Stageworthy is a podcast about people in Canadian theatre. On the podcast, host Phil Rickaby talks to people who have pursued various theatre careers, from actors to directors to playwrights to stage managers and everything in between and beyond. Each episode explores the draw of the theatre for each individual, together with an examination of the personalities, opinions, and passions unique to theatre practitioners.


  • #47 – Sandi Becker

    25/10/2016 Duración: 52min

    Sandi Becker strikes fear into the hearts of the weak and foolish. She has retractable fangs. And, due to a recurring battle with Early Onslaught Lycanthropy, has become a passionate advocate for promoting tolerance to Werewolfism in school age children. She can kill you with a look, and if you are not in bed by 9 o’clock, she’ll come to you in the darkness, slip you into a bag made from cat skin, and take you to her moldy, mildewed layer. What will happen there? No one has lived to tell the tale.Sandi Becker is a Toronto based stage manager. She is currently working on Eldritch Theatre’s The Harrowing of Brimstone McReedy, at the Red Sandcastle, Oct. 27 - Nov. 13, 2016. Twitter @stageworthyPod Facebook:

  • #46 – Jonny Sun

    18/10/2016 Duración: 52min

    Jonathan Sun is an emerging Canadian playwright whose works have been performed at the Yale School of Drama, the Hart House Theatre in Toronto, and as part of Theatre Lab's FIRST SIGHT Performance Series. He is an advocate for interdisciplinary creative practice and works across the fields of theatre, music, visual and installation art, design research, architecture, engineering, new media, and comedy. He is currently a PhD candidate at MIT, a fellow at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, and a recipient of the MIT De Florez Fund for Humor. His Twitter account @jonnysun, an ongoing character and comedy project, has over 175,000 followers to date and has been published in NPR, The Washington Post, The Independent, Vice, The Hollywood Reporter, Buzzfeed, Playboy, Cosmo, The Yale Herald, and was nominated for the 2015 Shorty Award for Comedian of the Year. Twitter: @jonnysun Stageworthy: Twitter @stageworthyPod Facebook: http://

  • #45 – Lindsey Middleton & Ben Hayward of Theatre by Committee

    11/10/2016 Duración: 54min

    Theatre by Committee is proud to present “FAITH”, a new play by company member Ben Hayward. After a successful run at the Hamilton Fringe, “FAITH” will be performed in the Chapel of St. Luke’s United Church. “FAITH” follows the coming of age a troubled teenager and her complicated relationships with God, her father and the minister at the church she no longer attends. Written by Ben Hayward, directed by Brandon Gillespie, and featuring Lindsey Middleton and Ben Hayward, “FAITH” explores issues of morality, authority, love and finding meaning.Lindsey Middleton: Lindsey Middleton hails from the teeny town of Ridgeway, Ontario. Lindsey is best known for playing Vanessa on the internationally award winning, Toronto based web series, Out With Dad. Lindsey also co-produced her own spin off series called Vanessa’s Story and recently won the 2015 IAWTV Award for Best Female Performance in a Drama for her role. Lindsey has also worked on international best selling writer Linwood Barclay’s book trailer Tap at the Windo

  • #44 – Vivian Hisey

    04/10/2016 Duración: 01h04min

    With over 20 years in the theatre and 15 years as a professional voice over and television actor, Vivian Hisey made the leap to Director in 2010. Vivian brings both her life and performance experiences to her interpretation of every play she directs. She looks for opportunities to bring today’s real world messages forward in her plays so audiences can, not only enjoy the play for itself, but can think beyond what they see and feel they have something in common with the characters.While her directing experience lies primarily with comedies and farces – Don’t Dress for Dinner, Love’s a Luxury, Office Hours and Rumours, the play that brings shivers to her skin is Conspiracy. “Set in an historic church hall with amazing actors and the audience truly being on the stage with us, this interpretation became a lesson for every performance.”Vivian continues to perform on stage in musicals and plays in community theatre companies throughout the GTA. As a performer her most cherished roles include Elsa, in the Sound of M

  • #43 – Kat Letwin, Michael Musi & Kat Sandler of Theatre Brouhaha and Zoomer Live Theatre's Late Night

    27/09/2016 Duración: 59min

    The old boys club of late night talk shows is about to be injected with an atomic shot of millennial female. Welcome to the final taping of Marty O’Malley’s Early Late Show, where heir apparent to the host chair, comedienne Sarah Goldberg ­ (Kat Letwin ) is about the fill the very large shoes of reluctant retiree Marty O’Malley ­ (Alon Nashman). The kicker? The Early Late Show is going LIVE, for the first time in 22 years. To commemorate the passing of the torch, long time executive producer of The Early Late Show has organized to have Marty and Sarah share the host chair. A mistake, that may be the first and last of her career, after a freudian slip throws the taping into chaos.Housed in media mogul Moses Znaimer​ Zoomerplex, The Zoomer Live Theatre, will serve as both a theatre and TV studio for Late Night. The theatrical event will be recorded live for broadcast on Vision TV, providing an interesting meta theatrical TV experiment for both the audience and creative team. Kat Sandler’s original script, which

  • #42 – Crowdfunding Roundtable

    20/09/2016 Duración: 57min

    Crowdfunding offers indie theatre groups the opportunity to fundraise that doesn’t require the task of creating and organizing a fundraising event. Crowdfunding gives us the opportunity to get our campaign seen outside of our personal networks and potentially reach new people that we might not have been able to reach before. Unfortunately, many indie theatre groups do a very bad job of using crowdfunding, and seem to see it as just another way to solicit donations. But crowdfunding doesn’t really work that way. Crowdfunding needs something more. But what would it take to make crowdfunding work for indie theatre?Siobhan Richardson (@fighteractress), Adrianna Prosser (@adriannap) and Hayley Pace (@haelaaaaa) join host Phil Rickaby to talk about Crowdfunding theatre.Siobhan twitter: @fighteractress Instagram: @fighteractressAdrianna Prosser Twitter: @adriannap Instagram: @adriannaprosserHayley Instagram: @haelaaaaa Facebook

  • #41 – Hayley Pace

    13/09/2016 Duración: 51min

    Hayley Pace is a freelance designer, technician and award-winning performer from Kitchener, Ontario. She is a graduate from the Devised Theatre & Design program at York University. Select performance credits include The Teeny Tiny Music Show (Hamilton Fringe) Rent (Vanier College Productions) and The Beggar’s Opera (Theatre@York). Select design credits include set for Hamletmachine (Theatre@York), costumes for The Village Green (Applebox Film Company/Rockzeline) and Plato’s Atlantis (Canada’s National Ballet School). Hayley has also worked as a personal assistant for the award-winning Broadway and Hollywood actress, Tovah Feldshuh during the Toronto premiere of Golda’s Balcony. Instagram: @haelaaaaa Facebook: Sneaky Sneaky Productions Stageworthy: Twitter @stageworthyPod Facebook:

  • #40 – Rebecca Northan

    06/09/2016 Duración: 45min

    Rebecca Northan is a Canadian actress, improviser, theatre director, and the creator of the hit show Blind Date. Originally from Calgary Alberta, where she began her improv training at the Loose Moose Theatre. You’ve seen her on stage, TV and screen in everything from This Hour Has 22 Minutes, to Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium.Twitter: @RebeccaNorthanBlind Date: Twitter: @blinddateontour Facebook: Twitter @stageworthyPod Facebook:

  • #39 – Aaron Jan

    30/08/2016 Duración: 01h11min

    Aaron Jan is an award winning, Chinese-Canadian playwright, director and founding member of Filament Incubator, a collective devoted to producing 8 plays in 8 months. Most recently, Aaron trained in directing new work as an inaugural member of Factory Theatre's Foremen Program. Recent directing credits include, Silk Bath (Toronto Fringe), Rowing (Toronto Fringe), Love Broke(Then They Fight) and The 10/10/10 Project (Bismuth Theatre). This fall, Aaron will be producing Curtis te Brinke's rural monster story, Tire Swing in October and will be directing his own play, queer murder-thriller, Swan in November.Twitter: @afatchineseboy Instagram: afatchineseboy Facebook: Twitter @stageworthyPod Facebook:

  • #38 – Carlyn Rhamey

    23/08/2016 Duración: 45min

    Carlyn Rhamey is an actor, writer and co-founder of Squirrel Suit Productions, a theatre collective passionate about creating new work and making a positive impact on their community. Through Squirrel Suit, Carlyn wrote and performed her very first one-woman show "SAOR (Free)" on the 2016 CAFF Fringe Tour. Carlyn is a Fanshawe College Theatre Arts graduate. Her theatre credits include "Lavinia Andronicus” in Titus Andronicus (Funeral Pyre Theatre),"Ophelia" in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Passionfool Theatre), "Abigail Williams“ in The Crucible (Passionfool Theatre), performer/playwright of In Their Shoes (Squirrel Suit), "Bridget” in Moonshine (Toronto Irish Players), Shakespeare on a Subway (Spur of the Moment Shakespeare Collective). "Ophelia" in Hamlet (Fanshawe Theatre), "Sissy" in Unity (1918) (Fanshawe Theatre).Web: Facebook: Twitter: @SquirrelSuitTStageworthy: Twitter

  • #37 – Adrianna Prosser

    16/08/2016 Duración: 53min

    Adrianna is a storyteller: online, onstage, and on film as a playwright, actor, geek and social media guru. She is a host and Executive Producer for the award winning education webseries Cranium Cookie, Producer of her smash hit one-woman show Everything But the Cat… and the Social Media Community Manager for the City of Toronto Historic Sites. Twitter: @adriannap Instagram: @adriannaprosserStageworthy: Twitter @stageworthyPod Facebook:

  • #36 – Evan Buliung

    09/08/2016 Duración: 55min

    Evan Buliung has acted on almost every major stage in Canada, including Canadian Stage (most recently in Chimerica), the Stratford Festival (Pericles, Carousel), the Shaw Festival (Star Chamber, Devil’s Disciple), Western Canada Theatre (Peter and the Star Catcher), Mirvish Productions (Cloud 9, We Will Rock You), and Soulpepper (Long Day’s Journey into Night).Twitter: @EvanBuliungStageworthy: Twitter @stageworthyPod Facebook:

  • #35 – Aisha Jarvis

    02/08/2016 Duración: 53min

    Aisha Jarvis graduated from Sheridan College’s Bachelor of Music Theatre Program in 2015 and was a member of the Theatre 20 Conservatory Program from 2015 to 2016. She performed in Theatre Sheridan productions including Prom Queen (CMTP), Hello Dolly, Godspell, In The Heights, and Brantwood. Since graduating, other theatre credits have included Sally Styles in Hogtown, Wilhelmina in The Postman (Appledore Productions) and Snow White in Snow White (Solar Stage Children's Theatre). She has been training since the age of 4 and has performed in corporate events for The United Way, TD Bank (Shaw Festival Theatre), and The Premier’s Awards Gala 2012. Some of her television credits include Breakfast Television, and a performance on ET Canada that she choreographed! Currently she is performing in the Charlottetown Festival playing Lisa in Mamma Mia and playing Prissy Andrews and understudying Miss Stacy/Mrs. Gillis in Anne of Green Gables.Twitter: @AishaJarvis Instagram: aishaljarvisStageworthy:http://www.stageworthy

  • #34 – Bryan Boodhoo

    26/07/2016 Duración: 46min

    Bryan Boohoo is a playwright and director from Hamilton. Previously, his plays A Thousand Natural Shocks, Life Through Fire, and Perpetual Sunshine Machine have been seen at the Hamilton Fringe Festival. Twitter @stageworthyPod Facebook:

  • #33 – Hamilton Fringe Roundup Part II

    23/07/2016 Duración: 57min

    Brian Morton of Theatre Erebus' Mary, I have his Pants, Dave Brennan (@brennandavidn) of The Tragedy of Othella Moore (@othellamoore), Olivia Fasullo of Referendum Productions' The Devil in the Details (@referendumpc), and Ryan M. Sero meet to talk about the previous 10 days of Hamilton Fringe, how their shows have been going, what challenges they have encountered and what shows they have seen.The Devil in the Details Tragedy of Othello Moore Else, I Have his Pants Twitter @stageworthyPod Facebook:

  • #32 – Ryan M. Sero

    19/07/2016 Duración: 50min

    Ryan M. Sero is a professional actor and writer. Past roles include Herbert Milk (A Modicum of Freedom), The Raccoon (Inbetween Places), Sancho Panza (Don Quixote), Mephistophiles (Doctor Faustus), Romeo (Romeo & Juliet: An Escapist Comedy), and Don John/ Don Pedro (Much Ado About Nothing). Plays he has written include A Modicum of Freedom, Romeo & Juliet: An Escapist Comedy, The Cheese, Miracles Don't Come Cheap, and the upcomingFor 'Daws to Peck At - which will be part of the Pearl Company's StaycationFestival in August. He frequently works with Decoder Ring Theatre (an online audio drama group), Artword Theatre, and The Mysterious Players (improv murder mysteries). He is the artistic director of Make Art Theatre. Synopsis: Anybody Else follows Thaddeus Blume, a would-be writer with the psychological inability to experience pleasure, as he searches for happiness and tries to figure out what's really wrong with him. He's having a hard time at work and in his love life, so when he meets Sigmund Freud

  • #31 – Hamilton Fringe Roundup Week I

    16/07/2016 Duración: 56min

    Brian Morton of Theatre Erebus' Mary, I have his Pants, Esther Huh (@esthuh) and Dave Brennan (@brennandavidn) of The Tragedy of Othella Moore (@othellamoore), Olivia Fasullo of Referendum Productions' The Devil in the Details (@referendumpc) meet to talk about the first two days of Hamilton Fringe, promoting at the Fringe, what they’ve seen and looking a head for the rest of Fringe.The Devil in the Details Tragedy of Othello Moore, I Have his Pants Twitter @stageworthyPod Facebook:

  • #30 – Jessica Anderson, Interim Director, Hamilton Fringe

    12/07/2016 Duración: 32min

    Jessica Anderson is an arts administrator, playwright and all-around theatre enthusiast. She has several years of administrative experience having previously worked for the Living Arts Centre, the Ottawa Arts Court Foundation, the Ottawa Little Theatre and Pat the Dog Theatre Creation. Jessica studied drama and English literature at Queen’s University and Scriptwriting at Algonquin College. Jessica’s first full-length play, My Purple Wig, has been short-listed for several awards and premiered Off-Broadway at the Lion Theatre in November of 2013. She was the recipient of the 2012 RBC Tarragon Emerging Playwrights Award for her play The Gods and Calvin Brewer. Her most recent play, A Different Kind of Job, premiered as part of the TA2 Studio Series at Theatre Aquarius. Twitter: @HamOntFringeStageworthy: Twitter @stageworthyPod Facebook:

  • #29 – Toronto Fringe Week 2 Roundup

    09/07/2016 Duración: 45min

    The week 1 Toronto Fringe Roundup with producer of Damn Tank (@damntankTO), Laura McCallum (@lauramcsee), Nisha Coleman (@NishaColeman) of Self-Exile, David Kingsmill (@dragonliterate) of Romeo and Juliet Chainsaw Massacre (@RJMassacre), and Gillian English (@gillian_english)joined host, Phil Rickaby on a slightly windy morning on the second last day of Toronto Fringe, to continue the conversation about Toronto Fringe, how their shows have been going, what they've seen and their favourite Fringe moment of Toronto Fringe 2016. Recorded Saturday, July 9 2016 @ 10AMStageworthy: Twitter @stageworthyPod Facebook:

  • #28 – Sex T-Rex II

    05/07/2016 Duración: 52min

    Following their 2015 Fringe hit SwordPlay (Winner, Just For Laughs Best Comedy Award), Sex T-Rex is raising the bar with their most ambitious show yet. Masters of genre parody, this year their sights are set on Post Apocalyptic mayhem in Wasteland. This action-packed thrill-ride makes its Toronto premiere at the Randolph Theatre from July 1 to July 9, 2016.Also joining in: Kyle Allatt of The House of Style’s The No Bull$#!% History of Invention also playing at the Toronto Fringe.Sex T-Rex Allatt Twitter @stageworthyPod Facebook:

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