14 episodes

Explore African American literature across the sonic colour line with students of Professor Kristen Moriah’s ENGL 471 course at Queen’s University. Each podcast covers a different work of African American literature and mobilizes a variety of songs to further develop new understandings of Black aesthetics, literature, and politics.

Shortwave Theatre Festival CFRC.ca Podcast Network

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Explore African American literature across the sonic colour line with students of Professor Kristen Moriah’s ENGL 471 course at Queen’s University. Each podcast covers a different work of African American literature and mobilizes a variety of songs to further develop new understandings of Black aesthetics, literature, and politics.

    Psychological Dangers in Participatory Theatre

    Psychological Dangers in Participatory Theatre

    Psychological Dangers in Participatory Theatre by Hailey Scott is a documentary research project created during the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Stemming from a formative experience at the infamous Sleep No More, Hailey’s research is grounded in how audiences engage with the dangers hidden behind the curtain and how artists can make theatre a compelling and safe experience for their patrons. In this documentary, Scott explores what danger is, shares some thrilling moments she has experienced as an audience member, and introduce listeners to her new theory titled ‘Theatre of Care.’ In executing this project, Scott is thankful to have had the opportunity to work alongside the wonderful people at CFRC and for the support offered to her through the Department of Film & Media’s Robert H. Black Residency Program. 

    Normally produced in CFRC’s studios, this documentary was recorded remotely using portable recording equipment and digital platforms such as Zoom while Scott, like most of her student colleagues, remained off campus during the pandemic for much of the school year.

    Hailey Scott is currently an Education student in her final year at Queen’s University, where she studies the arts of teaching English, drama, and at-risk youth. Hailey will be attending York University in Fall 2022 to continue her research while completing a Master’s degree in Theatre and Performance Studies. Scott’s research focuses on how emotions are fostered by participatory theatre while providing theatre creators with the tools they need to cultivate psychologically safe spaces for their audiences. When she’s not watching or studying theatre, Hailey also enjoys wandering around the forests around her hometown in the Muskoka, Ontario region and making lasting memories with her loved ones.

    • 52 min
    Rocky Horror Picture Critique

    Rocky Horror Picture Critique

    Dan and Tama spend some time together in this special program taking on Rocky Horror Picture Show with queer, trans and feminist deconstructions of this cult classic.

    • 1 hr 54 min
    A Strong Girl: The Talkback

    A Strong Girl: The Talkback

    Join us for another talkback with host Mariah Horner. In this episode, Horner talks to some of the artists who made the Shortwave Theatre Festival performance A Strong Girl possible.  Tune in for a chat with playwright Rysia Andrade, Director Maddy Scovil, and Sound Designer Ensor Moriarty.

    Shortwave’s radio theatre performances were made possible through the generous support of the City of Kingston Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, The Dan School of Drama and Music and the Robert H. Black Fund through the Department of Film and Media at Queen’s University.

    The podcast version of this and Shortwave Theatre Festival content is made possible through the generous support of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Queen’s University.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    A Strong Girl

    A Strong Girl

    👩‍❤️‍👩 When bones are discovered just underfoot along Princess St., we are reminded that Kingston’s tragedies and ghosts are always more complex (and more gay) than they seem. Rysia Andrade’s A Strong Girl introduces us to Margie, your classic Victorian baby-gay, as she deals with love, sex, anxiety and laundry, living through her brief but intense romance with the alluring military wife down the street.

    A Strong Girl, aired on November 7 2020 on CFRC 101. 9 FM as the last radio theatre drama to air during the Shortwave Theatre Festival.  A Strong Girl is directed by Maddy Scovil, stars Tracey Guptil and Sophie Vollick, and is sound designed by Ensor Moriarty. 

    Shortwave’s radio theatre performances were made possible through the generous support of the City of Kingston Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, The Dan School of Drama and Music and the Robert H. Black Fund through the Department of Film and Media at Queen’s University.

    The podcast version of this and Shortwave Theatre Festival content is made possible through the generous support of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Queen’s University.

    Music performed in A Strong Girl by local artists Haley Sarfeld and Rogan Gowan.

    • 53 min
    The Talk to Me Talkback

    The Talk to Me Talkback

    Join us in this episode hosted by guest, Jill Glatt.  Jill talks to the folks who made Shortwave Theatre Festival’s radio theatre LIVE performance of Talk to Me possible.  Listen in as Jill gets all the details from Mariah Horner, Sean Meldrum and Wallis Caldoza.

    This and other performances were made possible through the generous support of the City of Kingston Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, The Dan School of Drama and Music and the Robert H. Black Fund through the Department of Film and Media at Queen’s University.

    The podcast version is made possible through the generous support of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Queen’s University.

    • 56 min
    Talk to Me

    Talk to Me

    🍑 Cellar Door Project was pretty hot and bothered to be bring their summer hit,  Talk to Me by Sean Meldrum to CFRC’s airwaves during the Shortwave Theatre Festival! Part love story, part talk radio show, this radio theatre play first premiered at FOLDA in June 2020. Talk to Me,  the only sex and dating radio advice show that takes…a’yah calls broadcasted LIVE in studio November 6 at 9PM. CFRC also simulcasted an ASL interpretation of Talk to Me produced by Deaf Spectrum.  That video is located here.

    Talk to Me is written by Sean Meldrum and stars Mariah Horner and Sean Meldrum.  It is directed and dramaturged by Wallis Caldoza and features Maia Journeau, Nicholas Ramsubick, Erin Ball, and Kemi King.

    Shortwave’s radio theatre performances were made possible through the generous support of the City of Kingston Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, The Dan School of Drama and Music and the Robert H. Black Fund through the Department of Film and Media at Queen’s University.

    The podcast version of this and Shortwave Theatre Festival content is made possible through the generous support of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Queen’s University.

    • 57 min