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Hi.
I'm a writer from Toronto, Canada. My work has traveled all over North America, to the UK, and to Europe.  I write plays, films, and television.
I've also written essays, poetry, audio pieces, and commercial spots.

I love what words can do and create. 
I am driven by curiosity and inspired by questions I can't resolve in my own mind - of which there are many.
I usually write comedy because the world is bizarre and being a human is weird. And I like laughter.  
Here, you'll find some of my work and information about upcoming projects. Feel free to get in touch. Thanks!

"A brash, poetic, and fiercely original voice."

- NOW Magazine (Toronto)

—  Name, Title

 

NEW:

"IT'S NOT ME, IT'S YOU -- UNLESS IT'S ME"

For Intermission Magazine, published November 26th, 2021.

"If Canadian Theatre were to say, “it’s not you, it’s me,” it would be true. But has that line ever actually made anyone feel better? Either way, your heart gets cracked."

An 'Artist Perspective' essay about the struggle to keep the personal and professional separate in a field where the work comes directly from the self. Full piece here. 

         A new audio piece, The Great [Invisible] Quake

 

       

Performed by Amelia Sargisson, and produced and recorded by Troy Slocum: 

For more audio work see AUDIO & PROSE.

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The Great Invisible Quake
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          A new BetterHelp spot, "WANT".  

The latest BetterHelp spot I wrote is featured in
Adweek, ShotsLittle Black BookThe Message, StimulantTrendhunterAdStasher, 
Ads of the World
and the full campaign is featured in The Stable
 

For more information see COMMERCIALS

JUST MISSED:

 

WITH LOVE AND A MAJOR ORGAN: THE AUDIO PLAY

 

This audio adaptation of the hit play launched the Toronto Fringe's

new PRIMETIME FESTIVAL on November 3rd at 7:30. 

Listen to the Trailer.

SEE THE AUDIO PRESS KIT 

 

Contact me for information about licensing or listening to the play now. 

RECENT WORK:

My play for young audiences, Smallbots, was nominated for 2021 Playwright's Guild of Canada Tom Hendry Award. The script is available here. For more information, see THEATRE.

A spot I wrote about mental health during COVID has become BetterHelp's most popular ad (viewed over 200-million times)

 

I've Been Thinking About Vanishing is a short audio piece I created for the Toronto Fringe Festival's Community Booster.

My short film, SPOONING is streaming on CBC Gem (in Canada). For more info, see FILMS.

 

My short film, IT'S NOTHING, was at the Toronto International Film Festival. I wrote about it here.