Tagged: What It Is Edmonton

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 125: LIVE! From Odd Wednesday

Guest: Amy Shostak & Success 5000
With: Colton Taylor Thomas, Guy Fieri, The Poditor & Stan Ostrowski
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
Live Sketches from The Debutantes: Josh Coss, Nathalie Feehan, Laena Anderson, Robyn Slack, Liam Creswick, Jamee Nall, Ritchie Panas
Creative Commons Music by Josh Woodward
Contains Coarse Language

The What It Is podcast takes over Odd Wednesday at The Sewing Machine Factory on March 1st, 2017 for their first live show in a long time. Taylor is joined by Colton Taylor Thomas for one of the wildest What It Is rides yet. Taylor & Colton welcome fan favourite a mystic truth teller Amy Shostak and are joined by the likes of Guy Fieri, the return of The Poditor and bowling champion Stan Ostrowski. As if that weren’t enough we also get live sketches performed by The Debutantes and new music from Success 5000. Plus, the crew even manages to sneak in The Arts News with #theatremari and a crazy round of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Advice. Strap your ear holes in for this one it’s odd, it’s fun, it’s crazy, it is What It Is live!

BONUS: The Future of Arts Coverage Salon – Chinook Series 2017

The Future of Arts Coverage
A Salon Discussion
As presented at Chinook Series 2017

Moderator: Taylor Chadwick
Panelists: Liz Nicholls, Ken Davis, Jenna Marynowski & Murray Utas

With the loss of arts-coverage in many major news outlets and the decline in print media – how do arts organizations get into the news cycle? Is the online world a new haven for arts promotion or a cluttered mess of opinions and white noise? Join What It Is podcast host Taylor Chadwick as he leads a panel of arts-promoters, fans and creators to see if they can get to the bottom of how audiences and artists connect with each other through media.

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 123: What Is A Podcast?

Guests: Andrea Beça, German Villegas & Adam Rozenhart
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
Creative Commons Music by Josh Woodward
Contains some coarse language

Time to talk podcasts on a podcast! In this episode Taylor is joined by Edmontonian podcasters Andrea Beça, German Villegas and Adam Rozenhart to discuss their own kick-ass shows as well as the crazy world of online media. We hear about podcasts that are significantly more focused than this one by getting the scoop on The Expats, That’s So Maven and Modern Manhood Podcast. Plus, Taylor puts the three online broadcasters to the test by making them fill in on the Arts News and the crew discusses embarrassing moments in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Advice. Lots of laughter, insight and bragging (mainly from Taylor) in this ep so get it in dem 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!