Tagged: Workshop West Playwrights Theatre

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 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 94: Based on a True Story

Guests: Vern Thiessen, Murray Utas & Kristi Hansen and Megan Dart, Beth Dart & Cliff Kelly
With: Chris W. Cook & #theatremari
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
Contains some coarse language
Creative Commons Music from Josh Woodward

We put all of our guests under a big ass-podcast-umbrella and make them talk Chinook series a brand new spanking arts celebration happening in the dead of winter in Edmonton. Meet the three heads of the series and get the scoop on a highlight of the festival, Ursa Major, a new play from our pals at Catch the Keys Productions. The best way to find out what this episode is about is to listen; so stop reading this and throw this ep into your ear holes!

The Canoe 2015 Salon Series

What It Is Podcast presents
Workshop West Playwright Theatre’s
Canoe 2015 Salon Series

The Canoe Salons were recorded during Canoe Festival 2015 (January 28-Feb 1) in Edmonton, Alberta. The goal of these discussion was to give performers and audience a chance to talk to each other about pressing issues in the imaginary, and real world, around us.

It was a pleasure to record these sessions for Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre so that they can be enjoyed at any time. You can download the salons on iTunes by subscribing to What It Is podcast or check out the links below.

Salon # 1: Get Out Of the Theatre
Salon # 2: When Does the Play Start?
Salon #3: Why Can’t I Get In?
BONUS: Canoe Salon #3 Transcript