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

Bingo Ladies in Quebec!

So happy to announce a third production of Bingo Ladies this coming Summer, at the Hudson Village Theatre in Quebec! It's part of really truly amazing season of Canadian Theatre, including Rebecca Northan's Blind Date, Julia Mackey's Jake's Gift, and a production of The Glass Menagerie starring Martha Burns. This production of Bingo Ladies will [...]

By | 2017-04-05T15:20:11+00:00 March 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Demo, demo, demo…

Had a great time last week making demos of seven new songs of the new musical "The Moon in Autumn" that I'm writing with Richard Ouzounian (Richard is writing the book and lyrics, I'm composing the music). We were lucky to get the cream of the crop of Canadian musical theatre talent, and with the [...]

By | 2015-01-23T17:36:47+00:00 January 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Writing, writing, writing… and show!

It's been a great fall. I spent a lot of time catching up on all those things I left behind after a marathon of writing that started the summer before last ( you know... taxes and such). Also got started on some exciting new projects and continued to work on others- including a new song [...]

By | 2014-12-04T16:09:40+00:00 December 4th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Naming of Port Rexton- Trinity NL

The Cast of the Naming of Port Rexton Look at all those beautiful people!! There is an unwritten rule in musical theatre (actually, it's probably been written down a few times as well), "Thou shalt not write a large cast show. At least not if you want the show to be produced." What [...]

By | 2017-02-14T03:23:42+00:00 August 12th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

BINGO LADIES in Port Stanley

Laura Caswell, Lisa Horner, Mary Pitt and Mark Allen.Photo by Mark Girdauskas. The world premiere of Bingo Ladies opened in Port Stanley this July 1oth, and I've had the opportunity to see the show three times since then. Part of that is doing my playwright/composer work (should that line be cut? Hmm...) but [...]

By | 2014-07-20T16:56:54+00:00 July 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments