Short biography

Born in Montreal, Canada. Grew up in Vancouver, Canada.

Studied: BA (Performing Arts, English) SFU, Vancouver. Classical Acting: The Academy Drama School (London), MA (Drama) University of Toronto; MSt (Creative Writing) Oxford.

Works: English teacher at The University of Hamburg; freelance creative writing instructor; freelance workshop leader in Presentation Skills

Double life: As a stage actor has performed in over 25 plays, as well as voice-overs. Toured in France & Germany with educational theatre companies: Drama Ties (Paris); Whitehorse (Soest).

Directing/dramaturgy: In Paris, co-Artistic Director of Paris Playwrights at the Shakespeare & Company Bookstore. In Hamburg, artistic director of R3 (public play readings with The Rover Rep Theatre).

Writing: short story collection („Love Bites”), novella („The Smoking Dog”), full-length play („Mother-Ship”), one-act („Miss/es”).

Currently, working on first novel which takes place on the Way of St James pilgrimage (Jakobsweg).

Member of the writers’ room 2014.

Publications

2016 Infertile Land (story; online), "Menda City Review" (California)
2015 Sunday in the Park with Betty (story) "Dachkammerflimmern"-Writer’s Room Anthology
2015 Love Bites (story; online), "The Penmen Review" (Southern New Hampshire University)
2015 Love Bites (short story), "Bitter Oleander" (New York)
2015 Phantom Appendage (story; online), "decomP magazine" (Ohio)
2008 Triumvirate (short story), „SubTerrain Literary Journal” (Vancouver)
2007 Candyman (short story), „1097Mag“
2006 His Golden Woman (short story), „Women in Judaism” (University of Toronto)
2005 Water re-tension, „New Monologues for Women by Women II”
  (Haring-Smith, Engleman, USA)
2004 Imagine the Love (monologue), „Audition Arsenal“
  (Janet B. Milstein, Smith and Kraus Pub., USA)
  Candyman (short story), „Pharos Literary Magazine” (British Institute/Alice Notley, Paris)

Productions and readings

2016 “Divine Monster” new one-act commissioned by the UBC Players for the University of British Columbia Centennial Celebration, Vancouver, Canada (March)
2015 “Sunday in the Park with Betty” story Dach Kammer Flimmern-Writer’s Room Anthology,Kühne Lage Schützenstr. 39, 22761 Hamburg, Germany
2014 “History of Walking” excerpt from novel, read at Sommersause: Writer’s Room Festival (2 July), Hamburg
2014 “Sunday in the Park with Betty” story Dach Kammer Flimmern-Writer’s Room Anthology, Dosenfabrik (Tin Can Factory) Doseopen (8-9 Nov), Hamburg
2009 "The Furies” one-act International Women Playwrights Conference, Mumbai, India, invitation
2008 CBC Radio Outfront, Vancouver „Of This and That” interview- story with my Jewish grandmother
2007 Sarasvati Productions, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Winnipeg. Performance of „Daisychained” Cabaret of Monologues for International Women’s Week Long Night of Theatres, Rover Rep Theatre, Hamburg. Performance: „Water Re-tension” mono.
  FEATS The Hague, Royal Theatre Studio, „Water Re-tension” monologue (fringe festival)
2005 Carr’s Moving Parts staged readings, Carr’s Irish Pub, Paris, Reading of „MotherShip” full-length
2004 Paris Playwrights Spring Festival, „9 Plays in 90 Minutes” Paris, Staged reading of „My One and Only Doppelganger” one-act at Theatre L’Usine, 11th arr, Paris
2004 FemFest, Sarasvati Productions (AD: Hope McIntyre) Winnipeg, Canada, Production of „Miss/es”