Author's details

Name: D.J. Sylvis
Date registered: August 8, 2011

Latest posts

  1. D.J. on Stageworthy! — February 24, 2017
  2. Inked Heart is almost here. Weird. — November 9, 2016
  3. Test – live on Texture Public Library! — November 8, 2016
  4. Inked Heart – event listing! — September 20, 2016
  5. Write Only If You Can Handle Conflicting Advice About Writing — September 1, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. Gadgets and Apps and Less Killing Trees — 4 comments
  2. Inaugural — 3 comments
  3. A Brief Procedural Note — 1 comment
  4. How to Dominate at Submission — 1 comment
  5. Inked Heart – we need a guy! — 1 comment

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Feb 24

D.J. on Stageworthy!

A few weeks back, I had a nice long conversation about theatre with Phil Rickaby, host of the Stageworthy podcast. (To which you should already subscribe, if you want to hear fascinating discussions with the folks who make Canadian theatre happen.) You can listen to my interview here!

Nov 09

Inked Heart is almost here. Weird.

I took the initial notes that would become this play in 2009. It’s weird to be finished, to feel like I’ve taken it as far as I’m going to. This was one from the vaults that I assumed was dead and buried years ago – to have it together, in (relative) working order, and know …

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Nov 08

Test – live on Texture Public Library!

I’ll write a longer post about this when I’m not so caught up in Inked Heart miscellany, but … One of the things I’ve wanted to do for a while now is dip my fingers a little into writing interactive fiction – probably more in the Choose-Your-Own-Adventure way than the text-based-gaming way, but that may …

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Sep 20

Inked Heart – event listing!

Just in case you’re checking in here (and don’t have access to the Facebook event listing, or just don’t like going to FB which is completely fair) … I wanted to create a post giving you all the low-down details on the play and how to see it! So here’s the info I posted about …

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Sep 01

Write Only If You Can Handle Conflicting Advice About Writing

One of my friends has been posting inspiring quotes about writing on his social media, both as a way of keeping himself moving forward, and to share the wealth of support with others. It’s a pretty great thing to do. But yesterday, he posted a quote from Elie Wiesel: “Write only if you cannot live …

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Aug 30

Inked Heart – we need a guy!

Just popping in to create an entry for this (I know, I need to catch up on regular blog entries – but I have been updating the page!) – auditions are coming up next week for Alumnae Theatre’s Fireworks Festival, which will include my play Inked Heart. Which is great, but we could still use …

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Jun 01

Stars (ten minute play)

This isn’t something I’ve really done before, but I thought I’d give it a shot. In between drafts of the current full-length play, I put together a little ten-minute piece that I can start sending around. It’s both completely like me, and a bit of a departure. Please note that I’m using the singular ‘they’ for …

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Jun 01

Back again! (Again.)

So hi! I’m trying to clean up this page a bit and maybe even use it again. Anybody still keeping an eye out for new posts? Where I am right now in this crazy theatrical journey: Currently, Monkeyman Productions is on hiatus. We had a really rough 2015 and had to cancel our fall production …

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Jul 04

Writing and Re-writing Nefarious!

Quick update – I’ve just written a blog post on the Monkeyman Productions site about the long and winding revision process for our fifth anniversary production, The Nefarious Bed & Breakfast. Take a look: The Making (and Re-Making) of a Supervillain

Apr 16

Great review of The Simian Showcase 2013

I know I’ve been remiss in keeping the site up to date – but as I get back into it, here’s a lovely thing to report. Our current production, The Simian Showcase 2013, has been well-reviewed by My Entertainment World, including some very nice things said about my piece in particular! “Super is a painfully relatable, sad …

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