Browsing All posts tagged under »ottawa theatre«

Never Fall in Love With A Writer: A Writer’s Assessment.

July 10, 2013


I’m not one for fiddling with the text of a play while it’s being rehearsed. Feedback from actors and directors is a valuable part of the writing process, but, at some point, the script has to be set in stone, and the production team left to make it work as written. Otherwise, it becomes far […]

Never Fall in Love with a Writer: Opens Tonight!

June 20, 2013


It’s the big night, at long last! It should hold almost as many surprises for me as you. Have you seen the awesome poster yet? The photograph was taken by Mauricio Ortiz. The poster was designed by Jay Lutes. So why do I expect to be surprised tonight? I haven’t look at the script in […]

Never Fall in Love With a Writer: Capturing the Promise of Theatre in Video

June 18, 2013


Work took me to Vancouver. Then, fun took me to Vegas! Meanwhile, the opening night of “Never Fall in Love with a Writer” moved ever closer. While I was gone, Wayne released the promotional video for the show. Created by Keir MacDonald, I think it’s an excellent promotional video for a piece of theatre. I like it because […]

Never Fall in Love with a Writer: A Peek Into A Stage Manager’s Kit.

June 3, 2013


If you’ve never been involved in the production of theatre, there’s a good chance that you’ve never even heard of one of the most important people in the process: the stage manager. Essentially, the stage manager is the cog at the centre of the production, who ensures that it runs as the director intended it […]

Never Fall in Love with A Writer: A Song to Call Our Own.

May 28, 2013


I've been paid for my writing, but I don't think my writing has ever been the catalyst for someone else's creative work. Until now!

Never Fall in Love with a Writer: A New Addition!

May 20, 2013


In this short clip, Jen introduces Keir MacDonald, the filmmaker who will make a trailer for “Never Fall in Love with a Writer.” If you haven’t met Jen before, this also is your first chance to see her not in character. The raw footage was shot today. I’m looking forward to what he comes up with! […]

Never Fall in Love with a Writer: Four Characters One Actor – “Take 1″

May 8, 2013


For me, what I love most about the rehearsal process is the development and evolution of a character from a cold read outline to a full bodied being. It’s an incredible transformation that the audience rarely gets to see. In keeping with my decision to write “Never Fall in Love with a Writer” with my […]

Never Fall in Love with a Writer: A Lesson Learned.

April 30, 2013


The rehearsal process for “Never Fall in Love with a Writer” is well underway. Wayne and Jen made an important discovery last week. Like many discoveries, it started with a mistake. Wayne writes, During this rehearsal, I made a mistake. Trying to unravel some problems between character transitions, I began to give Jen movement instructions. […]

Never Fall in Love with a Writer: The Challenge of Incarnation.

April 23, 2013


Wayne and Jen have started rehearsing “Never Fall in Love with a Writer,” which opens June 20 (10:00 p.m.), as part of the 2013 Ottawa Fringe Festival. In this short video, Wayne outlines the challenge of producing “Never Fall in Love with a Writer” as a one woman show. He also  highlights what he and Jen […]

Never Fall in Love With a Writer: Ready for Incarnation

April 10, 2013


The notion that God-the-son became human — that divinity became flesh — is one of the most important doctrines of the Christian faith. At Sunday school, growing up, I don’t recall having any particular fascination with this mystery, which is sometimes characterized as the “word becoming flesh,” but it is with this mystery that I […]


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