Coming Soon: Umbrella Talk

Wow my first post on our blog! I am pleased to announce that we are launching Umbrella Talk, with playwrights from Canada and elsewhere, right here on our blog.

Next week, we will be kicking off our Umbrella Talks with international award winning playwright Justin Fleming from Australia. In the following weeks, we will be talking with Canadian playwrights Mark Leiren-Young, Andrew Moodie and Nicolas Billon.

We have come up with 10 interesting, somewhat fun and thought-inducing questions:

What do you drink on opening night?

Who would direct the coolest production of one of your plays?

What scares you? What can't you write about?

What do you want to write about that you haven't yet?

If someone was to write a play about your life, what genre would it be? (e.g. comedy, tragedy, melodrama, horror)

How do you deal with praise? With criticism?

Where would you like your work to be produced?

Where do you write? Pen or keyboard?

What would you like academics to write about your work in 50 years?

What inspires you?

If you are a playwright that has been produced in Canada or elsewhere and would like to talk with us, please drop us a line at