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S6E8: Good White Women

Kate Stashko and members of the Good Women Dance Collective in Cheers and Tears: A Journey into Whiteness. Photo by Marc J. Chalifoux.

So many women! So much whiteness! Fawnda and Colleen head to the Good Women Dance Collective’s annual Convergence showcase, which featured Cheers and Tears: A Journey into Whiteness by choreographer Pam Tzeng, and Ruminate—an exploration of giraffes’ necking—by Meredith Kalaman.

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S6E6: Moving Monsters

Zacharie Dun as the monster and Kelley McKinlay as Dr. Victor in Alberta Ballet’s Frankenstein. Photo by Paul McGrath

We’re joined by two of our favourite baby mamas in this episode! First, Raina (Fawnda’s sister) pops in to review Alberta Ballet’s newest cinematic venture in Frankenstein, and Colleen briefly escapes her newborn to weigh in on Punctuate! Theatre’s The Particulars.

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S6E2: Layers of onions and clowns

The cast of Teatro la Quindicina’s Vidalia.

Paul’s had a busy week! In addition to some reflections on being part of Play the Fool’s cabaret spectacular, he also caught Teatro’s season closer, Vidalia. Did you know that onions have layers? Enjoy!

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S5E32: The Season in Review

Gina Puntil and Matthew Hulshof shared hosting duties at the 2019 Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards on June 24.
Backstage portrait by Ryan Parker Photography.

It’s the end of the theatre season—which means it’s time for Paul to join the Fringe circuit! On the way to the airport we re-cap favourite moments and winners from the Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award show, and other happenings throughout the #YEG performance year.

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S5E29: Likely Stories, Sterling Noms, and Other Consonants

The cast of Teatro la Quindicina’s A Likely Story. Mat Busby Photography.

In this episode we step into the quirky, continent-traversing world of Stewart Lemoine’s latest play, A Likely Story. Then, Paul takes in a bit of #NXTFST, and Fawnda takes a road trip to see Marienbad at TDT (Toronto Dance Theatre), and we muse on the Sterling Awards’ new non-gendered acting categories. Oh, and that new thing they’re building in Hawrelak Park. How big of a deal is that, really?

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S5E28: Pinter & Performance Art

Cody Porter, Elena Porter, and Chris Cook in Broken Toys Theatre’s production of Betrayal, by Harold Pinter.

Pip-pip, we’re back, and off to Pinterland! Classical correspondent Colleen Feehan visits to discuss Broken Toys Theatre’s mounting of Betrayal, while Paul and Fawnda venture out to cake their shoes in hair and salt at Zero Gravity, a new performance art festival held in collaboration between dc3 Art Projects and Mile Zero Dance.

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S5E27: Hell is empty, and the devils are just fine

Cast members from the Citadel Theatre’s The Tempest.
Photo by Ian Jackson, Epic Photography.

‘Twas a night of saluting Billy Shakes, moving storytellers, and also lovers/haters of whatever you think iambic pentameter is, was, or could be. We took in the Citadel Theatre’s The Tempest this week, which boggled and delighted all the senses.

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S5E26: The Empress, The PM, The Spins

Darrin Hagen in Theatre Network’s The Empress and the Prime Minister.
Photo by Ryan Parker Photography.

On the heels of last week’s election, we go on aptly timed flashback tour to 1969 as drag queen activist ted northe rubs shoulders with an ambitious Pierre Trudeau in Darrin Hagen’s The Empress and the Prime Minister.

Then, to wrap up Easter Weekend we’re joined by multidisciplinary performer (and famed pysanky painter) Larissa Pohoreski to chat about the latest offering in the Brian Webb Dance Company’s season: the up-and-comers in Next Generation South Asian Dance.

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Notes to episode: In the audio, we refer to Darrin Hagen’s induction into the Q Order of Canada, which isn’t actually a thing. Hagen was inducted into the Q Hall of Fame Canada in 2013.

Also, the red dye for dancers’ feet and hands as mentioned in the discussion of Next Generation South Asian Dance is called Alta. And now we know!

S5E25: Flamenco in the Fun Home

Paul returns to the co-hosting chair to discuss Plain Jane Theatre‘s production of Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home. And Fawnda is joined by her belle soeur to recount their fiery experience at the Edmonton Flamenco Festival featuring Tierra Flamenca.

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