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  • #308 – Phil Rickaby – An Announcement

    hil Rickaby, host of Stageworthy, announces that after over 300 episodes, he's taking a brief break from the podcast, but he'll be back in a couple of months.

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  • #307 – Scott Emerson Moyle

    Scott Emerson Moyle is an intimacy director, educator, visual artist, director, producer, actor, and ship’s captain based in Toronto. He does lots of things for The Boundless Library, mostly involving audio drama and making weird physical objects. The Boundless Library is a groundbreaking way to experience stories, told across multiple formats and from varied perspectives.

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  • #306 – Jacqui Du Toit

    An award nominee for the Prix Rideau award and Capital Critics, Jacqui Du Toit is an international theatrical performer and storyteller from South Africa. She has a B.A in Theatre and Performance from the University of Cape Town and has been working extensively as a professional actress, storyteller and arts educator. Her experience covers a wide range of fields including: writing, directing, acting, movement and puppetry.

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  • #305 – Keshia Palm & Julia Dickson of The Paprika Theatre Festival

    Keshia Palm is the Artistic Producer of the Paprika Festival. Their creative practice includes dramaturgy, direction, performance and writing. Julia Dickson is the General Manager of the Paprika festival. She is an arts manager, educator and producer.

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  • #304 – Sunny Drake

    Sunny Drake’s inventive theatre works have been presented in over 60 cities across the world and translated into 4 languages. His wide range of audiences have spanned international arts festivals, queers in underground warehouses, elderly ladies in regional theatres and young people in drop-in centres. ‍ Sunny was commissioned by the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres, Playwrights Guild of Canada and ATFC to write the 2019 World Theatre Day message for Canada. He was awarded the inaugural Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prize 2019 ($25,000) for having a significant impact on performing arts in Ontario, and was a finalist for the K. M. Hunter Theatre Award (2018).

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  • #303 – Debashis Sinha & Maev Beaty

    Maev Beaty and Debashis Sinha joined Stageworthy host, Phil Rickaby to talk about Necessary Angel's upcoming audio production of Roland Schimmelpfennig play The Great Fire.

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  • #302 – The Red Sandcastle Theatre & Eldritch Theatre

    The Red Sandcastle is a 50 seat storefront theatre, in which Anything is Possible! In May of 2011, Rosemary Doyle opened the Red Sandcastle Theatre, with the intent of giving theatre artists a canvas. The Red Sandcastle acts as an Artistic Hub to rent for creators in theatre, dance, visual art, and music. 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of Red Sandcastle, and brings a new look and new management: long time renter with Red Sandcastle, Eldritch Theatre‘s production and artistic team, Eric Woolfe and Adrianna Prosser, join the Red Sandcastle team as Managing Director and General Manager and will act as Caretakers of the Castle.

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  • #301 – Mark Crawford

    Mark Crawford is one of Canada’s most-produced playwrights. His work has been seen across the country and internationally. He is the author of The New Canadian Curling Club; Boys, Girls, and Other Mythological Creatures; The Birds and the Bees; Bed and Breakfast; and Stag and Doe. For CBC Podcasts/Expect Theatre, he wrote the audio drama Don’t Get Me Startered. As an actor, he has performed from coast to coast. For Festival Players, Mark appeared in The Notorious Right Robert in 2013 and Stag and Doe was produced by the company in 2015. He grew up on his family's farm near Glencoe, Ontario, studied theatre at University of Toronto and Sheridan College, and now lives in Stratford.

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  • #300 – Retrospective

    In this, the 300th episode of Stageworthy, host Phil Rickaby presents a retrospective of some of his favourite episodes from the past 5 years. There have been so many conversations that it would be impossible to present all of the favourites, so we've narrowed it down to 6: Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Siobhan Richardson, Philip Akin, Helen Knight, Diana Tso, and Tanisha Taitt.

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  • #299 – Neurodiversity & Mental Health in Theatre

    Emerjade Simms is a Jamaican-Canadian actor and storyteller; Alia Ettienne is a theatre writer, actor, performer and facilitator; Victoria Urquhart is an actor, director, & artistic director of the Spur-of-the-Moment Shakespeare Collective. They joined Phil Rickaby to talk about Neurodiversity & Mental Health in theatre.

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  • #298 – Uche Ama

    Uche Ama is a Black queer performer, actor & vocalist born on the indigenous land called Tkaronto. She is passionate about cathartic art that intrigues and makes you ask questions. A 2019 Dora nominated graduate of the Music Theatre Performance program at St Clair College and an alumni of  'Broadway Theatre Project', her previous performances include 21 Black Futures (Obsidian Theatre & CBC Arts),The Negroes Are Congregating (Piece Of Mine Arts) & Obeah Opera (Asah Productions).

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  • #297 – Erin Jones

    Erin Jones is a writer, actor, playwright and emerging director. She has performed in theatre and independent films across the GTA. She supports performing arts behind the scenes with publicity, articles, newsletters, social media, grant writing, governance, photography, director hiring committees, and Respect in the Workplace committees.    Her short story script Lovingly Yours, Olive was recently featured in the Toronto Fringe Next Stage Community Booster Series.  She also recently directed Exit:  An Illusion with Shadowpath Theatre Productions.

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  • #296 – Steven Griffin

    Steven Griffin is a Canadian filmmaker and theatre creator. He is currently based in Toronto. He has directed numerous projects, including short films that have seen screenings at the Boston Shorts Film Festival, Toronto Arthouse Film Festival and Kingston Canadian Film Festival. His theatre work has been shown at the Toronto Fringe Theatre Festival, Toronto Queer Theatre Festival and soon to be the Hamilton Fringe Festival. His style revolves around the still and the deliberate, based firmly in an art history background and trusting that the decision to not do something within a frame is just as important as the choice to do something.

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  • #295 – Megan Legesse & Gwyneth McFall-Gorman

    Megan Legesse is a storyteller and performer. Some of her credits include Lion Womxn (Summerworks 2018), The Breath Between (Summerworks 2019) as well as numerous acting work within the York University’s Acting Conservatory. Gwyneth McFall-Gorman is an actor, vocalist, and playwright who believes strongly in the efficacy of the Performing Arts and its Creatives in their ability to create an accessible and equitable world by amplifying diverse human experience. Both appear in Black Deer in Blizzard at the Hamilton Fringe.

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  • #294 – Karen Ancheta

    Karen is a Hamilton-born Filipina- Canadian multidisciplinary artist She’s an original member of the Hamilton 7 and just finished a project with Kwentong Bayan Collective lcpcomicbook.com for myseumoftoronto.com as a storytelling facilitator and Decolonise Your Ears Festival with redbettytheatre.org directing/outreach. She is co-founder of Porch Light Theatre dedicated to the development of youth emerging and professional theatre/storytelling artists. Through Porch Light Theatre, Karen has been working with an incredible team on a site-specific audio story show called Tin Can Telephone at the Hamilton Fringe. She is currently working on The Garden Project 2021 in partnership with Industry and urging people to DONATE OR APPLY here: https://www.industrypresents.com/garden-project Currently, Karen is working with openheartartstheatre.com with Conversations Around The Table, Fertility Monologues with Light Echo Theatre. Karen is a recent recipient of a City of Hamilton Arts Award 2021.

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@philrickaby: Part Three of It Sees You When You’re Sleeping is out now! In this episode, something very unsettling happens with the elf toy; and Chris starts to realize just what he’s brought into the house. #isywys #audiodrama https://t.co/bLfUuex006
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- 1 day ago

As we prepare to return from our hiatus, we want to make sure that the podcast is of service to the community. So we have a question: what would you want to see in a podcast focused on Canadian theatre?
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- 13 days ago

@philrickaby: The opening of any horror story sets us up for what is to come. It gives us a look at the world before the horror sets in. It can be peaceful, even funny. That’s Part One of It Sees You Sleeping, my 6 part holiday horror audio drama. #isywys https://t.co/swCsV4WAoy
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- 14 days ago

@philrickaby: Part one of my holiday horror audio drama in six parts it out now! Meet Chris, a dad who loves Christmas. At least, until his daughter convinces him to get her a certain elf toy. #isywys #audiodrama https://t.co/NKUmL083F3
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- 14 days ago

@philrickaby: It Sees You When You're Sleeping, a 6 part holiday horror audio drama starts tomorrow! I hope you'll give it a listen! You will find it at all the places you get podcasts, as well as https://t.co/DEPofH9SeW. #isywys #audiodrama #podcast https://t.co/VARCANTtUY
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