Musical Theatre

Here are some of the musical theatre and theatre-with-music shows I’ve written and co-written:




Once upon a time, in a far-off aquarium, there was an octopus who liked to eat yams. Once upon a time there was an octopus in a far-off aquarium who decided to prophesize, so he could eat more yams. Once upon a time there was an old-but-young-at-heart Japanese yam-van-lady who fed him yams, and a cantankerous Ukrainian janitor/former professor of philosophy who was jealous that the two of them were friends at all.

There were some other characters too, like a girl who liked to set things on fire but was really looking for a friend. She didn’t like yams…until she did. This is not a show about yams. But it is a show about an aquarium coming together. With songs and existentialism and meditations on nature.

And yams.




Don’t Look For Me is the story of a woman who goes missing, and the daughter who goes looking for her 18 years later. A memory piece and cultural road trip, beginning in a small Francophone town in Western Canada and ending in the Baja peninsula.


Duty is a short musical, inspired by the true story of a US War resister who took refuge in a Canadian church to avoid deportation back to America. Winner of Touchstone Theatre’s 10-minute musical competition, administered by Touchstone Theatre, Vancouver.


God From the Machine is a one-woman show set on the US-Mexico border. A meditation on miracles and those who go looking for them.




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