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Welcome to Tarragon Acoustic!

Tarragon Theatre presents 18 plays for the ear – from our celebrated past to the anticipated future – from David French’s Leaving Home to Audrey Dwyer’s Come Home -The Legend of Daddy Hall!

Join us on the second Thursday and last Sunday of each month from Sept – May for our re-imagined 2020/21 season. A season that celebrates the ground-breaking and genre-defining work from Tarragon Theatre’s rich history as well as a glimpse at our future. Tarragon Acoustic features plays from Hannah Moscovitch, Wajdi Mouawad, John Mighton, Joan MacLeod, Judith Thompson, Morris Panych and many more, all presented via Tarragon’s website.

Please note: Access to past plays can be given to new subscribers and school bookings.


What is Tarragon Acoustic?

A re-imagined 2020/21 season!

Tarragon Acoustic is a subscription series of 18 plays for the ear from the Tarragon canon (and the canon to come!) presented online at Tarragon’s website and streamed to you in the comfort of your home!

Tarragon Acoustic will present fully realized audio dramas of the 18 plays from our past to our future, produced with the expertise of Chris Tolley and Laura Mullin of CBC’s PlayME Podcast.

When are the performances?

Tarragon Acoustic performances will be made available on the second Thursday and last Sunday of each month from Sept 2020 until May 2021.
You will have two weeks, anytime of day or night to access these acoustic dramas – from Thursday to Thursday, from Sunday to Sunday!

Tarragon Acoustic Opening dates below:

Leaving Home – September 10, 2020 8:00 PM
carried away on the crest of a wave – September 27, 2020 2:30 PM
Léo – October 8, 2020 8:00 PM
Léo (En Español) – October 11, 2020 2:30 PM
This is War – October 25, 2020 2:30 PM
7 Stories – November 12, 2020 8:00 PM
Sibs – November 29, 2020 2:30 PM
Three Women of Swatow – December 10, 2020 8:00 PM
Fronteras Americanas – December 27, 2020 2:30 PM
It’s All True – January 14, 2020 8:00 PM
Democracy – January 31, 2020 2:30 PM
Lion in the Streets – February 11, 2021 8:00 PM
The Shape of a Girl – February 28, 2021 2:30 PM
The Herd – March 11, 2021 8:00 PM
Forever Yours, Marie-Lou – March 28, 2021 2:30 PM
Half Life – April 8, 2021 8:00 PM
Helen’s Necklace – April 25, 2020 2:30 PM
Scorched – May 13, 2021 8:00 PM
Come Home – The Legend of Daddy Hall – May 30, 2021 2:30 PM


Why does it list June 30, 2021 on my confirmation?

Our online ticketing system is set up to sell you this subscription like a regular ticket. (the date of June 30 2021 is just a place holder, you can ignore it)

How do I listen to the plays?

With your Tarragon Acoustic subscription you will receive an email from Patron Services on the release day of the performance.  In the email you will find instructions on how to access our Acoustic Portal.

Then, simply listen via our media player and enjoy!

If you purchase after the initial release date you will receive an access email within 24 hours of your purchase.

How long can I access the shows?

Tarragon Acoustic performances will be available for one week from the date of opening.

From Thursday at 8pm till the following Thursday at midnight or Sunday at 2:30 pm till the following Sunday at midnight respectively.

What’s included in a Tarragon Acoustic Subscription?

Tarragon Acoustic subscriptions offer access to all 18 of our Tarragon Acoustic plays, including both the English and Spanish versions of Rosa Labordé’s Léo!

Tarragon Acoustic packages will also include Rick Roberts’ Orestes. Originally slated to be our first Mainspace performance of the 2020/21, Orestes is being completely rebuilt from the ground up as an interactive digital experience. Through live video, social media, and direct interaction with the story, Orestes: a Livecast is set to premiere in 2021.

All subscriptions will have access to Tarragon Acoustic Plus A series of additional content with a number of surprises, including interviews with creators, patron hang-outs, and live Q&A sessions!

All of this is included in your Tarragon Acoustic subscription!

Currently Playing


Photo Featuring Craig Lauzon by Jim Ryce

The Herd
By Kenneth T Williams
Available from Tarragon Acoustic:
Mar 11, 2021 – Mar 25, 2021

Directed by: Kevin Loring

Featuring: Ryan L Cunningham, Tai Amy Grauman, Daniel Hanover Knight, Tracey Nepinak and Amelia Sargisson

 When twin White Bisons are born to a First Nation ranch, an ambitious blog reporter posts it and the story goes viral. Is this a miracle in the spiritual life of a Saskatchewan First Nation or a one in a billion scientific event? Culture, science and politics collide as the world descends on the herd to witness the sacred prophecy of the White Bison while one Indigenous scientist fights to keep her ethics intact and her herd alive.

Kenneth T. Williams is a Cree playwright from the Gordon First Nation, Saskatchewan in what is known as Treaty 4 territory. He became the first Indigenous person to earn an M.F.A. in playwriting from the University of Alberta in 1992. Since 2017, Williams has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Drama at the University of Alberta.

The Herd is a new play originally programmed as part of Tarragon’s 2020/21 live season and was set to open in Februay 2021.

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To listen to our current play, simply access the portal by clicking this button and by entering the password we provided you with! Happy Listening!