A DIGITAL AUDIO THEATRE EXPERIENCE
(EXP)LORE your WORLD. Experience lore.
(exp)lore is a fiction anthology podcast to be enjoyed in the community while social distancing. These site-specific stories take an imaginative dive into the past and future of Calgary’s inner city. Each episode immerses the audience in a rich audio play while they explore the world through a new lens.
Episode 2: A Dangerous View
by krista marushy
On a windswept hill hovering over a city, a man stands as the sign of his times, bracing for the storm of the century. As a lone sentry standing vigil, the ground beneath his feet is shaken by a perceptive stranger who holds the key to immortality. A playful and seductive homage to Film Noir, A Dangerous View bridges space and time to name unknown places which can never truly be tamed.
TOM CAMPBELL'S HILL PARK, BRIDGELAND, CALGARY NE
You should be listening to this episode at Tom Campbell’s Hill, a park in the Bridgeland neighbourhood of Calgary’s northeast. The entrance we recommend using is at the corner of Thomson Ave NE and Hill Road Ne. Walk down the “grande allée” lined by a double row of Northwest Poplars and then you’re there.
HINT: See how close to the edge you can get...and take in the view.
riffin is excited to be lending his voice to (exp)lore once again! You can hear him as Nick “Smiles” Archer in the 2nd Episode of (exp)lore: A Dangerous View. You may also recognize his voice as Kouji Ibuki on Cardfight! Vanguard, or as Brutal on Futurecard BuddyFight X. Griffin has been working professionally in theatre, film, and voice for over a decade, and is an Artistic Associate with Sage Theatre. He recently received the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award, and he was named one of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts’ Top 25 Young Artists in 2017.
Ali DeRegt is a multi disciplinary theatre artist from Calgary, Alberta focused on devising, puppetry, and clown. She is currently recovering from completing an MFA from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Recent collaborations include Quest Theatre (Calgary), The Green Fools (Calgary), Mudfoot Theatre (Calgary) and Theatre Deli (London). She is also one of the co-founders of Pape & Taper Productions, a puppet theatre company focused on devising new work. She is also a founder of Hot Trash! a London based collective devoted to DIY aesthetics and clown based performances
Krista Marushy is an actor, playwright and educator currently residing in Calgary, AB. She holds an M.F.A. in Playwriting from the Playwrights’ Lab at Hollins University and currently teaches at Ambrose University. Playwriting credits include Evergreen (The Factory Theatre at Greenville, Fire Exit Theatre) The Curiosity Cabinet (Best of Fest, Calgary International Fringe Festival), Cultivation (Pacific Theatre), Nellie’s Controversial Premier (Rosebud Theatre/Heritage Park),Secret Life Under the Stairs (Wonderworks Theatre, published by Youthplays), and The Ristretto Proposal (Trinity Western University).
Nick "Smiles" Archer
Jamie performs as a vocalist, actor, puppeteer and dance/movement artist, passionately creating new work and transcending genres. Select theatre credits include Giant (GRT), Catalyst Theatre's Fortune Falls, The Drowning Girls (YYC/Vertigo), Songs from Nightengale Alley (FoF), and One Yellow Rabbit's Moon, Moon No Moon, and Calgary, I Love You but You're Killing Me. Jamie is Wreck City alumni, and joined the Old Trout Puppet Workshop as an apprentice builder on Jabberwocky.
Javier is a Mexican-Canadian visual performance creator, stage director, movement coach, and translator. He resides in Calgary, where he attended the University of Calgary’s Fine Arts department. As a stage director, he has collaborated with companies such as Theatre Calgary (Gross Indecency), Sage Theatre (Scorched), Downstage (Lighting the Way), Maple Salsa Theatre (The Laramie Project), and Arts Commons (Mei-Mei’s Dream).
Andrew G. Cooper
Production and Technical Director