Tagged: Edmonton Theatre

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 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 117: Skit Marks

Guests: Liam Creswick, James Ross & Carina Morton
With: Dale Motherford & #theatremari
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
Creative Commons Music from Josh Woodward

We assume things get humorous in this episode of What It Is as sketch comedy darlings – The Debutantes drop by to discuss their work and the awesome alt-comedy night Odd Wednesdays. We meet Liam, James and Carina from the 11 (or is it 12?) person sketch troupe and get the bottom of what the hell a debutante actually is. Plus, our old pal Dale Motherford drops by to let us know what he’s been up to and lays out some of his classic gotcha journalism with a round of The Question Attack. As always, we let people know what is going on in the city of Edmonton with a solid round of The Arts News with #theatremari. Kick back and toss this ep in your ear holes!

Ep 105: Summer of Love

Guests: Lauren Pearson & Kristen Finlay and Cayley Thomas & Hunter Cardinal
With #theatremari
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
Creative Commons Music by Josh Woodward
Contains some coarse language

It’s summer time and we take some of that summer time to dish on the busy Edmonton theatre scene. The action never stops in the city with plenty to check out including CHESS at Walterdale Playhouse and The Freewill Shakespeare Festival. You’d like to hear more about those projects? No problem! Meet Lauren & Kristen from CHESS and Cayley & Hunter (R & J) from Freewill Shakespeare. We talk community theatre, passionate artistic teams and mosquitos! Plus hear about even MORE art-happenings in the Arts News. Get this ep in your ear holes and #GoSeeAPlay and #ListenToThisPodcast!

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 97: March Madness

Guests: Harley Morison, Evan Hall, Andréa Jorawsky, Kate Ryan & Matthew MacKenzie
With: #theatremari
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
Creative Commons Music by Josh Woodward
CONTAINS COARSE LANGUAGE

It’s March Madness in Edmonton but it ‘aint no basketball or sports related competition. Edmonton is home to some amazing independent theatre artists and we prove it in today’s episode as we feature interviews with 4 companies all showcasing new productions in the Old Strathcona Area. Get the low-down on indie companies Cardiac Theatre, Punctuate Theatre, Plain Jane Theatre and Pyretic Productions. Toss this ep in your ear holes and go see what these kick-ass artists have to offer. There’s a lil sumthin’ for everyone!