Tagged: Brian Bergum

Ep 129: It’s Frickin’ Found Fest

Guests: Beth Dart, Julie Ferguson & Lady Vanessa Cardona
With: Colton Taylor Thomas & #theatremari
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
Creative Commons Music by Josh Woodward
Contains some coarse language

What will you find in this new ep? You’ll find a lively, serious, silly and energized discussion about Common Ground Art Society’s latest edition of Found Fest – a site specific/sympathetic/generic festival celebrating theatre and performance right in your hood! Taylor chats with Artistic Producer Beth Dart who is in charge of getting this fest together and artists Julie (NuiBoi) and Lady Vanessa about their inclusive and personal new pieces of theatre happening in spaces you’ve totally been to. CTT is in the hizay, #theatremari stops by, and we even squeeze in a round of Good, Bad, Ugly Advice. Get this ep in your ear holes and take in Found fest 2017!

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 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!

Ep 100: Hundredth Episode

With: Chris W. Cook, Brian Bergum & #theatremari
Featuring: Guests from all over What It Is history
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
Creative Commons Music by Josh Woodward
CONTAINS COARSE LANGUAGE

Has it really been 100 episodes already? Time flies when you are podcasting. Look back, forward and all around with Taylor, Chris, Brian and Mari of What It Is as they reveal never before heard clips and old favourites. The crew reminisces on the good ‘ol days when they didn’t know what they were doing and shares plenty of up to day local Arts News for the Greater Capital Region. This ep contains plenty of uncensored and unfiltered conversation and comments – all the thing s that have made What It Is live to see this special 100th episode. Celebrate with the crew by tossing this ep in your ear holes!

Ep 92: XMas Special 2015

Guests: Simon Gorsak, Leif Ingebrigtsen & Ellen Chorley
With: Mari Chartier, Colton Taylor Thomas & Brian Bergum
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
CONTAINS COARSE LANGUAGE

Grab a warm cup of cocoa or whatever it is you drink and toss this Christmas comfort in your ear holes. Visit Big Winter Cabin Studios with the What It Is crew and their holiday-time friends Simon, Leif and Ellen! Plus, your total bro CTT wants to takes on hateful rhetoric, Mari makes up for lost time, Simon dishes on his comedy-tour and Taylor makes the guests play a game – all underscored by an amazing musician. The Christmas joy meter is set to 10 – and all we need is for you to listen up! Merry Christmas, everyone!

Ep 88: The Next 70ish Minutes

Guests: Jeremy Baumung, Patricia Zentilli, Erik Mortimer & Bradley Moss
With Brian Bergum
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
Creative commons music from Josh Woodward
CONTAINS COARSE LANGUAGE

Spend the next 70ish minutes listening in on a conversation about Theatre Network’s last year and their new show The Last Five Years – in brand new space! The crew discusses how long a project can take to get off the ground, the music of Jason Robert Brown, success amongst your peers and everyone gets in on a brand new game! Plus, we’ve got your regular dose of Arts News. Waste no time friendly listener, get this ep in your ear holes!