Hosted by Phil Rickaby:

A Canadian Theatre Podcast

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.

Latest Episode

Alicia Richardson & Amaka Umeh

Join host Phil Rickaby as he talks with the playwright of Sweeter, Alicia Richardson and Assistant Director Amaka Umeh who enlighten us on the creative process behind the play. Set in 1887 Florida, this magical and surreal tale of a talking mango tree and a 7-year-old black girl tackles themes of black womanhood and growing up black. The origins of Sweeter trace back to an ambitious exercise where Alicia penned seven plays in seven days, with many forming the foundation for her other work, Articulation. We also talk about Amaka’s journey to joining the production as assistant director, and the thrill and challenge of bringing a theatre production to life.

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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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