Measure of the World will be one of three plays presented in rep in the first Fireworks Festival of New Plays at the Alumnae Theatre Studio, 70 Berkeley St., Toronto.

Peru:  1736  Three incompatible French scientists.  Two goals:   to measure a degree of the earth’s arc at the Equator and to spy on Spain’s rich colony of Peru.  And one mixed race slave who is promised her freedom to spy on them all.

Performance dates:

Fri Nov 15 at 8 pm
Sun Nov 17 at 2:30 pm
Wed Nov 20 at 8 pm
Sat Nov 23 at 2:30 pm
Thurs Nov 28 at 8 pm
Sat Nov 30 at 8 pm

Director:  Molly Thom.  Actors:  Paul Cotton, Jason Thomson, Michael Vitorovich and Jessica Zepeda

For the full program of performances and surrounding events

 Hope to see you there.

A scene from Carrying the Calf has been published in Scenes From a Diverse World, International Centre for Women Playwrights, 2013.  It is available at amazon.com

In early 2014, watch for  Hold Fasta feature film adapted by Rosemary House from the novel by Kevin Major, directed by Justin Simms, produced by Markham St. Films and Rock Island Productions, and starring Molly Parker.  I was Story Consultant for this film in which a smart and stubborn 14-year-old’s life is turned upside down when his parents are killed in a car crash.

Hold Fast launched at the Berlin Film Festival in Feb. 2013, won the Audience Award in the Teen Eye Program at Seoul International Youth Film Festival, and had it’s Canadian premiere at the Atlantic Film Festival, Sept. 16.