April 29, 2020

Your eyes are dark stars

Ochre wells of kindness

and in a second, tigers

devouring me with bites and kisses

So lucky to have loved a wolf,

but I am a sleeping one,

and cannot play the sheep.

Two wolves loving draws blood.

October 16th, 2019

July 8, 2016

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.

Cariku #2

This house is an old miner in the rain
It knows weather and droops
Then lifts heart-led for the sun

Cariku #3

Can you describe; No, you cannot.
Across a crowded room
When love walks in.

Cariku #4

Pure affecti...

May 19, 2016

                 

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...

November 3, 2015

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...

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