Summer is in full swing, and after adventures in Toronto, Parksville, and Banff, it’s lovely to be back at my little desk in Vancouver, typing away.
The big news this summer is that I was selected as one of the five recipients of the 2019 Corus Writers Apprentice Fellowship. I had a tremendous time at the Banff World Media Festival: meeting producers, other creatives, soaking up insights from the best minds in the business, all amidst some truly spectacular scenery. Next up, two weeks in a real-live television writer’s room. I can’t wait!
In the meantime, playwrighting news! In June, the Only Animal’s Kendra Fanconi took Sophia Dagher, Shizuka Kai, Caroline Sniatynski, and I up Grouse Mountain for the experimental phase of Send Word. Hikes were hiked, monologues were written, anthropomorphic puppetry with disturbingly human eyes was puppeted. I’m incredibly excited for the next phase of this one, folks. Also coming up this fall is the Climate Change Theatrical Action 2019, where my play, The Donation, is one of fifty written by playwrights from around the world. If you’ve got a theatre company, a venue, or even just a big living room and a big heart, you can and should be a part of the CCTA. Check out the details at the CCTA website.
Finally, I’m thrilled to be able to say that in October 5 & 6, I will be in Toronto for CarmillaCon! I’ll be appearing in the Creator’s Panel and teaching a Writing Workshop for 12 budding creators! I’m so looking forward to a reunion with the Carmilla gang, and our amazing fans!
And now, back to my sunlit little desk, and a draft of something new.