PlayME Interviews

 

Some of the most interesting voices in contemporary writing talk about their process and work.

 


Encore interview with Rosamond Small

In this bonus episode, we interview the award-winning playwright behind “Vitals”, Rosamund Small. Rosamund speaks about her process as a writer, the genesis of her play, and why she likes to work in immersive theatre.


Encore interview with Anna Chatterton


In this encore episode, we interview playwright, librettist and actor, Anna Chatterton.

Anna is a playwright in residence at the Tarragon Theatre, Nightwood Theatre, and the National Theatre School of Canada. In our conversation, she discusses her work in opera, devising theatre with her company Independent Aunties, and the process she undertook to create her solo play Quiver.Anna performs Quiver in front a microphone, creating and controlling an aural world for these three family members struggling to keep up. Music design is by Mike Rinaldi, and direction of the stage play was by Andrea Donaldson.


Interview with Norman Yeung

Chris talks with the playwright of Theory, Norman Yeung about a broad range of topics including diversity and race in theatre, liberalism, censorship and the fine line between the legal and illegal in graffiti art.


Interview With Dwayne Morgan

In this bonus episode, we interview the award-winning spoken word artist behind “Grade 8”, Dwayne Morgan. Dwayne speaks about becoming a poet, his struggle to overcome being an “extreme introvert”, and how the birth of his daughter inspired his play.


Interview with Rose Napoli

In this bonus episode, we interview the playwright behind “Lo (Or Dear Mr. Wells)”, Rose Napoli.

Rose talks about her inspiration for her play, including Vladimir Nabokov’s book Lolita, and how she uses elements of her life to inform her writing. As a former teacher in a high school in Windsor, Rose had the unique perspective of being a young teacher to students who were only a few years her junior. When a scandal rocked the school where she was teaching, the kernel of an idea for her play was born.


Interview with Anna Chatterton

Anna is a playwright in residence at the Tarragon Theatre, Nightwood Theatre, and the National Theatre School of Canada. In our conversation, she discusses her work in opera, devising theatre with her company Independent Aunties, and the process she undertook to create her solo play Quiver.
Anna performs Quiver in front a microphone, creating and controlling an aural world for these three family members struggling to keep up. Music design is by Mike Rinaldi, and direction of the stage play was by Andrea Donaldson.


Interview with Andrea Scott

In this, our final episode of Better Angels – a Parable, Laura Mullin and Chris Tolley interview playwright, Andrea Scott. Andrea talks about being a playwright, the genesis of Better Angels, and racism in Canada.


Interview with Nicolas Billon

In this, our final episode of Agamemnon, Laura Mullin and Chris Tolley interview Governor General  award-winning playwright, Nicolas Billon. Nicolas talks about building his career, writing Agamemnon, and writing tips and insight into the life of a writer. We also talk to Sarah Kitz, the director of the original stage production of Agamemnon.