Eulogizing yourself

Canadian playwright Leanna Brodie on the question:

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

“In writing with humour and insight of a varied and distinctive panoply of characters, Brodie showed an infectious compassion for all, without pity or sentiment for any. That is why audiences still love to see her plays, and actors still love to play them.

They also single-handedly created world peace, which most people see as a plus.”

That about sums it up for all of us, I think.

If you’re not yet reading Torontonian MK Piatkowski’s series of playwright interviews Umbrella Talk, you’re in for a huge treat. One of my favourite weekly hits of inspiration. Check it out at her company blog; One Big Umbrella.


  1. OMG, I am really far behind in reading the blog. Thanks for mentioning Umbrella Talk. It’s a pleasure for us to do it and I have to give a big shout-out to my Kent Lam, who does all the work in publishing them. It wouldn’t happen without his dedication. Our mandate is to help playwrights develop new markets and this is one of the ways we’re trying to do that.

    We could really use more non-Torontonian playwrights, so if you’ve had two plays professionally produced (by which we mean in non-school/workshop environments), please talk to us. We’ve tried to make the Umbrella Talks as little time-intensive as possible. And it’s fun!

  2. I meant to say my business partner and Artistic Producer, Kent Lam. Why doesn’t WordPress let me edit or delete comments? This is why I use Blogger. :)

  3. Hmm…it seems I meet that criteria myself. I’m terrible at being my own agent though…

    All right! I’ll do it!

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