Playwright’s Residency

I've been having a great time as Playwright in Residence for Theatre Orangeville, working on the new musical "The Whole Enchilada". The residency has included spending time in Orangeville (they gave me an office and everything!) as well as seeing a lot of theatre and readings, and quite a few breakfasts with Artistic Director David Nairn. This [...]

By | 2017-04-06T18:28:09+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Mexico

After a great summer in Newfoundland (including a lot of fun as the villain in the Folk Opera "The Nobleman's Wedding") as well as a reading of one of my new plays, I've been back in Toronto for a little more than a week. And now... headed to New Mexico to research the next piece! [...]

By | 2017-04-05T16:54:22+00:00 October 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Remember that Song?

Just this weekend, Smile Theatre finished performing the two month tour of the new musical I'd written specifically for them, "Remember that Song?". The creation of the show was something new for me. Along with my friend Toni MacRae, we decided to go to a local Senior's home and interview Residents about memories in their [...]

By | 2017-04-05T21:07:11+00:00 April 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Naughty but Nice… Forte Theatre in Calgary

Had a chance to catch the updated version of Forte Theatre's Naughty But Nice at Lunchbox Theatre while home for the holidays. This new show has a bunch of new tunes to add to last years, including a new one that I've penned "Thank you Christians" where a Jew, Muslim, Buddhist, and Atheist thank Christians [...]

By | 2017-04-05T15:14:11+00:00 December 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Full Length Quebec Cowboy Workshop

So glad to have had the opportunity to workshop the full length version of "Quebec Cowboy, the Ballad of Will James" at the Port Stanley Festival Theatre recently. I had an incredible team, including Music Director Mike Wamsley (who was also our MD on Bingo Ladies), Nathan Carroll, Kelly Holliff, and Duff MacDonald, who all [...]

By | 2017-04-05T14:48:54+00:00 October 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

QUEBEC COWBOY- Lunchbox Theatre Workshop

Really looking forward to heading to Calgary next week for a workshop of my new musical QUEBEC COWBOY, the Ballad of Will James with Lunchbox Theatre through the Suncor Energy Stage One Festival. James has a fascinating story- born in Quebec in 1892 as Ernest Dufault, he had a natural ability to draw and was obsessed [...]

By | 2017-04-05T15:17:03+00:00 June 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thousand Islands Playhouse Playwrights’ Unit

I am very honoured to be a part of the 2015 Playwrights' Unit at the Thousand Islands Playhouse in Gananoque ON. Myself and three very talented writers (Steven Gallagher, Rose Napoli, and Kaityn Riordan) will be developing our pieces over the next year, with dramaturgy, workshops and a retreat run by the Playhouse. For the [...]

By | 2017-04-05T15:19:33+00:00 April 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments