I'm a writer. Much of my work has been in theatre. 

 

My plays have been acclaimed internationally and produced across North America in places including Los Angeles, Chicago, Alaska, New York, Boise, Toronto, and Paris. 

 

I've also written film and television. Last November, I was selected from over 800 applicants to be part of CBC's Emerging Writers Room, working on the 4th season of Kim's Convenience. Three short films I've written have been touring festivals internationally, iwith a 2019 TIFF premier. I've also written some non-fiction and prose.

 

I love what words can do. My favourite work to read, watch, and write is imaginative and unexpected, poetic, funny, and honest. I write about emotions a lot. They're complicated, universal, and tend to drive everything, acknowledged or not. 

 

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"A brash, poetic and fiercely original voice that's equal parts pee-your-pants funny and get-out-that-Kleenex poignant."

                                                                                         - NOW Magazine (Toronto)

it's nothing premiered @ TIFF 2019

 

 

IT'S NOTHING, a film I wrote, directed by Anna Maguire and starring Cara Gee (The Expanse) and Emily Piggford (Warigami), premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival! 

In conjunction with the premiere, I wrote this piece: "It's Nothing Excavates My Experience With An Eating Disorder"

I talked a little about it here.

IT'S NOTHING was on NOW Magazine's list of Ten Must-See Canadian Short Films at TIFF.

 

Trailer above. Poster by Rachel Wallace, featuring Emily Piggford.

 festival screnings:

IT'S NOTHING has been an Official Selection at:

FIN Atlantic International Film Festival (Halifax, 2019)

Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (Montreal, 2019)

 

UPCOMING SCREENINGS:

Cucalorus Film Festival (North Carolina, Nov. 13th-17th, 2019)

London Short Film Festival (London, UK. Jan. 10th-19th, 2020)

more upcoming:

spooning's uk premier 

SPOONING has it's UK Premier at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival. It will also screen at Film Bath with the 2019 Cannes hit, And Then We Danced, on November 14th.

 

Past Screenings: Cinequest Film Festival (San Jose, 2019) Breakthroughs Film Festival (Toronto, 2019) and Canadian Film Fest, where Krista won "Best Actor in a Short Film". 

boxed in @ tumbleweed theatre

u-r-u@ next stage theatre festival

BOXED IN will be at Tumbleweed Theatre in Alberta,  November 14-16th. For tickets.

Excited to present a staged reading of U-R-U at the Next Stage Theatre Festival, directed by Heather Annis. Details will be announced mid-November.

The festival runs January 8th-19th, 2020, at the Factory Theatre in Toronto.

Read the PRESS RELEASE. 

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The Whistler Film Festival's Screenwriters Lab

Continuing to develop the feature film adaptation of With Love and a Major Organ. The script has also received regional Telefilm Production funding with director Kim Albright and producer Madeleine Davis. Phase 2 is December 2019. 

 

 

See the updated press kit for the play version WITH LOVE AND A MAJOR ORGAN

 

You can buy the published hour-long play here or the current 80-minute version here.

 

 

 

Oct 2019:        My feature film adaptation of With Love and a Major Organ ranked in the Austin Film Festival's Feature                                      Film Competition and is Short-Listed for the Sundance Institute's Feature Film Program.

 

Sept 2019:      With Love and a Major Organ was produced at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

 

July 2019:       U-R-U  (a new play inspired by Capek's R.U.R.), was in The Road Theatre Company's  Summer Playwrights                                     Festival in Los Angeles, directed by Larry Biederman.

 

                        Eat Your Heart Out, a short film I wrote with Abby Pierce, was screened with Lynn Shelton's Sword of Trust                               at Chicago's ACE Hotel. WATCH THE TRAILER, starring Abby Pierce and Charlie Koontz.

 

June 2019:    Coeur De Papier a French translation of my play, With Love and a Major Organ, by Constance Labbé                                       premiered in Paris, France in Mises en Capsules at Théâtre LEPIC.

                       With Love and a Major Organ at Baylor Theatre in Texas, directed by Jessica Holt.

 

May 2019:      Boxed In was produced by the Quand-Même Collective in Vancouver, directed by Morgan Misic.

                                           

Feb 2019:      U-R-U  was in Sacred Fools Theater's New Works Reading Series at The Broadwater Theatre in Los Angeles. 

 

Winter 2018Selected from 800 applicants for CBC's emerging writers' room for Kim's Convenience (on CBC & Netflix).                        

                        US and Canadian workshop productions of U-R-U at Occidental College (LA) & Humber College (Toronto).

                            

                        With Love and a Major Organ at The Boise Contemporary Theatre Watch the promotional short film:

 

 

              

 

 

 

 

 

        

 

 

 

 

 

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