As a writer I love engaging the minds and enthusiasm of young audiences; I mine history for golden nuggets that shine today, and am particularly attracted to stories of women who refuse to play by the rules. I am always fascinated by the many shades of grey that make up the human experience. As a producer I co-founded the Tricycle Theatre in London, England with Ken Chubb and from 1989 to 2003 I was co-artistic director with Lib Spry of Straight Stitching Productions. As a story and script editor I work with Ken Chubb on the development of projects for film and television and was Senior Story Editor for Jozi-H, a 13 x 1 hour drama series. I also work as a dramaturge for theatre.
I’ve been nominated for Best Toronto Playwright in NOW Magazine’s 2015 Best of Toronto Reader’s Choice Awards. To vote go to bestof.nowtoronto.com Click on Film & Stage, then scroll down to the Best Playwright category. Voting closes Sept. 18.
I am Marguerite , directed by Molly Thom, ran at the Alumnae Theatre from April 10 – 25, 2015.
You can also click Follow the Playwright, an initiative of the Playwrights Guild of Canada to read more about I am Marguerite and see me read a short scene from the play.
Two plays I had the opportunity to dramaturge have had recent success. Norman Yeung’s, Theory, won the 2015 Herman Voaden Playwrighting Award, and Donna Langevin’s, Bargains in the New World, was the winner of First Prize at the Eden Mills/Guelph One Act play competition for 2015. Congratulations to Norman and Donna!
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