Stageworthy is a weekly podcast featuring intimate and knowledgeable discussions about art and theatre in Canada. In each episode, host Phil Rickaby talks to theatre artists from different disciplines, from actors to directors to playwrights to stage managers and more. There isn’t one way to go have a career in theatre, and Stageworthy gives you a peek into how different artists have navigated their careers. Stageworthy is like chatting with your very knowledgeable theatre friends about the state of theatre in Canada. Episodes arrive every Tuesday, with bonus episodes now and then.
The host of Stageworthy, Phil Rickaby is an actor and playwright, as well as a founding a member of Keystone Theatre, a Toronto company that creates plays inspired by silent film. You may have seen Phil as Gormless Joe in Keystone Theatre’s The Belle of Winnipeg, The Last Man on Earth, and Gold Fever, as well as in the films Abolition, The Dragon and the Unicorn and So You’ve Decided to be Attacked by Zombies. He has a passion for nerd culture and theatre and tries to find ways to bring the two together.
Phil started Stageworthy due to what he saw as a lack of Canadian voices on theatre in the “podsphere”. Inspired by Howard Sherman‘s time as host of the American Theatre Wing‘s Downstage Centre podcast, Phil wants to give voice to the unheard voices of those who are working in the theatre in Canada.