news. Our Sister Duchess to read at the Carol Shields Festival of New Works

I am very excited to announce that my adaptation of John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi, called Our Sister Duchess, will have its first public reading at the Carol Shields Festival of New Works in Winnipeg May 14th. 

Adapted from Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi, this new piece is a feminist re-focus of the play on the injustice of the her persecution. Our Sister Duchess is a victim of obsession and misogynistic rage manifest within her family in a world contemporary to ours, consumed by technology, image, and reputation.

The reading is presented by Theatre By The River, and will be directed by Heidi Malazdrewicz.  Casting announcements, along with the schedule for the festival will follow shortly. Watch my blog, or for more information. For details on the Carol Shields Festival which will also feature readings of new work by Ginny Collins and Kevin Klassen, please visit