Stage Write


Globe Theatre's Stage Write: A Podcast by Sierra Haynes

airing now - saturday and sunday afternoons - on your local radion station.

Being aired on CJTR and CFCRStage Write is a podcast pulling back the curtain on Canadian playwrights and their process by getting personal, one curious conversation at a time surrounding inspiration, influences, and audience relationship. By engaging listeners with the story behind the story, Stage Write aims to welcome back theatre lovers and capture the imaginations of those who’ve never been. Through these genuine exchanges, the program paints an authentically diverse landscape of Canadian theatre, intertwined and committed to sharing stories in one of the arts’ most open-hearted mediums, the stage.


Behind the Podcast


Sierra Haynes

Podcast Host

Riley Hardwick

Tanner Zerr

Chris Haynes

I’m so thrilled to be able to start to connect the landscape of Canada’s playwrights for our listeners through this podcast. I think that anyone who likes theatre, stories, or simply a good anecdote will enjoy listening to these conversations.

Sierra Haynes, Podcast Host

Episode Information

Episode 01: Jennifer Dawn Bishop

Airing September 3rd on CJTR from 3:00 - 4:00 pm | September 4th on CFCR from 11:00 - 12:00 pm

About the episode:

Jennifer Dawn Bishop easily came to mind for this podcast. She is one of the country’s youngest Artistic Directors (Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre) and a playwright off to a strong start in her writing career. She is a Metis artist from Treaty 6, and I knew I wanted to get into conversation with someone making art close to home. Writing for prairie audiences is so specific, and even more specific is bridging cultural gap between settlers and First Nations people. Her writing reminds us all of our common humanity, need to be loved, remembered, and our desire to understand what happens in life after death. I went to go see her newest play this past summer (2021), Shadow Among the Prairies, which works with themes of grief, death, and trauma from a supernatural POV finding its protagonists in limbo in their afterlives. I’m looking forward to speaking with her about identity, discovery, new works, and about her full-circle journey from being a student at Circle of Voices to being part of the team that sees the program into its future.  

Biography 01


Jennifer Dawn Bishop

Episode 02: Beth Graham and Daniela Vlaskalic

Airing September 10th on CJTR from 3:00 - 4:00 pm | September 11th on CFCR from 11:00 - 12:00 pm

About the episode:

In 2015, I went to see the Globe Theatre’s production of The Downing Girls, and it changed my life. It was so magical and whimsical; so musical without music; full of old-fashioned charm...I was completely hooked. I’m not sure how I came upon having a copy of the script, but somehow, I ended up with the file on my laptop, and I’ve given it a read at least every other year since. That show inspired me to go into theatre as a career. Whenever someone asks my favourite show, I always say, “The Drowning Girls”, and usually if any other people (women especially) are around, they usually jump in and gush whole-heartedly! What’s more I loved the fact that it was written by a team, and two of those ladies seemed to collaborate a lot. As time went on, it seemed that Beth and Daniela’s work was cropping up in other ways in my life... friends suggesting I read a play; classmates doing scene study; friends working on different projects as professionals... and by the time this podcast opportunity came around, there was no hesitation in asking these two playwrights to sit down for a chat about their work and what it means to write as a team.

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Beth Graham

Daniela Vlaskalic

Episode 03: Christine Quintanta

Airing September 17th on CJTR from 3:00 - 4:00 pm | September 18th on CFCR from 11:00 - 12:00 pm

About the episode:

Christine has such a thoughtful and precise mind for storytelling. She doesn’t shy away from tackling big issues in ways that humanize the struggles that either side of a contentious disagreement might have. Christine first came into my knowledge-sphere when I saw Carmen Aguirre’s Anywhere But Here (The Electric Company) right before the pandemic struck in early 2020. She was acting in this dynamic show which tackled so many current struggles, especially surrounding immigration and refugee status. Eventually Christine did a workshop on building a career postgrad, and she candidly shared a lot of her struggles and successes with us. I could tell she led with passion and compassion. She has always been someone I wanted to speak with further. As a Latinx artist, she writes material that’s inclusive while celebrating the diversity of telling stories that share new perspectives. I’m looking forward to discussing many of her works including her newest show, Clean/Espejos, which will be received its rolling world-premieres at The Cultch theatre in Vancouver and at South Coast Repertory in March 2022. The play is performed in Spanish and English.

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Christine Quintanta

Episode 04: Donna-Michelle St. Bernard

Airing September 24th on CJTR from 3:00 - 4:00 pm | September 25th on CFCR from 11:00 - 12:00 pm

About the episode:

Synopsis coming soon!

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Donna-Michelle St. Bernard

*More episode information coming soon.