Save the date for The Glass Piano in New York City

I am very excited for my first full-length production at Columbia University! The Glass Piano is a new play inspired by the true story of Princess Alexandra Amelie of Bavaria, who believed she had swallowed a grand piano made of glass. It will be a short run, so mark your calendars now if you would like to see it. More details on times and tickets to follow.

The Glass Piano

a new play by Alix Sobler

Directed by Matthew Trucano
February 11-14, 2016
Schapiro Theatre, Columbia University campus
FREE

The Secret Annex at the Segal Centre

T_1516_SegalCentre_TheSecretAnnex_slideshowI am so excited that The Secret Annex will have its second production at the Segal Centre in Montreal as part of the 2015/16 season. Looks like a great year of theatre and I am very proud my play is a part of it. With Marcia Kash directing and Sara Farb starring, I can’t wait to see it!

Find all the details of the season here.

Great Reviews for The Secret Annex

I am so excited that The Secret Annex has been getting great response and great reviews. I will be keeping track of the reviews on my review page, but here are some links to them as well!

February 22 – From the Winnipeg Free Press – FOUR STARS – Anne Frank comes alive in believable tale

February 21 – From CBC – The Secret Annex brings a complex Anne Frank to life at RMTC

Outwords – The Secret Annex: a review

 

New play looks at Anne Frank – alive and well and living in 1950s Brooklyn

New play looks at Anne Frank – alive and well and living in 1950s Brooklyn

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I am so excited that the Globe and Mail chose to write a feature about my new play, The Secret Annex which opens tomorrow at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. I am so proud of this play and the production and very thrilled to share it with the world.

If you are Winnipeg, please come and see it! You can get tickets here.

If you are from elsewhere and would like to contact me about the play, you can reach me through my blog!

An Open Letter to David Gilmour

Nailed it.

The Belle Jar

Dear David Gilmour,

As a woman writer I’d like to say thank you.

No, honestly, thank you.

Thank you for being privileged enough, culturally tone-deaf enough, and even just plain stupid enough to say that you don’t love women writers enough to teach their works in your class. Thank you for saying what so many other male professors think but are afraid to admit. Thank you for opening up this huge fucking can of worms that most people are happy enough to pretend doesn’t even exist.

Seriously, thank you for reminding me that, as a writer who happens to be female, I will always be a woman first and a writer second.

Oh and thank you especially for throwing in that little racial comment about how you also don’t love Chinese writers, because you might as well shit all the beds while you’re at it, right?

But…

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Winnipeg Improv Festival! October 1 – 5

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Hey, great news!

I am going to be a part of the Winnipeg Improv Festival, running October 1 – 5! There is an amazing group of performers from all over Canada and the United States gathering in town for this prestigious event, I am pretty sure you don’t want to miss it.

You should get all the details about the festival here.

Myself? I will be performing:

THE FESTIVAL SAMPLER PLATTER: Tuesday, October 1 at the King’s Head at 9pm

THE FRIDAY MAINSTAGE SHOW:  Friday, October 4 at the Gas Station at 8 pm

THE SATURDAY MAINSTAGE SHOW: Saturday, October 5, at the Gas Station at 8 pm

See you there!

DNTO for Father’s Day

I will be on DNTO tomorrow, (Saturday, June 18) talking to Sook-Yin and my dad about the experience we had last year when he came to see Some Things You Keep, the play I wrote about him. This interview was probably one of the most enjoyable I have ever done on DNTO. It gave my dad and me a chance to talk about and share with the world this very powerful experience  and the transformation out relationship went through. Father/daughter drama, art transforming lives, east meets west….this one has got it all.

Hear the show on CBC radio one at 2 pm on Saturday. Visit the DNTO page for other info and air times.

Find out more about my play and read reviews on my Recent Plays page.

Signature Award Nomination

Hey, here’s something pretty cool!

A commercial I conceived of and wrote for WAC’s ARTS FOR ALL campaign was nominated for  a Signature Award! It’s my first nomination for ANYTHING, so I’m going to enjoy it.

The promo was produced by Frantic Films and directed by Darren Wall…I think he did an amazing job. I will find out next Thursday if it won, but I am going to go on record as saying, “Its an honour just to be nominated.”