Natasha Negovanlis and Elise Bauman, detail from the official Carmilla Movie Poster

It has been a jam-packed summer: Carmilla Season 3 got nominated for a Streamy! The Carmilla movie has been rocketing through post-production (cross your fingers for Steph, Spencer, Mel and our valiant editor Jordan Crute). Check out our amazing teaser trailer! We’re going to have a limited theatrical release on October 26th in Toronto and Vancouver—and you can get your tickets fresh from the Cineplex website. Buy ‘em quick before they sell out!

In the meantime, I’ve been busy whipping up the fall workshop draft for Rate of Loss (I was lucky enough to score a spectacular Biodiversity Residency with Ayatana this summer). And in addition to adventures in short plays and random acts of dramaturgy, I've finally pulled together some time to work on the inevitable post-Carmilla pilots and specs.

As I write this, I’m in the air headed to the Canadian Launch of the 2017 Climate Change Theatrical Action at York University. The CCTA 2017 is a collaborative artistic movement, lead by The Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts, NoPassport Theatre Alliance, The Arctic Cycle, Theatre Without Borders, and York University. With more than 200 events scheduled in 40 countries, the goal of the CCTA is to continue to push the discourse around the climate crisis forward, particularly in advance of United Nations COP23 in Bonn. More than 40 playwrights from across the world have contributed, and I’m honoured to be alongside playwrights like Chantal Bilodeau, Elaine Avila, Kendra Fanconi, and many others. My CCTA 2017 play, Rube Goldberg Device for the Generation of Hope, is being performed in Toronto, New York, Chicago, Nebraska, Iowa, and New Zealand (or at least those are the ones I know about so far). I’ll try to make sure I circulate all the Rube Goldberg performances here and on social media, but I don’t know if I’ll be able to keep up. You can find a listing of ALL the events here. If there’s one happening near you, go and get involved! And call your local representative about their environmental advocacy. Every second you spend bothering a politician counts.

That’s all the news that’s fit to print! I hope you’re all well and happy and safe.

And now to get back to work.