Category: What It Is

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.

Ep 124: Our Communities

Guests: Matthew MacKenzie & Brandon Coffey and Murray Utas, Nasra Adem & Kristi Hansen
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
With Chris W. Cook
Creative Commons Music from Josh Woodward
Contains Coarse Language

It’s a busy month of February for the arts scene of Edmonton and What It Is podcast as the crew tackles a world premiere play from Matthew MacKenzie and the insanely all-encomapsing franken-festival Chinook Series. We hear from Matthew MacKenzie and Brandon Coffey about Theatre Network’s production of Matt’s play Bust. Then we rip across the street to chat up Murray Utas, Nasra Adem and Kristi Hansen about Chinook Series which features Black Arts Matter, Expanse Movement Arts and a whole lot more. We TRY to touch on all the juicy details in both projects but a podcast is only so long – you’ll have to get out and see it all for yourself. Get it in your ear holes!

Ep 123: What Is A Podcast?

Guests: Andrea Beça, German Villegas & Adam Rozenhart
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
Creative Commons Music by Josh Woodward
Contains some coarse language

Time to talk podcasts on a podcast! In this episode Taylor is joined by Edmontonian podcasters Andrea Beça, German Villegas and Adam Rozenhart to discuss their own kick-ass shows as well as the crazy world of online media. We hear about podcasts that are significantly more focused than this one by getting the scoop on The Expats, That’s So Maven and Modern Manhood Podcast. Plus, Taylor puts the three online broadcasters to the test by making them fill in on the Arts News and the crew discusses embarrassing moments in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Advice. Lots of laughter, insight and bragging (mainly from Taylor) in this ep so get it in dem ear holes!

Ep 122: New Year, More Theatre

Guests: Clinton Carew and Bradley Doré & Harley Morison
With Chris W. Cook
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
Creative Commons Music from Josh Woodward
Contains some coarse language

The crew is back for an all-new ep in an all-new year! Taylor chats with three guests in two different sessions. Get the deets on Star Killing Machine – a new production from Broken Toys and Peter Fechter: 59 Minutes from Cardiac Theatre. With Clinton Carew we discuss our what makes a musical and how the end is nigh for us all. Then, with Bradley Doré and Harley Morison hear their thoughts on why history has its place in contemporary theatre. Plus, Chris W. Cook lets us know about some of the arts happenings in the city with the Arts News. Artists of Edmonton do not slack off when it comes to January so get this ep in your ear holes and see some theatre!

 

Ep 121: XMas Special 2016 – The Great Dumpster Fire

Guests: Rebecca Merkley, Robyn Slack & Joshua Lee Coss
With: #theatremari, Colton Taylor Thomas & Brian Bergum
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
Creative Commons Music by Josh Woodward
Contains Coarse Language

What It Is celebrates the holiday season with an annual tradition of trying not to promote the arts for once. Taylor, Brian, Mari and CTT welcome the hilarious Rebecca Merkley and the delightful sounds of Success 5000 for a discussion about projects, dog grooming and the year of the dumpster fire – 2016. Taylor attempts to get into the holiday spirit but generally avoids the topic as Mari aims to get him into the spirit of the season. The gang plays an intense game of Artist’s Checklist, CTT tries to look on the bright side, Success 5000 shares two songs and leads everyone in a rousing rendition of a holiday classic. Grab a festive beverage, hide from your family and toss the ep into your holiday ear holes!