The Annual Navel Gaze: 2012

This was a big year for me. I did one of the scariest things I have ever done: I left my job and went on tour with Keystone Theatre. The tour took our show, The Last Man on Earth to Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton. It was, as you might expect, amazing.

The play received great reviews everywhere we went, and I was able to see parts of the country that I have never seen before.

I returned to Toronto, and began the hunt for an awesome new job to replace the old awesome job, which continues even as I write this. I’ll admit that it has been difficult job hunting for this long, and that I’ve been struggling against feeling discouraged. I don’t know what the next year has in store for me, but it will be something great, I know that.

Job hunt aside, the last few months have been pretty awesome for my creative life. I finished writing a rough draft of a play. I had decided to write a play about a period of Canadian history, but to do so in a Shakespearean style, which was quite the challenge. For a while it looked like I might not finish the draft and then finally…I did! And then I put the play aside, to give myself a rest from it for a while. I have a couple more plays I am working on at the moment: an as yet unnamed play set in WWI, a one man play called A Murder, and a Christmas play that is something of a story telling venture (at least for now).

So, now to set some creative goals for myself for the next year:

  • Finish the WWI play and the Murder play.
  • Go back to work on the one man play The Commandment, and look at staging it for a limited run.
  • Complete and polish the Christmas play, and stage it next December.

And of course, there’s the other thing:

  • Find an awesome new job to replace the old awesome job.

Let’s plan to meet back here at this time to see how I did.


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