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March 4, 2023

I Forgive You @ NAC

Artistic Fraud’s I Forgive You is playing at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa March 1st to 11th. The Ottawa company includes a choir of local children – 21 of them – and a local music director, assistant music director, as well as an assistant stage manager. As the company continues to grow, I keep… Read More

September 30, 2022

The Imaginary Real

Well, it’s been live since mid-July, but I’ve been so GD busy that I haven’t really helped to promote this very cool thing… until now! The Imaginary Real is a free app by Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland (the same folks who did I Forgive You). Download it to your phone, activate your GPS, and go… Read More

September 19, 2022

St. John’s Storytelling Festival: Story Walk

Well folks, it’s been a couple of years, but the St. John’s Storytelling Festival is back in person, and I’m so pleased to be part of it. Specifically, I’m stepping in for a teller who wasn’t able to make it to St. John’s to participate (there’s still a pandemic on the go, I think you… Read More

September 13, 2022

Second Shot: The Curling Musical

Well, folks, I’m in a musical. But not just any musical. An original musical. An original musical about curling. There is a number about poutine in it. I. Am. STOKED. I love Best Kind Productions so much, and my dear friends Tim and Kiersten have been working on this musical for years, and I am… Read More

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

August 30, 2022

A Place to Call Home: Living Heritage at Cupids

Tomorrow is the end of August, and frankly, that seems impossible. I’ve been directing my face off all summer long (not literally – my face is still there on the front of my head – but figuratively it has been directed right off). Between Power Productions‘ Crippled, Artistic Fraud‘s I Forgive You and The Imaginary… Read More

August 23, 2022

I Forgive You

Since November, I’ve been part of an incredible (and enormous) team of artists working to bring Scott Jones’ words and story to the stage. It’s been an absolute honour to work with these people and this material, and the show is GD beautiful. I hope you can see it. St. John’s Arts & Culture Centre,… 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