Written by Keith Barker
Directed by Akosua Amo-Adem
You Can’t Get There From Here Audio Series
Episode 4: Every Minute of Every Day
Mia and Fran haven’t seen each other in years – too long for sisters to go without talking. When Fran visits Toronto to reconcile with her sister, the two decide to go on a journey down memory lane – revisiting iconic Toronto locations that hold treasured memories. But not everything between the sisters is what it seems.
This striking new take on the “memory play” from award-winning playwright Keith Barker, explores why we hold on to memories and how they diverge in a city with a landscape that is constantly being erased and rebuilt. Every Minute of Every Day is sure to make you see how people share and shape memories differently and how time itself can even make you forget why family ruptures happen in the first place.
About the Playwright
Keith Barker is a member of the Métis Nation of Ontario. He is a playwright, actor, and director from Northwestern Ontario and the current Artistic Director at Native Earth Performing Arts. He is the recipient of the Dora Mavor Award for Outstanding New Play, the Playwrights Guild’s Carol Bolt Award and a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for English Drama in 2018 for his play, This Is How We Got Here. He received a Saskatchewan and Area Theatre Award for Excellence in Playwriting for his play, The Hours That Remain, as well as a Yukon Arts Award for Best Art for Social Change. Prior to taking the job at Native Earth, Keith served as a Theatre Program Officer for the Canada Council for the Arts.
About the Director
Akosua Amo-Adem is an actor, writer, and director based in Toronto. Through out her career Akosua has appeared in a variety of productions around the city. Her selected credits include Obsidian Theatre’s School Girls; or the African Mean Girls Play (Head Mistress Francis), Venus’ Daughters (Venus/Sarah); Soulpepper Theatre’s A Streetcar Named Desire (Eunice), For Colored Girls…(Lady in Green), Father Comes Home From The Wars…(Leader/Runaway), The Crucible (Tituba); Canadian Stage’s Tartuffe (Dorine) and Theatre Passe Muraille’s The Middle Place (as Kaaliha/Dee). She was an assistant director on Harlem Duet at Tarragon Theatre and has appeared on the cover of NOW Magazine. Akosua is a published author of an article called “See Me” in Intermission online magazine and is also a series regular as Stacie on the TV show Kim’s Convenience on CBC gem and Netflix!