The Day After The Night Before

It’s the day after the night before and I survived the play reading. It went better than expected. People laughed. Which is good when the play is a comedy… Even if it’s a dark comedy. The actors did a great job reading all of the excerpts! But it still felt weird. I sat in the…

Great Expectations

Next week, Theatre Aquarius puts on its Reading Week. The artists in the various programs that Theatre Aquarius supports during the theatre season will get a chance to present an excerpt from the piece that they’ve been working on. My turn is on Wednesday (June 19). It’s always good to get your work in front…

Making Space for Ideas

For almost four months I was trying to get started on my next playwriting project.  It wasn’t that I didn’t have any ideas.  The trouble was finding an idea that I would feel passionate enough about to overcome my inertia.  What was the idea that would keep me away from the TV for hours on…

Just the right words

It’s the night before I do a clown turn at the Red Nose Cabaret.  I’ve been fretting about it for the last couple of days.  Will I be funny?  Will I be focused?  Will I be open to failure? Clowning is like riding a unicycle.  You have to flirt with losing your balance and falling…

Tick, Tock…

Last Friday, I stayed after work an extra 45 minutes. I was chatting with my friend, Mike, and the conversation was on a roll. It was one of those conversations that are usually fuelled by alcohol, although this one was not. We talked about life, friends, family, mortality and things we wanted to do “one…