Judging Flawed Thought Babies

I’ve been given a few scalding pieces of criticism that were clearly not fleshed out or well founded: off-the-cuff remarks meant to show evidence of my negative behaviour but on closer inspection couldn’t possibly hold water. That’s not to say I’m absolutely perfect (though I am), but people tend to shape the entire context andContinue reading “Judging Flawed Thought Babies”

Strength Required

Art is rejuvenating. Every day of this pandemic we seek solace in books, television, digital theatre… we are depending on art to ground us. But sometimes it takes strength to lean in and listen to all of what the work is trying to say. Art is often political. It’s often chock-full of raw emotions. AndContinue reading “Strength Required”

Boring to Beautiful

As an artist I perceive a pressure to make profound “Aha” discoveries. If we are so intuitive and informed about the nature of human existence, if we have answers for so many of life’s questions, then our realizations about how we interact with each other and how we perceive ourselves must be revelatory. But IContinue reading “Boring to Beautiful”

Crumbling Infrastructure

In our quest to peel back the layers of our social world, artists experience immense pushback. People get rattled when they see someone express something they’ve repressed in themselves. Raw emotions can be particularly prevalent when watching theatre: an art form that reflects the intimate ways we interact with each other. It shows both internalContinue reading “Crumbling Infrastructure”

I May Destroy You

Holy. That season finale. I won’t go into specific details but please don’t read any further if you’re avoiding any amount of spoilers. I’d just like to comment on Michaela Coel’s talent for crafting a narrative structure. The recurring motif of the season, or perhaps more accurately the allegory that underpins Arabella’s process of healing,Continue reading “I May Destroy You”

Finger On The Pulse

Allow yourself to get excited when you feel you have your finger on the pulse of something. If a creative idea is bubbling to the surface or what you’re working on is starting to make itself clearer, don’t get discouraged if you can’t quite articulate it in its entirety. Sometimes I put hours of workContinue reading “Finger On The Pulse”

From Where We Are

I’d like to be working in Paris or Berlin, surrounding myself with avant-garde artists, delving into deep discussions about theatre theory, building a career centred in the intersection of queerness and storytelling, engaging audiences in innovative ways and helping artists from around the world. But I am currently in New Brunswick, Canada. And I loveContinue reading “From Where We Are”

Shifting Gears

So… we may not be gathering in the same way for a while. Us theatre folks are kind of wondering when things might get back to what they were. I’m seeing a decent amount of worry and it’s understandable. Artists face a severe lack of funding and stability as it is… adding a pandemic onContinue reading “Shifting Gears”