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For PlayME Monologues Podcast

Toronto, February 12th, 2018 - Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC) and Expect Theatre present live and intimate interviews with d’bi youngJudith ThompsonKeith Barker, and Daniel MacIvor at the Red Sandcastle Theatre in Toronto, Ontario. Each interview will be recorded live with an audience and later featured on the PlayME Podcast as the PlayME Monologue Series (PlayMe Mono). PlayME has more than half-a-million listeners in 80 countries and has been rated as one of the Top 20 Performing Arts Podcasts in the world.

PlayME Mono zooms in on one monologue of the playwright’s choice to uncover the inspiration, the character’s intentions, and some surprising subtext. Triple Dora Award winning playwright d’bi youngwill dive into her monodrama, Mami Wata, with us on March 6th. Highly regarded with an Order of Canada, Judith Thompson will share her inspiration behind a monologue from the mighty Palace of the End on March 15th. Native Earth Performing Arts Artistic Director, Keith Barker, plans to take us on the journey of Liset’s compelling monologue in This is How We Got Here on April 23rd. Finally, we will get behind-the-scenes with Daniel MacIvor and the ingenuity of his one-man show Who Killed Spalding Gray? on May 14th.

Expect Theatre’s Laura Mullin says, "PlayME Mono will take audiences on a deep dive into the minds of some of our notable writers who will share the challenges and triumphs of writing monologues that are riveting and provocative."

All interviews begin at 7pm.

Red Sandcastle Theatre
922 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 2J5
Pay What You Can at the door.

Expect Theatre is an award-winning, Toronto-based company dedicated to producing cutting edge, original, multi-disciplinary productions that explore modern urban life. Formed in 1998 by co-Artistic Directors Laura Mullin and Chris Tolley, Expect has a long track record of creating integrated theatre works, radio plays for CBC, viral videos and site-specific performance art installations. Works includeRomeo/Juliet Remixed, Static, Awake, CBC Radio's Tunnel Runners, AWAKE the film, and the annual urbanNOISE festival. Mullin and Tolley launched PlayME - an online portal presenting audio podcasts of Canadian plays and related content - in 2016.

Playwrights Guild of Canada is a registered national arts service association mandated to advance the creative rights and interests of professional Canadian playwrights, promote Canadian plays nationally and internationally, and foster an active, evolving community of writers for the stage.


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