Monthly Archives: July 2014

An Interview with K.A. Barson, Author of 45 Pounds (more or less)

I’m 7 years old, my cousin is getting married and we need to find a dress. I’m not sure if it is because we have waited so long, or because I am in a mood but I when we finally find a dress … Continue reading

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Embodying Character Series: An Interview with Ellen Denny, Part Two

On Tuesday I had posted the first part of this two-part interview with Ellen Denny who currently plays Anne Shirley in the Anne & Gilbert: A Musical at The Guild in Charlottetown, PEI. The show is running until October 12th, so … Continue reading

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Embodying Character Series: An Interview with Ellen Denny, Part One

I’ve written in other parts of this blog about how successful the current production of Anne & Gilbert: The Musical is and that I think it has to do with the strong cast, led by Ellen Denny who plays Anne Shirley … Continue reading

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Embodying Character Series: Introduction

Last week I announced that over the summer I would be doing a series on Embodying Character, calling in the talents of two actors, Ellen Denny and Patrick Cook, and a writer/actor, Sandra Nickel to talk about embodying character. I’ve … Continue reading

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New Look. My Travels. New Series.

A couple of weeks ago I had promised an update and so today’s post is a bit of what’s been happening with Mel, as well as what you can expect to see on this blog in the future. First, I’m … Continue reading

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An Interview with Sarah Ellis, Author of Outside In

A couple of years ago, I was asked to give a talk at a CANSCAIP meeting to speak about the MFA program I was taking at VCFA. At this point I had only met Sarah Ellis briefly during residency, so it … Continue reading

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