War of the Worlds Reimagined

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War of the Worlds Reimagined is a radio drama by Frog in Hand inspired by H.G. Wells' classic story, War of the Worlds. It is a response to crisis fueled by science fiction.

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Toronto Digital Fringe Festival 2021

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 part 1 of Frog in Hand's 3-part War of the Worlds Reimagined project. Part 1 - The Algonquin Tapes will premiere online at the 2021 Toronto Digital Fringe Festival On-Demand series from July 21 to August 15. Audiences will access content on fringetoronto.com with the purchase of an affordable and accessible membership pass. Tickets are now on sale! 



Alice Cavanagh - Sam

Lizzie Moffatt - Alix

Writer and Director: Andrew Gaboury

Artistic Director: Colleen Snell

Dramaturgy: Daniel Levinson

Sound Design and Mix: Miquelon Rodriguez

Digital Production Coordinator: Jessica Cen

*Rated 14A: Strong language. Intense and frightening sci-fi scenes of peril.

Viewer discretion is advised.




Enjoyed The Algonquin Tapes? Vote for us for On-Demand Series Audience Choice Award!


War of the Worlds Reimagined: Listening Series

If you enjoyed the first part at Fringe and are curious to hear the complete story with parts 2 and 3, Join us over zoom on Fridays and Saturdays in September, turn off your camera and close your eyes... Escape your screen and immersive yourself in a world of sound. Our thrilling audio drama, "War of the Worlds Reimagined," is a response to crisis fuelled by science fiction, inspired by the writing of H. G. Wells. You will witness remarkable friendships, and hear eerie encounters with the unknown. Playwrights Andrew Gaboury, Colleen Snell & Callahan Connor each crafted a chapter in this three-part adventure. We recommend bringing headphones are recommended for an optimal experience, and our zoom listening party includes a brief intermission. Plug in, kick back, and discover why radio is called the "theatre of the imagination."

Tickets: $20 per listener, for one listening party (a matinee or an evening)

Did you experience Part 1: The Algonquin Tapes at the Toronto Fringe? Want to hear the rest? Contact us with proof of purchase to receive a discount code at checkout.


Part 1: The Algonquin Tapes

Written and Directed by Andrew Gaboury

Sam - Alice Cavanagh

Alex - Lizzie Moffatt

Part 2: Last Day

Written and Directed by Colleen Snell

Blue - Nobunaga Jones

Ellie - Colleen Snell

Gerald - Callahan Connor

Max - Andrew Cromwell .

With additional voices by Alice Cavanagh

Part 3: Back On The Air

Written and Directed by Callahan Connor

Daphne - Clarke Blair

Leon - Andrew Gaboury

Greg - Callahan Connor

Music by Callahan Connor

Epilogue: Grandpa's Monument

Written and Directed by Andrew Gaboury

Ademir - Andrew Cromwell

Additional voices by Miquelon Rodriguez

War of the Worlds Reimagined

Dramaturgy by Daniel Levinson

Sound Design and Mix by Miquelon Rodriguez

Digital Production Coordinator Jessica Cen

Thank you to Canada Council for the Arts (Digital Originals Program) and City of Mississauga for their support!

With additional support from Frog in Hand 2020 Summer Company program, Canada Summer Jobs, Port Credit Community Foundation, Hazel McCallion Foundation.

Special thanks: Frog in Hand 2020 Summer Company members, Noelle Hamlyn, Ken + Heather Snell
Michael Lemiski, Bill Soper

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