You Can’t Get There From Here – Factory’s Collection of Audio Dramas

Each episode will be available online for free everywhere podcasts are available including: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts.
When: March 25 – April 22, 2021
Cost: Free

Details: Factory continues its innovative 20/21 season, with the world premiere of You Can’t Get There From Here, a brand new collection of audio theatrical dramas all set in and around Toronto’s many neighbourhoods and familiar landmarks. This extraordinary series features five commissioned works by Canadian Playwrights Anusree Roy, Matthew MacKenzie, Yvette Nolan, Keith Barker and Luke Reece. You Can’t Get There From Here will be released weekly as a pre-recorded podcast over the course of five weeks.

You Can’t Get There From Here offers listeners fresh perspectives on familiar Toronto landmarks and neighbourhoods and glimpses into the micro-dramas occurring each day around us, hidden in plain sight. Each episode offers a new, self-contained story and a vivid audio experience from five playwrights and the series features the vocal acting talents of over 20 of Canada’s leading performers. Audiences can choose to listen from the comforts of their own homes, or take a journey across the city – either way, they are sure to see the land on which we live and work anew.

The series features five outstanding new works including Sisters, by Anusree Roy and directed by Nina Lee Aquino, a gripping and moving story that shines an honest light on contemporary immigrant experiences and brings into focus that people living and just getting by in the city are more alike than they first appear; First Métis Man of Odessa by Matthew MacKenzie and directed by Nina Lee Aquino, a hilarious contemporary love story set against the backdrop of a global pandemic; You Can’t Get There From Here by Yvette Nolan and directed by Cole Alvis, delves into how cities shapeshift over time and what happens when we don’t change with them; Every Minute of Every Day by award winning playwright Keith Barker and directed by Akosua Amo-Adem, explores how and why landmarks evoke powerful memories, and what happens to those memories in a city with a landscape constantly changing ; and The Toronto Pigeons, by Luke Reece and directed by Marcel Stewart, an electrifying spoken word, sky-high exploration of how and why The Toronto Raptors’s 2019 NBA Championship win catalyzed a feeling of belonging in a city renowned for its icy exterior.

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