Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Future of Failure

May 29th 2015 Dear Reader, I came out of Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play and thought “this is the future of theatre”. I was only partly talking about the play. I was most impressed by the audience who were

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Mad Acts

May 24th 2015 Dear Reader, I think one of the most interesting questions to ask right now is why, in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence, has there been so little done to reduce carbon emissions? Certainly, as I stare

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Prophecies and Failure

May 17th 2015 Dear Reader, I have been spending the Victoria Day weekend reading Jordan Tannahill’s long form essay entitled “Theatre of the Unimpressed” (a play on Augusto Boal’s “Theatre of the Oppressed).  When I was AD at Roseneath Theatre

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Some Breathing Room

May 9th 2015 Dear Reader, There are few places in Toronto where there is oxygen for playwrights, but one of them is the Tarragon Theatre.  Each year, five playwrights are selected to form a unit who will meet four times

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Imaginary Worlds

May 2nd 2015 Dear Reader, While I have always enjoyed historical fiction, a narrative that throws the reader back into time, some of my most enjoyable reading experiences have been when an author has thrown me into the future or

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