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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 128: Good… But

Guests: Eva Foote & Karen Unland
With #theatremari
Songs perfromed by Eva Foote
Creative Commons Music by Josh Woodward
Contains Coarse Language

This is ep is totally good… but actually it’s great! Taylor sits down with songstress (with a dress made of snakes), Eva Foote and The Fairy God Mother of Edmonton Podcasts (who can only be set to boil), Karen Unland. Plus, #theatremari joins the crew for an awesome conversation about moving away, keeping yourself busy, dream podcast projects and a hot round of The Good The Bad and The Ugly Advice. We also hear some tunes from Eva and get the details on some Edmonton-based event in a round of The Arts News. Waste no time and get this ep in your ear holes for so much Edmonton arts & podcast goodness.

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 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 118: Smoke Bombs!

Guests: Alison Kause, Ainsley Hillyard & Kate Stashko
With: Kurt Ballderson & #theatremari
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
Creative Commons Music from Josh Woodward
Contains Coarse Language

It’s more good times with The Good Women who drop by Living Room Studios to talk about their upcoming showcase, Convergence. The ladies and Taylor discuss how important it is to rejuvenate your artistic impulses, the status of Good Women, french accents and a special visit from Taylor’s house guest Kurt Ballderson – who has some crime-fighting-dance-tastic fan fiction ready to go. We also hear from #theatremari about some upcoming art-like events in the city of Edmonton. It’s another introspective, interesting and all-out fun episodes. Waste no time dear listener and get this new 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!