SummerWorks: Running away to home in the fierce, funny, inspiring, socially aware The Breath Between

Fio Yang. Photo by Saba Akhtar.   The AMY Project returns to SummerWorks, this year with a journey of belonging and identity as a group of BIPOC, 2LGBTQ women and non-binary youth living in a world ravaged by climate change venture out in search of a place where they can feel safe and welcome toContinue reading “SummerWorks: Running away to home in the fierce, funny, inspiring, socially aware The Breath Between”

Playfully whimsical, profoundly poignant & sharply candid ruminations in Dawna J. Wightman’s honey be

Dawna J. Wightman. Photo by Vince Lupo.   Montreal-born Dawna J. Wightman is an award-winning Toronto-based actor, playwright and writer. Toronto audiences will recognize Wightman from her solo show Life as a Pomegranate, as well as Yellow Birds (Alumnae Theatre’s FireWorks Festival, 2015) and A Mickey Full of Mouse (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 2016Continue reading “Playfully whimsical, profoundly poignant & sharply candid ruminations in Dawna J. Wightman’s honey be”

Love, family & home in the heartwarming, hilarious Bed & Breakfast

Paolo Santalucia & Gregory Prest. Set design by Alexandra Lord. Costume design by Ken MacKenzie. Lighting design by Bonnie Beecher. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.   Soulpepper takes us on a heartwarming, hilarious gay pioneering adventure of love, family, community and belonging with its deftly staged production of Mark Crawford’s Bed and Breakfast. Featuring aContinue reading “Love, family & home in the heartwarming, hilarious Bed & Breakfast”

A little birthday #tbt – Born at the Drive-in

I posted this last year and thought it would be fitting to pop out of hiatus momentarily to repost. Inspired by a true event that happened today back in 1963, here’s Born at the Drive-in. I was born at the drive-in. That’s born, not conceived. My parents were, and still are, good Catholics of theContinue reading “A little birthday #tbt – Born at the Drive-in”

Short fiction – Born at the Drive-in

Hey all – One of my goals for 2015 (and for some time now) is to write more short fiction. Here’s a piece I recently submitted to the Toronto Star short story contest; it didn’t make the top three, but I thought you might get a kick out of it. Here’s Born at the Drive-in.Continue reading “Short fiction – Born at the Drive-in”

Creative non-fiction – “Dear Tom”

Was out at Amsterdam Bicycle Club last night for another inspiring evening of poetry and spoken word at Lizzie Violet’s Poetry Open Mic, featuring Banoo Zan and several amazing open mic performances. In an effort to get me kickstarted into writing more short fiction and creative non-fiction, I decided to read the first piece IContinue reading “Creative non-fiction – “Dear Tom””