5 episodes

Tied In Knots offers new audio plays embracing the challenges of marriage, original stories that are at turns funny, gritty and inspiring. Make a donation at burntthicket.com.

Listen together with your beloved and make a date out of it! A suggested listening experience will accompany each audio drama. From walking to your local coffee shop to watching the sunset, enhance your experience by listening simultaneously with a loved one.

Burnt Thicket Theatre is an independent company producing live theatre that brings awareness to real issues in our community, planting seeds for positive social change. We tell stories that change people's lives.

Special thanks go to our season sponsor Shercom Industries and to SK Arts for supporting this project. Gratefully created on Treaty 6 Territory, Treaty 7 Territory and the traditional homeland of the Métis.

Support our work with a donation and see artist bios at burntthicket.com.

Tied in Knots Burnt Thicket Theatre

    • Fiction

Tied In Knots offers new audio plays embracing the challenges of marriage, original stories that are at turns funny, gritty and inspiring. Make a donation at burntthicket.com.

Listen together with your beloved and make a date out of it! A suggested listening experience will accompany each audio drama. From walking to your local coffee shop to watching the sunset, enhance your experience by listening simultaneously with a loved one.

Burnt Thicket Theatre is an independent company producing live theatre that brings awareness to real issues in our community, planting seeds for positive social change. We tell stories that change people's lives.

Special thanks go to our season sponsor Shercom Industries and to SK Arts for supporting this project. Gratefully created on Treaty 6 Territory, Treaty 7 Territory and the traditional homeland of the Métis.

Support our work with a donation and see artist bios at burntthicket.com.

    Middle Ground

    Middle Ground

    As they procrastinate writing a wedding speech for friends, Allison and Caleb confront the messy realities of their own married life. Poetry and prose intertwine as they negotiate memories, searching for where they went adrift and what might renew their relationship.

    Listen Together – over evening drinks, after the day is shaken off or kids are in bed, followed by a dance to a favourite tune.

    Support our work with a donation and see artist bios at burntthicket.com.

    Middle Ground was written by Krista Marushy

    Performed by Mackenzie Dawson & Megan Zong

    Directed by Stephen Waldschmidt

    Dramaturgy by Barrett Hileman

    Recording, Editing & Sound Design by me Tim Bratton

    These digital audio plays embrace the challenges of marriage, with original stories that are at turns funny, gritty and inspiring. Listen together with your beloved and make a date out of it! A suggested listening experience will accompany each audio drama in our new fiction podcast. From walking to your local coffee shop to watching the sunset, enhance your experience by listening simultaneously with a loved one.

    • 25 min
    The One That Got Away

    The One That Got Away

    After seven years without contact, family duties bring Lucia and Kenneth face to face for the first time since they were madly in love. Words left unsaid are finally spoken as they grapple with forgiveness, understanding, and the meaning of ‘the one and only’.

    Listen Together – while taking a midday walk together to your favourite neighbourhood park.

    Support our work with a donation and see artist bios at burntthicket.com.

    The One That Got Away was written by Yulissa Campos

    Performed by Kris Sandoval, Ed Mendez, Samantha Whitecalf & Kody Farrow

    Direction by Stephen Waldschmidt

    Recording engineer, sound design & post-production by Tim Bratton

    These digital audio plays embrace the challenges of marriage, with original stories that are at turns funny, gritty and inspiring. Listen together with your beloved and make a date out of it! A suggested listening experience will accompany each audio drama in our new fiction podcast. From walking to your local coffee shop to watching the sunset, enhance your experience by listening simultaneously with a loved one.

    • 24 min
    Like It Is

    Like It Is

    A difficult dialogue ensues after Carrie finds her husband Matt viewing X-rated material, raising questions about the internet, a hypersexual culture, and the commitments of marriage. Listen as a young couple tries to overcome this breach of trust together.

    Listen Together – while watching the sunset from your favourite scenic view, with hot drinks in hand.

    Support our work with a donation and see artist bios at burntthicket.com.

    Written and Directed by Aaron Krogman

    Performed by Giovanni Mocibob and Holly Pillsbury

    Dramaturgy by Barrett Hileman

    Composing and Sound Design by Paul Zacharias

    Additional Direction by Stephen Waldschmidt

    Additional Sound Design & Editing by Tim Bratton

    Additional Producing & Editing by Iwan Russell-Jones

    Sound Recording by Ron Osiowy

    • 17 min
    D.I.N.K.s

    D.I.N.K.s

    In a parallel universe, a husband and wife on the brink of divorce find themselves in each other’s bodies. A zany comedy of conflict, love, and artificial intelligence.

    Listen Together – share a morning pot of tea with your loved one as you listen, followed by your favourite classic music album.

    Support our work with a donation and see artist bios at burntthicket.com.

    D.I.N.K.s was written by Curtis Peeteetuce

    Performed by Lancelot Knight and Cheyanne Lemaigre

    Direction by Stephen Waldschmidt

    Recording engineer, sound design & post-production by Tim Bratton

    These digital audio plays embrace the challenges of marriage, with original stories that are at turns funny, gritty and inspiring. Listen together with your beloved and make a date out of it! A suggested listening experience will accompany each audio drama in our new fiction podcast. From walking to your local coffee shop to watching the sunset, enhance your experience by listening simultaneously with a loved one.

    • 18 min
    The Kindling Box

    The Kindling Box

    On the advice of their therapist, a married couple sets out to rekindle the flames of their marriage. Honesty and humour collide at the local cafe as they make their way through exercises that neither is fully prepared for.

    Listen Together – walk to your favourite coffee shop with your loved one (as you listen simultaneously).

    Support our work with a donation and see artist bios at burntthicket.com.

    The Kindling Box was written by Jeany Van Meltebeke

    Performed by Joshua Beaudry*, Angela Christie*, and Cheyanne Lemaigre

    Direction by Stephen Waldschmidt

    Dramaturgy by Barrett Hileman

    Recording engineer, sound design & post-production by Tim Bratton

    *The participation of these Artists are arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance Opera Theatre Policy (DOT).

    These digital audio plays embrace the challenges of marriage, with original stories that are at turns funny, gritty and inspiring. Listen together with your beloved and make a date out of it! A suggested listening experience will accompany each audio drama in our new fiction podcast. From walking to your local coffee shop to watching the sunset, enhance your experience by listening simultaneously with a loved one.

    • 28 min

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