Publications and Writing Experiences

Playwright

Two plays inspired by our family cottage.

Please contact me if you are interested in using a play for a reading or a stage production.


Once Upon a Rocking Chair

The De La Roche women have an annual summer Georgian Bay tradition. Three retired sisters and their three grown daughters spend a week at the cottage drinking wine, reminiscing, and making plans for the future. But this summer is different. Deep-rooted secrets are revealed as the annual festivities become ones that nobody will ever forget. It is a play about family, relationships, work, aging, life, and the validity of ‘happily-ever-after.’

This is a play in two acts that features six female actors. It runs for about two hours including a 15 minute intermission.

ISBN: 978-0-9809444-0-2

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Hunt Week

After exploring women’s issues in Once Upon a Rocking Chair I wanted to look at what it means to be manly. In this poignant, amusing play we meet the men of the De La Roche Family. It includes six days of hunting, a scenic wilderness location, indoor plumbing, beer, worms, and one dead bear. The men must triumph over cowardice, failure, and death to bring home the greatest trophy of all. In reclaiming their inner wild man, who will be left behind?

This is a play in two acts that features one female and four male actors. It runs for about two hours including a 15 minute intermission.

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Playwright-in-Residence

For three years I worked with StoneCircle Theatre as Playwright-in-Residence. Each year I mentored a new playwright for 6-8 months on developing a new script. Our work culminated in a staged reading of the script in front of various audiences. With the Artistic Director, Ken Bond, I directed the staged reading and hosted the feedback session at the end of the play.

I was a member of the Playwright’s Guild of Canada.


Publishing Credits

Here are some of my recent writing credits:

 

Jessica Outram at The Writing Spiral Launch

Jessica Outram at The Writing Spiral Launch

 

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