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#51 PlayME - Orange Dot - Episode 3

9/20/2017
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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, a soupçon of boredom, and a large dose of existential dread about what the world is coming to. They talk, argue, flirt and while away the morning together. At times, Natalie seems overcome by the tree. At other times, she just seems unable...

Duration: 00:24:11


#50 - PlayME - Orange Dot Episode 2

8/8/2017
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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, a soupçon of boredom, and a large dose of existential dread about what the world is coming to. They talk, argue, flirt and while away the morning together. At times, Natalie seems overcome by the tree. At other times, she just seems unable...

Duration: 00:29:17


#49 - PlayME - Orange Dot - Episode 1

7/19/2017
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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, a soupçon of boredom, and a large dose of existential dread about what the world is coming to. They talk, argue, flirt and while away the morning together. At times, Natalie seems overcome by the tree. At other times, she just seems unable...

Duration: 00:31:19


#48 - PlayME - Iceland Episode #3

5/26/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:29:34


#47 - PlayME - Iceland Episode 2

2/26/2017
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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. Nicolas Billon Nic’s stage work has been produced around the world. His triptych Fault Lines garnered the 2013 Governor-General’s Award for Drama. In 2014, his play The Elephant Song was released as a feature film and garnered Nic a Canadian...

Duration: 00:21:23


#46 - PlayME - Iceland - Episode 1

1/26/2017
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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, Clair Calnan and Christine Horne. Nicolas Billon Nic’s stage work has been produced around the world. His triptych Fault Lines garnered the 2013 Governor-General’s Award for Drama. In 2014, his play The Elephant Song was released as a feature film and garnered Nic a Canadian Screen...

Duration: 00:13:32


#45 - PlayME - Interview with Dramaturge, Erica Kopyto

1/18/2017
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Interview with Erika Kopyto Thoughts on improving writing In this long form interview Dramaturge and Literary Agent, Erica Kopyto talks about what makes a good play, writing tips and tricks, how to improve dialogue and helpful resources for writers.

Duration: 00:51:08


#44 - PlayME - Encore Presentation of Quiver Episode 3

1/10/2017
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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-boyfriend again. So fourteen-year-old Maddie is left to fend for herself with nothing but her bow and arrow. Sound Design by Michael Rinaldi.

Duration: 00:23:26


#41 - PlayME - Interview with Rosamond Small

12/12/2016
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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 the March in 2014. It garnered two Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Outstanding Production and Outstanding New Play and was recently published by Scirocco Drama. Rosamund loves to write for all forms of theatre. She also works in...

Duration: 00:41:30


#40 - PlayME - Vitals Episode 4

12/1/2016
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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, before she has her own emergency? Rosamund Small Rosamund Small is a playwright interested in all forms of theatre, including musicals, documentary, traditional, sketch and immersive works. Her new show TomorrowLove opens in Toronto this...

Duration: 00:20:14


#39 - PlayME - Vitals Episode 3

11/21/2016
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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, before she has her own emergency? Rosamund Small Rosamund Small is a playwright interested in all forms of theatre, including musicals, documentary, traditional, sketch and immersive works. Her new show TomorrowLove opens in Toronto this...

Duration: 00:17:33


#33 - PlayME - Cats Maw Episode 1

10/28/2016
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Cats Maw - Episode 1 By Brook 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! Lose yourself in this haunting, gripping, and bittersweet fable that VOYA MAGAZINE calls: ‘A Top Shelf 2015 Honoree — Narnia meets Stephen King’! Brooke Burgess - Writer BROOKE BURGESS is an award-winning Canadian...

Duration: 01:40:38


#32 - PlayME - Encore Interview with Anna Chatterton

10/20/2016
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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...

Duration: 00:25:21


#31 - The Double Down - PlayME

9/22/2016
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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 tries to figure out her new home and create a life there for herself. Gail Packwood - Writer Gail Packwood is a Toronto based arts administrator. Currently she is the Managing Director at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre. Previous...

#30 - PlayME - Chemo Sabe

9/1/2016
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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. He is married and lives in Brighton Ontario with his wife Susan. His interests are reading (mostly history), travel and his two granddaughters. Eric Peterson Eric Peterson has been an actor in this country for the last forty-five years. Noted for co-creating and originating...

#29 - PlayME - Clutched by a Hair

8/17/2016
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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 love, equality, and strength. About the writer:

# 28 - PlayME - The Fall of Andrew Allen

8/4/2016
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The Fall of Andrew Allen - by Eric Koch Featuring Barbara Budd Andrew Allen was the national head of CBC radio drama during the golden age of radio from 1943 to 1955. He oversaw the work of some of the finest talents of the day - writers and actors such as Lister Sinclair, Mavor Moore, W.O. Mitchell, Jane Mallett, John Drainie, Barry Morse, Christopher Plummer, James Doohan, and many others.

#27 - PlayME - A Classified Heart

7/28/2016
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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 where to start. Perhaps here in the classified heart. Sophie Holdstock - Writer Sophie Holdstock is an actor and writer living in Toronto. She originally hails from the lush Vancouver Island and came to Toronto after graduating from The...

#26 - PlayME - Betting On Death

7/13/2016
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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 writer and poet. Her work appears in online journals as well as print journals and athologies. She is a member of the Sudbury Writers’ Guild, The Manitoulin Writers’ Circle and the Writers’ Community of Durham Region. In May 2016 Vera won Second Place in the Elora Writer’s Festival Contest and earned an...

#25 - PlayME - House

7/6/2016
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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 published her novel “Temperance Lloyd: Hanged for Witchcraft in 1682″, on the 330th anniversary of that execution. Her novel, “Priest Hole” awaits publication. She is married to Canadian poet, Roger Nash. As Co Host of AS It Happens for 17 years,...
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