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.
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!
Guests: Neil Kuefler, Alyson Dicey, Andy Northrup & Stewart Lemoine
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
A season begins while one season closes! What are the crazy #yegtheatre artists up to? Get the lowdown on a season opener from Theatre Yes and a season closer from Teatro la Quindicina. Taylor talks the labour force and “working for a living” with Neil, Alyson and Andy; and in a second interview Taylor discusses the Varscona Theatre rebuild and Russian princes with Stewart Lemoine. Get this ep in your ear holes while you get your butt to the theatres of Edmonton!