S6E19 (live!): That’s Me in the Spotlight @ Chinook Series

During the live recording of panel at Chinook Series on February 16. In photo, left to right: Fawnda Mithrush, Allan Morgan, Chris Dodd, Marynia Fekecz, NASRA.
© Marc J Chalifoux Photography

An insightful conversation with an incredible panel of artists discussing lived experience in art creation, featuring SOUND OFF founder and playwright/performer Chris Dodd, Polish choreographer Marynia Fekecz, Can-theatre legend Allan Morgan, and NASRA, former YEG Youth Poet Laureate and Director of Black Arts Matter.

This episode was recorded from a live salon session at Chinook Series on February 16. Special thanks to Workshop West Playwrights Theatre, our ASL interpreters, and the swift-thinking technicians at the ATB Arts Barns.

A transcript of this episode is available here. Please email idgidance@gmail.com to request a pdf copy.

To claim your $5 discount to The Blue Hour at SkirtsAFire, enter panelfive at checkout when you purchase your tickets at the Fringe Box Office. And come catch our live episode recording at the fest on March 1st!

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S6E18: Dear Moms Everywhere

Stephen Christopher Anthony and Jessica. E. Sherman as the Hansens in Dear Evan Hansen. This scene completely stole the show. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

Valentines, Galentines, and mom-love: Evan’s mother steals the show in Dear Evan Hansen, Shakespeare’s wife wins in Shakespeare’s Dog, and Shay Kuebler’s Radical System Art gets heady and physical in Epilogos. Special thanks to our guests Colleen and Laura for hopping on board this week, and to the moms who prove that love can truly be unconditional (cue the ugly cry here).

To claim your $5 discount to The Blue Hour at SkirtsAFire, enter panelfive at checkout when you purchase your tickets at the Fringe Box Office. And come catch our live episode recording at the fest on March 1st!

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S6E17: Nazis, spies, suicide, and a wide blood-splash zone.

The cast of Catalyst Theatre’s The Invisible: Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare.
(Citrus Photography)

Buckle up, folks: Content warnings abound in this one! Colleen returns with thoughts on Catalyst Theatre’s anticipated all-female musical, The Invisible: Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare. Then our pal Laura drops in to chat about the Citadel’s surprising Every Brilliant Thing and Theatre Network’s ketchup-heavy production of The Society for the Destitute Presents: Titus Bouffonius. (Note: This episode discusses themes of suicide, depression, sexual assault, and graphic violence.)

To claim your $5 discount to The Blue Hour at SkirtsAFire, enter panelfive at checkout when you purchase your tickets at the Fringe Box Office. And come catch our live episode recording at the fest on March 1st!

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S6E16: Wives, witch hunts, wokeness

Edmonton Opera’s The Marriage of Figaro runs until Feb. 7. Photo by Nanc Price.

It’s a loaded ep this week: First up we catch Edmonton Opera’s delightful The Marriage of Figaro, followed by thoughts on Shadow Theatre’s Happy Birthday Baby J, and The Crucible at MacEwan University. Plus, we discuss the 2020-21 season announcements from Edmonton Opera and Citadel Theatre, the Alberta Queer Calendar Project, details on two LIVE episodes we’ve got in store, and general upcoming happenings. It’s February, folks: We made it!

Check out the Aria Code episode on ‘Dove sono’, one of the arias sung by the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro, which features Dan Savage talking about infidelity and forgiveness.

We’ll be at Chinook Series on February 15 for a LIVE episode discussing true life experiences in art-making with a panel of artists involved in the fest. Come hear their stories, and say hello! https://chinookseries.ca/event/thats-me-in-the-spotlight/

To claim your $5 discount to The Blue Hour at SkirtsAFire, enter panelfive at checkout when you purchase your tickets at the Fringe Box Office. And come catch our live episode recording on March 1st!

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You can find, subscribe, and listen to our new podcast, A Tale of Two Weeklies, at taleoftwoweeklies.com.

S6E15: Diavolical? Is that a word?

Los Angeles-based acro-archi-dance troupe Diavolo came to mainstream fame
with their top-ten run on America’s Got Talent in 2017.

We saunter out to the Jube once more to catch Alberta Ballet’s recent guest troupe: Diavolo. Athletic dancers, abstract moving sets, and one very buoyant artistic director (Jacques Heim). Think Cirque du Soleil meets I.M. Pei.

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S6E14: Everybody Loves Everyone. In some way.

The cast of StoneMarrow Theatre’s Crave. Photo by Mat Simpson.

It may be a cold as hell, but YEG stages are blazing with activity. We cover all manner of January offerings this week, including Northern Light Theatre’s Everybody Loves Robbie, the Citadel’s Cost of Living, and StoneMarrow Theatre’s Crave. Finally, mom-and-daughter team Karen and Elizabeth from That’s a Thing?! step in to finish off the episode with their thoughts on The Malachites’ first ever Winter Shakespeare Festival, wherein they caught Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the best Bottom they’ve ever seen. Whew! Pull up your wool socks, folks.

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S6E13: Ten Years on Stage

Paul and Fawnda look back on the 2010s in #YEGtheatre, going back to their early days at Vue and how contemporary dance kicked off this whole podcasting habit.

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S6E12: Sara & Clara & Colleen & Laura

Sara Porter in Sara Does A Solo. Photo by Jay Tse.

Our bestie guests Laura Raboud and Colleen Feehan take a trip to Spazio Performativo for Sara Does A Solo, and then Fawnda does a solo of her own to see Shumka’s Nutcracker (thanks to Andrew for asking questions!). Happy holidays. Every. One.

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S6E11: Nostalgia (now with more Scrooge & Simpsons)

Happy—erm—Merry Christmas! Every. One. (Photo Ian Jackson/EPIC Photography)

We head to the Citadel to preview the shiny new production of A Christmas Carol, and then to another memory-soaked romp through The Simpsons’ greatest hits in Mr. Burns: a post-electric play. It’s a nostalgic time of the decade, isn’t it?

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Introducing: A Tale of Two Weeklies

Like our new show art? It was designed by Michael Nunweiler
(he also designed the art for I Don’t Get It)

We have been working for the past year to produce a brand new limited-run podcast series: A Tale of Two Weeklies is about the historical rivalry of Edmonton’s two alternative weekly papers, SEE Magazine and Vue Weekly.

You can subscribe to the series at http://taleoftwoweeklies.ca. But for now, we wanted to share a piece of it with our IDGI subscribers. Here’s Episode One of A Tale of Two Weeklies