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The Zen of Fear

Do your hopes and dreams bring you fear? As I put my producing hat back on for our NYC debut, I have been reminded daily about one thing: FEAR. Yep, big, honking, fear. You know what I’m talking about. Not a monster in the closet, not the boogeyman, not even zombies who want to eat […]

Wow – FIRST HAND WOMAN is Going to NYC!

NYC, here we come! I recently found out that my stage play FIRST HAND WOMAN will be heading to the NYC International Fringe Festival this coming August. This will mark our U.S. debut! I can’t tell you how excited I am. This is a crazy-great opportunity. The two shows that FIRST HAND WOMAN has been compared to the most, Sex […]

How to ROCK the Ordinary World in 10 Minutes

Every good journey needs a variety of things. First of all, you’ve got to start with an AWESOME heroine/hero… Now, let’s say that awesome person is you! In order to begin what in creative terms is deemed as a “good story”, you need to start off with a few simple ingredients. You start with what’s […]

2010 Phobia Alert: Dancing in the Middle of the Circle

I hope you’re roaring and ready to go for this brand new year! This New Year’s Eve, I created this thing that I call a “Dream Tree” in my den. It has silvery branches, small white xmas lights and “dreams” hanging from the branches. I invited people to write their hopes on a piece of […]

So Close I Can Taste It…

Opening night… OMG! The excitement and nerves are simply through the roof. I think the entire FIRST HAND WOMAN team is buzzing now that opening night is finally upon us. I’m soooo proud of everyone. It really was a magical rehearsal process. Soooo wonderful to see everyone dive deeper and further with their work; taking risks […]

The “Heart” of FIRST HAND WOMAN?

Yep, it’s about time to get a little personal. Before mounting FIRST HAND WOMAN’s world premiere in Montreal, I was nervous because my heart was having extremely intense, prolonged palpitations. I went to see my family doctor and she did some tests that caused her concern. She was worried that I may be experiencing a […]

Leap and the Net Will Appear!

Crazy Great Lesson Learned! I find that revisiting the journey that I went through in the months that lead up to FIRST HAND WOMAN’s world debut last month, is sort of like… Amazing + Brain Melt. Diving in the way I did was kinda like skydiving when you’re afraid of heights and planes – You can read […]

FIRST HAND WOMAN and the Zen of Skydiving

A.k.a. Being afraid and doing it anyway! This post is a long one, but if you stick with it, I think you’ll get a lot out of it. Okay then, time to dig in. To begin with, I’m thrilled to announce that my stage play, FIRST HAND WOMAN, which I started writing in 2004, will see […]

The Fear of Becoming a First Hand Woman

With FIRST HAND WOMAN I’m swimming in the place where dreams meet fears… This play has been in my head and on the page for four years now, and it will finally start its journey into the outside world and onto the stage in just two and a half months. Wow, Montreal, here we come! […]