Tagged: Chris W. Cook

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!

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!

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 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!

Ep 120: In Your Living Room

Guests: Ian Leung, Melissa Thingelstad & Vicky Berg
With Chris W. Cook & #theatremari
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
Creative Commons Music by Josh Woodward
Contains Coarse Language

It’s a doozy with three guests talking about two exciting projects that deal with new spaces to perform theatre in. Hear from Theatre No. 6’s Melissa & Ian as they talk about bringing a fever into your living room (not contagious) and Vicky Berg from Grindstone theatre who shows up to talk about the new Grindstone Comedy Theatre on Whyte Ave how they need your support! The ganf talks about answering machines and gets into a rousing (and personal) round of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – how will the Edmonton arts scene adapt to the changing arts-coverage landscape? All that and uh, a lot, uh more in our latest ep!

Ep 119: The Anxious Witch Hunt

Guests: Murray Cullen & Theo Pitsiavas and Darrin Hagen & David Cheoros
With Chris W. Cook
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
Creative Commons Music by Josh Woodward
Contains some coarse language

It’s a double shot of Edmonton Theatre in this new ep from the What It Is crew. We meet new-friends-of-the-show Murray Cullen & Theo Pitsiavas of Theatre Yes’ cross Canada experiment – Anxiety. Then, one of Edmonton Theatre’s most celebrated artists Darrin Hagen is joined by director David Cheoros to discuss their project Witch Hunt at The Strand premiering at Workshop West Playwrights Theatre. Of course, we’ve got the Arts News and all of the usual information about how you can find the show online… but you probably don’t need help with that so just get this ep in your ear holes!