In my own backyard

The first words – in fact, the only words – I saw were Directing Mentorship. Everything else in the introductory paragraph blurred out as my imagination took me on a wild ride. Me, directing a play, at a major theatre company in my own backyard. For a brief moment, I...

A few good tips for writing

If you’re doing a bit of writing at the moment, here are a few things you might like to keep in mind. All of these have come up on a somewhat regular basis in some of the manuscripts I’ve edited over the years, and even a few published books I’ve...

In the company of friends

L-r: Brian Richardson, Kevin Longfield, Harry Nelken, Lynne Martin, Armin Wiebe and Jenny Gates. Yesterday morning didn’t start off on the right foot, so to speak. It began with a rude awakening when I stubbed – big time – the middle toe on my right foot in a door...

A Playwright Am I

A few weeks ago, I applied to be one of six playwrights for the new Emerging Playwrights Unit at Prairie Theatre Exchange (PTE) here in Winnipeg. Today I learned I had not been successful, at least not in the way you might think. I wrote my first play – a short called...