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12 Months of Podcast Drama by Queer, Albertan Writers

12 Months of Podcast Drama by Queer, Albertan Writers

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Canada

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12 Months of Podcast Drama by Queer, Albertan Writers

Language:

English

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587.335.7793


Episodes

Bonus Month: The Hooves Belonged to the Deer by Makram Ayache (Part 2 of 2)

3/1/2021
This is Part 2 of a two-part episode. Make sure to listen to Part 1 first! Check below for trigger/content warnings. In this special bonus month, The AQCP provides workshop and development support to Ayache’s piece for future presentation. Adam and Howaa, the first Muslims in creation…or are they the first Christians?… are excepting. But when Steve, a beautiful, blonde traveller from the Northern Kingdom arrives, Adam changes. In another world, or maybe not, when Izzy’s family immigrates...

Bonus Month: The Hooves Belonged to the Deer by Makram Ayache (Part 1 of 2)

3/1/2021
Make sure to check below for trigger/content warnings. In this special bonus month, The AQCP provides workshop and development support to Ayache’s piece for future presentation. Adam and Howaa, the first Muslims in creation…or are they the first Christians?… are excepting. But when Steve, a beautiful, blonde traveller from the Northern Kingdom arrives, Adam changes. In another world, or maybe not, when Izzy’s family immigrates to small town Alberta, the young queer Muslim boy forges a...

AQCP Roundtable #2

12/3/2020
In this second bonus feature for The Alberta Queer Calendar Project, Taylor Chadwick of What It Is Productions chats with (almost) the whole team of September’s episode, My Boyfriend’s Boyfriend by Jamie Price including: Jamie Price, Émanuel Dubbeldam, Candice Stollery, Daniel Belland, Andi Molloy, Matthew Oliver van Diepen, Mirabel Sirois, and Brian Bergum. Spoiler alert: Make sure to check out My Boyfriend’s Boyfriend (episode #9) beforehand if you want a spoiler-free listening...

Duration:00:45:22

November: Legislating Love: The Everett Klippert Story by Natalie Meisner (Part 2 of 2)

11/30/2020
Make sure to listen to Part 1 of this episode first! Presented with the generous support of Sage Theatre. Aspiring historian Maxine is researching Canadian social policy when she discovers the story of Everett Klippert—the last Canadian man jailed simply for being gay. Maxine becomes fascinated with Everett’s case and with discovering the man beyond the headlines, a beloved Calgary bus driver on the downtown route who took care to brighten the day of his passengers, who played on the...

November: Legislating Love: The Everett Klippert Story by Natalie Meisner (Part 1 of 2)

11/29/2020
Presented with the generous support of Sage Theatre. Aspiring historian Maxine is researching Canadian social policy when she discovers the story of Everett Klippert—the last Canadian man jailed simply for being gay. Maxine becomes fascinated with Everett’s case and with discovering the man beyond the headlines, a beloved Calgary bus driver on the downtown route who took care to brighten the day of his passengers, who played on the family baseball team and was everyone’s favourite uncle,...

AQCP Roundtable #1

11/6/2020
In this bonus feature for The Alberta Queer Calendar Project, Taylor Chadwick of What It Is Productions chats with playwrights Liam Salmon (January: Local Diva), Émanuel Dubbeldam (février: À vendre), and Hayley Moorhouse (March: Suspension) as well as Harley Morison of Cardiac Theatre. Spoiler alert: Make sure to check out each of the above episodes (#1-3) beforehand if you want a spoiler-free listening experience.

Duration:00:52:04

September: My Boyfriend’s Boyfriend by Jamie Price

9/30/2020
My Boyfriend’s Boyfriend is about three likeable nerds who begin a polyamorous relationship. Sam isn’t sure about his boyfriend. Decker isn’t sure about monogamy. Tricia isn’t sure about their gender. One thing they are all sure of is each other. A musical comedy about video games, polyamory, transition, and friendship. Book by: Jamie Price & Anne Price Music & Lyrics/Musical Director: Jamie Price Featuring: Émanuel Dubbeldam, Andi Molloy, and Matthew Oliver van Diepen Musicians: Daniel...

Duration:01:17:47

August: Ai Yah! Face the Facts by Dale Lee Kwong

8/28/2020
Jade Wong needs a vacation, so it’s perfect timing when she accepts a cheap, all-inclusive cruise to Alaska. She flies to Vancouver, only to discover it’s a lesbian cruise, and her cabin-mate is a lesbian. Find out what else Jade discovers on board, and about herself in Ai Yah! Face the Facts. Writer: Dale Lee Kwong Director/Dramaturge: Trevor Rueger Sound Designer: Kathryn P. Smith Production Coordinator: Michael Luong Jade: Selina Wong Jennifer/Jenny: Lara Schmitz Charlie/Chuck:...

Duration:01:26:21

July: These Four Walls by Jay Northcott

7/31/2020
You know when you put all your clothes in the dryer and then you are folding them and some how you are missing a sock? Like some magical vortex took your sock and it’s never coming back. These Four Walls is kind of about that. And trust, and love, and maybe some other stuff. A play full of Queer whimsy and anxiety – what more could you ask for? Writer: Jay Northcott Director: Kathryn P. Smith Sound Designer: Kyle Hinton Production Coordinator: Jenny Yeung Taylor: Keshia Cheesman Ada:...

Duration:01:29:04

June: Home Again by Calla Wright

6/30/2020
Judith and Adam are old friends who haven’t seen each other in years. As teenagers, they spent a lot of time getting drunk or high and baring their souls to each other. Judith, who has moved away, runs away from her new city when her wife gives birth to a stillborn child. She goes to find Adam, only to discover that he has just attempted suicide. Judith saves his life, and drives him out into the desert, where they embark on a journey of inebriation, life, death, and everything in...

Duration:00:46:05

May: Real Job by Arielle Rombough

5/31/2020
Most of us face big questions about what to do with our lives and how to create the perfect work/life balance. Devon seemingly has this figured out, until her most important relationships are tested when it’s revealed what her real job is. Writer: Arielle Rombough Featuring: Arielle Rombough & Chris Austman Director: Clare Preuss Sound Designer: Chris Austman

Duration:00:51:18

April: Pretty Ugly by Brett Dahl

4/30/2020
Being Gay makes you a liar. A fraud. Actually. Because we are taught to hide our identity from a young age and we grow up using these lies to protect our true selves from the world and the world from our true self. Some people would say being Gay is a parasite … Meet ‘Guy’ – He’s just been diagnosed with a rare enteric parasite that is eating away at his gut – eating him from the inside out. He got it because he is Gay – whatever that means. He also neglected to tell his partner. Meet...

Duration:01:13:25

March: Suspension by Hayley Moorhouse

3/8/2020
Two strangers meet in a lush suburban backyard. Overhead, a plane has exploded. Gravity has stopped. The wreckage hangs suspended in the air. A dark absurdist comedy about what it means to bear witness. Writer: Hayley Moorhouse Director: Suzie Martin Featuring: Meegan Sweet & Holly Wandler Sound Designer & Production Coordinator: Kiidra Duhault SkirtsAfire Gallery Curator: Stephanie Florence

Duration:00:39:15

février: À vendre d’Émanuel Dubbeldam

2/26/2020
La famille Gilbert sait très bien choisir ses mots. Mais après plus de 30 ans de tout dire sans rien dire du tout, ils font face à une question qu’ils évitent depuis longtemps: comment faire le deuil d’une personne toujours vivante? The Gilbert family knows how to choose their words carefully. But after 30 years of saying everything without saying anything, they are faced with one question that they have been avoiding for a long time: how do you mourn someone who is still...

Duration:00:30:34

January: Local Diva by Liam Salmon

1/31/2020
Local queer, Tragi-dean, victim/hero/example/metaphor/villain has something to say. Something about growing up gay in a catholic school, working the drag circuit, and living through the 2019 Alberta election. Something about taking it and something about… not. Writer: Liam Salmon Director: Owen Emblau Production Coordinator: Kiidra Duhault Sound Designer: Thomas Geddes Featuring: Jacob Holloway Dramaturge: Darrin Hagen .

Duration:00:42:14