Tagged: Chris W. Cook

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!

Ep 106: Radical Stump Love

Guests: Alexis Hillyard & Ben Proulx
With: Chris W. Cook & #theatremari
Creative Commons License Music by Josh Woodward
Contains some coarse language

The summer is rolling on and we’ve gotta catch all the podcastémon! This ep of your fave Arts Interview podcast features Alexis Hillyard of the youtube show Stump Kitchen and comedian Ben Proulx. We talk professional joke touring, making vegan food with one hand, today’s biggest news stories and we don’t let Ben talk about being in The Revenant. Chris W. Cook doesn’t say much until we start talking politics and Mari Chartier lays out the Arts News which is especially #theatremari focused. All this and more in our latest ep so get it in those ear holes on the side of your face!

Ep 103: Emerging Artist People

Guests: Leif Ingebrigtsen, Rebecca Sadowski, Rebecca Dust & Anne Heritage
With: Ellen Chorley & Chris W. Cook
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
Creative Commons Music from Josh Woodward
Contains coarse language

Nextfest 2016 has arrived! The guys reel in some of Nextfest’s artists for a discussion about their projects, the importance of the festival, our love of Edmonton arts and a rousing game of Artist’s Checklist. We hear about DND Musicals, Next Nextfest, young geniuses creating work about geniuses and Tom Waits inspired dance pieces. The artists of Edmonton are creative, funny and fascinating… there is no better place to hear about them than on this episode so get it in your ear holes!

 

Ep 102: Operatic Conversion Conversation

Guests: Jacques Arsenault & Nathan Cuckow
With Chris W. Cook
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
Creative Commons Music by Josh Woodward
Contains coarse language

The guys from What It Is sit down with classical tenor Jacques Arsenault to learn more about the world of opera and how it relates to other forms of performance. Plus, you can get the details on Kill Your  Television’s new show The Conversion playing at the ATB Arts Barns in Edmonton, AB. A little silly, a little serious but always, exactly, what it is. Get it in your ear holes for the best result.

Ep 101: Gorillas & Gordons

Guests: Christopher Schulz & Ainsley Hillyard and Brian Dooley, Joe Perry, Patricia Cerra & Ben Stevens
With: #theatremari & Chris W. Cook
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
Creative Commons Music by Josh Woodward
Contains coarse language

Get your local award-winning arts interview podcast fix in our latest ep as we cover TWO new theatrical production premiering in Edmonton. Take a walk into two dark and challenging worlds with Northern Light Theatre’s WISH – a love story about two  different but alike beings; and Theatre Network’s tale of desperate criminals in GORDON. We chat up the full cast from each production about their shows, the process and other random bits of good conversation. Ainsley swears a lot, Mari dishes the Arts News and Chris W. Cook says some things. It’s another 2 interview ep of the What It Is podcast! Now get it in your award-winning 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!