Launching in the
Fall of 2021

Theatre for the Ears is a series of fictional audio-dramas that
'sound an alarm' on our environmental and sociological challenges
and their effects on human experience.  

Each episode will be an independent story created through the diverse lenses of our cultural landscape and will be unique immersive audio experiences for the listener.  



Series Team

Alan Corbishley

Creative Director

Joanna Garfinkel

Dramaturg
(Starman, The Eternal Sailor, Lost Soul Animal Rescue)

Evan
Berndt

Audio Director/Engineer

Episode By Pippa Mackie:
Starman

Taking inspiration from the galactic event of blackholes swallowing stars, Starman is a dark comedy about a 42-year-old man who has locked himself in his room for the rest of his life. Through his very unpopular podcast - Daryl (aka Starman) will take his internet “friends” on a journey into his chosen exile which may lead him to confront a part of himself he never knew existed.

Alarm:  mental health and social alienation

Starman Artistic Team

Pippa
Mackie

Playwright/Script Writer

Brent
Hirose

Episode Director

Kayvon Khoshkam

Actor:  Starman

Victor 
Dolhai

Actor:  Me

Malcolm Dow

Sound Design

Episode By Derek Chan:  
The Eternal Sailor

Waking up from a concussion coma suffered during a 2020 pro-democracy protest crackdown in Hong Kong, our protagonist goes on an Odyssey to track down their beloved partner in Hong Kong and Vancouver. Using audio ship log/field recording as the framing device, the listener sets off on a marine epic between various Vancouver and Hong Kong neighborhoods across 2019 and 2047.

Alarm:  conservation of our waterways and the fragility of democracy

The Eternal Sailor Artistic Team

Please note:
Due to the subject matter and the 'alarm being sounded' around the fragility of democracy in Hong Kong, some of our team are choosing to use pseudonym's and anonymous images to represent them.

Derek
Chan

Playwright/Script

'Lok
Yu'

Episode Director

Stefan
Smulovitz

Sound/Music Design

'Nao
Uemura'

Actor:  Jacy

'P.
Trinh'

Actor:  Alexis

'Passer Montanus'

Actor:  Sparrow

'Harmony
Sky'

Actor:  EMT

'Fala
Chen'

Actor:  Cantonese Jacy

Episode By Gary Mok  
Lost Soul Animal Rescue

This episode is for young audiences and is centred around the tradition of Chinese ghost stories which normally focus on filial piety (duty to your ancestors). In this particular creation, Gary has added a twist on that concept by using animal “ghosts” to question our duty to nature instead. 

Alarm:  environmental and wildlife conservation

TEASER

Lost Soul Animal Rescue
Artistic Team

Gary
Mok

Script and Story Creator

Karen
Lam

Episode Director

Elfina
Luk

Actor:  Dawn

Kenneth Tynan

Actor:  Crow

Ingrid
Nilson

Actor:  Bear & Lynx

Aleksandar Zecevic

Sound Design/Music/Editing

Further episodes are currently in development.

Stay tuned.

We would like to thank our supporters! 

It is with great honour that we have received funding support from the following organizations.

CASC Grant

Community Gaming

Canada Council for the Arts


Sound the Alarm:  Music/Theatre is a registered Canadian charity.


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