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On bearing life through words

“The feminine is that which receives inspiration, grace, life, holds it within the body, and gives it existence. Woman is the receiver through whom God transmits the life-giving signal of His love into the world. The mediatrix. The medium in His will made manifest…She is child-bearer, certainly, but also the bearer of artistic works, political …

Reflections

Witness to Freedom – Thoughts on Teaching Voice

Lately I’ve been privileged to witness my students really discover what their voices are capable of.  I think one of the most rewarding aspects of teaching is watching students be surprised by new things in their voice, the looks on their faces when they realize that that sound came out of them.   It doesn’t …

Performances

Life update & Blame Canada Concert

Hi everyone!  I know, I know – LONG time since I’ve posted anything!   It’s been quite the journey over this past year, with a lot of struggles, and a lot of light.  I’ll do my best to give you the Coles Notes version! Last summer, I was in a short run of Little Shop …

Reflections

Levelling Up

The phrase “level up” has been popping up in my vocabulary lately. Ironically, it’s one I feel unworthy of using since it seems to belong to a way of speaking that seems foreign to me, and something I vaguely associate with prosperity gospel nonsense. Now, seeking excellence or improving oneself or circumstances need not involve …

Events, Reflections

CREATED: An Artists’ Retreat

A long time dream of mine is finally on it’s way to happening. Back in 2012, I came across a blogpost online by Cole Matson, who proposed the idea of a Catholic artists’ community.  In reading it, my heart beat faster and I wondered if I had finally stumbled onto the idea which most fully …

Reflections

Good night, 2018!

I had originally planned to go dancing tonight but age – no, rather, maturity and a desire to do some professional housekeeping and reflection kept me cosy in my room, eating carrots and dip (ok, I confess I had a notable amount of dill pickle and sour cream & onion chips prior to these!) and …

Performances

Fame Follow Up

Hey everyone! Fame finished off beautifully, if far too quickly. Even though most reviewers had come at the beginning of the run, I was fortunate enough that two people were able to review my performance/do a follow up article: Natalie Katinakis: Critique : “Fame” au Théâtre St-Denis de Montréal And Daniel Ouimet: Entrevue avec Alisha …

Performances

Alisha’s Turn

Someone tell me, when is it my turn? It was one of those calls you hear happens in show business.  The kind you hope for but also can’t really imagine might actually happen to you.  But then, miraculously, it does, and suddenly, you are living a dream you thought might remain only a dream. Last …