April 14, 2016

PlayME – New and noteworthy, top ranking drama podcast

Latest Episode: PlayME – Prairie Nurse


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Listen to past plays and short stories in our archives.


 

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PlayME NOW – Vitals

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PlayME NOW – Vitals

 

On the heels of the recent California fires, PlayME revisits a clip from past show, Vitals by Rosamund Small. Listen to get inside the mind of a paramedic in the heat of the action. PlayME NOW is a series of bonus episodes that explore the relevance of previous shows to today’s headline events.

 

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Prairie Nurse

By Marie Beath Badian

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Prairie Nurse Part 1 / 3

 

Prairie Nurse Part 2 / 3

 

Prairie Nurse Part 3 / 4

 

Bonus Episode – Interview with Marie Beath Badian

 

A comedy about two Filipino nurses who come to work at a small-town Saskatchewan hospital in the late 1960s. Cultural clashes, personality differences, homesickness, and the amorous but dim-witted goalie from the local hockey team complicate the women’s lives.

 

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PlayME Season 2 Trailer

Coming soon….

PlayME has joined CBC Podcasts. Coming soon: Prairie Nurse, What a young wife ought to know, Huff, Between Breaths, and The Fish Eyes Trilogy. Welcome to your Digital Theatre.

 

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Bang Bang

By Kat Sandler

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Bang Bang Episode 1 / 4

 

Bang Bang Episode 2 / 4

 

Bang Bang Episode 3 / 4

 

Bang Bang Episode 4 / 4

 

Bang Bang – Bonus Episode – Interview with Kat Sandler

A Factory commissioned world premiere.

Featuring: Sébastien Heins, Jeff Lillico, Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah, Karen Robinson and Richard Zeppieri.

A white playwright uses the shooting of an unarmed young black man by a police officer as a “jumping-off point” for his hit play, soon to be adapted into a major movie. As Hollywood comes knocking, the writer visits the officer involved.

Buy tickets: https://www.factorytheatre.ca/
Plays at the Factory Theatre, Toronto, Canada
February 1-24, 2018
Use the discount code, “playmepod” for a 10% for PlayME listeners.

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Iceland

By Nicolas Billon

Set against the backdrop of the banking crisis, a confrontation between a real estate agent and a tenant takes an unexpected turn.

Featuring the original cast of Kawa Ada, Claire Calnan and Christine Horne.

 

PlayME – Iceland – Episode 1

PlayME – Iceland Episode 2

PlayME – Iceland Episode #3

 

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Bunny

By Hannah Moscovitch

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Bunny Episode 1

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Bunny Episode 2

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Bunny Episode 3

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Aroused by inappropriate love, a young woman discovers the power of her own allure. Ever the outsider, she struggles with what’s social acceptable only to find herself increasingly alone in her desires.

A Tarragon Theatre production.

BUNNY was commissioned and received its world premiere in August 2016 at the Stratford Festival – Antoni Cimolino, Artistic Director.

Featuring: Gabriella Albino, Maev Beaty, Rachel Cairns, Matthew Edison, Cyrus Lane, Jesse LaVercombe & Tony Ofori. Directed by Sarah Garton Stanley.

Buy tickets: http://www.tarragontheatre.com/show/bunny/
Plays at the Tarragon Theatre, Toronto, Canada
Feb 21 – Apr 1, 2018
Use the discount code, “bunny20” for a 20% discount.

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Vitals

By Rosamund Small

A paramedic named Anna spends her days saving lives and dealing with the darkness, cruelty, and sheer incompetence of the people all around her. How many 911 calls can she deal with before she has her own emergency?
Episode 1

PlayME – Vitals Episode 1

Vitals Episode 2

PlayME – Vitals Episode 3

PlayME – Vitals Episode 4

PlayME – Interview with Rosamund Small

Photo Credit: Michael Barlas

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Lo (or Dear Mr. Wells)

By Rose Napoli

#12 Lo (or Dear Mr. Wells) – Episode 1

PlayME – Lo (or Dear Mr. Wells) – Episode 2

Lo (or Dear Mr. Wells) – Eps. #3

Dear Mr. Wells – Bonus Interview with Rose Napoli

 

Laura, a 15-year-old school girl, is in an inappropriate relationship with her English teacher. She is in love, but he’s in a complicated marriage he can’t leave. Things ignite when his wife calls during the couple’s secret night of passion.

Featuring Vivien Endicott-Douglas and David Jansen. The original workshop production was directed by Andrea Donaldson.

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Quiver

By Anna Chatterton

#8 – Quiver – Episode 1

Quiver – Episode 2

Quiver – Episode 3

Quiver Bonus Interview with Anna Chatterton

Maddie’s sweet sixteen sister, Beatrice, is dating someone she shouldn’t. Their brassy single mom, Sheila, makes up with her ex-boyfriend again. So fourteen-year-old Maddie is left to fend for herself with nothing but her bow and arrow.

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Theory

By Norman Yeung

#19 – PlayME – Theory – Episode 1

PlayME – Theory – Episode 2

PlayME – Theory – Episode 3

PlayME – Bonus Interview with Norman Yeung

Isabelle, a young liberal professor of film theory, creates an Internet discussion board for her class. A mysterious student posts offensive comments and videos, testing Isabelle’s open-mindedness.

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Better Angels

By Andrea Scott

Better Angels – Episode 1

Better Angels – Episode 2

Better Angels – Bonus Interview with Andrea Scott

Akosua is a young woman from Ghana who has come to Canada to work as a nanny for a couple in Toronto. They insist she is a member of their family, but when they increasingly deny her pay she comes to a chilling realization: she has become their prisoner.

Written by Andrea Scott and featuring Akosua Amo-Adem, Sascha Cole, Peyson Rock and David Christo, the play premiered at Summerworks in 2015 and was originally directed by Nigel Shawn Williams.

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Grade 8

By Dwayne Morgan

#16 – PlayME – Grade 8 – Episode 1

PlayME – Grade 8 – Episode 2

PlayME – Bonus Episode – Interview with Dwayne Morgan

Grade 8 looks at what it means to be a black father today, and the role men play in young girls’ lives as they grow up and become women. Told through spoken word, this one-man show is part beat poetry and part urban lyricism.

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The Philosopher’s Wife

By Susanna Fournier

Featuring: Keith Barker, Aviva Armour-Ostroff, Chala Hunter, and Ishan Davé.

Directed by Leora Morris.

The Philosopher’s Wife, is a modern Gothic subverting notions of education, sex, power, and submission.

For more information about the trilogy go to: www.empiretrilogy.com

The Philosopher’s Wife – Episode 1

 

The Philosopher’s Wife – Episode 2

 

The Philosopher’s Wife – Episode 3

New Episode!


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PlayME Mono

Laura and Chris host conversations with some of Canada’s most celebrated playwrights in front of a live audience. Together, they dive deep into their favourite monologues. d’bi young anitafrika talks about her monologue Mami Wata.


Episode 1 – d’bi young anitafrika

discussing her play She Mami Wata & the Pussy Witchhunt

 


Episode 2 – Judith Thompson

discussing her play Palace of the End

Laura and Chris host conversations with some of Canada’s most celebrated playwrights in front of a live audience. Together, they dive deep into their favourite monologues.Judith Thompson talks about her monologue from Palace of the End.


Episode 3 – Keith Barker

discussing his play This is How We Got Here

Laura and Chris host conversations with some of Canada’s most celebrated playwrights in front of a live audience. Together, they explore their favourite monologues. Keith Barker talks about his monologue from This is How We Got Here


Episode 4 – Daniel MacIvor

discussing his play Who Killed Spalding Grey?

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Interview with Erica Kopyto

Thoughts on improving writing.

Chris talks with Erica about the role of dramaturgy in playwriting. Erica walks us through what makes for a great play.

PlayME – Interview with Dramaturg, Erica Kopyto