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65 – Theatre Design w. Sofia Lukie

Theatrical designer Sofia Lukie is here to talk all about exactly that!

We break theatre design down into some broad categories – lighting, sound, set, costumes, projections – in order to discuss what makes these elements work & what makes them fall flat. We chat about our own personal design tendencies and how designers adapt for modern audiences; the ones who require more than just smoke machines and a spotlight to get their butts into the theatres’ seats.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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33 – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

2018 is so spooky that we had to do one more, so we watched the horror musical: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007).

We explain the history behind the Broadway show, Sondheim, and the long process to getting this on film. We talk the pros & cons of adaptation and how a story about eating people can become so darn popular.

Make sure to follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – like Sophie’s Pie Crust!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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62 – CanScare w. Brendan James Boyd & Gennieve Edwards

So spooky! This week we’re speaking with the creative director/show designer of CanScare: Brendan James Boyd and Associate Producer: Gennieve Edwards!

We discuss all of the frightfully fun work that Brendan & Gennieve are up to creating portable haunted house escape rooms; we talk about balancing storytelling with game mechanics; we try to figure out where the theatre ends and the puzzle begins!

You should really follow these folks on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to stay up to date on all their upcoming events!

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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50 – Acting w. Quinn Hinch

The one and only Quinn Hinch joins us from across the Interwebs to talk all about his experience as an actor!

We’ll be discussing performances, acting on screen vs. on stage, and the social value of learning to act (which is all just tactically using empathy & imagination). Not to mention all of the weirdness that comes with being in a production city like Vancouver vs. a lively, yet contained scene like Edmonton.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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44 – Queer Theatre w. Elise Jason

It’s week two of Pride Month 2018!

This week’s guest is queer artist Elise Jason, who is here to discuss so many things! What’s it like telling stories about “the modern other”; how to avoid queer baiting and rainbow capitalism; and why it’s important to know that Pride started as a riot.

Keep up to date with all the work Elise is doing via their website and look out for their upcoming Neon Pomegranate company!

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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39 – Performance Art w. Julie Ferguson

Working artist Julie Ferguson is on the show to talk about performance art & the work that they do to support it.

We discuss how to manipulate audience engagement through movement & design; how one goes from having a weird idea to having a performance that people pay you money to see; and we talked all about how performance art, in particular, elicits complex conversations with(in) the audience.

So make sure to check out Julie’s Instagram & website for all of their NIUBOI work – past, present, and future.

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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22 – Send in the Girls Burlesque w. Delia Barnet aka. LeTabby Lexington

The co-founder of Send in the Girls Burlesque, Delia Barnet (aka LeTabby Lexington), is here to discuss what burlesque is & what makes it such a potent art form.

We go through the history of Send in the Girls; we talk about the differences between producing ‘traditional’ theatre and burlesque; we explore why burlesque is important in 2018.

Make sure to get your tickets for With Glowing Hearts March 30/31 (https://www.fortedmontonpark.ca/all-events/send-girls-glowing-hearts/)

As well as the April 13th House of Hush show (https://www.facebook.com/events/403467070096794/) & the April 22nd Burlesque Brunch featuring dueling pianos (https://www.facebook.com/events/2020490458275651/).

You should most certainly check out Send in the Girls Burlesque via their website (https://www.sendinthegirlsburlesque.com/) or their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/sendinthegirls/).
LeTabby Lexington is right here (https://www.facebook.com/letabby.lexington).

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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19 – Crossline Theatre w. Kara Chamberlain

UK-based, Canadian born, actor and playwright Kara Chamberlian defies the time/space continuum to speak with us about her theatre company Crossline Theatre, their previous works, and their upcoming show Just About Home.

We chat about Kara’s experience moving into the British theatre community; how feminism, pornography, and theatre intersect; and how Crossline strives to inspire playful discussion amongst audiences.

If you’re so lucky to be in London on March 19th, you can be a part of Just About Home‘s Scratch Night performance; details here (http://www.coryhaas.ca/projects).

You can check out Crossline Theatre here (https://www.crosslinetheatre.com/) or via their Twitter (https://twitter.com/CrossLineTheatr). Kara’s other actory stuff is here (http://www.karachamberlain.com/) and here (https://twitter.com/kara_chamberlai).

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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17 – #YEGTheatreStats w. Samantha Jeffery

Professional theatre artist Samantha Jeffery is here to discuss her pilot project: #YEGTheatreStats – a professional theatre database of jobs in the Edmonton theatre industry based on gender.

We go over how Sam collects and presents her data; the nuance of creating categories and sub-categories in order to make her spreadsheet accurate, yet readable; and we also talk about how vital a public database of this sort is for those seeking to recognize their hiring trends within the Edmonton theatre community.

You can read the spreadsheet here (https://jefferysl.wixsite.com/yegtheatrestats) and, if it’s within your power, you can support Sam and this project by donating to her Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/Yegtheatrestats).
If you’re in the Calgary area: check out OUTReels (https://www.fairytalesfilmfest.com/outreels/), a non-profit film-based diversity education program that does wonderful work.

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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15 – Blood of Our Soil w. Lianna Makuch

Local theatre creator Lianna Makuch is with us to talk about her new show: Blood of Our Soil, a multi-faceted examination of Ukrainian life through the eyes of a grandmother and her granddaughter, inspired by true accounts.

We discuss the life of this production: starting from Lianna’s grandmother’s journal, to a workshopped performance, then following her & her theatrical company’s research trip to Ukraine earlier this year, all the way up to the premiere performance March 1-9, 2018.

You can purchase tickets for the show here (https://tickets.fringetheatre.ca/performances.php?eventId=601:1507).
You can get into contact with Lianna and the rest of Pyretic Productions via their website (http://pyreticproductions.ca/) or on Twitter (https://twitter.com/Pyretic_Prod) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Pyretic-Productions-356847361163520/).

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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