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”

Life As A Pomegranate – interview with playwright/actor Dawna J. Wightman

As promised, here’s my interview with Life As A Pomegranate playwright/actor Dawna J. Wightman I sent Dawna some questions via email – here’s what she had to say: Q: You’ve gone with a more linear, chronological narrative this time around, with no flashbacks into Rozyee’s past. How did you come to find/decide on this revisedContinue reading “Life As A Pomegranate – interview with playwright/actor Dawna J. Wightman”

Life As A Pomegranate redux – same adorable misfit heroine, much bigger stakes

My pal Ty and I were among the handful of lucky folks on the waiting list who got in to see Dawna J. Wightman’s one night only performance of her one-woman show Life As A Pomegranate at the Flying Beaver Pubaret last night. A redux version of its spring premiere at Lazy Daisy’s Café –Continue reading “Life As A Pomegranate redux – same adorable misfit heroine, much bigger stakes”

Some theatre shouts – ongoing & upcoming shows

Hey all – lots of theatre happening in Toronto right now. Here is a selection of some school, community and indie productions on right now or coming soon: George Brown Theatre School’s production of Saturday Sunday Monday (by Eduardo De Filipo with English adaptation by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall, directed by James Simon) continuesContinue reading “Some theatre shouts – ongoing & upcoming shows”

Passion, play & an unlikely heroine

I had the great pleasure of seeing some very talented women perform last night, this time in the east end of Toronto at Lazy Daisy’s Café, which was converted into an intimate venue for the show. Kat Leonard opens for the premiere of Dawna J. Wightman’s one-woman show Life  As A Pomegranate, giving the audienceContinue reading “Passion, play & an unlikely heroine”