an Inner Sanctum mystery
Diana has been feeling strange lately. She’s having difficulty sleeping at night and little appetite. Her actor husband, Richard, works evenings and sleeps during the day. Diana awakes from a troubled sleep with visions of bat wings, red eyes, and the face of her husband haunting her. Has Richard been truthful to Diana about who, or what, he is?
And will she find out in time?
(in order of appearance)
Elana is an actor, director, writer, and producer, holding a BA in Theatre Arts from the University of Alberta. Elana has appeared on stage in the Okanagan with The Virago Collective, New Vintage Theatre, Red Dot Players, Shakespeare Kelowna, and Theatre Kelowna Society. As one of the co-founding members of The Virago Collective, she thanks you for tuning in and hopes you enjoy listening to these radio plays as much as the viragos have enjoyed producing them! Thank you to all of the cast for their time and energy on these new takes on some old work!
Pete MacLeod's most recent work has been most notably with the Kelowna Actors Studio on projects such as Equus, Beauty and the Beast, Rocky Horror and 1984. He cut his teeth with Fred Skeleton Theatre on productions such as One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and The Pillowman, the latter of which won him Best Actor at the TheatreBC O-Zone
He founded MadFox Theatre which had their inaugural production of Little One in the summer of 2019, and in 2020 he was acknowledged by the City of Kelowna for his contribution to the arts.
Pete is proud to take part in this project with The Virago Collective, and commends them for their unique offering of art
during these times.
Kevin Morrison is elated to be doing work with Virago given the turn of this year and he is excited to share the life and eccentricities of his character. After being local to Kelowna for many years he has worked in many facets of the film and television industry ranging from feature films to local shorts. His favorite part of acting is the ability to bring characters larger-than-life to the stage and share in their hopes, ambitions, fears, and influences.
Ali is a Salmon Arm local and has been frequently involved with the Shuswap Theatre as a stage performer. She recently became a member of Shuswap Theatre's Artistic Committee, and will be directing her production this Halloween. She is always looking for new ways to be involved in theatre and has wanted to get into voice acting for quite some time. She jumped at the opportunity and was ecstatic to be involved in any way she could.
James Long has recently become active in the Kelowna theatre community again. His recent productions are The Walk and Dracula the Bloody Truth. James has always had a fascination with Radio shows and is very excited to be involved in such a unique project. He hopes to see artists in Kelowna continuing to explore different mediums. If you enjoy this podcast half as much as James enjoyed making it, you are in for a ride.
As a long-time fan of classic radio drama, Peter is excited to be joining The Virago Collective for the resurrection of these wonderful radio thriller-dillers.
As a playwright, his works include a full-length radio adaptation of Theodore Sturgeon’s The Other Celia, an original serial parody called I Smell a Mystery!, and audio adaptations of new Canadian stories like Black Ice and Hockey, The Ghosts of Mariposa, and The Wooden Angel. His full-length stage adaptations of Frankenstein, It’s a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Carol, premiered in Vancouver at Pacific Theatre, and have since been produced in Chicago, Detroit and the Yukon.
As an actor, he has performed Romeo and Juliet more than a thousand times with Toronto's Classical Theatre Project, and is excited to be performing the role of Salieri in Kelowna Actors Studio's upcoming production of Amadeus. He is co-creator of the Welcome to Mutant County podcast, and moved to Kelowna last year where he lives with his wife, Kimberley, and a bunny named Lord Montague.
DeAnna is so excited to be involved in her first project, and hopefully not her last, with the incredible folks at The Virago Collective. DeAnna loves to be involved in all aspects of theatre from performance, to production, to promotion and organizing. She is the founder of ArtStream Okanagan and volunteers with many organizations. Catch her next in 2021 in Amadeus (Kelowna Actors Studio) or Cabaret (New Vintage Theatre).
Emily grew up in Vernon, and has a BFA in theatre from the University of Victoria. After living in Victoria, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary, and (very briefly) Copenhagen, Emily returned to the Okanagan to practice law. In her spare time, she loves getting involved in the local musical and theatrical communities as much as possible. Most recently, her past roles include Rita in White Christmas, Elizabeth in Young Frankenstein, Cha in Three Little Pigs, Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast, and Smee/Mrs. Darling in Peter Pan, all with the Kelowna Actors Studio. This is Emily's first outing with the Virago Collective, and she is excited to be working with so many talented artists!
This marks Lyndsey's first project with The Virago Collective (finally!), as well as her debut "radio" performance. Born and raised in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Lyndsey grew up studying Violin, Voice, Piano and Polynesian Dance, and is an alumnus of the University of Alberta (B.Sc. Biological Sciences (Minor: Classical Voice), Doctor of Medicine). After a long hiatus, she returned to the stage in 2013, before taking yet another break to study Computer Science. Past credits include: Little Shop of Horrors (Music Director), Rock of Ages (Vocal Coach, Dance Captain) - New Vintage Theatre, Chicago (Velma Kelly), Rocky Horror Show (Columbia/Usherette), Addams Family Musical (Morticia), Les Miserables (Madame Thenardier) - Kelowna Actors Studio. You can see her back on stage in June 2021, as Sally Bowles in Cabaret with New Vintage Theatre.