“ After forty years of writing for the stage and the page, I know what it is like to face that blank page, to be afraid to start, and then to judge yourself mercifully when you do. With the coaching I have created a safe, fun process by which you will be able to get enough courage to bring your story into the light. I still light up when my writing clients experience that ‘aha’ moment where they finally click with their gut and what it is they are trying to say.”
AUTHOR, COMIC AND MENTOR
Coach and Mentor:
Teacher at The Second City Improvisation. 15 years. ( personal and corporate improvisation.
Writing Workshops for Centennial College Staff.
One Day Writing Retreats. Amherst Island, Kingston, Toronto Island,
Comedy From A Broad Writing Workshops for Female Comics, The Second City 2015 to present.
Online Bootcamps. 2010-to present date.
One on One Coaching Programs: 2011 to present date.
Seminars at Kingston AuthorsFest.
TV AND RADIO WRITING;
27 episodes, ongoing
Winnipeg Comedy Festival 3 Seasons
Ring Toss (writer actor) CBC Radio
Producer: Tracy Rideout
One Funny Lady three comedy features for Laugh Out Loud, debuted Fall 2009
Drama, Miracle MotherNominated for Governor General’s AwardProduced by: Tarragon Theatre, Vancouver Arts Club, Nanaimo Theatre and International Play Reading, Washington State
The Second City
Writer and director of seven shows with The Second City, London, Chicago and Toronto. 1984-2001
One Funny Lady
Toured Canada with six one woman shows writing and creating strong political and humourous women. 1995-present.
Playwright in Residence – Factory Theatre and Tarragon Theatre, 1989-94
Story Editor: David Brady Productions. Henry Less Production. Canadian Accents.
Books and Novel.
Reality is Over Rated
Self-published book, 2005
Novel Create Space: 2014
That Which Doesn’t Kill You ….makes you funnier.
Self Published 2010
You’re Entitled To My Opinion
Columnist for Humor Article, Kingston Life, 2007-2009
Nominated for National Magazine Award for Humour for “Online Dating: Gone Fishin’ “
Two articles in Canadian Living, 2009
Editor: Kathryn Dorell
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