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Written by Ins Choi
Directed by Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster

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You Can’t Get There From Here, Vol. 2

Episode 1: Casting

A look into the world of T.V. casting, the discussions that happen, the decisions that are made, and the lack of opportunity given to those who have not been represented before. Ins Choi’s new audio drama takes audiences through a journey of understanding the challenging and uniquely flawed decision making of those who hold the most power in an industry that’s meant to represent the audience who watches.

About the Playwright

Ins Choi

Ins Choi was born in Korea but grew up and currently lives in Toronto with his wife and two children. Some of his acting credits include Banana Boys, lady in the red dress (fu-GEN); Hamlet, The Odyssey (Stratford Festival); Alligator Pie, Death of a Salesman (Soulpepper). As a writer, his debut play, Kim’s Convenience, won the Best New Play award and the Patron’s Pick at the 2011 Toronto Fringe festival. It then launched Soulpepper Theatre Company’s 2012 season, toured across Canada, and was adapted into a tv series of the same name with Thunderbird Entertainment for the CBC and Netflix for 5 seasons. Ins was a writer, executive producer and co-creator of the tv series. His next play, Bad Parent, is being produced by Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre Company for the spring of 2022 at Prairie Theatre Exchange in Winnipeg, at the Cultch in Vancouver and at Soulpepper in Toronto. He is also developing other creative projects in theatre, tv and film.


About the Director

Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster

Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster is a theatre maker from Antigonish, Nova Scotia, now based in Toronto. She has directed audio play versions of Three Women of Swatow, 7 Stories, Shape of a Girl and Democracy (Expect Theatre). Her live theatre direction includes The Home Project (Howland/NativeEarth), The Wolves (Howland/Crows), Cannibal (Scrap Paper/Next Stage), 52 Pick-Up (Howland, Best of Fringe 2013), Gray (Inamorata) and Three Women of Swatow (Tarragon – delayed due to Covid-19). Her acting credits include work at the Shaw Festival, seven seasons with Soulpepper Theatre and credits with Public Recordings, Canadian Stage, Citadel Theatre, Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre, Cahoots Theatre, Native Earth, and Tarragon Theatre. Courtney has twice been named a ‘Top Ten Theatre Artist’ by NOW Magazine.


Cast

Shawn Ahmed

Dhruv

Laura Condlln

Marta

Janet Porter

White Female Actor

Creative Team

Mikael Bensimon

Sound Designer & Composer

Renée Wong

Apprentice Sound Designer

Matt McGeachy

Dramaturge

Kayla Ado

Apprentice Dramaturge

Lily Chan

Assistant Production Manager