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Stageworthy is a weekly podcast featuring conversations on Canadian theatre. In each episode, host Phil Rickaby talks to theatre artists from different disciplines, from actors to directors to playwrights to stage managers and everything in between and beyond, about what drew them to a career in theatre, their creative practice and so much more. Episodes arrive every Tuesday, with bonus episodes now and then.

Stageworthy Phil Rickaby

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    • 4.8 • 20 Ratings

Stageworthy is a weekly podcast featuring conversations on Canadian theatre. In each episode, host Phil Rickaby talks to theatre artists from different disciplines, from actors to directors to playwrights to stage managers and everything in between and beyond, about what drew them to a career in theatre, their creative practice and so much more. Episodes arrive every Tuesday, with bonus episodes now and then.

    Shane Adamczak

    Shane Adamczak

    Shane Adamczak graduated from WAAPA in 2003 and has since gone on to become a stalwart of the West Australian Theatre and Improv scene; a Fringe Festival veteran of over 50 festivals worldwide and “One of Perth’s most successful independent theatre creators” (The Sunday Times) as a founding member and current Artistic Director of Independent Theatre Company Weeping Spoon Productions. He best known for his roles in FRANKIES, Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show, Vicious Circles, Trampoline and This Is Not A Love Song. His most recent work is a play about a man who lives in another man’s beard called The Ballad Of Frank Allen, which won the coveted JUST FOR LAUGHS award (Best Comedy) at The Montreal Fringe. He was also the face of STAN’s national “Hungry Eyes” campaign. 

    He is the host of the Good Morning Mrs. Strawberry podcast and recently launched his own independent toy company CUBE BOY COLLECTABLES.

    Twitter: @shaneadamczak
    Instagram: @shaneadamczak

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    • 46 min
    joey o'dael

    joey o'dael

    joey o'dael is a Dora award-nominated trans nonbinary artist, performer, director, and comedian. A UWinnipeg/Randolph College alum, joey has cultivated a career focused on social equity, accessibility, and challenging oppressive paradigms. Raised in a remote Northern Manitoban community, they are deeply invested in bringing art and training opportunities to underserved communities across Turtle Island. In 2017, joey served as co-writer, dramaturg, producer, and performer for the award-winning, breakout hit ‘NASTY’ at the Toronto Fringe. They are a co-founder of both Maelstrom Art Collective; a collective dedicated to creating diverse protest pieces, and horror theatre company Aberrant Theatre.

    instagram: @ratkingcole.jpg
    tiktok: @ratkingcole
    twitter: @deathsparkle

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Caroline Toal

    Caroline Toal

    Caroline Toal is an award winning actor and a graduate of George Brown Theatre School. Theatrically, Caroline has performed in Seattle, Montreal, Toronto, all across southern Ontario, and has originated roles for multiple new Canadian productions. Caroline has been nominated for six awards, winning Dora Mavor Moore awards for ‘Outstanding Ensemble’ in both Casimir and Caroline produced by The Howland Company in 2020 and for the world premiere of Selfie by Christine Quintana at Young People’s Theatre in 2018. 

    Caroline co-wrote Single Thread Theatre Company’s immersive production of Ambrose in 2015 and she is currently writing her first play, Survivors, supported by Studio 180 and Workman Arts. She is passionate about mental health awareness and the environment.

    www.carolinetoal.com
    Instagram: @toalbooth
    Twitter: @caretoal

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    • 52 min
    Emotional Bleed in theatre: a conversation with Siobhan Richardson & Nicole Winchester

    Emotional Bleed in theatre: a conversation with Siobhan Richardson & Nicole Winchester

    Siobhan Richardson is an internationally-recognized Fight Director, an Intimacy Director (a pioneer voice in this specialty across Canada), and an award-winning actor/fighter/singer/dancer. Her teaching career has spanned Canada, USA and Europe, including international events such as the Paddy Crean International Art of the Sword Workshop, Fight Directors Canada's National Workshops, and the Nordic Stage Fight Society's Summer Workshops, and four separate teaching tours including Sweden, Norway, Estonia, England, Ireland, Scotland, Finland, Germany and France. She’s been both a student and a teacher online for over a decade. Siobhan’s work has been seen on some of Canada’s most well-recognized stages (The Canadian Opera Company, National Arts Centre, The Shaw Festival, The Stratford Festival, Factory Theatre and Soulpepper, to name a few), as well as around the world through online performance and education. In all her work, Siobhan is dedicated to the growth and development of the art form, the artists and our workplaces in order to support a vibrant and healthy artistic community. Passionately curious, Siobhan continues to pursue her own training, and is continually experimenting, drawing from arts and science for the betterment of our performances, rehearsal practices and the spaces we work in. Practices that foster joyful workspaces for vulnerable and creative work has been a particular focus of the last several years.
     
    www.SiobhanRichardson.com
    Instagram: @fighteractress
    YouTube: www.youtube.com/actorsr
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SiobhanRichardsonFighterActress/

    Nicole Winchester is a storyteller, a narrative designer for live-action and tabletop roleplaying, and an ‘international larper of mystery.’ A co-founder of Fair Escape Studios where she produced two sold-out immersive evenings of vampire intrigue, she has written for Green Ronin Publishing, Pseudonym Productions, John Wick Presents, the Toronto Star, and more. Currently studying Social Work at York University, Nicole’s latest work is “Heather was right: The real curse in The Blair Witch Project is the mediocre white dude,” an essay in Transgressive Horror launching today, April 27th, on Kickstarter.

    www.nicolewinchester.com
    Twitter: @noizangel
    Instagram: @noizangel
    Fair Escape Studios: fairescapestudios.com
    Transgressive Horror by Ghost Show Press
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ghostshowpress/transgressive-horror

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Daniel Fong

    Daniel Fong

    Daniel Fong is an actor, singer and mostly coordinated mover bringing light and laughter from his hometown of Calgary, Alberta in Treaty 7 territory. With his mixed-race background, Daniel’s work centers around the breathing of life into new works, and reimagining treasured stories in contemporary ways. Daniel received his training at Grant MacEwan University (Class of 2012) and was the recipient of the Stephen Hair Emerging Artist Award for 2019. Using his music, heart and energy he hopes to help lead his local theatre community into the next chapter of its journey. 

    Selected Acting Credits include:
    The Paper Bag Princess (StoryBook Theatre); Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Twelfth Night, DiVerseCity (The Shakespeare Company); Gutenberg the Musical! (Lunchbox); A Christmas Carol (Theatre Calgary); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Skin of Our Teeth (Rosebud); US (The Globe Theatre);The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe, Fortune Falls, The Circle (ATP); [Title of Show] (Birnton Theatricals); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare by the Bow); Journey of a Lifetime (Quest Theatre); Spring Awakening (ACT) Film/TV: Fargo, Wynonna Earp, Mutant World, The Dorm, Forsaken, Klondike. 

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    • 53 min
    Jenna Rodgers

    Jenna Rodgers

    Jenna is a mixed-race Director and Dramaturg based on Treaty 7 Territory. She is the founding Artistic Director of Chromatic Theatre – a company dedicated to producing and developing work by and for artists of colour. Jenna is also the Dramaturg for the Playwrights Lab at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. A passionate arts equity advocate, she is a graduate of the NTS Artistic Leadership Residency, the Banff Centre’s Cultural Leadership program, and the artEquity National Facilitator Training cohort. She was shortlisted for the 2021 Gina’s Prize and is a recipient of a 2018 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Emerging Artists. She holds an MA in International Performance Research from the universities of Amsterdam and Tampere.

    Recent Directing credits include Mary’s Wedding _at the Citadel Theatre, _Actually _at Alberta Theatre Projects, and Sherlock Holmes and the Raven’s Curse at Vertigo Theatre; For Chromatic Theatre (我的名是张欣恩 (Gimme Chance Leh), Winners and Losers, Cowboy Versus Samurai); fu-GEN Theatre (Mixie and the Halfbreeds); Workshop West Theatre (Beyond the Darkness); Pape and Taper Theatre (Timmy, Tommy, and the Haunted Hotel); and Lunchbox Theatre (Let the Light of Day Through). _She was selected as part of the 2020 Michael Langham Directors Conservatory at the Stratford Festival.

    chromatictheatre.ca
    Instagram: @chromatictheatre
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chromatictheatre

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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Piko1245 ,

Great personality, great interviews!

Stageworthy is an informative, hilarious, deep, behind-the-scenes podcast featuring Canadian artists in all their glory! Phil's questions are pointed, generous and create space for the guest to talk freely about their experiences. This is a podcast I often come back to, to stay relevant in Canadian theatre.

betnik ,

Yvonne Addai

Very much enjoyed this podcast - both the questions snd the open discussion- thanks for this.

CConcor ,

Love this show!

Great host with tons of theatre knowledge!

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