September 11, 2022
I believe in... workshops
A escribir se aprende escribiendo, we say in Spanish: It is only by writing that one learns how to write. Lots of writing and reading are an absolute must, but acquiring writing techniques is equally ...
September 08, 2022
On Federico García Lorca's "Duende"
What immediate need of yours has to be satisfied before you can hit the keyboard? If I had to have a clean house before I sat down to write, I would never have written anything after I got married and ...
June 28, 2022
Aanii, Boozhoo, hello, hi there and do you speak my language
Language of the day is all about decolonization or re-indigenization and I watch the conversations taking place all over the place by Nish and non-Nish alike discussing points of view on the subject. ...
June 21, 2022
National Indigenous Day!
June 21st in case you didn't know today is National Indigenous Day!WOOT WOOT!It's the day you get to celebrate Indigenous people!Celebrate our culture,our history,our languages,our dances and ceremoniesour ...
June 07, 2022
Getting Started the Long Way Around
I didn't always want to be a writer, mind you, I didn't learn to read or write until I was about 12. I have this auditory learning disability that makes learning things a challenge, most things I can ...
June 02, 2022
So I Nearly Died
So I almost died and in doing so discovered that dying has the strange effect of stealing my creativity and passion for art and writing, but not because they no longer move me, instead it was because ...
March 31, 2022
Stepping Off the Treadmill
Ten years ago, Tim and I decided to step sideways.I was Artistic Director of a theatre school for children and youth. I was dedicated to the job, but it was completely wearing me down. Tim was teaching ...
March 28, 2022
What's Beyond: Writing as an Actor, Part 2
One of the important exercises we do in theatre is called “What’s Beyond.” It’s a Viola Spolin exercise to help actors understand the full, inner life of their characters. Viola Spolin is credited ...
March 25, 2022
Writing as an Actor
I went to theatre school when I was 18. In many ways it was the worst choice I could have made. I was not temperamentally suited to the life of an actor. But the lessons I learned in theatre school have ...
March 22, 2022
Writing as a Calligrapher
The word calligraphy comes from the Greek. Kali, meaning beautiful, and Graphos, meaning writing. Beautiful writing. It’s a term that was coined after the invention of the printing press, after the ...