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BOMBERS: Reaping the Whirlwind

Remembrance Day, 2016 Thirty years ago, I had a neighbour named Stu Laird. He was a great guy and I really enjoyed his company but when he and his wife Dorothy were invited to dinner he would say, “I’ll be

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The Joyful Side of Playwriting

May 30th 2016,   Below is a note from Persephone Theatre. This is just one of the many pleasure on the joyful side of playwriting. Hi David, Great to hear from you. Danny was very well received. The show reports

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Chasing Waterfalls

There’s going to be a professional reading of my new play “Lysistrata and the Temple of Gaia”! I’m very excited to hear it performed. It’s going to happen on April 24th at 2 pm at The Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 151

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Mustard and Ibsen: Women and A Sense of Community

Friday, February 11, 2016 Dear Reader, It may seem bizarre to compare Kat Sandler’s play Mustard, which recently premiered at the Tarragon Theatre, with Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, recently revived by Necessary Angel at Can Stage, but bear with me.

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The Playwright Who Changes Himself

July 10, 2015 Dear Reader, One of the most exciting recent scientific discoveries is the notion of brain plasticity. The idea is that the brain, rather than being a hard wired block of concrete from puberty on, is actually more

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The Night After Opening Night!

*SPECIAL POST* June 28th 2015 Dear Reader, “Double Trouble” opened last night to a packed house and a cast that delivered a fantastic performance.  It all came together in the last 48 hours in one of those wonderful leaps that

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The Night Before Opening Night

June 26th 2015 Dear Reader, On Tuesday I met, in person and for the first time, Marc Schubring with whom I have been collaborating with on the songs for “Double Trouble”.  It has been a most pleasurable, creative and productive

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Where Else Would You Be?

  June 20th 2015 Dear Reader, I missed last week’s missive because something had to be jettisoned from the agenda or the good ship DSC would have sunk. It has been a busy two weeks. The busiest since I directed

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Weeping in Washington

Dear Reader, I am sitting in Washington-Dulles Airport, returning from Double Trouble’s first five days of rehearsal. It’s an interesting room. Six out seven actors are women as are the Director and Stage Manager so Jamie and I are in

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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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