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

Taylor Marie Graham

In this episode, award-winning playwright Taylor Marie Graham, delves into the depths of her play “Corporate Finch”. They explore the complexities of its characters, the plot set within an abandoned factory, and how a 22-hour writing competition helped Graham overcome writer’s block. Graham discusses her innovative use of the physical theatre space to enhance suspense, the potential of horror in theatre, and the history of theatre in Toronto through her course at Western University. Towards the end, the conversation shifts to Graham’s doctoral research on the Blythe Festival, focusing on unpublished plays and their value. The episode concludes with a discussion on the evolution of theatre and its ability to challenge audiences.

Recent Episodes

Amanda Lin

Playwright, Performer

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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