SELECTED SASKATCHEWAN RADIO PLAYS: 1950-200576
Acoose-Pelletier, Janice and Brenda Zeman. “Acoose: Man Standing Above Ground.” Studio One: Stories Made for Radio. Ed. Wayne Schmalz. Regina, Coteau: 1990. 80-107. First broadcast on Ambience. Producers: Will Campbell and Wayne Schmalz. CBC Saskatchewan, Regina. 8 Feb. 1986. 28:00. Janice Acoose-Pelletier goes for a run. While doing so, she gains a better understanding of her own grandfather: Paul Acoose, world-record holding long-distance running champion from the Sakimay Reserve. Janice’s narration and memories of her grandfather link re-created scenes of triumph and trial from Paul Acoose's life.
Barnsley, Bob. “Larry Lives in L.A.” Ambience. With Lew Weatherall. Producer Wayne Schmalz. CBC Saskatchewan, Regina. ARCSK13594T1. [no date] 30:00. Barnsley created this play as a Fringe show, and adapted it for radio. In the play, Larry looks back on his move to L.A. from Canada, his divorced parents, his step mother, his alcoholic mother back in Edmonton, his own likes and loves, and his coming of age in Los Angeles.
Brewer, James. “The First Step.” Arts à la Carte. With James Brewer, Beth Lischeron, Ken Kramer, Trudy Cameron, John Buller, Gabriel Prendergast, and Linda Huffman. Producer/Director Wayne Schmalz. ARCSK05339T1 or R-5339. 1 Mar. 1980. 25:00. Drawn by rosy descriptions of the Last Best West, Frank Dobson emigrates from London, England, to Western Canada in the early 1900s. Frank hopes to set up a better life in Canada for himself and his wife Lily, pregnant with the couple’s first child. Frank finds the reality of the settler life harsher than was advertised in England. Eventually, Frank does move to his own farm. He raises enough money for Lily to sail from England with their baby. But by the time Lily arrives in Saskatchewan, Frank has died of the flu.
Burke, Kelley Jo. “Had a Great Fall.” Ambience. With Pamela Haig, Susan Williamson, and Paula Costain. Producer Wayne Schmalz. ARCSK14025T1 or R-14025. [no date] 28:46.
76 This bibliography represents only the works of audio art selected for review as part of my research. The Recorded Sound Collection of the Saskatchewan Archives houses more. See the introduction for more details regarding the scope of this study. Plays from “the Archives of Kelley Jo Burke, CBC Saskatchewan” are currently held in the safekeeping of Kelley Jo Burke, producer for CBC Saskatchewan’s Gallery.