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Theatre for the Ears

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


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a dark comedy 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.

NOTE:
This episode does have a trigger warning as it deals with strong emotional subject matter.


Alarm:  mental health and social alienation

Mental health resources if you need them,

Episodes: 
Now Available:
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1:  STARMAN (audio-drama)

2:  STARMAN Conversation 
with Pippa Mackie & Ashley Greensmyth

3:  STARMAN Conversation
with Kayvon Khoshkam, Victor Dolhai,
Brent Hirose, and Matt McLean


Artistic Team + Guests

a love story by Derek Chan 
The Eternal Sailor

Waking up from a concussion coma suffered during a 2020 protest crackdown, Jacy goes on a marine odyssey to track down their beloved partner Alexis.
Amidst environmental chaos, a new viral threat, and a new regime, Jacy must find their way from Hong Kong to Vancouver with the help of a tape recorder and a small boat. If only that mosquito would stop following them!


Alarm:

conservation of our waterways and the fragility of democracy

Episodes: 
December 1, 2021:
The Eternal Sailor

Dec 8, 2021: Conversation with Guests
Dec 15, 2021: Conversation with Guests


Artistic Team + Guests

a spiritual adventure 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

Episodes:
January 5, 2022:
Lost Soul Animal Rescue

Jan 12, 2021: Conversation with Guests
Jan 19, 2021: Conversation with Guests


Artistic Team + Guests

a drama by Alexandria Haber   
The Women's Hour

Laila, a new mother and Margaret, a grieving widow share a wall. For different reasons, both women are reluctant to leave their apartments. Yet, despite having never crossed paths in real life, Laila and Margaret know a lot about each other because of the sounds that carry through the wall, in particular, the daily radio show, The Woman’s Hour, that Margaret listens to very loudly. Lately, a lot of the news is bad, especially for woman: Afghanistan, Texas. One day, Laila hears a different sound coming through her wall.


Alarm:  isolation, loneliness and women’s rights

Episodes:
February 2, 2022:
The Women's Hour
Feb 9, 2021: Conversation with Guests
Feb 16, 2021: Conversation with Guests


Artistic Team + Guests

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

Produced with the co-operation of the Union of B.C. Performers


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


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