#48 - PlayME - Iceland Episode #3

May 26, 2017

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.

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#47 - PlayME - Iceland Episode 2

February 26, 2017

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-Generals Award for Drama. In 2014, his play The Elephant Song was released as a feature film and garnered Nic a Canadian Screen Award and a Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Award for his adaptation.

His latest play, Butcher, premiered at Alberta Theatre Projects in 2014. It has since been produced across the country and is being made into a feature film by Rhombus Media.

A graduate of the CFC TV Writing Program, Nic recently wrote for CBCs TV series X Company.

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#46 - PlayME - Iceland - Episode 1

January 26, 2017

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-Generals Award for Drama. In 2014, his play The Elephant Song was released as a feature film and garnered Nic a Canadian Screen Award and a Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Award for his adaptation.

His latest play, Butcher, premiered at Alberta Theatre Projects in 2014. It has since been produced across the country and is being made into a feature film by Rhombus Media.

A graduate of the CFC TV Writing Program, Nic recently wrote for CBCs TV series X Company.

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#45 - PlayME - Interview with Dramaturg, Erica Kopyto

January 18, 2017

Interview with Erika Kopyto

Thoughts on improving writing

 

In this long-form interview, Dramaturg and Literary Manager Erica Kopyto talks about what makes a good play. She gives writing tips, offers ideas on how to improve dialogue, and points listeners to helpful resources for writers.

 

About Erica:

Erica Kopyto is a Toronto-based dramaturg, curator, director, producer, activist, and educator.  She has dedicated her work to the intersection of social justice initiatives and the arts.  Until recently, she was the Dramaturg/Literary Manager at Toronto’s Nightwood Theatre where she spent the better part of 15 years developing new works. Currently, she is focused on convening participants to learn and engage on issues that promote progressive social change.  She holds a Masters of Art from the University of Toronto’s Centre for Study of Drama.  She is a long-time board member of Mayworks’ Festival of Working People and the Arts and is a curator with Toronto’s Trampoline Hall. 

 

 

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#44 - PlayME - Encore Presentation of Quiver Episode 3

January 10, 2017

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. 

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#43 - PlayME - Encore Presentation of Quiver - Episode 2

December 27, 2016

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. 

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#42 - PlayEM - Encore Presentation of Quiver

December 21, 2016

Quiver

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. 

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#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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