Never a Shortage of Ideas

There is never a shortage of ideas when it comes to writing. The hard part is what to do with all those ideas? I was often asked during the run of Blue how I came up with the story and characters. That’s not an easy question to answer, particularly since half the time; I don’t […]

An Uplifting Creative Experience

Yesterday was the final performance of Blue. Within an hour, the stage was cleared, the garbage, collected and we gathered our crap and left. The last day is always a little sad, but we had a successful run with audiences all around genuinely affected. I am also proud of the people I have surrounded myself […]

This Is Why I Do What I Do

When Blue opened a couple days ago to a decent size house, I sat at the back of the theatre, watching the audience take in my play. A wave of incredible emotion swept through me as the last five years flashed before my eyes. I thought about when it all began and how Blue came […]

This Play Rocks!

It’s late…very late…too late or depending how you look at it, very early – morning, that is and I need to get some rest. BLUE premieres tonight and the last couple days have been a whirlwind of activity. We moved into the theatre a couple days ago, had a dress rehearsal yesterday…or is that today….I’ve […]

I’m Anticipating Great Things

Well here we are, the day before we move into the theatre and I’m anticipating great things. I’ve attended rehearsal the last two days and saw the cast come together. They have taken on their roles and have created superior individual characters that audiences, I am confident, will identify with. Last night I found myself […]

Embrace the Process

I’ve been sick with a nasty flu bug and when I get sick, I don’t fool around. But I’m glad it happened last week and not this week as we are one week away from the opening of Blue. I attended a rehearsal tonight that involved two actors, Mike and Bryn. After watching them play […]

The Clean Mamet

A member of the cast last night called me “the clean Mamet”. Those who know playwright David Mamet’s work know that a lot of his characters use profanity. Those who know my writing, know that I don’t. I was quite flattered to be compared to David Mamet. Growing up, my influences were mostly Tennesse Williams […]

A Lesson in Creative Trust

Back in March, my screenplay Home won the Wildsound Screenplay Competition in Toronto. It was competing with 200 other scripts from North America and after winning, received a public reading. Following the reading, audience and moderator (Zaib Shaikh from Little Mosque on the Prairie) discussed my script. I sat and listened to all the comments […]

My first rehearsal of Blue

I attended my first rehearsal of Blue last night. The first act is entirely blocked and they will be moving to the second act starting next week. I watched an entire run-through of the act and although it’s very raw and the actors are just learning their lines and blocking, there were definite moments where […]

Before talking about Blue…

Before talking about Blue, I want to thank a few people who made this website possible. First off, it would not be up and running if it wasn’t for the help and patience my sister Lisa has shown this past month. I am not a technical person, neither is she, but she has a knack […]

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