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PlayME NOW: Bunny by Hannah Moscovitch

8/28/2019
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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.

Duration:00:10:38

Between Breaths (Interview with Robert Chafe)

6/25/2019
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Chris talks to Governor General award-winning playwright Robert Chafe about his play "Between Breaths", a life-affirming look at the life of Dr. Jon Lien who was known as the "Whale Man of Newfoundland". They discuss how Robert's experience growing up as a gay man in Newfoundland and how the death of one of his main collaborators impacted this work.

Duration:00:41:47

Between Breaths (Part 3)

6/18/2019
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By 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 contains coarse language.

Duration:00:26:53

Between Breaths (Part 2)

6/18/2019
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By 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 contains coarse language.

Duration:00:25:13

Between Breaths (Part 1)

6/18/2019
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By 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.

Duration:00:27:22

Huff (Interview with Cliff Cardinal)

4/24/2019
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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.

Duration:00:29:20

Huff (Part 3)

4/16/2019
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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 Trickster. Please note: this play includes explicit language, difficult themes and graphic scenes depicting sexual violence, addiction and suicide. Listener discretion is strongly advised.

Duration:00:26:56

Huff (Part 2)

4/16/2019
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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 Trickster. Please note: this play includes explicit language, difficult themes and graphic scenes depicting sexual violence, addiction and suicide. Listener discretion is strongly advised.

Duration:00:19:14

Huff (Part 1)

4/16/2019
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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 Trickster. Please note: this play includes explicit language, difficult themes and graphic scenes depicting sexual violence, addiction and suicide. Listener discretion is strongly advised.

Duration:00:26:28

The Fish Eyes Trilogy (Interview with Anita Majumdar)

3/19/2019
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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.

Duration:00:33:00

The Fish Eyes Trilogy (Part Three: Fish Eyes)

3/12/2019
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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 status, and heartbreak awaits at every corner.

Duration:00:52:04

The Fish Eyes Trilogy (Part Two: Let Me Borrow That Top)

3/12/2019
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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 heartbreak awaits at every corner.

Duration:00:26:29

The Fish Eyes Trilogy (Part One: Boys with Cars)

3/12/2019
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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 awaits at every corner.

Duration:00:43:14

PlayME NOW: Better Angels by Andrea Scott.

2/25/2019
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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.

Duration:00:11:20

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

1/22/2019
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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 today.

Duration:00:40:55

What A Young Wife Ought To Know (Part 3)

1/14/2019
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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 family planning, inspired by real stories about young mothers during the early Canadian birth control movement.

Duration:00:23:22

What A Young Wife Ought To Know (Part 2)

1/14/2019
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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 family planning, inspired by real stories about young mothers during the early Canadian birth control movement.

Duration:00:23:57

What A Young Wife Ought To Know (Part 1)

1/14/2019
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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 family planning, inspired by real stories about young mothers during the early Canadian birth control movement.

Duration:00:30:20

PlayME NOW: Iceland by Nicolas Billon

12/18/2018
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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.

Duration:00:06:55

PlayME NOW: Vitals by Rosamund Small

12/3/2018
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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.

Duration:00:07:35