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PlayME is transforming the way we experience theatre by turning contemporary plays into bingeable audio dramas. Welcome to your Digital Theatre.

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Prairie Nurse (Interview with Marie Beath Badian)

Chris talks to Marie Beath Badian, the playwright of Prairie Nurse, about how her mother's immigration from the Philippines to the prairies in the 60s inspired her hit show.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:47]


Prairie Nurse (Part 1)

By Marie Beath Badian. A comedy about two Filipino nurses who come to work at a small-town Saskatchewan hospital in the late 1960s. Cultural clashes, personality differences, homesickness, and the amorous but dim-witted goalie from the local hockey team complicate the women's lives. (1/3)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:36:02]


Prairie Nurse (Part 2)

By Marie Beath Badian. A comedy about two Filipino nurses who come to work at a small-town Saskatchewan hospital in the late 1960s. Cultural clashes, personality differences, homesickness, and the amorous but dim-witted goalie from the local hockey team complicate the women's lives. (2/3)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:32:57]


Prairie Nurse (Part 3)

By Marie Beath Badian. A comedy about two Filipino nurses who come to work at a small-town Saskatchewan hospital in the late 1960s. Cultural clashes, personality differences, homesickness, and the amorous but dim-witted goalie from the local hockey team complicate the women's lives. (3/3)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:33:15]


Bang Bang (Part 1)

By Kat Sandler. A white playwright uses the shooting of an unarmed young black man by a police officer as a "jumping-off point" for his hit play, soon to be adapted into a major movie. As Hollywood comes knocking, the writer visits the officer involved. (1/4)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:30:58]


Bang Bang (Part 2)

By Kat Sandler. A white playwright uses the shooting of an unarmed young black man by a police officer as a "jumping-off point" for his hit play, soon to be adapted into a major movie. As Hollywood comes knocking, the writer visits the officer involved. (2/4)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:30:50]


Bang Bang (Part 3)

By Kat Sandler. A white playwright uses the shooting of an unarmed young black man by a police officer as a "jumping-off point" for his hit play, soon to be adapted into a major movie. As Hollywood comes knocking, the writer visits the officer involved. (3/4)

Download Bang Bang (Part 3)
[mp3 file: runs 00:31:30]


Bang Bang (Part 4)

By Kat Sandler. A white playwright uses the shooting of an unarmed young black man by a police officer as a "jumping-off point" for his hit play, soon to be adapted into a major movie. As Hollywood comes knocking, the writer visits the officer involved.

Download Bang Bang (Part 4)
[mp3 file: runs 00:29:50]


Bang Bang (Interview with Kat Sandler)

Laura talks with Kat Sandler, the playwright and director of Bang Bang, about writing, cultural appropriation and who gets to tell which stories.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:35:40]


Iceland (Part 1)

By Nicolas Billon. Set against the backdrop of the banking crisis, a confrontation between a real estate agent and a tenant takes an unexpected turn. (1/3)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:31]


Iceland (Part 2)

By Nicolas Billon. Set against the backdrop of the banking crisis, a confrontation between a real estate agent and a tenant takes an unexpected turn. (2/3)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:21:21]


Iceland (Part 3)

By Nicolas Billon. Set against the backdrop of the banking crisis, a confrontation between a real estate agent and a tenant takes an unexpected turn. (3/3)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:29:30]


Bunny (Part 1)

By Hannah Moscovitch. Aroused by inappropriate love, a young woman discovers the power of her own allure. Ever the outsider, she struggles with what's social acceptable only to find herself increasingly alone in her desires. (1/3)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:02]


Bunny (Part 2)

By Hannah Moscovitch. Aroused by inappropriate love, a young woman discovers the power of her own allure. Ever the outsider, she struggles with what's social acceptable only to find herself increasingly alone in her desires. (2/3)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:29:44]


Bunny (Part 3)

By Hannah Moscovitch. Aroused by inappropriate love, a young woman discovers the power of her own allure. Ever the outsider, she struggles with what's social acceptable only to find herself increasingly alone in her desires. (3/3)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:32:17]


Vitals (Part 1)

By Rosamund Small. A paramedic named Anna spends her days saving lives and dealing with the darkness, cruelty, and sheer incompetence of the people all around her. How many 911 calls can she deal with before she has her own emergency? (1/4)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:21:54]


Vitals (Part 2)

By Rosamund Small. A paramedic named Anna spends her days saving lives and dealing with the darkness, cruelty, and sheer incompetence of the people all around her. How many 911 calls can she deal with before she has her own emergency? (2/4)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:35]


Vitals (Part 3)

By Rosamund Small. A paramedic named Anna spends her days saving lives and dealing with the darkness, cruelty, and sheer incompetence of the people all around her. How many 911 calls can she deal with before she has her own emergency? (3/4)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:48]


Vitals (Part 4)

By Rosamund Small. A paramedic named Anna spends her days saving lives and dealing with the darkness, cruelty, and sheer incompetence of the people all around her. How many 911 calls can she deal with before she has her own emergency? (4/4)

Download Vitals (Part 4)
[mp3 file: runs 00:19:41]


Vitals (Interview with Rosamund Small)

Laura talks with Rosamund Small, the playwright behind Vitals, about researching the life of a paramedic to write her solo show.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:41:22]


Lo (Or Dear Mr. Wells) (Part 1)

By Rose Napoli. Laura, a 15-year-old school girl, is in an inappropriate relationship with her English teacher. She is in love, but he's in a complicated marriage he can't leave. Things ignite when his wife calls during the couple's secret night of passion. (1/3)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:30:31]


Lo (Or Dear Mr. Wells) (Part 2)

By Rose Napoli. Laura, a 15-year-old school girl, is in an inappropriate relationship with her English teacher. She is in love, but he's in a complicated marriage he can't leave. Things ignite when his wife calls during the couple's secret night of passion. (2/3)

Download Lo (Or Dear Mr. Wells) (Part 2)
[mp3 file: runs 00:32:42]


Lo (Or Dear Mr. Wells) (Part 3)

By Rose Napoli. Laura, a 15-year-old school girl, is in an inappropriate relationship with her English teacher. She is in love, but he's in a complicated marriage he can't leave. Things ignite when his wife calls during the couple's secret night of passion. (3/3)

Download Lo (Or Dear Mr. Wells) (Part 3)
[mp3 file: runs 00:27:14]


Lo (Or Dear Mr. Wells) (Interview with Rose Napoli)

Chris speaks with Rose Napoli, the playwright of Lo (Or Dear Mr. Wells), about her past life as an educator and what inspired her to write about an inappropriate relationship between a school girl and her teacher.

Download Lo (Or Dear Mr. Wells) (Interview with Rose Napoli)
[mp3 file: runs 00:35:26]


Quiver (Part 1)

By Anna Chatteron. Maddie's sweet sixteen sister, Beatrice, is dating someone she shouldn't. Their brassy single mom, Sheila, makes up with her ex-boyfriend again. So fourteen-year-old Maddie is left to fend for herself with nothing but her bow and arrow. (1/3)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:21:15]


Quiver (Part 2)

By Anna Chatteron. Maddie's sweet sixteen sister, Beatrice, is dating someone she shouldn't. Their brassy single mom, Sheila, makes up with her ex-boyfriend again. So fourteen-year-old Maddie is left to fend for herself with nothing but her bow and arrow. (2/3)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:24:36]


Quiver (Part 3)

By Anna Chatteron. Maddie's sweet sixteen sister, Beatrice, is dating someone she shouldn't. Their brassy single mom, Sheila, makes up with her ex-boyfriend again. So fourteen-year-old Maddie is left to fend for herself with nothing but her bow and arrow. (3/3)

Download Quiver (Part 3)
[mp3 file: runs 00:23:22]


Quiver (Interview with Anna Chatterton)

Laura talks with Anna Chatterton about being a playwright and librettist. She delves into the inspiration for her 14-girl-old character of Maddie and her dysfunctional family.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:25:55]


Theory (Part 1)

By Norman Yeung. Isabelle, a young liberal professor of film theory, creates an Internet discussion board for her class. A mysterious student posts offensive comments and videos, testing Isabelle's open-mindedness. (1/3)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:23:12]


Theory (Part 2)

By Norman Yeung. Isabelle, a young liberal professor of film theory, creates an Internet discussion board for her class. A mysterious student posts offensive comments and videos, testing Isabelle's open-mindedness. (2/3)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:25:16]


Theory (Part 3)

By Norman Yeung. Isabelle, a young liberal professor of film theory, creates an Internet discussion board for her class. A mysterious student posts offensive comments and videos, testing Isabelle's open-mindedness. (3/3)

Download Theory (Part 3)
[mp3 file: runs 00:25:43]


Theory (Interview with Norman Yeung)

Chris talks with Norman Yeung, the playwright of Theory, about diversity and race in theatre, liberalism, censorship and the fine line between legal and illegal in graffiti art.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:51:04]


Better Angels (Part 1)

By Andrea Scott. Akosua is a young woman from Ghana who has come to Canada to work as a nanny for a couple in Toronto. They insist she is a member of their family, but when they increasingly deny her pay she comes to a chilling realization: she has become their prisoner. (1/2)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:23:25]


Better Angels (Part 2)

By Andrea Scott. Akosua is a young woman from Ghana who has come to Canada to work as a nanny for a couple in Toronto. They insist she is a member of their family, but when they increasingly deny her pay she comes to a chilling realization: she has become their prisoner. (2/2)

Download Better Angels (Part 2)
[mp3 file: runs 00:27:11]


Better Angels (Interview with Andrea Scott)

Chris and Laura talk with Andrea Scott, the playwright of Better Angels, about domestic slavery, racism, and making the transition from acting to writing.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:33:42]


Grade 8 (Part 1)

Grade 8 looks at what it means to be a black father today, and the role men play in young girls' lives as they grow up and become women. Told through spoken word, this one-man show is part beat poetry and part urban lyricism. (1/2)

Download Grade 8 (Part 1)
[mp3 file: runs 00:29:11]


Grade 8 (Part 2)

Grade 8 looks at what it means to be a black father today, and the role men play in young girls' lives as they grow up and become women. Told through spoken word, this one-man show is part beat poetry and part urban lyricism. (2/2)

Download Grade 8 (Part 2)
[mp3 file: runs 00:33:18]


Grade 8 (Interview with Dwayne Morgan)

Laura talks with Dwayne Morgan, the playwright of Grade 8, about being a spoken word artist and the trials and triumphs of raising a girl.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:31:44]


The Philosopher's Wife (Part 1)

By Susanna Fournier. The Philosopher's Wife, is a modern Gothic subverting notions of education, sex, power, and submission. (1/3)

Download The Philosopher's Wife (Part 1)
[mp3 file: runs 00:27:44]


The Philosopher's Wife (Part 2)

By Susanna Fournier. The Philosopher's Wife is a modern gothic subverting notions of education, sex, power, and submission. (2/3)

Download The Philosopher's Wife (Part 2)
[mp3 file: runs 00:34:22]


The Philosopher's Wife (Part 3)

By Susanna Fournier. The Philosopher's Wife, is a modern gothic subverting notions of education, sex, power, and submission. (3/3)

Download The Philosopher's Wife (Part 3)
[mp3 file: runs 00:41:21]


PlayME Monologues: d'bi young anitafrika & Mami Wata

Laura and Chris host conversations with some of Canada's most celebrated playwrights in front of a live audience. Together, they dive deep into their favourite monologues. d'bi young anitafrika talks about her monologue Mami Wata.

Download PlayME Monologues: d'bi young anitafrika & Mami Wata
[mp3 file: runs 00:45:55]


PlayME Monologues: Judith Thompson & Palace of The End

Laura and Chris host conversations with some of Canada's most celebrated playwrights in front of a live audience. Together, they dive deep into their favourite monologues. Judith Thompson talks about her monologue from Palace of The End.

Download PlayME Monologues: Judith Thompson & Palace of The End
[mp3 file: runs 01:00:57]


PlayME Monologues: Keith Barker & This Is How We Got Here

Laura and Chris host conversations with some of Canada's most celebrated playwrights in front of a live audience. Together, they explore their favourite monologues. Keith Barker talks about his monologue from This is How We Got Here

Download PlayME Monologues: Keith Barker & This Is How We Got Here
[mp3 file: runs 00:20:32]


PlayME Monologues: Daniel MacIvor & Who Killed Spalding Gray

Laura and Chris host conversations with some of Canada's most celebrated playwrights in front of a live audience. Together, they explore their favourite monologues. Daniel MacIvor talks about his monologue from Who Killed Spalding Gray.

Download PlayME Monologues: Daniel MacIvor & Who Killed Spalding Gray
[mp3 file: runs 00:28:39]


Bonus Interview with Dramaturg Erica Kopyto

Chris talks with Erica about the role of dramaturgy in playwriting. Erica walks us through what makes for a great play.

Download Bonus Interview with Dramaturg Erica Kopyto
[mp3 file: runs 00:50:54]


PlayME trailer (New Season with CBC Podcasts)

PlayME has joined CBC Podcasts. Coming soon: Prairie Nurse, What a young wife ought to know, Huff, Between Breaths, and The Fish Eyes Trilogy. Welcome to your Digital Theatre.

Download PlayME trailer (New Season with CBC Podcasts)
[mp3 file: runs 00:01:37]


 

 

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