2023 Best in Podcasting

2023 Best in Podcasting

Congratulations –

CJLY-FM (Kootenay Co-op Radio) A Door to be Kicked: A Radio Play by Fred Wah

A Door to be Kicked is a radio play/podcast in three-acts by poet, novelist, scholar and former Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate Fred Wah.

Set in a small-town Chinese-Canadian cafe in the 1950s, the play explores themes of place, identity, history, and culture, with particular focus on the Chinese heritage that was such an important (and often overlooked) aspect of the settlement period of the Columbia Basin in B.C.

Produced as a partnership between Kootenay Co-op Radio and The Nelson Museum of Art and History, the play was workshopped in two live performances in Nelson in 2019. It was subsequently produced for radio and as a podcast in 2022.

Website: https://adoortobekicked.weebly.com/

Podcast: https://anchor.fm/a-door-to-be-kicked

Creative team:
  • Script by: Fred Wah
  • Dramaturge: Nicola Harwood
  • Producer, audio producer, podcast producer: Catherine Fisher
  • Director: Bessie Wapp
  • Original music by: Don Macdonald
  • Technical director: Anthony Sanna
  • Vancouver studio technician: Molly Caron
  • The Poet: Brahm Taylor
  • Fred Wah Sr.: Fred Wah (recording), Clement Lam (public performance)
  • Freddie Wah: Tashi Higgs
  • Connie, Mary Morrison: Marya Folinsbee
  • Pong, Shu Mar, Grampa Wah, Lawrence Mar, storekeeper, waiter: Jason Xiao
  • Ed, Sandy, bus driver, girlfriend's father: Don Gordon
  • Teacher: Bessie Wapp
  • Cafe customer: Anthony Sanna


Check out the award-winning submission:

A Door to be Kicked: A Radio Play by Fred Wah





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