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.
Episode By Pippa Mackie:
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
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
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.
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
Further episodes are currently in development.
We would like to thank our supporters!
It is with great honour that we have received funding support from the following organizations.