How to Build a Fire


In the small fracking town of Winnisk, Alberta, it’s always been better to blend in. But there’s always been something off about the Goodhand twins, Maisey and Sirus. On their sixteenth birthday, a mysterious blaze destroys half the town & Sirus is shot & killed. The sheriff claimed Sirus was running at her. She said he was on fire. She said he was smiling.

How to Build a Fire is a six-part radio play thriller from Kat Sandler & Theatre Brouhaha. It was originally co-hosted by NOW Magazine. It’s presented by the Koffler Centre of the Arts.


HOW TO BUILD A FIRE TRAILER | Watch the promotional trailer for How To Build A Fire, presented in collaboration with Theatre Brouhaha.
WRITTEN BY KAT SANDLER | Kat Sandler is a writer/actor/director working in Toronto. She is the Artistic Director of Theatre Brouhaha, & has staged seven of her original plays; LOVESEXMONEY (Next Stage Festival), Help Yourself (Best of Fringe, winner of the Fringe New Play Contest), Delicacy (Summerworks), Rock (Storefront Theatre), We are the Bomb (Toronto Fringe), Sucker (Storefront Theatre) & directed Twenty-Seven Wagons Full of Cotton & The Unseen Hand (Playwrights Project). As an actor she has appeared onstage with Theatre Gargantua in the world premieres of FiBBer & Imprints. She is a graduate of Queen's University. Kat wrote Retreat for Tarragon & Late Night for Zoomer Media.

TOM MCGEE, CO-CREATOR & DRAMATURGE | Tom is a dramaturge, playwright, producer, puppeteer & performer based in Toronto, Ontario. The co-founder & associate artistic director of Theatre Brouhaha, Tom has been instrumental in developing the company's mandate & capturing Generation Y as an audience. He has dramaturged & produced all of Theatre Brouhaha's scripts working closely with his writing partner prolific Toronto playwright Kat Sandler. The award-winning Theatre Brouhaha has played to sold out houses & has toured to Montreal, Ottawa & Kitchener-Waterloo. He has been involved in over one hundred productions on all levels from producing to directing to marketing.

DANIEL PAGETT, CO-CREATOR & DRAMATURGE | Daniel has been making art in Toronto for the past eight years. He also works at a wine bar in the east end, & as a result can sound pretentious when talking about wine. He likes video games, ninja turtles & jogging, & believes in mercy, honesty & that all events, no matter the occasion, should be a party.

CAST | Tim Walker, Caitlin Driscoll, Tony Nappo, Maggie Buttefield, Maria Ricossa, Danial Pagett & Colin Munch.

EDITING & SOUND EFFECTS | The Brothers Depaul

PRODUCER | Nathaniel Bryan