#41 - PlayME - Interview with Rosamund Small

December 12, 2016

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 multi-disciplinary/dance storytelling with choreographer Robert Binet; they have collaborated on pieces for the Banff Centre, the site-specific international company Wild Space in Suffolk, UK, and the National Ballet of Canada.  Rosamund is a current member of the Soulpepper Academy, and Playwright in Residence with Outside the March.

 

Rosamund’s new show with Outside the March, TomorrowLove is a large-scale immersive experience about the future of love, sex, and technology. It opens November 2016 in Toronto. 

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#40 - PlayME - Vitals Episode 4

December 1, 2016

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 November (Outside the March).  In January 2017 Rosedale Heights School of the Arts premieres Rosamund’s large-scale, one hundred character immersive experience Maven Academy, a piece created for a cast of 100 teenage performers.  She also collaborates regularly with choreographer Robert Binet on multidisciplinary and dance works (Orpheus Becomes Eurydice with the Banf Centre and The National Ballet, and Terra Incognita with Wild Space Ballet). Rosamund is a member of the Soulpepper Academy.  
 

Katherine Cullen

Katherine is an actor and playwright based in Toronto. She is an associate artist with Outside The March and has appeared in various productions including, Mr. Marmalade (Sookie/Emily the Babysitter), Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play (Outside The March/Convergence Theatre/Sheep No Wool), Vitals (Dora Nomination), and most recently, Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play. She is currently working alongside Britta Johnson to create Stupidhead!: A Musical Comedy, debuting at Theatre Passe Muraille in 2017. Stupidhead! also appeared at last years’ Summerworks Festival and won Best New Performance Text. 

 

Photo Credit: Michael Barlas
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#39 - PlayME - Vitals Episode 3

November 21, 2016

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 November (Outside the March).  In January 2017 Rosedale Heights School of the Arts premieres Rosamund’s large-scale, one hundred character immersive experience Maven Academy, a piece created for a cast of 100 teenage performers.  She also collaborates regularly with choreographer Robert Binet on multidisciplinary and dance works (Orpheus Becomes Eurydice with the Banf Centre and The National Ballet, and Terra Incognita with Wild Space Ballet). Rosamund is a member of the Soulpepper Academy.  
 

Katherine Cullen

Katherine is an actor and playwright based in Toronto. She is an associate artist with Outside The March and has appeared in various productions including, Mr. Marmalade (Sookie/Emily the Babysitter), Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play (Outside The March/Convergence Theatre/Sheep No Wool), Vitals (Dora Nomination), and most recently, Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play. She is currently working alongside Britta Johnson to create Stupidhead!: A Musical Comedy, debuting at Theatre Passe Muraille in 2017. Stupidhead! also appeared at last years’ Summerworks Festival and won Best New Performance Text. 

 

Photo Credit: Michael Barlas
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#38 - Vitals Episode 2

November 15, 2016

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 November (Outside the March).  In January 2017 Rosedale Heights School of the Arts premieres Rosamund’s large-scale, one hundred character immersive experience Maven Academy, a piece created for a cast of 100 teenage performers.  She also collaborates regularly with choreographer Robert Binet on multidisciplinary and dance works (Orpheus Becomes Eurydice with the Banf Centre and The National Ballet, and Terra Incognita with Wild Space Ballet). Rosamund is a member of the Soulpepper Academy.  
 

Katherine Cullen

Katherine is an actor and playwright based in Toronto. She is an associate artist with Outside The March and has appeared in various productions including, Mr. Marmalade (Sookie/Emily the Babysitter), Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play (Outside The March/Convergence Theatre/Sheep No Wool), Vitals (Dora Nomination), and most recently, Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play. She is currently working alongside Britta Johnson to create Stupidhead!: A Musical Comedy, debuting at Theatre Passe Muraille in 2017. Stupidhead! also appeared at last years’ Summerworks Festival and won Best New Performance Text. 

 

Photo Credit: Michael Barlas
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#37 - PlayME - Vitals Episode 1

November 7, 2016

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 November (Outside the March).  In January 2017 Rosedale Heights School of the Arts premieres Rosamund’s large-scale, one hundred character immersive experience Maven Academy, a piece created for a cast of 100 teenage performers.  She also collaborates regularly with choreographer Robert Binet on multidisciplinary and dance works (Orpheus Becomes Eurydice with the Banf Centre and The National Ballet, and Terra Incognita with Wild Space Ballet). Rosamund is a member of the Soulpepper Academy.  

Katherine Cullen

Katherine is an actor and playwright based in Toronto. She is an associate artist with Outside The March and has appeared in various productions including, Mr. Marmalade (Sookie/Emily the Babysitter), Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play (Outside The March/Convergence Theatre/Sheep No Wool), Vitals (Dora Nomination), and most recently, Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play. She is currently working alongside Britta Johnson to create Stupidhead!: A Musical Comedy, debuting at Theatre Passe Muraille in 2017. Stupidhead! also appeared at last years’ Summerworks Festival and won Best New Performance Text. 

 

Photo Credit: Michael Barlas
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#36 - PlayME - Episode 4

October 31, 2016

By Brooke 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 writer, producer, and director cursing at his laptop in some quiet corner of the globe with decent wifi. His professional narrative career began at videogame giant Electronic Arts, before he moved on to create acclaimed animation, graphic novel, and digital projects. He continues to collaborate on hush-hush interactive titles whilst writing the next volume in the Shadowland series. Brooke has an abiding love for scary stories, frozen yogurt, and (it goes without saying) cats.  www.brookeburgess.com

David Kaye - Performer

DAVID KAYE is recognized as one of the most versatile voices in the industry. A Canadian-born American voice actor with credits in feature film (Up, Ratchet & Clank), movie trailers (Secret Life Of Pets) network television (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, FX), videogames ('Clank' - Ratchet & Clank), hundreds of television and radio stations worldwide, and countless animated shows, including 20+ years as a key part of the Transformers franchise. The Cat's Maw is David's second audiobook after Star Trek in 2001. 

Tobais Tinker - Composer

TOBIAS TINKER is an Ontario-born, Berlin-based musician, composer and producer. Best known for his haunting, evocative score to the cult smash 'motion comic epic' Broken Saints, he has also composed and produced music for film, dance, theatre and circus. Throughout his career, and all while maintaining a full-time performance schedule, he has continued to release celebrated works ranging in style from solo piano to ambient, often combining electronic and acoustic elements for uniquely powerful listening experiences.
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#35 - PlayME - Cats Maw Episode 3

October 30, 2016

By Brooke 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 writer, producer, and director cursing at his laptop in some quiet corner of the globe with decent wifi. His professional narrative career began at videogame giant Electronic Arts, before he moved on to create acclaimed animation, graphic novel, and digital projects. He continues to collaborate on hush-hush interactive titles whilst writing the next volume in the Shadowland series. Brooke has an abiding love for scary stories, frozen yogurt, and (it goes without saying) cats.  www.brookeburgess.com

David Kaye - Performer

DAVID KAYE is recognized as one of the most versatile voices in the industry. A Canadian-born American voice actor with credits in feature film (Up, Ratchet & Clank), movie trailers (Secret Life Of Pets) network television (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, FX), videogames ('Clank' - Ratchet & Clank), hundreds of television and radio stations worldwide, and countless animated shows, including 20+ years as a key part of the Transformers franchise. The Cat's Maw is David's second audiobook after Star Trek in 2001. 

Tobais Tinker - Composer

TOBIAS TINKER is an Ontario-born, Berlin-based musician, composer and producer. Best known for his haunting, evocative score to the cult smash 'motion comic epic' Broken Saints, he has also composed and produced music for film, dance, theatre and circus. Throughout his career, and all while maintaining a full-time performance schedule, he has continued to release celebrated works ranging in style from solo piano to ambient, often combining electronic and acoustic elements for uniquely powerful listening experiences.
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#34 - PlayME - Cats Maw Episode 2

October 29, 2016

By Brooke 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 writer, producer, and director cursing at his laptop in some quiet corner of the globe with decent wifi. His professional narrative career began at videogame giant Electronic Arts, before he moved on to create acclaimed animation, graphic novel, and digital projects. He continues to collaborate on hush-hush interactive titles whilst writing the next volume in the Shadowland series. Brooke has an abiding love for scary stories, frozen yogurt, and (it goes without saying) cats.  www.brookeburgess.com

David Kaye - Performer

DAVID KAYE is recognized as one of the most versatile voices in the industry. A Canadian-born American voice actor with credits in feature film (Up, Ratchet & Clank), movie trailers (Secret Life Of Pets) network television (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, FX), videogames ('Clank' - Ratchet & Clank), hundreds of television and radio stations worldwide, and countless animated shows, including 20+ years as a key part of the Transformers franchise. The Cat's Maw is David's second audiobook after Star Trek in 2001. 

Tobais Tinker - Composer

TOBIAS TINKER is an Ontario-born, Berlin-based musician, composer and producer. Best known for his haunting, evocative score to the cult smash 'motion comic epic' Broken Saints, he has also composed and produced music for film, dance, theatre and circus. Throughout his career, and all while maintaining a full-time performance schedule, he has continued to release celebrated works ranging in style from solo piano to ambient, often combining electronic and acoustic elements for uniquely powerful listening experiences.

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#33 - PlayME - Cats Maw Episode 1

October 28, 2016

Cats Maw - Episode 1

By Brooke 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 writer, producer, and director cursing at his laptop in some quiet corner of the globe with decent wifi. His professional narrative career began at videogame giant Electronic Arts, before he moved on to create acclaimed animation, graphic novel, and digital projects. He continues to collaborate on hush-hush interactive titles whilst writing the next volume in the Shadowland series. Brooke has an abiding love for scary stories, frozen yogurt, and (it goes without saying) cats.  www.brookeburgess.com


David Kaye - Performer

DAVID KAYE is recognized as one of the most versatile voices in the industry. A Canadian-born American voice actor with credits in feature film (Up, Ratchet & Clank), movie trailers (Secret Life Of Pets) network television (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, FX), videogames ('Clank' - Ratchet & Clank), hundreds of television and radio stations worldwide, and countless animated shows, including 20+ years as a key part of the Transformers franchise. The Cat's Maw is David's second audiobook after Star Trek in 2001. 


Tobais Tinker - Composer


TOBIAS TINKER is an Ontario-born, Berlin-based musician, composer and producer. Best known for his haunting, evocative score to the cult smash 'motion comic epic' Broken Saints, he has also composed and produced music for film, dance, theatre and circus. Throughout his career, and all while maintaining a full-time performance schedule, he has continued to release celebrated works ranging in style from solo piano to ambient, often combining electronic and acoustic elements for uniquely powerful listening experiences.

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#32 - PlayME - Encore Interview with Anna Chatterton

October 20, 2016

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 aural world for these three family members struggling to keep up. Music design is by Mike Rinaldi, and direction of the stage play was by Andrea Donaldson.

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