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76 – Drama Therapy w. Bill Yong

Bill Yong joins us to talk about drama therapy!

What is drama therapy, how do we use it, and how can we all connect with our inner clown-child? We try to suss out what makes art, theatre, and roleplaying such therapeutic tactics. Plus we talk about the power of storytelling in all aspects of life.

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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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39 – ShakespeaReTold: Macbeth (2005)

Macbeth the chef! It’s the 2005 BBC made-for-TV-movie ShakespeaReTold: Macbeth.

Sophie and Mitch watched the James McAvoy starring modernization of The Scottish Play – this time set in a Michelian-star restaurant. We discuss how it works (or doesn’t) as a Shakespearean adaptation. We also pitch our own modern food-related versions of the Bard’s work.

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 Traditional Scottish Shortbread!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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69 – Theatre Directing w. Bethany Hughes

Bethany Hughes, co-founder of Straight Edge Theatre & current Artistic Director of the Walterdale Theatre, joins us to talk about directing theatre!

We suss out the ways to approach various directorial challenges one might face; we talk about our own approaches to developing a vision & directing a show; we discuss how theatre plays with vulnerability & the power of presence.

Go see The Great Gatsby December 5th-15th, if you’re in Edmonton, AB. You can get tickets right here.

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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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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)
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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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)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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