Category Archives: Theatre


He would call me late at night from somewhere on the road, a ghost town in Texas, a rest stop near Pittsburgh, or from Santa Fe, where he was parked in the desert, listening to the coyotes howling. Patti Smith, … Continue reading

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Fan Letter

Once knew someone at the beginning of her acting career. She later achieved international success as a voice actress. Didn’t know her then, and don’t know her now. Somebody saw her in an early play, not one on a major … Continue reading

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Sometimes a line, or two…

…says more than a book. Came across a couple like that: I write plays because writing dialogue is the only respectable way of contradicting yourself. Tom Stoppard, as quoted by Keith Garebian in “A lifetime of roles”. Review of Ira … Continue reading

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Came across 2001 profile of Richard Ouzounian, “Richard’s Party”, by Michael Posner (Globe and Mail, January 6, 2001, p. R7). Just before the opening of Larry’s Party, a musical Ouzounian had co-written, as lyricist, with musical collaborator Marek Norman, based … Continue reading

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“Every saint has a past. Every sinner has a future”

Saw the words on the arms of somebody behind the counter at a fast food restaurant. Had to look more closely to see the words. Only saw one arm: “Every sinner has a future”. She showed me both arms, and … Continue reading

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Glenda Jackson

Glenda Jackson. First saw her at a double bill a the Mayfair Theatre in Ottawa in 1972 or so: Women In Love (1969), for which she won the 1970 Oscar as Best Actress, and Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971), for which … Continue reading

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Naive Intention

One of my legal colleagues referred to me as a “naive dupe” over this front page legal news. I blew up, blowing my cover. Easier to play the timid, the doddering and the gullible, the older one gets. Easier to … Continue reading

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