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September 6, 2022

The Mermaid: a workshop

Years ago (in the beforetimes), I asked Danielle Irvine, artistic director of Perchance Theatre, for a meeting. I wanted to adapt Henrik Ibsen’s 1888 play The Lady from the Sea for a contemporary audience and set it in Newfoundland. Since Perchance is the only professional classical theatre company in the province, they were my go-to… Read More

July 29, 2022

Dayboil: a world premiere

New play alert! Dayboil is a one-act play I’ve been working on since 2018. I saw it read at the 2019 Playwrights’ Atlantic Resource Centre in 2019, and lucky for me, so did Richie Wilcox, the current Artistic Producer at Ship’s Company Theatre. He asked me for the premiere and I could not believe my… Read More

October 30, 2020

CBC Poetry Prize Longlist

Hello Internet, it’s Friday, October 30th, and yesterday was a pretty big day. I did Original on the mainstage at the Arts & Culture Centre, which was just… wow. What a big stage for that little show – and yet, it felt like it fit. And to work in front of a live audience again…… Read More

October 29, 2020

Original at the ACC

Hello Internet, today is Thursday, October 29th, and it’s kind of a big day. Original is playing at the Arts & Culture Centre tonight. On the mainstage. This little show – really just me, standing on stage, telling stories – in that beautiful, enormous, theatre. It sounds incredible. It looks incredible. I’m pretty excited. And… Read More

September 10, 2020

Original at the CLB

Hello Internet, today is Thursday, September 10th, and TOMORROW I am doing a REAL LIVE SHOW to an audience who will be PHYSICALLY IN THE SAME ROOM AS ME. It all started with a very kind offer from the Lt. Governor and her staff to allow socially distanced theatre performances on the lawn at Government… Read More

May 9, 2020

PARC 2020 Playwrights’ Retreat

Hello Internet, today is Saturday, May 9th, and this week and next I’m “at” the PARC 2020 Playwrights’ Retreat. I did the “normal” version of this retreat last year, and I’m so extremely lucky to be back this year with another play. This time I’m working on Factory Girls, which was my thesis project for… Read More

May 1, 2020

Goon River/Flop – it’s go-live day!

Hello Internet, today is Friday, May 1st – happy May Day! (It’s spring time and also let’s celebrate labour unions! More info on May Day here because history is awesome.) Turns out today is the day that a couple of pieces of content go live. 1) Flop View this post on Instagram Link in the… Read More