Category: What It Is

Ep 128: Good… But

Guests: Eva Foote & Karen Unland
With #theatremari
Songs perfromed by Eva Foote
Creative Commons Music by Josh Woodward
Contains Coarse Language

This is ep is totally good… but actually it’s great! Taylor sits down with songstress (with a dress made of snakes), Eva Foote and The Fairy God Mother of Edmonton Podcasts (who can only be set to boil), Karen Unland. Plus, #theatremari joins the crew for an awesome conversation about moving away, keeping yourself busy, dream podcast projects and a hot round of The Good The Bad and The Ugly Advice. We also hear some tunes from Eva and get the details on some Edmonton-based event in a round of The Arts News. Waste no time and get this ep in your ear holes for so much Edmonton arts & podcast goodness.

Ep 127: Docs and Robbers

Guests: Fawnda Mithrush and Trevor Schmidt, Matthew Lindholm & Amanda Neufeld
With Brian Bergum & Ainsley Hillyard
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
Creative Commons Music from Josh Woodward
Contains Some Coarse Language

The theatre season is winding down and that means that festival season is winding up! We cover the International Documentary & New Media Festival North West Fest with Fawnda Mithrush who made some room in the fest for podcasters like us! Then, we get into personal stories with Trevor Schmidt, Matthew Lindholm and Amanda Neufeld while discussing NLT’s new production Bonnie & Clyde: The Two Person, Six Gun Musical. As always, we give you an update on other cool events to check out in Edmonton. It’s a timely ep and these events will soon be gone so get this ep in your ear holes!

Ep 126: Theatre Is My Niche

Guests: Farren Timoteo & Andrea Rankin and Colleen Murphy
With: #theatremari & Brian Bergum
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
Creative Commons Music from Josh Woodward
Contains some coarse language

The What It Is podcast team proves that theatre is their expertise in an ep covering two theatrical presentations currently playing in Edmonton including The Citadel Theatre’s Peter and the Starcatcher & U of A Studio Theatre’s World Premiere of Bright Burning. We have two new guests in Farren Timoteo & Andrea Rankin who are tracked down at The Citadel to discuss how theatre can be pretty special when it’s left simple. Then, returning to the show is Colleen Murphy who talks to Taylor about her big 12 person world premiere play at the University of Alberta. There’s lots of great chatter about art, life, and the amazing work of our local artists so get it in your ear holes!

Ep 125: LIVE! From Odd Wednesday

Guest: Amy Shostak & Success 5000
With: Colton Taylor Thomas, Guy Fieri, The Poditor & Stan Ostrowski
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
Live Sketches from The Debutantes: Josh Coss, Nathalie Feehan, Laena Anderson, Robyn Slack, Liam Creswick, Jamee Nall, Ritchie Panas
Creative Commons Music by Josh Woodward
Contains Coarse Language

The What It Is podcast takes over Odd Wednesday at The Sewing Machine Factory on March 1st, 2017 for their first live show in a long time. Taylor is joined by Colton Taylor Thomas for one of the wildest What It Is rides yet. Taylor & Colton welcome fan favourite a mystic truth teller Amy Shostak and are joined by the likes of Guy Fieri, the return of The Poditor and bowling champion Stan Ostrowski. As if that weren’t enough we also get live sketches performed by The Debutantes and new music from Success 5000. Plus, the crew even manages to sneak in The Arts News with #theatremari and a crazy round of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Advice. Strap your ear holes in for this one it’s odd, it’s fun, it’s crazy, it is What It Is live!

BONUS: The Future of Arts Coverage Salon – Chinook Series 2017

The Future of Arts Coverage
A Salon Discussion
As presented at Chinook Series 2017

Moderator: Taylor Chadwick
Panelists: Liz Nicholls, Ken Davis, Jenna Marynowski & Murray Utas

With the loss of arts-coverage in many major news outlets and the decline in print media – how do arts organizations get into the news cycle? Is the online world a new haven for arts promotion or a cluttered mess of opinions and white noise? Join What It Is podcast host Taylor Chadwick as he leads a panel of arts-promoters, fans and creators to see if they can get to the bottom of how audiences and artists connect with each other through media.

Arts News UPDATE from Chinook Series

With: Taylor Chadwick & Chris W. Cook
Contains some coarse language

The What It Is podcast boys are hanging out recording the Salon Conversations as part of Chinook Series so a full episode of the show wasn’t possible. Instead the team decided to drop a short update episode that is easily digestible with a few news items including: info about the What It Is live show on March 1 at The Sewing Machine Factory, Chinook Series and some Arts News tidbits. It’s a short ep so waste no time and get it in your ear holes!

BONUS: Particle Collisions: Small Scale Theatre Experiment Panel

Recorded on November 25, 2016 @ The Citadel Theatre

Moderator: Sarah Garton Stanley (National Arts Centre)
Guests:  Theo Pitsiavas & Chris Little (LoHiFi Productions), Erin Shields & Genevieve L. Blais (Théâtre à corps perdus), Ali Joy Richardson & Amanda Wong (Outside the March), Joey Tremblay (Curtain Razors), Trevor Schmidt (Northern Light Theatre), Matthew Payne & Pamela Bethel (Theatre Skam), Heather Inglis & Adam Tsuyoshi Turnbull (Theatre Yes)

From November 24th – December 4th 2016 Theatre Yes’s ANXIETY challenged audiences to explore the underbelly of fight or flight as they journeyed through a one-of-a-kind immersive performance experience, in collaboration with 6 of Canada’s most inventive small theatre companies:   Northern Light Theatre from (Edmonton), Theatre Skam (Victoria) and Outside the March (Toronto), LoHiFi Production (Halifax) and Curtain Razors (Regina) ad Théâtre à corps perdus (Montreal). On November 25th a day-long symposium-style discussion occurred between all companies and explored how the independent theatre sector can more effectively share work, build and sustain audiences, and create ongoing dissemination networks. The day concluded with a public panel that re-caped the highlights of the discoveries made during ANXIETY and invited public questions/conversation about small-scale work and the role of small-scale risk takers in the ecology of Canadian arts and culture. Sarah Stanley of the National Arts Centre facilitated both sessions in her role of Associate Artistic Director of English Theatre. This is a recording of that panel.