Revisiting Conversations with Susan Swan

What a summer! A move to a new country; continuing to work with extremely talented artists - writers, creators, actors, musicians; the Bach Festival continues its important planning for 2015; ADA the Opera is moving in tremendous new directions; I am connecting with new arts organizations and creative instigators in my new home; and those who… Continue reading Revisiting Conversations with Susan Swan

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2014 Summer Reading List!

Ah summer reading... childhood memories blur into a hazy nostalgia of endless days curled under the backyard willow tree with a book. And then another. And yet another. Adventures transported me to a big wide world beyond the Dairy Queen at the edge of our small town. The characters lingering long after the book was finished. One… Continue reading 2014 Summer Reading List!

A Ticket For the Sisters!

Our initiative to 'Buy Your Sister a Ticket' for our upcoming show Heroines of the Sexual Gothic was sparked in a conversation with Kimberley Young Milani (Brescia University College). How could we make our presentation accessible to as many people as possible? The Sister Ticket idea is simple: when you purchase your ticket online you… Continue reading A Ticket For the Sisters!

Prose, Music, Self, Humour, Conversation

If you liked the Vagina Monologues, you will LOVE Heroines! "Heroines discussions about women conforming to the smallness that society expects, for me, hearkens back to the conversations we were having when The Vagina Monologues were presented for the first time in London 10 - 15 years ago. How do we fit? What if we… Continue reading Prose, Music, Self, Humour, Conversation

Heroines of the Sexual Gothic

"a hilarious, profound and subverting evening of prose and song from among the best!" - Dave Bidini, Bidiniband, the Rheostatics, Author of 11 Books, National Post columnist, and all around great guy! A catchy title isn't it? It can conjure various emotions, heavily influenced by our personal experiences. Some of us will focus on 'heroines',… Continue reading Heroines of the Sexual Gothic

Seeds of Creativity

My recent collaboration with Canadian author Susan Swan has reminded me of the importance of conversation in all stages of creativity - and frankly, in life! Susan and I sat down one snowy February afternoon, to videotape a series of scripted pod casts discussing her process as a writer; what transpired was the most delicious… Continue reading Seeds of Creativity