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To make certain the sound design is effective, Kwong brought KP Smith on board, who she says has done a remarkable job.
In Ai Yah! Face the Facts, Kwong’s heroine Jade is in dire need of a vacation. When she sees an advertisement for a cheap, all-inclusive cruise to Alaska, she books it immediately not doing any further research.
Upon arriving in Vancouver to board the ship to Alaska, Jade discovers she has booked a lesbian cruise. She is about to embark on a voyage of self-discovery.
In the podcast, Jade is played by Selina Wong with a supporting cast that includes Lara Schmidt, Mike Tan, Pat Chan and Ben Wong.
Ai Yah! Face the Facts will have its streaming premiere on Aug. 28 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. It will then be available to stream for one calendar year.
Check out queercalendar.ca for a link to the podcast and to see the links for the first seven plays of 2020 including Calgary playwrights Brett Dahl’s Pretty Ugly, Arielle Rombough’s Real Job and Jay Northcott’s These Four Walls.