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Award winning Expect Theatre takes new theater scripts and short stories and turns them into contemporary radio plays. Hosted by Chris Tolley and Laura Mullin, this podcast delivers drama on demand and interviews with writers about the art of storyte...Show More
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Huff (Interview with Cliff Cardinal)

28:33 | Apr 24th

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 wh...Show More
Huff (Part 2)

18:26 | Apr 16th

By Cliff Cardinal. 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 Tricks...Show More
Huff (Part 1)

25:41 | Apr 16th

By Cliff Cardinal. 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 Tricks...Show More
Huff (Part 3)

26:08 | Apr 16th

By Cliff Cardinal. 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 Tricks...Show More
The Fish Eyes Trilogy (Interview with Anita Majumdar)

32:32 | Mar 19th

Chris talks to Dora award-winning playwright Anita Majumdar about her one-woman, multi-voice play The Fish Eyes Trilogy. They discuss consent, cultural relevance and coming of age as a South Asian teen in a small town.
The Fish Eyes Trilogy (Part Two: Let Me Borrow That Top)

26:01 | Mar 12th

By Anita Majumdar. Set in the hormone-filled halls of Port Moody Senior Secondary School, we meet Candice. Her story is the second in three inter-woven Bollywood-meets-high school plays where cultures collide, women struggle for status, and heartbre...Show More
The Fish Eyes Trilogy (Part Three: Fish Eyes)

51:35 | Mar 12th

By Anita Majumdar. Set in the hormone-filled halls of Port Moody Senior Secondary School, we meet Meena (and her blunt auntie). Her story is the third in three inter-woven Bollywood-meets-high school plays where cultures collide, women struggle for ...Show More
The Fish Eyes Trilogy (Part One: Boys with Cars)

42:46 | Mar 12th

By 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...Show More
PlayME NOW: Better Angels by Andrea Scott.

10:48 | Feb 25th

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...Show More
What A Young Wife Ought To Know (Interview with Hannah Moscovitch)

40:22 | Jan 22nd

Laura talks to award-winning playwright, Hannah Moscovitch about her haunting play, What A Young Wife Ought To Know. They discuss the inspiration for the piece, the birth control movement of the 1920s, and why a play set 100 years ago is so relevant ...Show More
What A Young Wife Ought To Know (Part 1)

29:47 | Jan 14th

By 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 fa...Show More
What A Young Wife Ought To Know (Part 2)

23:24 | Jan 14th

By 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 fa...Show More
What A Young Wife Ought To Know (Part 3)

23:22 | Jan 14th

By 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 fa...Show More
PlayME NOW: Iceland by Nicolas Billon

06:22 | Dec 18th, 2018

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 ca...Show More
PlayME NOW: Vitals by Rosamund Small

07:35 | Dec 3rd, 2018

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 ...Show More
Prairie Nurse (Interview with Marie Beath Badian)

28:47 | Nov 15th, 2018

Chris talks to Marie Beath Badian, the playwright of Prairie Nurse, about how her mother's immigration from the Philippines to the prairies in the 60s inspired her hit show.
Prairie Nurse (Part 1)

36:01 | Nov 5th, 2018

By 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 t...Show More
Prairie Nurse (Part 3)

33:14 | Nov 5th, 2018

By 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 t...Show More
Prairie Nurse (Part 2)

32:57 | Nov 5th, 2018

By 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 t...Show More
Bunny (Part 3)

32:16 | Oct 26th, 2018

By Hannah Moscovitch. 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. (3/3)
Grade 8 (Interview with Dwayne Morgan)

31:43 | Oct 26th, 2018

Laura talks with Dwayne Morgan, the playwright of Grade 8, about being a spoken word artist and the trials and triumphs of raising a girl.
Quiver (Interview with Anna Chatterton)

25:54 | Oct 26th, 2018

Laura talks with Anna Chatterton about being a playwright and librettist. She delves into the inspiration for her 14-girl-old character of Maddie and her dysfunctional family.
Vitals (Part 4)

19:41 | Oct 26th, 2018

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? (4/4)
Bunny (Part 1)

28:02 | Oct 26th, 2018

By Hannah Moscovitch. 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. (1/3)
The Philosopher's Wife (Part 1)

27:44 | Oct 26th, 2018

By Susanna Fournier. The Philosopher's Wife, is a modern Gothic subverting notions of education, sex, power, and submission. (1/3)
Theory (Part 1)

23:12 | Oct 26th, 2018

By 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. (1/3)
Vitals (Part 2)

16:35 | Oct 26th, 2018

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? (2/4)
Grade 8 (Part 2)

33:17 | Oct 26th, 2018

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. (2/2)
Bang Bang (Part 2)

30:49 | Oct 26th, 2018

By Kat Sandler. 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 involv...Show More
Vitals (Part 1)

21:54 | Oct 26th, 2018

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? (1/4)
PlayME Monologues: Keith Barker & This Is How We Got Here

20:31 | Oct 26th, 2018

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
Lo (Or Dear Mr. Wells) (Part 1)

30:30 | Oct 26th, 2018

By 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 p...Show More
Better Angels (Interview with Andrea Scott)

33:41 | Oct 26th, 2018

Chris and Laura talk with Andrea Scott, the playwright of Better Angels, about domestic slavery, racism, and making the transition from acting to writing.
Quiver (Part 3)

23:22 | Oct 26th, 2018

By Anna Chatteron. 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 a...Show More
Quiver (Part 2)

24:36 | Oct 26th, 2018

By Anna Chatteron. 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 a...Show More
Better Angels (Part 2)

27:10 | Oct 26th, 2018

By 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 b...Show More
Iceland (Part 1)

13:30 | Oct 26th, 2018

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. (1/3)
The Philosopher's Wife (Part 2)

34:21 | Oct 26th, 2018

By Susanna Fournier. The Philosopher's Wife is a modern gothic subverting notions of education, sex, power, and submission. (2/3)
Theory (Part 2)

25:16 | Oct 26th, 2018

By 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. (2/3)
Bunny (Part 2)

29:43 | Oct 26th, 2018

By Hannah Moscovitch. 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. (2/3)
Bang Bang (Interview with Kat Sandler)

35:39 | Oct 26th, 2018

Laura talks with Kat Sandler, the playwright and director of Bang Bang, about writing, cultural appropriation and who gets to tell which stories.
Bonus Interview with Dramaturg Erica Kopyto

50:54 | Oct 26th, 2018

Chris talks with Erica about the role of dramaturgy in playwriting. Erica walks us through what makes for a great play.
Grade 8 (Part 1)

29:11 | Oct 26th, 2018

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. (1/2)
Bang Bang (Part 3)

31:30 | Oct 26th, 2018

By Kat Sandler. 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 involv...Show More
Lo (Or Dear Mr. Wells) (Part 2)

32:42 | Oct 26th, 2018

By 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 p...Show More
Theory (Interview with Norman Yeung)

51:03 | Oct 26th, 2018

Chris talks with Norman Yeung, the playwright of Theory, about diversity and race in theatre, liberalism, censorship and the fine line between legal and illegal in graffiti art.
PlayME Monologues: d'bi young anitafrika & Mami Wata

45:55 | Oct 26th, 2018

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.
Bang Bang (Part 1)

30:58 | Oct 26th, 2018

By Kat Sandler. 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 involv...Show More
Iceland (Part 2)

21:21 | Oct 26th, 2018

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. (2/3)
Vitals (Interview with Rosamund Small)

41:21 | Oct 26th, 2018

Laura talks with Rosamund Small, the playwright behind Vitals, about researching the life of a paramedic to write her solo show.
Better Angels (Part 1)

23:25 | Oct 26th, 2018

By 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 b...Show More
PlayME Monologues: Judith Thompson & Palace of The End

1:00:56 | Oct 26th, 2018

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.
Iceland (Part 3)

29:30 | Oct 26th, 2018

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. (3/3)
Lo (Or Dear Mr. Wells) (Part 3)

27:13 | Oct 26th, 2018

By 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 p...Show More
Theory (Part 3)

25:43 | Oct 26th, 2018

By 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. (3/3)
The Philosopher's Wife (Part 3)

41:20 | Oct 26th, 2018

By Susanna Fournier. The Philosopher's Wife, is a modern gothic subverting notions of education, sex, power, and submission. (3/3)
Quiver (Part 1)

21:14 | Oct 26th, 2018

By Anna Chatteron. 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 a...Show More
Bang Bang (Part 4)

29:50 | Oct 26th, 2018

By Kat Sandler. 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 involv...Show More
Vitals (Part 3)

16:47 | Oct 26th, 2018

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? (3/4)
PlayME Monologues: Daniel MacIvor & Who Killed Spalding Gray

28:39 | Oct 26th, 2018

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. Daniel MacIvor talks about his monologue from Who Killed Spalding Gray.
Lo (Or Dear Mr. Wells) (Interview with Rose Napoli)

35:26 | Oct 26th, 2018

Chris speaks with Rose Napoli, the playwright of Lo (Or Dear Mr. Wells), about her past life as an educator and what inspired her to write about an inappropriate relationship between a school girl and her teacher.
PlayME trailer (New Season with CBC Podcasts)

01:37 | Oct 24th, 2018

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.
#75 - PlayME - Philosopher’s Wife - Episode 3

41:12 | Sep 5th, 2018

The Philosopher's Wife  By Susanna Fournier    Featuring: Keith Barker, Aviva Armour-Ostroff, Chala Hunter, and Ishan Davé. Deep in the North, a philosopher, exiled for promoting his atheist work amidst a bloody religious war, knows his theories can ...Show More
#74 - PlayME - Philosopher’s Wife - Episode 2

34:13 | Aug 28th, 2018

The Philosopher's Wife  By Susanna Fournier   Featuring: Keith Barker, Aviva Armour-Ostroff, Chala Hunter, and Ishan Davé. Deep in the North, a philosopher, exiled for promoting his atheist work amidst a bloody religious war, knows his theories can i...Show More
#73 - PlayME - Philosopher’s Wife. Episode 1.

27:35 | Aug 21st, 2018

The Philosopher's Wife  By Susanna FournierFeaturing: Keith Barker, Aviva Armour-Ostroff, Chala Hunter, and Ishan Davé.Deep in the North, a philosopher, exiled for promoting his atheist work amidst a bloody religious war, knows his theories can ignit...Show More
#72 - PlayME - Writers at Woody Point

1:01:48 | Aug 8th, 2018

Agnes Benoit - Writers at Woody Point    Today’s episode featured the new piece, Agnes Benoit, which was recorded in front of a live audience as part of last year’s Writers at Woody Point Literary Festival. This event is held each year in the histor...Show More
#71 - PlayME Mono - Daniel MacIvor

28:30 | Jun 26th, 2018

PlayME Mono Episode 4 - Daniel MacIvor  discussing his play Who Killed Spalding Grey?    We are excited to share the PlayME Mono series - a collaboration with the Playwright's Guild of Canada, and our first series of live episodes.    Over the past m...Show More
#70 - PlayME Mono - Keith Barker

20:24 | Jun 18th, 2018

PlayME Mono Episode 3 - Keith Barker  discussing his play This is How We Got Here    We are excited to share the PlayME Mono series - a collaboration with the Playwright's Guild of Canada, and our first series of live episodes.    Over the past month...Show More
#69 - PlayME Mono Eps 2 - Judith Thompson

1:00:53 | Jun 12th, 2018

PlayME Mono Episode 2 - Judith Thompson  discussing her play Palace of the End    We are excited to share the PlayME Mono series - a collaboration with the Playwright's Guild of Canada, and our first series of live episodes.    Over the past months, ...Show More
#68 - PlayME Mono Eps 1- d’bi young anitafrika

45:58 | May 28th, 2018

PlayME Mono Episode 1 - d'bi young anitafrika discussing her play She Mami Wata & the Pussy Witchhunt    We are excited to share the PlayME Mono series - a collaboration with the Playwright's Guild of Canada, and our first series of live episodes.   ...Show More
#67 - PlayME - Interview with Sara Farb and Britta Johnson

49:50 | May 18th, 2018

Musical Stage Company's - Reframed Series   Interview with Sarah Farb and Britta Johnson:   Writer, Sara Farb and composer, Britta Johnson talk about their careers, their writing process, and about working together to create Musical Stages’ short mus...Show More
#66 - PlayME - He is Coming

22:52 | May 15th, 2018

Musical Stage Company's - Reframed Series   He Is Coming: Book by Sara Farb Music and Lyrics by Britta Johnson   Featuring:  Andrew Scanlon, Kaylee Harwood, Eliza-Jane Scott   Orchestra: Tara Litvack, Alex Grant, Tara Davidson   Musical Direction by:...Show More
#65 - PlayME - The Preposterous Predicament of Polly Peel

29:06 | May 7th, 2018

Musical Stage Company's - Reframed Series   The Preposterous Predicament of Polly Peel: Book by Julie Tepperman Music and Lyrics by Kevin Wong   Featuring:  Andrew Scanlon, Kaylee Harwood, Eliza-Jane Scott   Orchestra: Tara Litvack, Alex Grant, Tara ...Show More
#64 - PlayME - La Casati

22:30 | Apr 24th, 2018

Musical Stage Company's - Reframed Series   La Casati: Book by Erin Shields Music and Lyrics by Bryce Kulak   Featuring:  Andrew Scanlon, Kaylee Harwood, Eliza-Jane Scott   Orchestra: Tara Litvack, Alex Grant, Tara Davidson   Musical Direction by: Ta...Show More
#63 - PlayME - Interview with Hannah Moscovitch

42:54 | Apr 16th, 2018

Interview with Hannah Moscovitch BIO: Hannah Moscovitch - playwright Tarragon past productions: East of Berlin, The Children's Republic, This is War, Little One/Other People's Children, Infinity. Hannah Moscovitch is an internationally acclaimed play...Show More
#62 - PlayME - Bunny Episode 3

32:14 | Apr 9th, 2018

Bunny By Hannah Moscovitch Aroused by inappropriate love, a young woman discovers the power of her own allure. Ever the outsider, she struggles with the social acceptable only to find herself increasingly alone in her desires. Dangerous and disorient...Show More
#61 - PlayME - Bunny Episode 2

29:39 | Mar 26th, 2018

Bunny By Hannah Moscovitch Aroused by inappropriate love, a young woman discovers the power of her own allure. Ever the outsider, she struggles with the social acceptable only to find herself increasingly alone in her desires. Dangerous and disorient...Show More
#60 - PlayME - Bunny Episode 1

27:52 | Mar 14th, 2018

Bunny By Hannah Moscovitch Aroused by inappropriate love, a young woman discovers the power of her own allure. Ever the outsider, she struggles with the social acceptable only to find herself increasingly alone in her desires. Dangerous and disorient...Show More
#59 - PlayME - Interview with Kat Sandler

35:37 | Mar 8th, 2018

Interview with Kat Sandler Laura Mullin talks with playwright Kat Sandler about her play, Bang Bang. Their in-depth conversation covers a wide range of topics including where Kat draws her inspiration, her process, and the challenge of writing about ...Show More
#58 - PlayME - Bang Bang Episode 4 / 4

29:41 | Mar 5th, 2018

Bang Bang By 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 o...Show More
#57 - PlayME - Bang Bang Episode 3 / 4

31:18 | Mar 2nd, 2018

Bang Bang By 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 o...Show More
#56 - PlayME - Bang Bang - Episode 2 / 4

30:40 | Feb 21st, 2018

Bang Bang By 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 o...Show More
#55 - PlayME - Bang Bang Episode 1 / 4

30:49 | Feb 12th, 2018

Bang Bang By 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 off...Show More
#54 - PlayME Past

1:02:21 | Jan 30th, 2018

PlayME Past By Andrea Scott, Norman Yeung, and Griffin McInnis PlayME Past is a live radio play recording and podcast that was inspired by and recorded at the Zion Schoolhouse in Toronto, Canada.   Three playwrights were commissioned to create three ...Show More
#53 - PlayME - Essay on Consent By Rose Napoli

12:35 | Nov 3rd, 2017

Essay: That time I wrote a play about consent and didn't know it By Rose Napoli   Rose Napoli's play, Lo (or Dear Mr. Wells) is running at Crow's Theatre in Toronto Canada from Oct. 25 - Nov. 11 as part of Nightwood Theatre's Consent Event. Episode 5...Show More
#51 PlayME - Orange Dot - Episode 3

24:11 | Sep 20th, 2017

THE ORANGE DOT by Sean Dixon   Two city workers are called to take down a large tree blighted with termites. The equipment they are meant to use is stuck in traffic, so they wait . . . armed with their smartphones, a stethoscope, an ancient arrowhead...Show More
#50 - PlayME - Orange Dot Episode 2

29:18 | Aug 8th, 2017

THE ORANGE DOT by Sean Dixon   Two city workers are called to take down a large tree blighted with termites. The equipment they are meant to use is stuck in traffic, so they wait . . . armed with their smartphones, a stethoscope, an ancient arrowhead...Show More
#49 - PlayME - Orange Dot - Episode 1

31:20 | Jul 19th, 2017

THE ORANGE DOT by Sean Dixon   Two city workers are called to take down a large tree blighted with termites. The equipment they are meant to use is stuck in traffic, so they wait . . . armed with their smartphones, a stethoscope, an ancient arrowhead...Show More
#48 - PlayME - Iceland Episode #3

29:34 | May 26th, 2017

Iceland - Episode 3 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.
#47 - PlayME - Iceland Episode 2

21:23 | Feb 26th, 2017

Iceland - Episode 2 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, Clair Calnan and Christine Horne.   Ni...Show More
#46 - PlayME - Iceland - Episode 1

13:32 | Jan 26th, 2017

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, Clair Calnan and Christine Horne.   Nicolas Billon...Show More
#45 - PlayME - Interview with Dramaturg, Erica Kopyto

51:08 | Jan 19th, 2017

Interview with Erika Kopyto Thoughts on improving writing   In this long-form interview, Dramaturg and Literary Manager Erica Kopyto talks about what makes a good play. She gives writing tips, offers ideas on how to improve dialogue, and points liste...Show More
#44 - PlayME - Encore Presentation of Quiver Episode 3

23:26 | Jan 10th, 2017

Quiver - Episode 2 The solo show by Anna Chatteron. As we wrap up the year we present one of our favorite pieces, Quiver. Maddie’s sweet sixteen sister, Beatrice, is dating someone she shouldn’t. Their brassy single mom, Sheila, makes up with her ex-...Show More
#43 - PlayME - Encore Presentation of Quiver - Episode 2

24:42 | Dec 27th, 2016

Quiver - Episode 2 The solo show by Anna Chatteron. As we wrap up the year we present one of our favorite pieces, Quiver. Maddie’s sweet sixteen sister, Beatrice, is dating someone she shouldn’t. Their brassy single mom, Sheila, makes up with her ex-...Show More
#42 - PlayEM - Encore Presentation of Quiver

22:07 | Dec 21st, 2016

Quiver The solo show by Anna Chatteron. As we wrap up the year we present one of our favorite pieces, Quiver. Maddie’s sweet sixteen sister, Beatrice, is dating someone she shouldn’t. Their brassy single mom, Sheila, makes up with her ex-boyfriend ag...Show More
#41 - PlayME - Interview with Rosamund Small

41:30 | Dec 12th, 2016

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.   Vitals was produced by Outside...Show More
#40 - PlayME - Vitals Episode 4

20:14 | Dec 1st, 2016

Vitals By Rosamund Small   Vitals is a solo storytelling show about a paramedic.  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, be...Show More
#39 - PlayME - Vitals Episode 3

17:33 | Nov 21st, 2016

Vitals By Rosamund Small   Vitals is a solo storytelling show about a paramedic.  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, be...Show More
#38 - Vitals Episode 2

16:59 | Nov 15th, 2016

Vitals By Rosamund Small   Vitals is a solo storytelling show about a paramedic.  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, b...Show More
#37 - PlayME - Vitals Episode 1

22:22 | Nov 7th, 2016

Vitals By Rosamund Small Vitals is a solo storytelling show about a paramedic.  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,...Show More
#36 - PlayME - Episode 4

1:56:55 | Oct 31st, 2016

By Brooke Burgess   Performed by David Kaye Turn down the lights, turn up the sound, and enter the world of Billy Brahm -- a troubled boy, hoping to lift a terrible curse with the help of a mystical cat... that calls to him from his nightmares!  Lo...Show More
#35 - PlayME - Cats Maw Episode 3

2:03:32 | Oct 30th, 2016

By Brooke Burgess   Performed by David Kaye Turn down the lights, turn up the sound, and enter the world of Billy Brahm -- a troubled boy, hoping to lift a terrible curse with the help of a mystical cat... that calls to him from his nightmares!  L...Show More
#34 - PlayME - Cats Maw Episode 2

1:58:48 | Oct 29th, 2016

By Brooke Burgess  Performed by David Kaye Turn down the lights, turn up the sound, and enter the world of Billy Brahm -- a troubled boy, hoping to lift a terrible curse with the help of a mystical cat... that calls to him from his nightmares!  ...Show More
#33 - PlayME - Cats Maw Episode 1

1:40:39 | Oct 28th, 2016

Cats Maw - Episode 1 By Brooke Burgess Performed by David Kaye Turn down the lights, turn up the sound, and enter the world of Billy Brahm -- a troubled boy, hoping to lift a terrible curse with the help of a mystical cat... that calls to him fro...Show More
#32 - PlayME - Encore Interview with Anna Chatterton

25:22 | Oct 20th, 2016

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. ...Show More
#31 - The Double Down - PlayME

24:34 | Sep 22nd, 2016

The Double Down By Gail Packwood Read by Christine Horn Told in the first person by Meg, a relative newcomer resident of Las Vegas, The Double Down is a moment in time. It is a snapshot of life of the characters Meg meets in her local bar as she...Show More
#30 - PlayME - Chemo Sabe

18:55 | Sep 1st, 2016

Chemo Sabe By John Mullin Read by Eric Peterson A man's reflections on life, marriage, aging, and mortality while undergoing the surreal experience of chemotherapy. John Mullin John Mullin is a retired high school history teacher....Show More
#29 - PlayME - Clutched by a Hair

26:53 | Aug 17th, 2016

Clutched by a Hair By Cindy Mathews Read by Pamela Sinha After a teenager escapes her family home and abusive father, as an adult she discovers that she is vulnerable in ways that remind her strongly of her tumultuous past. It is a story of ...Show More
# 28 - PlayME - The Fall of Andrew Allen

17:30 | Aug 4th, 2016

The Fall of Andrew Allen - by Eric Koch Featuring Barbara Budd This is a work of fiction about the real Andrew Allen, former head of radio drama during the golden age of radio from 1943 to 1955. He oversaw the work of some of the finest talents of ...Show More
#27 - PlayME - A Classified Heart

12:06 | Jul 28th, 2016

A CLASSIFIED HEART By Sophie Holdstock, featuring Lisa Ryder-Cohen There is bourbon and beers and bar stools. There is a Sombrero, and also a flute. There is longing and lust and loneliness. And fearlessness. And perhaps naughtiness. We do not know...Show More
#26 - PlayME - Betting On Death

29:43 | Jul 13th, 2016

Betting on Death By Vera Constantineau Featuring Tony Nappo Fonso Morelli likes to bet on horses but always loses. He is in line for an inheritance but his Zia Gena refuses to die.  Vera Constantineau is an Internationally published short story...Show More
#25 - PlayME - House

22:08 | Jul 6th, 2016

House By Chris Nash Featuring Barbara Budd What if the walls could speak? House tells the story of a home and the people who have lived there. Chris Nash is a retired psychologist, short fiction writer and poet from Sudbury Ontario. She publish...Show More
#24 - PlayME - Benji Hayword

13:33 | Jun 29th, 2016

Benji Hayward By Jennfier McKinley Featuring Raoul Bhaneja A father’s obsession with the tragic death of a Toronto teenager leads to his daughter’s public humiliation. Family roles blur when he takes LSD at Ontario Place.     -- Jennifer McKinl...Show More
#23 - PlayME - The Timekeeper

26:07 | Jun 22nd, 2016

The Timekeeper By Roy Lee Rabideau Featuring Eric Peterson The Timekeeper is a dark, quirky comedy about a man who fears he is running about of time. Roy L. Rabideau holds degrees in Visual Arts and Education from the University of Windsor. He is a m...Show More
#22 - PlayME - Bonus Interview with Norman Yeung

52:27 | Jun 15th, 2016

Bonus Episode: 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 graffi...Show More
#21 - PlayME - Theory - Episode 3

26:33 | Jun 9th, 2016

#21 - PlayME - Theory - Episode 3 “You’re so blinded by your tolerance that you don’t see your offence.” Isabelle is a young, liberal professor of film theory. She creates an Internet discussion board for her class as a learning tool and encourages t...Show More
#20 - PlayME - Theory - Episode 2

25:39 | Jun 2nd, 2016

"Wouldn't want to piss off the wrong student nowadays. They have a tendency to surprise." When Isabelle, a young liberal professor of film theory sets up an Internet discussion board for her class, a mysterious student starts posting derogatory mate...Show More
#19 - PlayME - Theory - Episode 1

23:29 | May 25th, 2016

Episode 1 of Theory - By Norman Yeung   How can you remain progressive when progress becomes dangerous?   Isabelle is a young, liberal professor of film theory. She creates an Internet discussion board for her class as a learning tool and encourages ...Show More
#18 - PlayME - Bonus Episode - Interview with Dwayne Morgan

33:18 | May 11th, 2016

Bonus Episode - 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 h...Show More
#17 - PlayME - Grade 8 - Episode 2

33:18 | May 4th, 2016

Episode 2 - the conclusion of Grade 8 -  Puberty, training bras and sexting boys. What's a single dad to do? Grade 8 is a heartwarming story of a father's love. Told with charm, wit, and vulnerability, Grade 8 is a roller coaster of emotions, that wi...Show More
#16 - PlayME - Grade 8 - Episode 1

29:10 | Apr 28th, 2016

Grade 8 is a heartwarming story of a father's love. Told with charm, wit, and vulnerability, Grade 8 is a roller coaster of emotions, that will leave you holding on tightly to those you love the most. A Toronto Fringe Festival hit, Grade 8 looks at w...Show More
#15 - Dear Mr. Wells - Bonus Interview with Rose Napoli

0:00 | Apr 20th, 2016

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. ...Show More
#14 - Lo (or Dear Mr. Wells) - Eps. #3

27:14 | Apr 13th, 2016

Episode 3 - the Conclusion Warning: NSFW Laura, a 15 year-old school girl,  is in an inappropriate relationship with her English teacher, Mr. Wells. Laura thinks she is in love, but he's in a complicated marriage he can't leave. Mr. Wells promise...Show More
#13 - PlayME - Lo (or Dear Mr. Wells) - Episode 2

32:44 | Apr 6th, 2016

When English teacher Mr. Wells invites fifteen-year-old Laura to join the Creative Writing Club after school, she quickly realizes she is the club's only member. He tells her she's a talented writer and wants to nurture her gift. She wants him to not...Show More
#12 Lo (or Dear Mr. Wells) - Episode 1

30:31 | Mar 31st, 2016

It was ten years ago that Laura was Alan Wells' student at Corpus Christi High School. She was uncharacteristically intelligent for fifteen years old - perceptive and vulnerable - dream student for a flailing English teacher. Years later, all that re...Show More
#11 - Quiver Bonus Interview with Anna Chatterton

26:07 | Mar 23rd, 2016

In our final episode of Quiver 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 discuss...Show More
#10 - Quiver - Episode 3

23:44 | Mar 17th, 2016

Episode 3 of Quiver - the conclusion to Anna Chatterton's solo show. Bea is having second thoughts about dating an older guy, Sheila realizes she hasn't been home in a month, and Maddie is home alone on her birthday.  This solo show is performe...Show More
#9 - Quiver - Episode 2

24:52 | Mar 10th, 2016

Episode 2 of Quiver, the solo show by Anna Chatteron. 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 her...Show More
#8 - Quiver - Episode 1

21:28 | Mar 2nd, 2016

Quiver, the solo show by Anna Chatteron. 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 not...Show More
#7 - Better Angels - Bonus Interview with Andrea Scott

34:08 | Feb 24th, 2016

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. At the end of this episode, we a...Show More
#6 - Better Angels - Episode 2

27:27 | Feb 17th, 2016

What do you do when you feel trapped and alone? You could walk out the front door, but you're even less uncertain of what lies beyond.     Akosua is a young woman late of Ghana who has come to Canada to work as a nanny for Leila and Greg Tate in th...Show More
#5 - Better Angels - Episode 1

23:46 | Feb 11th, 2016

What do you do when you feel trapped and alone? You could walk out the front door, but you're even less uncertain of what lies beyond.     Akosua is a young woman late of Ghana who has come to Canada to work as a nanny for Leila and Greg Tate in thei...Show More
#4 - Agamemnon - Bonus Episode - Interview with Nicolas Billon

39:56 | Feb 4th, 2016

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 w...Show More
#3 - Agamemnon - Episode 3

12:11 | Jan 28th, 2016

Episode 3 - Agamemnon Blood, an axe, an orphan - experience the climactic conclusion to Nicolas Billon's Agamemnon. After a ten-year siege, the city of Troy finally lies in ruin. Clytemnestra waits for Agamemnon with murder in her heart.  A vi...Show More
#2 - Agamemnon - Episode 2

17:33 | Jan 21st, 2016

Episode 2 - Agamemnon After a ten-year siege, the city of Troy finally lies in ruin. Clytemnestra waits for Agamemnon with murder in her heart.  A visceral, contemporary re-imagining of the opening chapter of Aeschylus’ Oresteia by Governor Genera...Show More
#1 - Agamemnon - Episode 1

12:19 | Jan 13th, 2016

Episode 1 - Agamemnon After a ten-year siege, the city of Troy finally lies in ruin. Clytemnestra waits for Agamemnon with murder in her heart.  A visceral, contemporary re-imagining of the opening chapter of Aeschylus’ Oresteia by Governor Gene...Show More