Official Carmilla Season 2 Art by Valentine M. Smith 

Official Carmilla Season 2 Art by Valentine M. Smith 

It has just been a ferocious start to 2016. First, of course, the biggest news of all: Carmilla has been renewed for Season 3! I couldn't be more excited to be creating the final installment of the little web series that could with Steph & all our other collaborators at Smokebomb, and I'm really looking forward to actually writing the thrilling conclusion I was dreaming of way back in 2014. In the meantime, the other big Carmilla news is that Season 2, in addition to winning Best Web Series at the AfterEllen Visibility Awards, has been nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Digital Series – Fiction!

On the playwrighting front, the Climate Change Theatrical Action made for an inspiring December, with readings and performances happening all over the world. My short play from the Enpipe Line, Sixty-three People in Four Days, was read in California, Costa Rica, and here in Vancouver—where The Only Animal arranged for thirteen local theatre companies to create thirteen performances. In January, Kayak opened in Fort Myers (in the middle of torrential downpour, no less), and thanks to a travel grant from the Canada Council, I had a chance not only to see the performance, but to visit some of Southwest Florida's spectacular wildlife up close at the Six-Mile Cypress Slough Preserve.

Meanwhile, I've been deep in workshop for How to Survive an Apocalypse, which is nearly ready for its premiere at the Firehall in June—but if you're in NYC on February 27th, you'll be able to catch a reading of the almost production draft at La Mama NYC. And finally, I'm happy to announce that both the Canada Council for the Arts and the British Columbia Arts Council are supporting my residency with Up in the Air Theatre to develop Rate of Loss.

So. Yeah. If you don't see me for awhile. It's because I'm lucky, and grateful, and working.