Category: Drama

Birmingham theater group finds radio journey works best in pandemic

Marcus Laban is a veteran actor, director and producer, but he’s never performed in, directed or produced anything quite like “The Two Gentlemen of Verona.” And even though the Birmingham Village Players member says it was a “fun challenge,” if he’s being totally honest he hopes it’s the last time he’s involved in such a […]

4 fantastic resources for audio drama

Before the telly found its place in every home, families gathered around the radio most nights to listen to voice actors enact riveting dramas. Deprived of visuals, listeners were forced to imagine what was being played out, and this further heightened the entire aural experience. Now, over 50 years later, radio dramas are seeing a […]

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KCAT visits Kansas City’s rowdy past in a compelling radio drama

[spider_facebook id=”- Select Form -“] KCAT is producing an original radio drama about KC’s rowdy past In our ever-shifting pandemic arts landscape, we are now at a juncture where some of Kansas City’s best actors can be heard but not seen.  That’s not necessarily a bad thing.  Kansas City Actors Theatre, like all other theater […]

A telling and powerful serial podcast of ‘Richard II’ by The Public Theater

Although COVID-19 has caused the cancellation of this year’s outdoor summer performances of free Shakespeare in the Park, it hasn’t stopped The Public Theater from offering another installment of its popular annual productions from The Bard’s canon, by shifting it from “in the air to on the air.” The new podcast series of free Shakespeare […]

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Thrilling Adventure Hour: A Spirited Romance review

In January of 2011, a troupe of actors called The Workjuice Players brought their staged old-time radio drama to the podcasting airwaves, introducing the world to their long-running show, The Thrilling Adventure Hour.  Begun as script-reading of a spec script for Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars, in creator Ben Blacker’s living room, the show expanded […]

Kristen Bell and Anna Chlumsky have a new murder mystery podcast called “Deadly Manners,” and here’s your first listen

We’ve got the BEST news for fans of Kristen Bell, Anna Chlumsky, and murder. Well, not fans of murder — but, like, people who like murder. Not like like but — you know what we’re trying to say, okay? And what we’re trying to say is this: The amazing Kristen Bell and Anna Chlumsky star in Deadly Manners, a new […]

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The War of the Worlds

        This Week’s Winner is H.G. Wells Classic The War of the Worlds performed by Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater on the air.  This show was originally aired on Halloween night, 1938 and boy...

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The Whistler is the Winner

        A character known only as the Whistler has been the host and narrator of the stories, which focused on crime and destiny. He commented directly taunting the personalities, innocent or guilty. The stories followed...