War of the Worlds Reimagined: Part 1, The Algonquin Tapes

War of the Worlds Reimagined: Part 1, The Algonquin Tapes

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Frog in Hand Productions Inc.
Andrew Gaboury
42 minutes

A voice recorder found in the Algonquin Highlands holds a story of friendship, a search for peace and an encounter with the unnatural. "The Algonquin Tapes" is a radio drama inspired by H. G. Wells' "War of the Worlds" and is Part 1 of Frog in Hand's 3-part "War of the Worlds Reimagined" project. It is a response to crisis fueled by science fiction. Catch Parts 2 and 3 of "War of the Worlds Reimagined" premiering in September 2021!


Andrew Gaboury
Alice Cavanagh
Lizzie Moffatt
Daniel Levinson
Sound Designer
Miquelon Rodriguez
Frog in Hand (Colleen Snell
Artistic Director)
Production Manager
Jessica Cen

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Land acknowledgement

Frog in Hand is a collective of artists with diverse backgrounds, histories, heritages and family stories. We work in site specific ways, frequently working outside on the land, and in public spaces. Frog in Hand operates on lands that are part of the 13A Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. For thousands of years, Indigenous peoples have inhabited and cared for this land, specifically, the Anishinabek, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee, Ojibway/Chippewa peoples and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit. Frog in Hand respects and affirms the inherent and Treaty Rights of all Indigenous Peoples across this land and Turtle Island. We honour the Indigenous Nations and Peoples’ self-determination and sovereignty.

Frog in Hand frequently works around the aged water tower on the Arsenal Lands near the Small Arms Inspection Building in Mississauga. When we work there, we connect the image of the water tower to our relationship and responsibility to the delicate environment we live within. Like the land, we believe the arts contribute to healing; our relationship with the natural environment and the arts are part of the decolonizing journey we share.

Content advice

Not recommended for persons under 14 years of ageGunshotsGraphic violenceAbrupt cuesMature language

Intense and frightening sci-fi sequences of peril.

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