Tag Archive | theatre

Making a Fringerer: Change of Plans

Making a Fringerer: Change of Plans

I bet you thought I’d been buried alive under boxes in my basement, didn’t you? I bet artists on the Fringe waitlist were hoping they could have my spot, weren’t they? Well, I’m alive and mostly well and I have, in fact, tamed the basement. What? You don’t believe me? I anticipated this, and I […]

Making a Fringerer: Preparations

I am the laziest writer alive. I don’t even really like writing, just having written. Sometimes I read quotes from writers who say things like, “I am happiest when writing” or “I can’tĀ not write” and I resent them for feeling that way and for their use of double negatives. But I have come to terms […]

Shut Your Mousetrap

My friend is 100 years old. Recently she was talking about Agatha Christie’s play The Mousetrap, fretting because she couldn’t remember what happens in it. So I downloaded it on my phone and have beenĀ reading it to her. Yes, as a play, reading each role with a different voice. What do you think I am, […]

I Quit

When I was small, there were these scrapbooks you could buy for your child’s school years. There was a place for the photo, areas to fill in your favourite foods and teacher, best friend, things like that. And at the bottom of each page, it said, “When I grow up, I want to be…” Below […]