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

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    • 4.1 • 29 Ratings

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

    Sexy Laundry (Interview with Michele Riml)

    Sexy Laundry (Interview with Michele Riml)

    Laura talks with playwright Michele Riml, who shares what it’s like to write a show that has gone on to be an international hit for almost 20 years. She talks about why she wanted to write a play about the sex life of a long-term couple, the reason we don’t often see these kinds of relationships reflected on stage and the surprising effect the show has had on audience members. Michele also gives her secrets to writing a comedy and confesses what it feels like to find success as a writer.

    • 51 min
    Sexy Laundry (Part 1)

    Sexy Laundry (Part 1)

    A touching comedy about a middle-aged couple trying to reignite their sex life after 25 years of marriage.

    Alice has had it with her husband, Henry. She’s no longer willing to put up with a stale sexless marriage, so she hatches a plan to rev their romance. She convinces Henry to go with her to a swanky hotel to try and bring back some heat into their relationship. Armed with a copy of “Sex for Dummies,” Alice employs some intimacy exercises, including sharing fantasies to try and re-connect with her husband. But Henry is happy to keep things the way they are, and he isn’t ready to hear about Alice’s deepest desires.

    • 26 min
    Sexy Laundry (Part 2)

    Sexy Laundry (Part 2)

    A touching comedy about a middle-aged couple trying to reignite their sex life after 25 years of marriage.

    Alice invites Henry to engage in an exercise that involves exploring each other’s bodies while blindfolded, but the exercise reveals more than sensuous pleasure. Alice discovers that Henry has been keeping a secret that’s made him grow distant. When Henry finally lets down his guard and shares his deep dark fantasy Alice isn’t ready to listen. It exposes insecurity within her that’s been bubbling to the surface for years. She believes it's the true reason behind their lack of a love life.

    • 20 min
    Sexy Laundry (Part 3)

    Sexy Laundry (Part 3)

    A touching comedy about a middle-aged couple trying to reignite their sex life after 25 years of marriage.

    Alice isn’t the only one who isn’t happy with their marriage. Henry has dreams and desires, but he keeps those thoughts to himself. He accuses Alice of blaming everything on him and not taking responsibility for her feelings of discontentment. Separately, Alice and Henry begin to fantasize about a life without each other and how it would feel to be single again. But Alice hasn’t completely given up on Henry yet and has one last sexy surprise that might finally get Henry’s attention.

    • 29 min
    Selfie (Interview with Christine Quintana)

    Selfie (Interview with Christine Quintana)

    Chris talks with award-winning playwright Christine Quintana, who shares what it was like being raised by a punk rock drummer in East Los Angeles before her family moved to British Columbia. She even has the claim to fame of being held as a baby by all of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. She talks about why she wanted to write about teens and consent, how she incorporated some of her own youth into the show and the surprising reaction to the play by both teen and adult audiences.

    • 32 min
    Selfie (Part 1)

    Selfie (Part 1)

    A drama about three teens figuring out the complexities of relationships, community and the nature of consent.

    Emma’s selfies from her time in Paris make her summer look amazing. Her friend Lily has some serious FOMO but is glad to have her back. When Lily and her older brother Chris throw an epic party, the booze flows. It’s the perfect opportunity for Emma and Chris to share their feelings for each other. Especially after several drinks, in his bedroom, behind a closed door.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

NikiGeeChicago ,

For the love of theater

It’s so great to have these to listen to while I shuttle the public as Uber driver…so many riders subscribe by the end of their ride

Ejawesome22 ,

Winner!

I’ve only listened to “winners and losers” so far, but that play was AMAZING. cant wait to hear more.

Thecrster ,

Loving it!

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

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