I grew up in Cascumpeque, PEI, on a river as beautiful as the River Clyde. If there is one place I am truly, deeply at home, it is on that shore. I now live with my partner and son in Toronto, where I have been working as a writer, actor and director for over 20 years. I have directed community-based performances for many years, principally through my job as artistic resource teacher at the Trinity Bellwoods CARE program in Toronto, where I created a score of original plays with a score of school-age children enrolled in Art in the Park, an outdoor summer art camp. I also worked in collaboration with visual artist Kristen Fahrig, creating community events at McGregor Park in Toronto’s west end, gatherings that featured a performance starring community members; and a party, with food, drink, and music.
As a teacher, I have led theatre workshops for all ages, amateur and professional; in addition to play creation with school-age children, I have taught physical theatre workshops both to professional actors across Canada and to community theatre groups throughout Ontario.
I “retired” last year to spend time at home with my son, but am delighted to come out of retirement to work with the River Clyde Pageant.