This section includes posts about Northumberland and the surrounding area. Sitting on the patio of the Oasis Restaurant downtown Cobourg on a perfect summer’s day I thought I could do this: I could live here. A few months later when I was thinking about applying for a new job, I applied in this region–and voila! Here I am!! I've lived in Cobourg since July 2011.
July 2015 marks my fifth summer of living in Cobourg and working in Colborne and Brighton. My city friends often ask about what life is like outside of the GTA. The landscape is different. The culture is different. The days unfold with a lot less noise and a lot more beauty. Life in the city has its benefits too–but living in a place where the natural world is so much a part of the human world grounds me in a way that the city can’t.
The last time I was onstage was in 2005 at Whitby Courthouse Theatre. It was Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile. I played Germaine, a sassy bar maid and one of Picasso’s love interests. Then my focus shifted to playwriting and directing.