It's been nearly four years since I've posted on this blog, but you'd never know. "And why is that Katherine?!"
... because I never published it.
But that's the truth! I wrote about my experiences as a young actor in Vancouver and though that what I was saying was meaningless or vapid or uninteresting. Thankfully, my 27 year old self has realized 3 very important things that you would all benefit from. I DIGRESS.
1. What EVERYONE finds interesting isn't none of my businaaass BUT, (and it's a big butt, hehe)... what SOME...
I'm performing up in Barkerville for the 2016 summer season and it couldn't be lovelier! Here are some Cariboo inspired poems from my time so far. This place is magical and brings out the writer in me! PICTURES COMING SOON
Cariboo Haiku #1
I know people came for gold,
chance and glory
But they stayed for mountains.
This house is an old miner in the rain
It knows weather and droops
Then lifts heart-led for the sun
Can you describe; No, you cannot.
Across a crowded room
When love walks in.
I started this directing challenge UNPREPARED. I will admit that right away. I knew so little about Oscar Wilde and had only a surface appreciation for his play-writing. The (ONLY) benefit of this starting place was that I was allowed to grow and learn as the cast did. Asking more questions and having less pre-determined answers gave the life of the show a chance to have a life, which I believe ties in very well with the manda...
I've known for most of my life that beneath this single pirouette-ing girl, there lives a tripple-on-the-left dancer. Where has she been hiding? In the shadows, afraid of trying, afraid of really achieving the level I've always known I could.
You know how you imagine yourself one way and the truth is another? Kind of like this?...
Well, this is the truth. In my head, I soar and leap like a Canadian-female-5'3" Baryshnikov.
BUT NO LONGER.
I recently closed The Wizard of Oz at the Gateway Theatre, and though it was a...
Last week I visited my old high-school theatre program. There were two reasons, well three actually.
1. Nostalgia is so sickeningly sweet.
2. To encourage the teens to pursue the arts.
3. To do promotion for Cap U’s theatre program, which is my job!
I felt a little wrong though. After talking about what I’ve done so far (not too much, I’m a performing baby!) the youngsters were asking me questions on what to do and I honestly DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO SAY. I’m pretty sure I spewed something about remaining curious and taking c...
I’ve struggled since graduating from my post-secondary training in the work vs. art world. Artists need to eat, but also need to continue the pursuit of training so someday, people will pay us to do what we love.
We slog away, and a lot of us serve, cook, clean, temp, assist in the meantime, fueling the pursuit of advancing our skills and landing those roles but also feeling a little bit sold out by non-arts work.
I’ve been trying for a long time to make my life a life I want to live day to day, and for me personally, tha...