Hosted by Phil Rickaby:

A Podcast Exploring Canadian Theatre

Featuring conversations with mainstream theatre creators you may have heard of, or indie artists you should really know

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About Stageworthy

Phil Rickaby is on a quest to learn as much about the Canadian theatre world as he can: Who are the people who work in theatre? What is unique about theatre communities across Canada? What is it like to be a theatre maker in Canada? What are the important issues the industry faces? Each week Phil talks to mainstream theatre creators you may have heard of, or indie artists you should really know, all to find out what it takes to be…Stageworthy.

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Sam Chaulk

Sam Chaulk is an actor, singer, playwright, improviser, dramaturg, creator and clown originally from Mount Pearl, Newfoundland. She’s been working in theatre and comedy across eastern Canada since 2009, and got her Masters in Performance Creation for Theatre from York University in 2021. During her time at York, she took to bouffon clowning to satisfy her desire to play inside the dark, uncomfortable and undesirable parts of humanity. Thanks to Canada Council for the Arts, she studied the form with Philippe Gaulier. She’s using what she learned there to build and perform her new show, Influenced, which will play at The One Night Only Festival on June 9th and at the Montreal and Winnipeg Fringes.

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Amanda Lin

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Rob Kempson

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Claren Grosz

Writer, Artist, Theatre Creator

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Meet Your Host

Phil Rickaby is an actor and playwright, as well as a founding a member of Keystone Theatre, a Toronto company that creates plays inspired by silent film.  You may have seen Phil as Gormless Joe in Keystone Theatre’s The Belle of WinnipegThe Last Man on Earth, and Gold Fever, as well as in the films Abolition, The Dragon and the Unicorn and So You’ve Decided to be Attacked by Zombies. He has a passion for nerd culture and theatre and tries to find ways to bring the two together.


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