PlayME

About the Show

From CBC Podcasts and Expect Theatre, PlayME transforms the way audiences experience theatre by turning contemporary plays into bingeable audio dramas. 

THE QUARANTINE CHRONICLES

THE QUARANTINE CHRONICLES, presented by PlayME, is a new summer podcast series created and co-hosted by Laura Mullin and Chris Tolley, featuring seven newly commissioned short plays (20 - 40 minutes) transformed into audio fiction. Recorded by actors remotely while isolating earlier this spring, each play captures the spirit of these distanced, disorienting and deranged times.

Participating playwrights from across the country include: Mark Cawford (short-listed for the Leacock Medal of Humour), Hiro Kanagawa (Governor General Award winner), Erin Shields (Governor General Award winner), Kat Sandler (Dora Award winner, writer for Limetown), Leah-Simone Bowan (co-host and creator of The Secret Life of Canada podcast), Jordan Tannahill (Governor General Award winner), Rosamund Small (Dora winner), and Nicolas Billon (Governor General Award winner).

THE SHOW MUST GO ON

THE SHOW MUST GO ON, presented by PlayME, features audio adaptations of contemporary works from Canadian playwrights whose plays were disrupted by COVID-19, providing much-needed support in these uncertain times.

The list of plays are as follows: the Governor-General Literary Award-winning drama, Carried Away On The Crest Of A Wave by David Yee; Take Da Milk Nah? by Dora Award nominee, Jiv Parasram; Secret Life Of A Mother by Windham-Campbell Literature Prize winner, Hannah Moscovitch; The Runner by Dora Award winner, Christopher Morris; the world premieres of Cowgirl Up by Governor-General Drama Award finalist, Anna Chatterton and The Three Women of Swatow by Fusion Film Festival finalist, Chloe Hung; and John A: Acts Of A Gentrified Ojibway Rebellion by Dora Award winner, Drew Hayden Taylor. Each play is recorded in three episodes, followed by an in-depth interview with the respective playwright.

Find PlayME online:

cbc.ca/playmeCBC | PlayMEpodcast.com

@CBCPodcasts | facebook.com/CBCPodcasts

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Program Name

PlayME

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Radio

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Podcasts

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Radio

Schedule

Season 3 premieres November 2019

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Laura Mullin & Chris Tolley

Artistic Directors | PlayME

Press Releases

CBC Podcasts’ PlayME launches new audio fiction series, THE QUARANTINE CHRONICLES

CBC Podcasts’ PlayME launches new audio fiction series, THE QUARANTINE CHRONICLES

Launching today from Expect Theatre and CBC Podcasts, The Quarantine Chronicles is a new summer podcast series. Read More »

CBC ANNOUNCES 2019-20 ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING SLATE

CBC ANNOUNCES 2019-20 ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING SLATE

CBC today revealed its 2019-20 slate of original programming including drama, comedy, factual, arts, music, kids, sports, news and documentary storytelling across television, radio and streaming platforms, showcasing diverse Canadian voices and perspectives. Read More »

PlayME podcast launches Cliff Cardinal’s awarding-winning play HUFF

PlayME podcast launches Cliff Cardinal’s awarding-winning play HUFF

Expect Theatre’s PlayME - the podcast that transforms Canadian plays into audio dramas - and Canada’s #1 podcaster, CBC Podcasts, announced that Huff, from Dora Award-winning playwright and performer Cliff Cardinal, is available now as an audio drama in three bingeable chapters. Read More »

PlayME Podcast Launches Anita Majumdar’s THE FISH EYES TRILOGY

PlayME Podcast Launches Anita Majumdar’s THE FISH EYES TRILOGY

Expect Theatre’s PlayME - the podcast that transforms Canadian plays into audio dramas - and Canada’s #1 podcaster, CBC Podcasts, announced today that The Fish Eyes Trilogy from Canada’s Governor General's Protégé Prize and Dora Award-winning playwright, Anita Majumdar, is available now as an audio drama in three bingeable chapters. Read More »

PlayME Podcast’s New Play – Hannah Moscovitch’s What A Young Wife Ought To Know – Available Now

PlayME Podcast’s New Play – Hannah Moscovitch’s What A Young Wife Ought To Know – Available Now

Expect Theatre’s PlayME - the podcast that transforms Canadian plays into audio dramas - and Canada’s #1 podcaster, CBC Podcasts, announce that renowned playwright Hannah Moscovitch’s What A Young Wife Ought To Know is available now as an audio drama in three binge-able chapters. Read More »

PlayME Joins the CBC Podcasts Family

PlayME Joins the CBC Podcasts Family

Expect Theatre’s PlayME - the podcast that transforms Canadian plays into audio dramas - and Canada’s #1 podcaster, CBC Podcasts, announce a new partnership that will see the popular series joining the CBC Podcasts slate for its upcoming new season. Read More »

Program Name

PlayME

Program Type

Radio

Appears On

Podcasts

Genre

Radio

Schedule

Season 3 premieres November 2019

Bios

Laura Mullin & Chris Tolley

Artistic Directors | PlayME