Routine Creativity

This post will probably not be great because honestly, I have no ideas. I have built writing this blog into my morning routine, but I don’t necessarily have a plan. I just get up, meditate,…

My Love of Learning

It’s the beginning of summer and while most people are headed off on vacations, I have signed up for a couple of university classes instead. Technically, I’m pursuing a degree, but I already have one…

Keep the Drama on the Stage

In the theatre, we love drama. And not just the well-written, Shakespearian period dramas, we love our own dramas as well. Actors tend to be, by and large, some of the most self-involved people in…

To Journal or Not To Journal

Before I started writing this blog, I was doing “Morning Pages” at this time of the day. Morning Pages are an idea from Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way, which is a workbook of sorts…

Listening to Your Own Voice

I stage managed a play a few years ago called A Doll’s House, Part 2, by Lucas Hnath. It is a modern sequel to Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, which tells the story of the marriage…

Creativity and the Comfort Zone

Creativity can be a scary word for some people. They tend to think they aren’t creative because they can’t draw, or sing, or be witty. But that’s not what creativity is. Creativity is honestly nothing…

Arts as the Spiritual

When I was in my twenties, I worked for a theatre company. I was a founding member and it was a bit of a communal situation. A bunch of us lived at the theatre, so…

Shared Breath

Since 2020, I’ve been thinking about the idea of “shared breath.” It’s the idea that you share the breath of others in the same room and same experience. When the lockdowns came, theatre became almost…