A dark comedy about art and immortality that questions our contemporary ideas of fame, stardom and adoration. The exchange between a student backpacker and the ghost of the greatest actress of the 19th century calls into question whether public fame and private happiness can ever be balanced.
AWARDS / PRODUCTIONS
Finalist, CARLO ANNONI INTERNATIONAL PLAYWRITING PRIZE Sept 2022, Milan, Italy
Honorable Mention, WRITER'S DIGEST ANNUAL COMPETITION Oct 2022,
Script and Stage Category (in top 15)
Commissioned, UBC CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION 2017, directed by Shelby Bushell
March 4-13, 2017 at Studio 1398,
Staged reading-funding recipient, PLAYCONNECT- PLAYWRIGHTS GUILD OF CANADA program for Bodacious! Reading Series at the Presentation House Theatre. May 26th, 2018, North Vancouver, Canada
Love Letters of the Dispossessed
Six regulars meet up in a coffee shop in Santa Barbara, California. Each is concerned with love in its many forms: yearning, poetic, and philosophical. What unites them is writing: letters, poems, treaties, grocery lists, reminders, university papers. Each time a letter, or partial letter is found in the café by another character it is misinterpreted and creates a new meaning. Misunderstandings, new poetic creations, an array of emotion and most of all humour, ensues at a live mic night at the cafe. A little bit of “Cheers”, a dash of “Friends”, a helping of “La Ronde”, and a touch of tech make up this light-hearted comedy.
My One and Only Doppelganger
George works at La Defense in Paris. His wife is his childhood sweetheart. One day someone takes his place and his life takes on a whole new meaning. Who is this doppelgänger - a figment of his imagination or his better self?
Paris Playwrights - Shakespeare and Company Bookstore. Production: 9 Plays in 90 Minutes, L'Industrie 2004
The Greek Furies were a chorus of winged creatures with bloody eyes and pet snakes, who hounded unrepentant criminals. When Athena sent them underground, their justice-seeking activities dwindled. Now it’s present day and they’ve forgotten how to fury. The grotto depresses them, and they suffer from psychosomatic ailments. Until one fateful day a ‘Fury-in-training’ arrives and offers hope. They teach her their ancient methods of flying and haunting until they discover she’s an infiltrator: a police officer from the upperworld who wants to recruit them! Can the Furies make a fresh start and fight crime the modern way?
AWARDS / PRODUCTIONS
“Tache Diamonds” FEATS Festival production. Dieselwerkstadt, Stockholm, 2008. Directed by Henrik Zawischa
ICWP, International Women Playwrights Conference, Mumbai, India – invited to present, “The Furies” 2009
A group of adult siblings: faux-twins, a world traveller, a literature professor, a banker and a ghost, infiltrate the family home. They have been called back by a letter from the mother telling them of an important announcement. When they arrive, she isn’t present and during the waiting time, a weekend take-over ensues, during which they try to re-order their past to make sense of their present lives. Each family member's experience is revealed as a way to puzzle the pieces of their mother together, and to reveal the family tragedy that long ago tore her apart.
Carr's Staged Reading, Paris, 2007
Carr’s Moving Parts staged readings at Carr’s Irish Pub, Paris, France “MotherShip” 2005
“Our love can stretch further than the eye can see…”
A man and woman try to communicate their feelings verbally but it's only flight and movement that bring them together
AWARDS / PRODUCTIONS
Inaugural FEMFEST 2003, Sarasvati Production, Winnipeg. Directed by Hope McIntyre, Colin Jackson Theatre, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Winnipeg, Canada. Choreographed by Elena Kaufman
Supported by a Canada Council of the Arts travel grant 2003
A dangerous love affair, and subsequent murder in the middle of a wheat field on a sweltering August afternoon. A family barbecue is in full swing, and a delusional painter Daisy, who is recovering from a stay in a mental health hospital, lures her sister’s ex-husband into the middle of a field, in order to seduce him and then paint his death portrait.
Women's Day Cabaret, Sarasvati, 2006