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TBD: TBD Is No More!

April 2, 2013


On Wednesday last, Wayne (the director), Jen (the actor), and I (the playwright) met to read through the mostly finished script for “To Be Determined”. It went very well. We all agreed we had a solid script and, with a bit of work, we’d have a decent show. Naturally, as a consequence of this read […]

A Wellington Oracle Exclusive: The Unexplored Consequences of A Single Act

April 19, 2010


For the Wellington Oracle, I reviewed local playwright Arthur Milner’s latest plays Facts. The review starts like this: Arthur Milner’s latest play, Facts, begins as an engaging, intelligent, and character-driven murder mystery. Then, it jumps its narrative rails and careens into a sudden and unresolved ending. Watching this Great Canadian Theatre Company / New Theatre […]

Night of The Great White Guilt: Take Off, It’s A Beauty Way To Go!

January 10, 2010


Guilt — that is, the feeling of personal culpability — is a curious emotion. It’s a feeling of unpleasantness we experience because we think we did wrong to another. Sometimes, it even motivates us to try and take steps to alleviate the feeling by trying to set right the harm or wrong about which we […]

My Latest One Act Play: Home In Time

November 2, 2009


Last week, I wrote a play! Here it is! When you have a chance please give it a read and let me know what you think. I’m pretty pleased with it, so I hope you enjoy it. [Update: The first version of this play won OLT's 69th National One Act Playwriting competition. The play has […]

My Twenty-Five Year Plan: Think Globally, Create Locally

October 19, 2009


In the early 80s, Cirque de Soleil co-foudner Guy Laliberté was a fire-breathing street performer. Today, he is worth $2.5 billion and is Canada’s first space tourist. Not bad for a guy who used a stint on Employment Insurance to organize a summer fair in Baie-Saint-Paulre, Quebec. So, here’s my twenty-five year plan. Maybe you […]

Ottawa Unbound: An Opportunity In Ottawa Theatre

October 13, 2009


Back in March 2009, I decided to figure out what’s happening in the Ottawa theatre scene and to determine if there is an opportunity for me to make a meaningful contribution to its success and growth. I think such an opportunity exists. In Ottawa, there are plenty of talented and dedicated people already working in […]

New Grist For My Blogging Mill: Sanitas Playback Theatre.

September 21, 2009


In recent months, I’ve been thinking a lot about theatre. As a writer, director, and producer, I’ve been thinking about the stories I want to tell. As an actor, I’ve been thinking about the nature of performance, what I give to it, and what I get out of it. In terms of writing, directing and […]

Should I Stay or Should I Go: Do You Want To Be “Guy #3″ or “Guy #4103″?

September 14, 2009


Back in March 2009, I faced a choice that a lot of folks in the arts eventually face: should I stay in a small and/or underdeveloped arts market, like Ottawa, to pursue my career or should I head off to the bright lights of a larger more developed arts market? I realized that the only […]

The Pot Boils Over: The Ottawa Theatre Network Is Born!

September 8, 2009


Autumn has always been my favorite season. I love the weather: the dry warm days and the clear cool nights. Everyone suddenly realizes these are the last few weeks of fine weather before the long cold winter and they start making the most of every minute. The collective sense of renewal, energy, and excitement is […]

Gladstone Theatre’s Noises Off Is A Treat: You Might Have Two Servings

September 4, 2009


Last night, I attended the official — dare I say, gala — opening of Gladstone Theater’s Noises Off. I am tempted to add “gala” to “opening” because the Gladstone knows how to cater a post-show reception! There were heaps of fresh oysters, shrimp, and other tasty treats. The show itself was a treat too. I […]


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