Citizen Cast

In the fall of 2015, Expect Theatre was selected by the Toronto Arts Council to be the Artist in Residence at York Wood Library for their project CITIZEN CAST. The project was a four-month radio-drama geared to children between the ages of 8-10. 28 Grade four students from Lamberton Public School were invited to participate in the project facilitated by writers/directors Chris Tolley and Laura Mullin, in collaboration with Gregory J. Sinclair and Dwayne Morgan. The project offered local programming and training in the community of Jane and Finch, through a series of workshops in writing, acting and foley arts (sound effects). Participants wrote, performed and recorded dramatic podcasts and presented their work in a live recording at a community celebration that included an audience of over 150 people.


Final Podcasts:


PODCAST 1 – The Magical Stone

This podcast was recorded in the workshops.

PODCAST 2 – Camp Nightmare (Live)

This podcast was recorded live.

PODCAST 3 – Ruby Singer

This podcast was recorded in the workshops.

PODCAST 4 – I Want to be a Pilot

This podcast was recorded in the workshops.

PODCAST 5 – Final Show (Live)

This podcast is a recording of the final presentation, where participants had the chance to perform live for other students and community members in the York Woods Theatre. The group performed two live radio plays and created their own foley (sound effects) live on stage.

Some highlights from our rehearsal: