Plays Box 1

The Following plays are in box 1 – you must take all if you are interested – contact Danny at wyldbear@gmail.com if interested

Anton Chekhov Five Plays
Sam Shepard Buried Child
David French Leaving Home
Tennessee Williams The Magic Tower and other 1-act plays
Agatha Christie Witness for the prosecution
Shakespeare Four great comedies
Shakespeare Four great Tragedies
Greek Tragedies Including Euripides V
Caryl Churchill Drunk enough to say I love you
Sarah Ruhl In the Next Room
Kevin Kerr Unity
Cameron Porteous 12 Hours that saved a country
Seamus Heaney The burial at thebes
Bernard Shaw Saint Joan
Plautus Four Comedies
Stephen Adly Guirgis The last days of Judas Iscariot
Anthony Caputi Eight modern plays
Tracy Letts August:Osage County
Verdi’s Macbeth
Judith Thompson Palace of the End
Eugene O’neill Long day’s journey into night
Timberlake Wertenbaker Our Country’s good
The complete Greek Tragedies
Bertolt Brecht Galileo
Moliere Tartuffe
Greek Tragedies Includes Sophocles II


Cabbage Dish

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 large onion – diced small
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 C water
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 (14.5oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (15oz) tomato sauce
  • 2 C cooked rice
  • 1 1/2 heads green cabbage, cored, chopped in 1″ pieces or less
  • 2 C shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Garnish with fresh parsley

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350′.  Spray a 9×13 dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, add beef, onion and garlic.  Cook until beef is brown and thoroughly cooked, drain if needed.
  • Stir in oregano, thyme, paprika, water, Worcestershire sauce, diced tomatoes and tomato sauce.
  • Simmer for 15-20 mins, turn off heat and stir in cooked rice.
  • While the sauce is simmering, add a tbsp of olive oil to a large skillet or dutch oven.  add the cabbage, season with s&p; cook over medium heat – stirring occasionally.  Cook until tender – at least 5 mins or more s needed.
  • Spread 1/2 of cabbage over bottom of baking dish, spread 1/2 sauce over cabbage, then repeat until all is gone.
  • Cover tightly with foil and bake for 40mins.  Remove from the oven, take off foil, cover with 2 C cheese and return to oven bake uncovered for another 20 mins or until cheese melts and starts to turn brown.  Garnish with fresh parleys and serve.

 


Ray’s Spaghetti Sauce

Ingredients

  • Beef plus 3 pack – use 1/3 of veal, 1/3 beef and 1/3 pork sausages (cut up)  – drain after cooking for 20 mins.
  • Chopped celery, onions (large white) , peppers, 2 carrot’s,  mushrooms, garlic – drain after cooking

Directions

  • Boil both – meat for 20mins, vegs about the same. 
  • Mix in pot or slow cooker. 
  • Add 2 large  tins tomatoes, and 2 small tins of paste, plus tomato puree or juice
  • plus spices – oregano, thyme, bay leaf, s & p, parsley. 
  • Simmer for 2 hours or all day on low in slow cooker.  Add more tomato juice as needed.
  • Very good

NO KNEAD BREAD

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water

Directions:

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt and yeast.
  • Add water and mix until a shaggy mixture forms.
  • Cover bowl with greased plastic wrap and set aside for 12-18 hours.  Making it the night before works well.
  • Heat oven to 450 F.
  • When the oven has reached 450 F, place a CAST IRON pot with a lid, (or alternatively, a regular pot covered in foil) and heat the pot for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, pour dough onto a very heavily floured, movable surface (cheesecloth, cutting board). With floured hands, shape dough into a ball.
  • Cover with greased plastic wrap and let sit while the pot is heating.
  • Remove hot pot from the oven, drop in the dough and cover. (Optionally, I suggest first sprinkling a generous pinch of cornmeal in the bottom of the pot FIRST to keep dough from sticking. Another generous pinch sprinkled over the top of the unbaked loaf also adds a pleasant texture to the baked crust!)
  • Return to oven for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes remove the lid and bake an additional 10 minutes.
  • Remove bread from oven and place on a cooling rack to cool.
  • For softer bread, let bread cool for 5 minutes on a rack. Then, place in a plastic bag but do not seal. For crustier bread, let cool to room temperature on a rack.

Turkey Pot Pie

Recipe by David C.
Ingredients:

  • 1 LB COOKED TURKEY (OR CHICKEN) CUT INTO CUBES
  • 1 C CARROTS- DICED SMALL
  • 1 C FROZEN PEAS
  • 1/2C CUT UP CELERY
  • 1/3 C BUTTER
  • 1/3 C CUT UP ONIONS
  • 1/3 C FLOUR
  • ½ TSP SALT
  • ¼ TSP PEPPER
  • ¼ TSP CELERY SEEDS
  • 2 C CHICKEN BROTH – YOU CAN USE MORE IF YOU WANT MORE GRAVY
  • 1/2C MILK
  • 1 UNBAKED PIE CRUST
  • 1 PIE CRUST MADE OF BISCUIT FOR THE TOP

Instructions:

  • Heat oven to 425’F or 220C
  • Combine carrots, peas and celery in a pot with chicken broth
  • Bring to a boil and simmer until veggies are cooked but not mushy.
  • Remove veggies with slotted spoon into a bowl but do not drain broth – you’ll need it
  • In a saucepan cook onions in butter until translucent.
  • Whisk in flour, celery seeds and salt and pepper
  • Add reserved broth along with milk. Simmer until thick. – should be gravy-like
  • Add vegetables and turkey to gravy and mix together.
  • Pour into the pie shell and cover with biscuit crust – cut slots into top to let out steam.
  • Bake for 35 mins or until the crust is golden.


Housing situation for the LGBT community in Montreal

Submitted by G.L.

As a very LGBT friendly city, Montreal obviously has a significant LGBT population spread across the island and spilling over into the suburbs. Its lively gay scene, its friendly nature and a year-round calendar of activities continues to attract more and more members of the LGBT community to this beautiful city of Montreal. 

With ever increasing immigration into the city, the challenges in finding safe, secure and good accommodation that is reasonably priced, continue to grow and the LGBT community faces that extra challenge of finding a safe neighbourhood too. While much progress has been made over the years, the community continues to face unique challenges specially when it comes to finding a safe and affordable place to call home. 

Multiple surveys indicate that the community accounts for a disproportionately large percentage of Canadians who are homeless or seriously in trouble, looking for housing. And it is not only the young. Even the seniors, who identify as LGBT, face their own challenges especially if they live in a retirement residence or in long term care housing. While many retirement residences have adopted more friendly policies, it appears that a lot more needs to be done. This holds true for the younger, the greying and the middle age populations. 

Experts seem to believe that not having safe and secure places to call home increases the risk of substance abuse, violence, physical and psychological illnesses and so forth. Even for simple peace of mind, it is important to feel comfortable staying in an apartment building with friendly neighbours who may or may not be members of the LGBT community. It is not uncommon to see people’s behavior change, albeit ever so little, on discovering that their neighbour is gay. Addressing housing issues can go a long way towards the overall well-being of the LGBT community on a day to day basis.

As someone who has lived in rented accommodation since first landing in Montreal, I find it rather curious that there isn’t an easily accessible resource to tap into, if one simply wants to find an area that has a higher percentage of friendly LGBT neighbours. A neighbourhood that has a higher percentage of the LGBT community is more likely to be safer than one where there are only a few or none. If the community is visible, the neighbours get used to them. At a very basic level, it is as simple as that. Identifying friendly neighbourhoods would also help in drawing comparisons with other neighbourhoods that aren’t considered as friendly and over time, with comparable data at hand, one can strive to improve LGBT friendliness across the entire city.

A case may be made for a crowd sourced open access database that can be put together to list out neighbourhoods that have a higher percentage of the community living there. The database may include LGBT friendly neighbourhoods, boroughs, senior retirement residences, rental housing, even LGBT owned businesses across the city. A well-connected and a more visible LGBT community is likely to be a happier and safer community. Together, let us ensure each member of the community has access to inclusive, safe and affordable housing.