Premieres on Valentine’s Day Weekend

These digital audio plays embrace the challenges of marriage, with original stories that are at turns funny, gritty and inspiring. Listen together with your beloved and make a date out of it! Enhance your experience by listening with a loved one.

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The Kindling Box

a cafe romance by Jeany Van Meltebeke

On the advice of their therapist, a married couple sets out to rekindle the flames of their marriage. Honesty and humour collide at the local cafe as they make their way through exercises that neither is fully prepared for. 

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Listen Together – walk to your favourite coffee shop with your loved one (as you listen simultaneously).

Performed by Joshua Beaudry*, Angela Christie*, and Cheyanne Lemaigre

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D.I.N.K.s

an alternate reality farce by Curtis Peeteetuce

In a parallel universe, a husband and wife on the brink of divorce find themselves in each other’s bodies. A zany comedy of conflict, love, and artificial intelligence.

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Listen Together – share a morning pot of tea with your loved one as you listen, followed by your favourite classic music album.

Performed by Lancelot Knight and Cheyanne Lemaigre

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Like It Is

a riveting confrontation by Aaron Krogman

A difficult dialogue ensues after Carrie finds her husband Matt viewing X-rated material, raising questions about the internet, a hypersexual culture, and the commitments of marriage. Listen as a young couple tries to overcome this breach of trust together. 

Premieres March 12, 2021

Listen Together – while watching the sunset from your favourite scenic view, with hot drinks in hand. 

Performed by Giovanni Mocibob and Holly Pillsbury

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The One That Got Away

a complex love story by Yulissa Campos

After seven years without contact, family duties bring Lucia and Kenneth face to face for the first time since they were madly in love. Words left unsaid are finally spoken as they grapple with forgiveness, understanding, and the meaning of ‘the one and only’. 

Premieres March 26, 2021

Listen Together – while taking a midday walk together to your favourite neighbourhood park.

Performed by Kris Sandoval, Ed Mendez, Samantha Whitecalf and Kody Farrow

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Middle Ground

a revealing drama by Krista Marushy

As they procrastinate writing a wedding speech for friends, Allison and Caleb confront the messy realities of their own married life. Poetry and prose intertwine as they negotiate memories, searching for where they went adrift and what might renew their relationship. 

Premieres April 9, 2021

Listen Together – over evening drinks, after the day is shaken off or kids are in bed, followed by a dance to a favourite tune.

Performed by Mackenzie Dawson and Megan Zong

Additional Creative Team Credits: 

Direction for The Kindling Box, D.I.N.K.s, The One and Only, and Middle Ground by Stephen Waldschmidt

Direction for Like It Is by Aaron Krogman

Dramaturgy for D.I.N.K.s and The One and Only by Stephen Waldschmidt

Dramaturgy for The Kindling BoxMiddle Ground, and Like It Is by Barrett Hileman

Recording engineer, sound design & post production for The Kindling Box, D.I.N.K.s, The One and Only, and Middle Ground by Tim Bratton (with additional sound design for D.I.N.K.s by Darryl Dozlaw)

*The participation of these Artists are arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance Opera Theatre Policy (DOT).

Thank you to all those who have helped us create Tied In Knots, including:

Laura Mullin & Chris Tolley of PlayME Podcast & Expect Theatre, David Farquhar of Voices In the Wind Audio Theatre, Andrew Cooper of Jupiter Theatre, Harley Morison of Cardiac Theatre, Gabrielle Dufresne of La Troupe Du Jour, Torien Cafferata, Becky Thomas and Larry Thomas, Courts of Praise Church, Darryl Dozlaw, James Popoff, Alida Lowe, Cheryl Hutton, Aaron Coates, David Snider, Charlene Adrian, College Park Covenant Church, all those who have donated to support our work, and our sponsors Shercom Industries, SK Arts, Artsvest, Canadian Heritage, Riversdale Neighbours Church, Prairie Fusion, Stobbe Photography.

 

 

 

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