Most of my plays/performance creations, and some links.
plays / productions
Global Residency: Egypt
My newest project is a commission from the Theatre Centre in Toronto. In January, 2014 I will travel to Egypt to do research on the question, what is a revolution? I am one of five artists commissioned to travel something and research a question, along with Daniel Brooks, Nadia Ross, Denise Fujiwara, and X. We will all present the results of our investigations at the Free Fall Festival in Toronto, June, 2014.
Winners and Losers, co-written with James Long
A reality-theatre style investigation of competition, and class. Jamie and I play a game in which we name people, places, and things, and debate whether they're winners or losers. Then we turn the game on each other.
Presentations: Gateway Theatre (Richmond) |PuSh Festival (CA), Brighton Festival (UK), FTA (CA), Magnetic North Festival (CA), LOKAL (IS) Aarhus Fest. (DK), Noorderzone Fest. (NL), Terni Fest. (IT), Dublin Fest. (IR), Crow’s/Canadian Stage (Toronto) Intrepid Theatre (CA), On the Boards (US), 2012-2014
How Has My Love Affected You?
Triggered by my discovery of my estranged mother's journals, which I discovered in a storage locker long after she developed early-onset Alzheimers disease. It's reality-based and confessional, and I made it with my 17 year old son Zak, who sangs song constructed by Veda Hille out of my mum's writing.
Commissioned and Produced by the Arts Club Theatre, in association with Neworld, 2013
Presentations: Geordie Theatre (Montreal), National Tour | Young People’s
Theatre (Toronto), 2012-2013
Peter Panties, written with Niall McNeil
Presentation: PuSh International Performing Arts Festival & The Cultch, 2011
Commissioned and produced by the Caravan Farm Theatre, 2010
Adrift, inspired by the novel Adrift on the Nile, by Naguib Mahfouz
Commisioned by the Magnetic North Theatre Festival
Presentations: Magnetic North, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, 2006-07
Ali and Ali and the Axes of Evil, written with Guillermo Verdecchia and Camyar Chai
Presentations:| Intrepid Theatre (Victoria), On the Boards (US), Presentation House, | Gateway Theatre | Magnetic North Festival | Vancouver East Cultural Centre | Theatre Passe Muraille (Toronto), Montreal Arts Interculturels/Teesri Duniya,2004-2007
A Line in the Sand, written with Guillermo Verdecchia Teatro San Marto / Caí Foscari (Venice), 04 | Tarragon Theatre / du Maurier World Stage Fest., 96 | Playwrights Theatre Centre / Vancouver New Play Festival, 95 | Numerous University Productions