Hannah Moscovitch's WHAT A YOUNG WIFE OUGHT TO KNOW Now Available Through PlayME Podcasts
Expect Theatre's PlayME (http://www.playmepodcast.com/) - the podcast that transforms Canadian plays into audio dramas - and Canada's #1 podcaster, CBC Podcasts (https://www.cbc.ca/radio/podcasts), announce that renowned playwright Hannah Moscovitch's What A Young Wife Ought To Know is available now as an audio drama in three binge-able chapters. An additional episode featuring an interview with Moscovitch will be available on January 22.
PlayME is available on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/playme/id1440077470?mt=2) and Google Podcasts (https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuY2JjLmNhL3BvZGNhc3RpbmcvaW5jbHVkZXMvcGxheW1lLnhtbA%3D%3D), Spotify, and online at cbc.ca/playmeCBC andPlayMEpodcast.com (https://www.cbc.ca/radio/podcasts/arts-culture/playme/index.html).
What A Young Wife Ought To Know offers hard truths about life for women without birth control through the story of a young wife living in poverty in 1920s Ottawa, and paints a stark picture of what's at stake in women's health and fertility that resonates today. The podcast features the original Halifax-based 2b theatre company cast that toured Canada - David Patrick Flemming, Rebecca Parent and Liisa Repo-Martell.
Directed by Christopher Barry, the Globe and Mail said of the theatrical production, "What Moscovitch seems to want young women, wives or not, to know [is] what they've gained and could, once again, lose" while the Toronto Star noted, "The play adds to necessary, current conversations around representation of women, gender inequity and female sexuality."
"Moscovitch's unflinching look at women living in poverty without access to birth control in Canada in the 1920s has been so vivid it has caused seven people attending the live show to faint in the theatre in different cities," notes Chris Tolley, Expect Theatre and PlayME Co-Artistic Director. "The performance even had to be stopped once and the paramedics called. Thanks to PlayME, women - and people in general - all over the world can hear this urgent play," adds Co-Artistic Director Laura Mullin.
Hannah Moscovitch is no stranger to audio fiction; she was a writer for CBC Radio's Afghanada. Moscovitch is an internationally acclaimed playwright whose work has been produced across Canada as well as in the United States, Britain, Ireland, Greece, Japan, Germany, Austria and Australia. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her work, including the Trillium Book Award, the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play, the SummerWorks Prize for Production, both the Scotsman Fringe First and the Herald Angel Award at the Edinburgh Festival, and the prestigious Windham-Campbell Prize.