Plays & Productions.
OUR FRANCES: An extraordinary new play celebrating the life and heroism of Frances Cluett, VAD. Fanny was born and lived in Belleoram, Newfoundland. In 1916, she joined the Volunteer Aid Detachment. After a scant month of medical training she was shipped overseas and served for four years at the 10th General Hospital in Rouen, France. Although she would likely argue the point, during those years she became as heroic as the men and boys who fought. The play is inspired by her many letters to home, detailing the horrors and heartbreak she witnessed, and revealing how her humoUr and resilience captured the love and loyalty of all she encountered. This Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador Production is playing at the Gros Morne Theatre Festival this September before heading to the U.K.
Books and Articles
- This is the Cat
- Girly Muckle and the Queer Hands: Thanks to a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, I am hard at work on my first novel written for young Selkies and other creatures. It is a coming out, coming of age story for young adults, a fantasy adventure in which the Selkies, Adlets, Banshees and Faeries are alive and well and hidden in plain sight.
- love, life: This is my creative non-fiction memoir based around my recent trip to Italy. Stay tuned for more details on when and where you can find it!