Welcome to ANNE MACMILLAN'S MINI BLOG
OF RECENT EVENTS (Updated May 2019)
KITTY DECIDES AND THE MYSTERIOUS STRANGER
Anne's new paranormal play was read
as part of the Next Stage series
of full-length plays with audience feedback
Alumnae Theatre, Toronto, April 1, 2019
WRITE NOW writers' challenge 2018:
As producer also created the theme
for the 5th year in a row of this annual festival
(part of the New Play Development Group, Alumnae Theatre, Toronto)
WRITE NOW is an annual challenge to write a play over a weekend. Plays are 10 minutes long, rehearsed and directed, based on a special theme.
For instance, the 2015 theme was:
"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy" (Hamlet)
( A crossroads: an encounter with an experience beyond the normal. A fraction of a whole story - the fraction being the nucleus - the heart - the very centre of a changing life.)"
The 2014 theme was "AWAKENING"
THE ADVENTURES OF MONSIEUR MAURICE AND HIS BRIDAL EMPORIUM
Anne's comedy was rehearsed and staged
as a workshop feedback event in
the Next Stage Series at the Alumnae Theatre, Toronto
on June 26, 2018, directed by the author.
I AM AWAKE
Anne's paranormal play "I AM AWAKE" was
performed at the Alumnae Theatre Big Ideas Festival
Directed and staged by Ara Glenn-Johanson
May 17, 2017
"THEY ALL GOT OFF THE BUS ..."
Writing Act 2 of: "THEY ALL GOT OFF THE BUS BEFORE IT WENT DOWN THE HILL" :)
(Act 1 was directed by Lucy Brennan in the Alumnae's Big Ideas Festival in 2016 - great fun)
Casting Director for 3 plays in FIREWORKS 2016 (Alumnae Theatre)
Directed "Housekeeping" (author Jean Koppen),
New Ideas Festival, played March 16 to 20, 2016
( Alumnae Theatre, Toronto )
Three housekeepers, actors Aleksandra Maslennikova, Morna Wales and Behiwot Degefu,
each respond differently to an alarming discovery
in a wealthy man's house.
An intriguing, well-constructed play...
"ROWING ONWARD" written by Eugenie Carabatsos, directed by Anne:
March 2015, for the New Ideas Festival, Toronto.
An artistic, magical rendition - well received.
"IN A TIME OF WAR - Glasgow 1941" was performed
in Alumnae's New Ideas Festival 2014, March 12 - 16.
"DOCTOR MACPAN AND ALL"
Anne's magical rhyming play for children
was presented by
The Toronto Cold Read Series
"DRAGON MEMORIES" Anne's full-length psycho-drama:
was presented at the
Big Ideas Festival,
Directed by Pamela Redfern, May, 2014.