as host of CBC's SoundXchange--and you can tell why. Is there a more hopeful and uplifting way to end something? It just kept playing in my mind--so much so that my next call was to Jeffery Straker. I asked him if he wanted to create a musical with me, set at an LGBT2QP+++ youth camp--like the amazing Camp Fyreflysask--where he'd been a resident artist (and I was about to become one). He said yes. The rest is...the hopeful, uplifting made-in-Saskatchewan."Us." http://globetheatrelive.com/plays/1718-mainstage/us