Playwright

SINGING THE BONES. Mother, midwife and obstetrician are linked by a mysterious twin pregnancy which unravels their secrets, haunts their dreams and creates the possibility of a miracle. Toured to standing ovations in Canada, U.S., Sweden and U.K. Two monologues published in Best Women’s Stage Monologues of 1997, Smith & Kraus, New York. Honourable mention, “Crossing Borders”, 1998. Published: Playwrights Union of Canada. Shot as an independent feature in 2001. Premiered at Montreal’s World Film Festival. Sarasvati Productions, (2007) International Wome’ns Week Cabaret of Monologues Colin Jackson Studio Theatre, Winnipeg (12 works chosen from 70 submissions).

SIX PALM TREES, co-writer Gord Halloran. One-person, audience interactive comedy-drama about surviving in a family of 14 kids. Fast-paced, “hilarious, moving family tale”. (Globe & Mail) rides an emotional roller-coaster. , Toured California (1989), British Columbia (1990-95). Played: Vancouver Women In View (89), Fringe (90), Firehall Arts Centre(90), Edmonton’s Nexus Theatre (91). Adapted to French, performed at 3rd Intnl Women Playwrights Festival., Adelaide, Australia (93). Library of Intnl Women’s Plays, Flinders, Adelaide, Australia. Published by International Reader’s Theatre, Winnipeg.

STORIES FOR A WINTER SOLSTICE. Diverse collection of lively characters telling comedic and dramatic winter stories which take place in the Pacific Northwest. Toured lower mainland (‘94, ‘95), heard on CBC’s Almanac (‘94 & ‘95), Afternoon Show (‘94), and Morningside (‘96). Produced as an album of music & stories for family in ‘96, Raven’s Cry Theatre, Sechelt. “Enchanting, captivating and moving.” Coastlife – Gibsons.

JUST A LITTLE FEVER, two-hander developed with support from Ontario Arts Council, Touchstone Theatre, Alberta Theatre Projects (1989), Women in View festival (1990). Holdover pick at 1991 Edmonton Fringe. “Brilliant, powerful play! One of the most tough minded disquisition’s upon the ‘new woman’ and her conflicts in a man’s world.” Edmonton Journal. Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons (2003);  5th Intnl Women Playwrights Conference, Athens, Greece, 2000. 4 monologues in Best Women’s Stage Monologues of 2000, Smith & Kraus, New York.

VOLTAGE. One-act commissioned: Alberta Theatre Projects, 1989. A woman cares for her dying husband and unravels her contribution to their violent life together. Produced in Toronto in 1992, Winking Owl Productions, LA City College 4th Short Play Festival, 1999.

THE LIFE WE LIVED. Sunshine Coast old timers tell their life stories. Produced at Sechelt’s Festival of the Written Arts, 1996 &  2000, at Gibsons Heritage Playhouse in 2002.

UNDER THE PORCH. Monologue. A war widow says goodbye to her first love on her wedding day to her 2nd husband. Stockyards Theatre (2003), Sunshine Coast, British Columbia, (2003).

RADIO CREDITS: CBC: Morningside (1996) “Cornucopia”, Almanac & The Afternoon Show (1994 & 1995) “Stories for a Winter Solstice”; Commentary (1995) “A woman’s body”, Commentary (1997) “One of Those Days”.