Entries by David Jeremy Smith

Retreats in Full Swing

In March we hosted our first Gillespie House Playwrights Retreat of 2024. It went so well, we’re already planning for the next one! Last month Driftwood hosted its first playwrights retreat of the season at our partnered Bed & Breakfast, The Gillespie House. We were joined by Ellen Denny (playwright, The Great(er) Maple Syrup Heist), […]

Playwrights Retreat Call for Submissions

Driftwood Theatre is now accepting applications for its next iteration of The Gillespie House Playwrights Retreat. This brand-new offering is an entirely self-directed paid opportunity that offers time and space to Ontario theatre makers who are developing new works that are epic and mythic in nature.  The Gillespie House Playwrights Retreat Series is one of […]

Peeling Onions with Ahmed

Our Playwright Around the House, Ahmed Moneka, has been hard at work on his newest project, The Onion Cellar; a collectively-created, world-fusion musical celebrating openness, storytelling, and community. In fact, not even a few weeks ago, he was conducting a second round of interviews with his incredible team of artists! To learn more about Ahmed’s work on The […]

Shakespeare D&D: Recap

The Story So Far…   Shipwrecked on a mysterious island following a violent tempest, our adventurers – the young sorcerer Percy Parsimmon Parsnip, the songful bard Feste, the fun-loving witch Hecate, the jittery rogue Dogberry, the vengeful paladin Joan, and the mysterious warrior Fidele – set out to find the missing master of the diminutive […]