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Born the 6th child in a family of fourteen children, I was distinguished by my fair skin, small upper torso and the nickname Skinny-Milink-the-Graveyard-Dancer. As a child my dog Lucky gave me needed one-on-one attention; after graduation from Loyola Marymount University in LA I jumped the nest and met my true love in San Francisco (a Canadian, how exotic!) and now live in Canada.
I am a published writer of short stories, non-fiction, radio, theatre and film. One of my plays was adapted to a feature film called "Singing the Bones" (www.fatsalmon.ca) and has screened around the world every year since its premiere at the Montreal World Film Festival in 2001.
My debut novel A THEORY OF EXPANDED LOVE will be published in May, 2015 by Light Messages Publishing in North Carolina. Then novel has already garnered numerous excellent reviews: www.caitlinhicks.com/wordpress
on Aug. 16, 2012 :
Singing the Bones is a wonderful play, well written and thoroughly researched. Spanning so many nations, and life experiences, yet bringing home the complexity of woman’s relationship to birth and each other.
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)
on April 14, 2011 :
I saw Singing the Bones as a film at a childbirth association fundraiser. The theater was filled with young mothers, nurses, and nurse-midwives; a tough audience averse to romanticizing the birthing experience, who was nevertheless captivated from the start. When the lights came up there was a pause as the crowd sat still, absorbing the experience, wiping away tears. That was the last moment of silence, however, as the group burst into an enthusiastic discussion. They agreed the film was authentic and powerful; the cinematography was beautiful, the driving sound track was perfectly attuned to the action, the story poignant. Caitlin is an incredibly talented writer and actor and I hope someday to see her perform this play in person.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
on April 13, 2011 :
I saw Caitlin Hicks perform this as a one woman play (didn't dawn on me that it could also work as a 3 person play) over 10 years ago. I was blown away. A few years later I had the opportunity to see the movie, again totally amazing!!!
I just bought the eplay and read it. Again, totally blown away. I think sometimes when you read a play it does not have the impact it does when you see it performed live. I was moved to tears.
As a woman who has birthed all 3 children at the hospital without drugs, and as a doula who has seen many births I know how important this right of passage is and how it can affect the rest of your life.
I would love to see a production of this with three different woman or performed again with an outstanding actress. Totally worth the read!!!!
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)