Part One: The Philosopher's Wife

"The first battlefield is our language.  It begins with words, with thought.  Until there is no separation between what we think, what we say, what we do and what we are…."

Listen to The Philosopher's Wife today and take the plunge into the gothic beginnings of The Empire Trilogy. Follow Tereza and Thomas as they journey deep into the North to find an infamous Philosopher who's offering a hefty sum to anyone who can tame the violent wildness that has taken over his home. 

Podcast cast from left to right: Aviva Armour-Ostroff (Tereza), Keith Barker (The Philosopher), Chala Hunter (The Wife), Ishan Davé (Thomas).

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Part Two: The Scavenger's Daughter 


"All men are born equal. Some men are born poor. Some men are born kings. Some men are born women. And some men are born enemies. All men being equal; don’t be a fuck up."

In January 2018 we hit the studio to record The Scavenger's Daughter.  This fast paced, darkly comedic thriller follows Jack, Ash, and Sarah in an army camp at the edge of The Empire. Jack’s only weeks away from civilian life, his freedom from the army having been bought for him by a mysterious philosopher who taught him to read and write. All he has to do is wait, smash Sarah’s heart, and keep in line. But when rations wear thin and the king seizes the opium trails, Jack and Ash must fight their way through the violence of withdrawal, scarcity, militarization, and each other.

Podcast cast from left to right: Carlos Gonzalez-Vio (Webb), Mina James (Sarah), Christopher Stanton (Cook), Richard Lam (Ash), and Josh Johnston (Jack).


In 2016, Laura Mullin and Chris Tolley, the artistic directors of Expect Theatre, launched PlayME Podcast, Canada’s National Digital Theatre. PlayME transforms top Canadian theatre scripts into digital audio plays for an international audience. To date, over half-a-million people in over 80 countries around the world have listened to PlayME. 


PlayME is transforming the way we experience Canadian theatre, bringing it into our daily lives, our homes, and imaginations.