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The Show Must Go On: “The Runner” (Part 1)

Where is Jacob? He doesn’t know. All he does know is that he is a volunteer for Z.A.K.A, an Israeli organization responsible for putting the bodies of Jews back together following accidents or terror attacks. And he is cold and wet. As he grapples with the memory of an attack, he starts to piece together the moment when he rushed to a scene of violence to find a dead Israeli soldier and a dying Arab girl clinging to life. He makes a life-altering decision.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:54]


The Show Must Go On: “The Runner ” (Part 2)

The Arab girl haunts Jacob’s every thought. He thinks of her when he is sent to Ukraine to unearth remains from a mass grave. And when he slips through the door into a crowded nightclub in Tel Aviv on a hot and humid night. He wonders if God is punishing him for what he does in the dark. Then the head of Z.A.K.A calls him in and breaks some bad news.

Download The Show Must Go On: “The Runner ” (Part 2)
[mp3 file: runs 00:23:20]


The Show Must Go On: “The Runner” (Part 3)

Reeling from the loss of his job at Z.A.K.A, Jacob flees to his brother Ari’s home in an Israeli settlement. The two brothers, on opposite sides of an ideological argument, get into a dispute and Ari tells Jacob he doesn’t belong in Israel. Jacob decides he must see the Arab girl once again. He finds her home and bangs on her door. Not long later, he realizes exactly where he is.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:37]


The Show Must Go On: “Secret Life of a Mother” (Hannah Moscovitch, Maev Beaty and Ann-Marie Kerr)

Laura talks with Hannah, Maev, and Ann-Marie who are all working from home and mothering during isolation in Halifax, Toronto, and Lunenburg, N.S. The three women share how they wrote (and re-wrote and re-wrote) the story, why they wanted to complicate cheerful talk about motherhood and how damaging it is to keep women in the dark. "No one tells birth stories publicly or honestly."

Download The Show Must Go On: “Secret Life of a Mother” (Hannah Moscovitch, Maev Beaty and Ann-Marie Kerr)
[mp3 file: runs 00:41:52]


The Show Must Go On: “Secret Life of A Mother” (Part 1)

Two months after giving birth to her son, a mothering app sends Hannah Moscovitch a tip: “Consider getting back in the sack with your husband, even if you don’t feel ready!”(Let's just say it didn't find her in the mood.) Together with friend and performer Maev Beaty, Hannah sets out to write the antithesis to the chirpy notification: the untold realities of motherhood and the taboo subjects that moms don’t openly share … starting with miscarriage.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:22:07]


The Show Must Go On: “Secret Life of A Mother” (Part 2)

Hannah, played by Maev, confides her fear that she — someone who can tune out oncoming traffic — won’t be a good mother. Also, would the pain of labour expose something ugly at the bottom of her psyche? After hours of contractions, gas to relieve the pain, and a team of doctors staring at her, she finds out.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:19:24]


The Show Must Go On: “Secret Life of A Mother” (Part 3)

After her son Elijah’s birth, Hannah is struck by the urge to sing him traditional Hebrew songs mixed with a smattering of Céline Dion. Both Hannah and Maev reveal their birthing war wounds before they agree that labour isn’t even the hard part. They wrestle with guilt and shame for having ambitions beyond raising babies. Then one boozy summer in Stratford, they give each other a special kind of permission they both need.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:24:48]


The Show Must Go On: “Take d Milk, Nah?” (Interview with Jivesh Parasram)

Laura talks to playwright and performer Jiv Parasram, who is currently quarantining at home in Vancouver and getting ready to take a play online. Parasram reflects on being the first in his family to grow up in Nova Scotia, his complicated feelings about identity plays, and why he made the bold request for some audience members to skip part of the story.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:35:44]


The Show Must Go On: “Take d Milk, Nah?” (Part 1)

Jiv is Canadian. Jiv is Indian. And Hindu. And West Indian. And Trinidadian too. Or maybe he is just colonized. In order to explore all these hyphenated identities, he creates the first-ever Hindu-Caribbean-Canadian identity play — even though he hates identity plays. He starts with a brief history of indentured servitude in Trinidad, and his family.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:32:48]


The Show Must Go On: “Take d Milk, Nah?” (Part 2)

Jiv is the first in his family to be born in Canada and raised in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Here some people call him black, while his own family calls him “white boy”. Jiv goes on a teenage quest to Trinidad to untangle his roots and become more legitimately “third world”. Things do not go as planned.

Download The Show Must Go On: “Take d Milk, Nah?” (Part 2)
[mp3 file: runs 00:18:17]


The Show Must Go On: “Take d Milk, Nah?” (Part 3)

Jiv shapeshifts again to prove identity is pretty trippy. Maybe we are all “Jiv”. Maybe this is all an illusion. But then a memory from Junior High brings him crashing back down to earth. Disaster strikes on 9/11 and Jiv feels forced to choose an “identity raft”. He’s not proud of his choice. He asks certain “Jivs” to skip to the next episode.

Download The Show Must Go On: “Take d Milk, Nah?” (Part 3)
[mp3 file: runs 00:25:22]


The Show Must Go On: “Take d Milk, Nah?” (Part 4: Epilogue)

We all meet again for one final thought from our multi-hyphenated hero. Here’s why it matters how we choose to define the divides between us, and within us.

Download The Show Must Go On: “Take d Milk, Nah?” (Part 4: Epilogue)
[mp3 file: runs 00:07:22]


The Show Must Go On: “Carried away on the crest of a wave” (Interview With David Yee)

Chris talks to Governor General Award-winning playwright David Yee, who is currently isolating from home and workshopping a new play over Zoom. Yee reflects on why “underused” actors of colour often resort to writing their own stories, and why he wanted “Carried away on the crest of a wave” to be too big for small theatres. He also shares where he was when he first heard about the devastating 2004 Tsunami, and why he felt compelled to write an anthological play about “the lives that it touched, brought together and destroyed."

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:14]


The Show Must Go On: “Carried away on the crest of a wave” (Part 1)

In 2004, the deadliest tsunami in recorded history tore through over a dozen countries around the Indian Ocean. In a series of vignettes, David Yee imagines the people left behind in disaster’s wake. In Australia, a scientist notes that the planet got smaller the day of the disaster. In Malaysia, two brothers toss family treasures to save their house from descending into the sea. In India, a priest tries to prove that his parishioners were saved by divine intervention.

Download The Show Must Go On: “Carried away on the crest of a wave” (Part 1)
[mp3 file: runs 00:30:13]


The Show Must Go On: “Carried away on the crest of a wave” (Part 2)

The tragedy travels all the way to Toronto where a radio DJ defies his bosses to perform a parody of Tears for Fears. In Sri Lanka, a man speaks frankly to a child orphaned by the tsunami. And in Thailand, a man mourns his beloved wife in the company of an highly-specialized escort.

Download The Show Must Go On: “Carried away on the crest of a wave” (Part 2)
[mp3 file: runs 00:37:53]


The Show Must Go On: “Carried away on the crest of a wave” (Part 3)

The ripples extend far below the surface of the earth as two men endlessly fall down a hole. In Salt Lake City, an FBI agent questions a bereaved mother about the child she lost in the tsunami. And on a sandy beach in Ko Phi Phi Island, Thailand, two men sit together deciding who is responsible for the tragedy.

Download The Show Must Go On: “Carried away on the crest of a wave” (Part 3)
[mp3 file: runs 00:47:55]


Crawlspace (Interview with Karen Hines)

Laura talks to playwright and performer Karen Hines about her solo show Crawlspace. Hines explains how her play was inspired by her true-life experience of buying a home, how it fundamentally changed her as a person and redefined her concept of home.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:33:41]


Crawlspace (Part 1)

Writer Karen Hines dreams of homeownership so when she discovers a lemon yellow coach house advertised as a “condo alternative,” she decides to invest her life savings. She adores the granite countertop and the walk-in closet and its lack of basement. But on move-in day, she sits on the window sill and it crumbles beneath her. She soon learns that she hasn’t bought a coach house. She’s just sunk everything she owns into a glorified car garage.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:53]


Crawlspace (Part 2)

Karen learns that not only is her coach house actually a converted garage, but also that it’s encroaching on her neighbour’s property. And because her neighbour won’t sell her the land, she can’t sell the house. And because she spent all her money on the house, she can’t afford to do the repairs. She falls deeper into debt and despair, and then she notices a mysterious foul odour emanating from god knows where.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:58]


Crawlspace (Part 3)

The stench pervading from somewhere is a mystery no one can solve. Karen incurs tens of thousands of dollars in credit card debt to find the problem and … deal with it. Karen’s coach house goes from bad investment to a health hazard. She must get out.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:30:43]


The Boy in the Moon (Interview with Ian Brown and Emil Sher)

Chris talks to playwright Emil Sher and journalist Ian Brown about Ian’s bestselling book-turned-play, The Boy in the Moon. Both tell the story of Ian’s quest to connect with his son, Walker, who was born with a rare genetic disorder. The two writers discuss the challenge of portraying Ian’s family on stage; the guilt and shame associated with disability; and why Ian had to rethink the idea of love and where to find it.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:43:32]


The Boy in the Moon (Part 1)

An early delivery of their son catches Ian Brown and his wife Johanna Schneller by surprise. Their son Walker is born with a rare genetic disorder, which went undetected in the womb. His condition will impact everything from walking to talking to eating. And life changes, completely.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:33]


The Boy in the Moon (Part 2)

Walker is diagnosed with Cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome, a condition so rare only 300 people in the world have been diagnosed with it. Ian and his wife are faced with the task of raising a boy who can’t tell them anything, and soon find themselves imagining everything. They yearn to communicate with Walker and ask him questions. What do you dream at night? What do you think about? Why do you keep hitting yourself?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:01]


The Boy in the Moon (Part 3)

Ian reflects on the beautiful moments — the private language of tongue clicks and the joys of an echoing hallway. He also recalls the worst moments — his wife at the bottom of the darkness, and well-meaning friends who cannot help. The family makes a decision with a profound impact; a turning point with no turning back.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:39:01]


BUTCHER: Interview with Nicolas Billon

Laura talks to Governor General award-winning playwright Nicolas Billon about his play "BUTCHER", a dark political thriller set on Christmas Eve. Billon explains why he felt the need to invent a country, and a whole language, to tell the story he wanted to tell; how Hitchcock's thrillers inspire his writing; and what he thinks of the notion that "you can have peace or you can have justice, but you can't have both."

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[mp3 file: runs 00:26:09]


BUTCHER (Part 3)

“Revenge is the confession of pain … it wants you to feel what it feels.” We all know what it means to kill someone, but what does it mean to break them? No one in the room is playing the same role as when they entered it. No one will ever be the same again.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:24:53]


BUTCHER (Part 2)

At first, it seems like a Christmas miracle. The Lavinian interpreter arrives to find the old man moaning in pain. Besides being fluent in his language, Elena is also a nurse with some timely advice. As the four wait for an ambulance to arrive, she quickly deduces a lot more about the man — from the hook that hung around his neck to the missing fingernails on his toes. But tensions rise as it becomes clear: the old man isn’t the only one in the room with secrets.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:08]


BUTCHER (Part 1)

It’s Christmas Eve at a Toronto police station, and Inspector Lamb is no longer having a silent night. A drugged old man in a Santa hat and military uniform has been dropped on his doorstep. Around the man’s neck: a butcher’s hook spiked with a business card that reads “arrest me.” The cop makes two calls: to the lawyer on the card and an interpreter who speaks Lavinian. The lawyer arrives first.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:25:55]


PlayME NOW: Bunny by Hannah Moscovitch

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:10:38]


Between Breaths (Interview with Robert Chafe)

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:41:00]


Between Breaths (Part 1)

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:04]


Between Breaths (Part 2)

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:24:54]


Between Breaths (Part 3)

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:26:35]


Huff (Interview with Cliff Cardinal)

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:29:02]


Huff (Part 1)

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:26:10]


Huff (Part 2)

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:55]


Huff (Part 3)

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.

Download Huff (Part 3)
[mp3 file: runs 00:26:37]


The Fish Eyes Trilogy (Interview with Anita Majumdar)

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:33:01]


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

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:43:15]


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

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.

Download The Fish Eyes Trilogy (Part Two: Let Me Borrow That Top)
[mp3 file: runs 00:26:30]


The Fish Eyes Trilogy (Part Three: Fish Eyes)

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:52:04]


PlayME NOW: Better Angels by Andrea Scott.

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:11:17]


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

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:40:51]


What A Young Wife Ought To Know (Part 1)

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:30:16]


What A Young Wife Ought To Know (Part 2)

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:23:53]


What A Young Wife Ought To Know (Part 3)

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:23:51]


PlayME NOW: Iceland by Nicolas Billon

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:51]


PlayME NOW: Vitals by Rosamund Small

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:04]


Prairie Nurse (Interview with Marie Beath Badian)

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:29:16]


Prairie Nurse (Part 1)

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 team complicate the women's lives. (1/3)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:36:30]


Prairie Nurse (Part 2)

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 team complicate the women's lives. (2/3)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:33:26]


Prairie Nurse (Part 3)

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 team complicate the women's lives. (3/3)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:33:43]


Bang Bang (Part 1)

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 involved. (1/4)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:30:58]


Bang Bang (Part 2)

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 involved. (2/4)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:30:49]


Bang Bang (Part 3)

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 involved. (3/4)

Download Bang Bang (Part 3)
[mp3 file: runs 00:31:30]


Bang Bang (Part 4)

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 involved.

Download Bang Bang (Part 4)
[mp3 file: runs 00:29:50]


Bang Bang (Interview with Kat Sandler)

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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:35:39]


Iceland (Part 1)

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)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:30]


Iceland (Part 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. (2/3)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:21:21]


Iceland (Part 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. (3/3)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:29:30]


Bunny (Part 1)

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)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:02]


Bunny (Part 2)

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)

Download Bunny (Part 2)
[mp3 file: runs 00:29:43]


Bunny (Part 3)

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)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:32:16]


Vitals (Part 1)

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)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:21:54]


Vitals (Part 2)

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)

Download Vitals (Part 2)
[mp3 file: runs 00:16:35]


Vitals (Part 3)

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)

Download Vitals (Part 3)
[mp3 file: runs 00:16:47]


Vitals (Part 4)

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)

Download Vitals (Part 4)
[mp3 file: runs 00:19:41]


Vitals (Interview with Rosamund Small)

Laura talks with Rosamund Small, the playwright behind Vitals, about researching the life of a paramedic to write her solo show.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:41:21]


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

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 passion. (1/3)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:30:30]


Lo (Or Dear Mr. Wells) (Part 2)

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 passion. (2/3)

Download Lo (Or Dear Mr. Wells) (Part 2)
[mp3 file: runs 00:32:42]


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

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 passion. (3/3)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:13]


Lo (Or Dear Mr. Wells) (Interview with Rose Napoli)

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.

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Quiver (Part 1)

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 arrow. (1/3)

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Quiver (Part 2)

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 arrow. (2/3)

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Quiver (Part 3)

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 arrow. (3/3)

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Quiver (Interview with Anna Chatterton)

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:25:54]


Theory (Part 1)

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)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:23:12]


Theory (Part 2)

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)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:25:16]


Theory (Part 3)

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)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:25:43]


Theory (Interview with Norman Yeung)

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:51:03]


Better Angels (Part 1)

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 become their prisoner. (1/2)

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Better Angels (Part 2)

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 become their prisoner. (2/2)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:10]


Better Angels (Interview with Andrea Scott)

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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:33:41]


Grade 8 (Part 1)

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)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:29:11]


Grade 8 (Part 2)

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)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:33:17]


Grade 8 (Interview with Dwayne Morgan)

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:31:43]


The Philosopher's Wife (Part 1)

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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:44]


The Philosopher's Wife (Part 2)

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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:34:21]


The Philosopher's Wife (Part 3)

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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:41:20]


PlayME Monologues: d'bi young anitafrika & Mami Wata

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.

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PlayME Monologues: Judith Thompson & Palace of The End

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.

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PlayME Monologues: Keith Barker & This Is How We Got Here

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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:20:31]


PlayME Monologues: Daniel MacIvor & Who Killed Spalding Gray

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.

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Bonus Interview with Dramaturg Erica Kopyto

Chris talks with Erica about the role of dramaturgy in playwriting. Erica walks us through what makes for a great play.

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PlayME trailer (New Season with CBC Podcasts)

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.

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