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Adventures in Vlogging: Educating Rita

September 18, 2017


I directed Educating Rita for the Ottawa Little Theatre. I made a number of short video updates ("vlogs") during the rehearsal process. You can watch them in this post.  

The Conventions of Theatre, the Aesthetic, and Living.

July 3, 2011


In theatre, it seems to me, much of the craft exists to overcome the obstacles created by the conventions of theatre itself. No, we are not in a darkened black box watching a rehearsed performance by one or more actors; we are, we all hope and pretend, somewhere else very different. Even meta-theatrical antics that […]

Life Not Imitating Art and Why It Should: The Possibility of It

July 15, 2009


I was very fortunate to attend Wilfrid Laurier University at a time when Dr. Leslie O’Dell arranged to have Janet Wright direct a play starring Ted Follows. He was supported by a gaggle of undergrads. I had a fairly minor part and didn’t interact too often with Mr. Follows on- or off-stage; even so, he provided […]

A Mandala Moment: My Given Circumstances

April 30, 2009


What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.  — T. S. Eliot  I am currently appearing in Personare-BearAmI Productions’ Now Birds Sing, from April 29 – May 3, 2009, at The Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre Studio. For more details, click here. We […]

Daddy’s Little Girl (and Boy): A Good Investment in Love

March 3, 2009


I went to see a solid piece of theatre last night. It was a Chamber Theatre Hintonburg production of Arthur Miller’s, A View From The Bridge. I’m not going to offer a comprehensive review but I can say happily for twenty bones it is a show well worth seeing. Plus, you get to have a […]