At some point, I really intended on updating this thing at the end of every season. It’s only after I’ve looked today that I realize my last update was in the beginning of 2021 (yeesh).
There are two things worth speaking to. I mean, there are a LOT of things worth speaking to, but two really stand out for me as key moments in my personal and professional development as a writer/playwright.
The first is a Canada Council for the Arts grant (I’M GETTING GRANTS NOW). The project, a professional development grant, paired me with a dramaturg, a director, four actors, and a personal practice mentor, to help me build and maintain a sustainable practice in the arts. The project we decided to develop was the play I worked on through the Playwright Theatre Centre’s Block A program, the Scottish Curse.
That was just, amazing. A tremendous learning experience for me in terms of directing, dramaturgy, artistic practice, and most of all, identifying what works or doesn’t for neurodivergent theatre artists. The live stream is pretty chunky, but you can still see it on YouTube.
The second thing is that I received some money to produce some of my anthology of short plays. Each of the plays is 10 minutes and is inspired by my diagnosis of ADHD. I’ll be showcasing the plays during live performances at the Bowen Park Amphitheatre on May 15th and 22nd.
There’s more exciting stuff happening throughout 2021 and into 2022, but I’m pretty focused on the current production schedule.
Love you, and remember to make art.