November 30, 2018

PlayME CBC Podcasts – New and noteworthy, top ranking drama podcast

Latest Episode: Sir John A: Acts of A Gentrified Ojibway Rebellion


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The Show Must Go On: Sir John A: Acts of A Gentrified Ojibway Rebellion by Drew Hayden Taylor

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Part 1:

Bobby Rabbit has some unfinished business with Canada’s first prime minister. When he finds out his grandfather’s medicine bundle has been rotting away in a British museum, he talks his buddy Hugh into taking a road trip with him all the way to Kingston. There they plan to pull off the ultimate heist. At a roadside McDonald’s they meet a university student named Anya who is licking her wounds after a nasty breakup. She joins them on their journey.

 

Part 2:

Back on the road, tensions in the car mount between Bobby and Anya as they square off about everything from racism to colonialism to the lingering effects of residential schools. They both know their fair share of history but see it from different perspectives. Hugh borrows Anya’s knife to makes some peanut butter road trip snacks, but when he accidentally lets slip their plans, she pulls it and a can of bear spray on them and demands answers.

 

Part 3:

At a bar on a break from the road, Bobby and Hugh share the real reason they are heading to Kingston with Anya. She storms off after a heated debate and Hugh warns Bobby that he has to stop making smart women angry. Hugh convinces her to continue on the journey to Kingston as he doesn’t want to leave her alone in the middle of nowhere. Anya reveals she has secrets of her own. In Kingston, Bobby is confronted with an unexpected presence.

 

Bonus Episode: Interview with Drew Hayden Taylor

Coming Soon!

 

 

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The Show Must Go On: Three Women of Swatow Up by Chloe Hung

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Part 1:

Grandmother is drinking gin naked while reading the Bible when she hears an anxious voicemail from Mother. The message says she wants to know how to make drunken chicken, which is odd because she is a vegetarian. Only her abusive husband eats meat at their home. Grandma keeps her worries to herself when Daughter comes home and the two quarrel over alcohol, weight, and life in general. Grandmother decides to go to Mother’s apartment. There she makes a grim discovery.

 

Part 2:

After arriving at Mother’s home, Grandmother is confronted with a grisly mess in the bathtub that she must help clean up. The two generations of women argue over tea, emojis, and who is responsible for the bloody crime scene that has unfolded. They try to scrub the bathroom of evidence when the Daughter unexpectedly arrives. Dark family secrets are revealed.

 

Part 3:

The women flash back through a history of abuse. Grandmother has had to watch Mother repeat her mistakes and is determined to keep Daughter from following in the same footsteps. Three generations of Swatow women discover they are bound by more than blood.

 

Bonus Episode: Interview with Chloe Hung

Chris talks to Chloe Hung who is currently living and working in LA. The Three Women of Swatow playwright shares why her relationship with her two grandmothers inspired her to write about family lore, how she likes to subvert people’s expectations about demure Asian women, and the differences she has learned between writing for the stage versus the screen.

 

 

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The Show Must Go On: Cowgirl Up by Anna Chatterton

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Part 1:

The crowd goes wild as cowgirl Cassidy and her trusty horse Starbright successfully qualify for the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Red Deer Alberta, but first-time jitters make for a disastrous first run. Just as Cassidy considers calling it quits, the rookie pair catch the attention of three cowgirl goddesses who miss the crackle and the hustle of barrel racing. Joyce, Effie and BB have returned to Earth from their skybox above to mix with the mortals. They pledge to teach Cassidy how to cowgirl up.

 

Part 2:

After a huge win at the Canadian Finals Rodeo, fledgling cowgirl Cassidy wants a little time away from her horse and the Goddesses to celebrate. She saddles over to the bar and meets Jed, a Cowboy who doesn’t think much of Cowgirls or “can chasing.” After some whiskey and a two-step on the dance floor, Cassidy leaves her beloved horse out in the pen until the wee hours. Neither she nor her horse feel great the next day. Has she already blown the big race that will lead them all the way to the Calgary Stampede?

 

Part 3:

With the stakes as high as ever, Cassidy and her horse Starbright enter the ring for the next barrel race, but something isn’t right with her mare. After a nail-biting ride, they manage to win but Cassidy knows her horse. Starbright won’t’ be up for the next competition and it’s all Cassidy’s fault. The Goddesses try to comfort her and encourage her to work with a new horse for the next race. But after coming all this way with Starbright, can she really compete without her trusted friend?

 

Bonus Episode: Interview with Anna Chatterton:

Laura talks to Anna Chatterton who is physically distancing at home in Hamilton with her family. The Cowgirl Up playwright explains how she got interested in rodeo culture, the parallels she’s discovered between artists and cowgirls, and reveals which real-life women inspired some of her characters.

 

 

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The Show Must Go On: The Runner – by Christopher Morris

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Part 1:

Where is Jacob? He doesn’t know. All he does know is that he is a volunteer for Z.A.K.A, an Israeli organization responsible for putting the bodies of Jews back together following accidents or terror attacks. And he is cold and wet. As he grapples with the memory of an attack, he starts to piece together the moment when he rushed to a scene of violence to find a dead Israeli soldier and a dying Arab girl clinging to life. He makes a life-altering decision.

 

Part 2:

The Arab girl haunts Jacob’s every thought. He thinks of her when he is sent to Ukraine to unearth remains from a mass grave. And when he slips through the door into a crowded nightclub in Tel Aviv on a hot and humid night. He wonders if God is punishing him for what he does in the dark. Then the head of Z.A.K.A calls him in and breaks some bad news.

 

Part 3:

Reeling from the loss of his job at Z.A.K.A, Jacob flees to his brother Ari’s home in an Israeli settlement. The two brothers, on opposite sides of an ideological argument, get into a dispute and Ari tells Jacob he doesn’t belong in Israel. Jacob decides he must see the Arab girl once again. He finds her home and bangs on her door. Not long later, he realizes exactly where he is.

 

Bonus Episode – An interview with Christopher Morris:

Chris talks to playwright Christopher who is self-isolating at home in Toronto, about how he first became interested in the Jewish volunteer force ZAKA when he was just a teen growing up in Markham. He also shares why it took almost a decade and several trips to Israel to write The Runner, and why he is compelled to write characters who are pushed to extremes.

 

 

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Secret Life of a Mother – by Hannah Moscovitch with Maev Beaty and Ann-Marie Kerr co-created with Marinda de Beer

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Part 1:

Two months after giving birth to her son, a mothering app sends Hannah Moscovitch a tip: “Consider getting back in the sack with your husband, even if you don’t feel ready!”(Let’s just say it didn’t find her in the mood.) Together with friend and performer Maev Beaty, Hannah sets out to write the antithesis to the chirpy notification: the untold realities of motherhood and the taboo subjects that moms don’t openly share … starting with miscarriage.

 

Part 2:

Hannah, played by Maev, confides her fear that she — someone who can tune out oncoming traffic — won’t be a good mother. Also, would the pain of labour expose something ugly at the bottom of her psyche? After hours of contractions, gas to relieve the pain, and a team of doctors staring at her, she finds out.

 

Part 3:

After her son Elijah’s birth, Hannah is struck by the urge to sing him traditional Hebrew songs mixed with a smattering of Céline Dion. Both Hannah and Maev reveal their birthing war wounds before they agree that labour isn’t even the hard part. They wrestle with guilt and shame for having ambitions beyond raising babies. Then one boozy summer in Stratford, they give each other a special kind of permission they both need.

 

Bonus Episode – an interview with the SLOM Competitive:

Laura talks with Hannah, Maev, and Ann-Marie who are all working from home and mothering during isolation in Halifax, Toronto, and Lunenburg, N.S. The three women share how they wrote (and re-wrote and re-wrote) the story, why they wanted to complicate cheerful talk about motherhood and how damaging it is to keep women in the dark. “No one tells birth stories publicly or honestly.”

 

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Take d Milk, Nah – by Jivesh Parasam

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Part 1:

Jiv is Canadian. Jiv is Indian. And Hindu. And West Indian. And Trinidadian too. Or maybe he is just colonized. In order to explore all these hyphenated identities, he creates the first-ever Hindu-Caribbean-Canadian identity play — even though he hates identity plays. He starts with a brief history of indentured servitude in Trinidad, and his family.

 

Part 2:

Jiv is the first in his family to be born in Canada and raised in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Here some people call him black, while his own family calls him “white boy”. Jiv goes on a teenage quest to Trinidad to untangle his roots and become more legitimately “third world”. Things do not go as planned.

 

Part 3:

Jiv shapeshifts again to prove identity is pretty trippy. Maybe we are all “Jiv”. Maybe this is all an illusion. But then a memory from Junior High brings him crashing back down to earth. Disaster strikes on 9/11 and Jiv feels forced to choose an “identity raft”. He’s not proud of his choice. He asks certain “Jivs” to skip to the next episode.

 

Part 4 – Epilogue:

We all meet again for one final thought from our multi-hyphenated hero. Here’s why it matters how we choose to define the divides between us, and within us.

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carried away on a crest of a wave – by David Yee

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Part 1:

In 2004, the deadliest tsunami in recorded history tore through over a dozen countries around the Indian Ocean. In a series of vignettes, David Yee imagines the people left behind in disaster’s wake. In Australia, a scientist notes that the planet got smaller the day of the disaster. In Malaysia, two brothers toss family treasures to save their house from descending into the sea. In India, a priest tries to prove that his parishioners were saved by divine intervention.

 

Part 2:

The tragedy travels all the way to Toronto where a radio DJ defies his bosses to perform a parody of Tears for Fears. In Sri Lanka, a man speaks frankly to a child orphaned by the tsunami. And in Thailand, a man mourns his beloved wife in the company of an highly-specialized escort.

 

Part 3:

The ripples extend far below the surface of the earth as two men endlessly fall down a hole. In Salt Lake City, an FBI agent questions a bereaved mother about the child she lost in the tsunami. And on a sandy beach in Ko Phi Phi Island, Thailand, two men sit together deciding who is responsible for the tragedy.

 

Bonus episode – Interview with David Yee:

Chris talks to Governor General Award-winning playwright David Yee, who is currently isolating from home and workshopping a new play over Zoom. Yee reflects on why “underused” actors of colour often resort to writing their own stories, and why he wanted “Carried away on the crest of a wave” to be too big for small theatres. He also shares where he was when he first heard about the devastating 2004 Tsunami, and why he felt compelled to write an anthological play about “the lives that it touched, brought together and destroyed.”

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Crawlspace by Karen Hines

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Part 1:

Writer Karen Hines dreams of homeownership so when she discovers a lemon yellow coach house advertised as a “condo alternative,” she decides to invest her life savings. She adores the granite countertop and the walk-in closet and its lack of basement. But on move-in day, she sits on the window sill and it crumbles beneath her. She soon learns that she hasn’t bought a coach house. She’s just sunk everything she owns into a glorified car garage.

 

Part 2:

Karen learns that not only is her coach house actually a converted garage, but also that it’s encroaching on her neighbour’s property. And because her neighbour won’t sell her the land, she can’t sell the house. And because she spent all her money on the house, she can’t afford to do the repairs. She falls deeper into debt and despair, and then she notices a mysterious foul odour emanating from god knows where.

 

Part 3:

The stench pervading from somewhere is a mystery no one can solve. Karen incurs tens of thousands of dollars in credit card debt to find the problem and … deal with it. Karen’s coach house goes from bad investment to a health hazard. She must get out.

 

Bonus episode – Interview with Karen Hines:

Laura talks to playwright and performer Karen Hines about her solo show Crawlspace. Hines explains how her play was inspired by her true-life experience of buying a home, how it fundamentally changed her as a person and redefined her concept of home.

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The Boy in the Moon by Emil Sher

Based on the book by Ian Brown

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Part 1:

An early delivery of their son catches Ian Brown and his wife Johanna Schneller by surprise. Their son Walker is born with a rare genetic disorder, which went undetected in the womb. His condition will impact everything from walking to talking to eating. And life changes, completely.

 

Part 2:

Walker is diagnosed with Cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome, a condition so rare only 300 people in the world have been diagnosed with it. Ian and his wife are faced with the task of raising a boy who can’t tell them anything, and soon find themselves imagining everything. They yearn to communicate with Walker and ask him questions. What do you dream at night? What do you think about? Why do you keep hitting yourself?

 

Part 3:

Ian reflects on the beautiful moments — the private language of tongue clicks and the joys of an echoing hallway. He also recalls the worst moments — his wife at the bottom of the darkness, and well-meaning friends who cannot help. The family makes a decision with a profound impact; a turning point with no turning back.

 

Bonus episode – Interview with Ian Brown and Emil Sher:

Chris talks to playwright Emil Sher and journalist Ian Brown about Ian’s bestselling book-turned-play, The Boy in the Moon. Both tell the story of Ian’s quest to connect with his son, Walker, who was born with a rare genetic disorder. The two writers discuss the challenge of portraying Ian’s family on stage; the guilt and shame associated with disability; and why Ian had to rethink the idea of love and where to find it.

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BUTCHER by Nicolas Billon

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Part 1:

It’s Christmas Eve at a Toronto police station, and Inspector Lamb is no longer having a silent night. A drugged old man in a Santa hat and military uniform has been dropped on his doorstep. Around the man’s neck: a butcher’s hook spiked with a business card that reads “arrest me.” The cop makes two calls: to the lawyer on the card and an interpreter who speaks Lavinian. The lawyer arrives first.

 

Part 2:
At first, it seems like a Christmas miracle. The Lavinian interpreter arrives to find the old man moaning in pain. Besides being fluent in his language, Elena is also a nurse with some timely advice. As the four wait for an ambulance to arrive, she quickly deduces a lot more about the man — from the hook that hung around his neck to the missing fingernails on his toes. But tensions rise as it becomes clear: the old man isn’t the only one in the room with secrets.

 

Part 3:

“Revenge is the confession of pain … it wants you to feel what it feels.” We all know what it means to kill someone, but what does it mean to break them? No one in the room is playing the same role as when they entered it. No one will ever be the same again.

 

BONUS EPISODE – Interview with Playwright Nicolas Billon

Laura talks to Governor General award-winning playwright Nicolas Billon about his play “BUTCHER”, a dark political thriller set on Christmas Eve. Billon explains why he felt the need to invent a country, and a whole language, to tell the story he wanted to tell; how Hitchcock’s thrillers inspire his writing; and what he thinks of the notion that “you can have peace or you can have justice, but you can’t have both.”

 

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PlayME NOW: Bunny by Hannah Moscovitch

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Laura and Chris revisit the perfect play for summer, Bunny by Hannah Moscovitch. The play explores taboos of female sexuality when Sorrel, a grown-up married woman, finds herself alone in a canoe with a much younger man. She is wrestling with whether to give into her desires, or stick to what society expects for her.

 

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Between Breaths

By Robert Chafe

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Part One

 

Part Two

 

Part Three

 

Bonus Episode – Interview with Robert Chafe

 

Between Breaths tells the story of Dr. Jon Lien, the “Whale man of Newfoundland,” known for his pioneering efforts in freeing whales from fishing nets. Told in reverse chronological order, the play portrays his final moments when he finds himself trapped in his own body, much like the whales he worked to free. Note: this play includes coarse language.

 

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Huff

By Cliff Cardinal

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Part Three

A gut-wrenching yet darkly humorous tale about Wind and his brothers, all caught in a cycle of solvent abuse following their mother’s death. Wind’s fantastic dream world bleeds into his haunting reality, as he’s preyed on by the Trickster. Please note: this play includes explicit language, difficult themes and graphic scenes depicting sexual violence, addiction and suicide. Listener discretion is strongly advised.

 

Bonus Episode – Interview with Cliff Cardinal

Laura speaks with award-winning writer and performer Cliff Cardinal about his gut-wrenching play, Huff. He talks about the taboo subculture of Indigenous kids who abuse solvents and are at risk of suicide, how theatre saved him in high school, and what was like to grow up as the son of iconic actress Tantoo Cardinal.

 

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The Fish Eyes Trilogy

By Anita Majumdar

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Part One: Boys with Cars

 

Part Two: Let Me Borrow That Top

 

Part Three: Fish Eyes

 

Bonus Episode! An interview with Anita Majumdar

 

 

Set in the hormone-filled halls of Port Moody Senior Secondary School, we meet Naznin. Her story is the first in three inter-woven Bollywood-meets-high school plays where cultures collide, women struggle for status, and heartbreak awaits at every corner.

 

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PlayME NOW: Better Angels by Andrea Scott

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Who should be feared? Who should be grateful? And who should get to tell the story? These questions are as relevant today as they’ve ever been. As Black History Month winds down, the theatre-powered PlayME podcast resurfaces a work that connects past, present and future.

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What A Young Wife Ought To Know

By Hannah Moscovitch

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What A Young Wife Ought To Know Bonus Episode – Interview with Hannah Moscovitch

 

 

Set in 1920s Canada, What a Young Wife Ought to Know tells the story of Sophie, a young working-class wife who has a lot to learn about love, sex, and birth control. The play is a brave and honest examination of fertility and family planning, inspired by real stories about young mothers during the early Canadian birth control movement.

Featuring the original Halifax-based 2b theatre company cast that toured Canada – David Patrick Flemming, Rebecca Parent and Liisa Repo-Martell. Directed by Christopher Barr.

 

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Bang Bang

By Kat Sandler

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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.

 

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Bunny

By Hannah Moscovitch

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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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PlayME NOW: Iceland by Nicolas Billon

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In the midst of a severe stock market correction, PlayME revisits Iceland by Nicolas Billon. Set against the backdrop of the 2008 banking crisis, Iceland unearths greed, selfishness, and other ugly human impulses that help fuel the fires of raging capitalism.

 

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PlayME NOW – Vitals

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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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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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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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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

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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

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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

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

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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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.

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