113 episodes

PlayME is transforming the way we experience theatre by turning contemporary plays into bingeable audio dramas. Welcome to your Digital Theatre.

PlayME CBC

    • Arts
    • 4.0, 20 Ratings

PlayME is transforming the way we experience theatre by turning contemporary plays into bingeable audio dramas. Welcome to your Digital Theatre.

    The Quarantine Chronicles: Liming

    The Quarantine Chronicles: Liming

    Travel to a distant future where Rihanna rules the world and people are mandated to socialize ... or else. A sci-fi by Secret Life of Canada co-host Leah-Simone Bowen.

    • 28 min
    The Quarantine Chronicles: Mizuko (Water Baby)

    The Quarantine Chronicles: Mizuko (Water Baby)

    A couple at a lakeside cottage is haunted by a mysterious presence trapped between two worlds. A Japanese-infused horror story by Governor General Award winner Hiro Kanagawa.

    • 43 min
    The Quarantine Chronicles: Raking Light

    The Quarantine Chronicles: Raking Light

    Deep within the Prado in Madrid, an art historian restores Velázquez's famous Las Meninas painting while society crumbles outside. A drama by Governor General Award winner Jordan Tannahill.

    • 44 min
    The Quarantine Chronicles: Don’t Get Me Startered

    The Quarantine Chronicles: Don’t Get Me Startered

    A novice baker is gifted a sourdough starter with a mind of its own. An absurd comedy by Mark Crawford, 2020 nominee for the Leacock Medal for Humour.

    • 39 min
    Introducing: The Quarantine Chronicles — a special summer series

    Introducing: The Quarantine Chronicles — a special summer series

    You hover on the edge of two realities. Behind you is the life you’ve always known, growing more distant with each passing hour. Ahead is a world you could never have imagined. This summer, PlayME proudly presents: The Quarantine Chronicles. The chronicles are seven short works of audio fiction written by top Canadian playwrights. Namely: Jordan Tannahill, Kat Sandler, Hiro Kanagawa, Erin Shields, Mark Crawford, Leah Simon-Bowen, Rosamund Small and Nicolas Billon. All were invited to write short audio plays that capture the spirit of our distanced, disorienting and deranged times — with wonderfully weird results.

    • 54 sec
    The Show Must Go On: “Sir John A: Acts of A Gentrified Ojibway Rebellion” (Interview with Drew Hayden Taylor)

    The Show Must Go On: “Sir John A: Acts of A Gentrified Ojibway Rebellion” (Interview with Drew Hayden Taylor)

    Laura talks to Drew Hayden Taylor, who was visiting Toronto from Curve Lake First Nations. They talk about why he decided to tackle the daunting task of writing a comedy about Sir John A MacDonald, how he went from self-taught to nationally celebrated and why he's actually feeling quite good in these uncertain times. (Hint: he's been quite busy!)

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Sacred Rebel ,

Organization of content needs improvement

Five stars for creative content! But....while I love the concept and content of this podcast, I find it ridiculously chaotic to follow a sequence. The play parts are not sequential in the app so when one part ends I have to go scrolling to find the next part, or the app automatically defaults to next in line, and begins to play a part of another play. I listen to podcasts while driving, while working, while running, but I don’t want to have to keep stopping and scrolling to find the continuation. Can this issue be fixed?

Thecrster ,

Loving it!

I’ll definitely be spreading the word about this podcast! The stories, acting and sound effects are amazing!

mom2ELM2 ,

Love this podcast!

It blows my mind that such a high quality, skillfully acted, entertaining podcast is so unknown. Not to mention unfairly rated and reviewed. Especially the one where someone with clearly delicate sensibilities rated it one star, due to the darker nature of some of the stories. Im actually annoyed on behalf of the creators. These are interesting and original plays that deserve to be heard by a much broader audience. An audience that doesn't hold Little House on the Prairie as the gold standard of entertainment.

Top Podcasts In Arts

Listeners Also Subscribed To

More by CBC