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Audio of “The Secret Lives of Goldfish: The Breakout”

he radio station at Seattle Pacific University produced my short script “The Secret Lives of Goldfish: The Breakout” as a radio play on Falcon Radio Theatre in January 2013.

The audio is just now becoming available.

It’s part of a series of short goldfish scripts. Here’s one that was also turned into a short film.

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Audio of “God and the Devil Meet for a Business Lunch”

The radio station at Seattle Pacific University produced my ten-minute script “God and the Devil Meet for a Business Lunch” as a radio play on Falcon Radio Theatre in January 2013.

The audio is just now becoming available.

GOD AND THE DEVIL MEET FOR A BUSINESS LUNCH
God and the devil meet in an out-of-the-way lunch spot to discuss a
business proposition: The devil thinks the Almighty should reimburse him for
punishing the wicked. Comes in two versions, one 5 minutes, one 10
minutes. Cast: Three — 2 males, 1 female. Running time: Five
minutes or ten minutes.
* Five-minute version performed at No Shame Theatre, Roanoke, Va., August 2004 and October 2004 as part of The Best of No Shame.
* Produced by Homespun Productions, broadcast on Channel 18, Sacramento, California, October 2005. (You can find that video here.)
* Classroom presentation, Averett College, Danville, Va., Dec. 3, 2007.

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Audio of “The Angel of Brooklyn” on Falcon Radio Theatre


The radio station at Seattle Pacific University produced my one-act “The Angel of Brooklyn” in January as part of its Falcon Radio Theatre program.

The audio is just now becoming available. Here it is.

THE ANGEL OF BROOKLYN
When Bud was a boy, he was a Brooklyn Dodgers fan. When the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles, he vowed to God that he would never again be a baseball fan. Now in retirement, Bud still nurses resentment; but an angel arrives to free him from his vow. Cast: Two or three, depending on which ending you choose. Either one male, one female or one male, two females. Running time: 25 minutes.
* Produced by Hovey Players, Summer Arts Festival, Waltham, Mass., July 2005.
* Staged reading at Studio Roanoke, Roanoke, Va., April 2009.
* Produced as a radio play by Falcon Radio Theatre, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, Washington, January 17, 2013.

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Audio of my scripts produced as radio plays by Seattle station

Falcon Radio Theatre

Falcon Radio Theatre

First, the good news: Falcon Radio Theatre at KSPU in Seattle has produced some more of my scripts as radio plays. Most recently, on May 21,  the one-act “The Life List” and the shorter piece, “Zucchini Are Plotting to Take Over the World.”

They join a long list of other pieces of mine that the station has done this year.

Even better, the station has now made the audio available. You can find the archives page here.

Here’s a recap (all these are 5-minute or less pieces unless otherwise noted):

* April 2: “Cat and Dog”

* April 9: “Catch of the Day” (one-act) and “Big Time College Chemistry” and “The Monkey Rodeo.”

* April 16:“Damsel Not in Distress” and “The Viking Funeral of Harold Olalfson.”

* April 23: “The Last Day of School”

There might be some others there that I’ve missed; if so, I’ll update.

The bad news: Alas, Falcon Radio Theatre is going off the air. This is at a college station and the students involved are moving on. What a great ride while it lasted!

 

 

 

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Seattle radio station produces more of my scripts as radio plays

Falcon Radio Theatre airs Thursday nights at 7 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on kspu.org

Falcon Radio Theatre airs Thursday nights at 7 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on kspu.org

Falcon Radio Theatre on KSPU.org — affiliated with Seattle Pacific University — has been producing, well, a bunch of my scripts as radio plays.

Here are some that the group did before I started listening in.

* On January 17, 2013, Falcon produced my one-act “The Angel of Brooklyn”.

The script deals with a Brooklyn Dodgers fan who swore never again pay attention to baseball until his team was back home. Now, in his old age, an angel shows up to release him from that vow.

This was the third performance. The production history:

* Produced by Hovey Players, Summer Arts Festival, Waltham, Mass., July 2005. The Boston Globe called the show “hilarious and sweet.”
* Staged reading at Studio Roanoke, Roanoke, Va., April 2009 (the first piece ever performed in that theatre).
* Produced as radio play by Falcon Radio Theatre, KSPU, Seattle Pacific University, January 17, 2013.

* On January 24, 2013, Falcon produced my ten-minute script “God and the Devil Meet for a Business Lunch”.

This was the third time the script has been performed; the fifth if you count a five-minute cutting.

Here’s the production history:
* Five-minute version done as staged reading at No Shame Theatre, Roanoke, Va., August 2004
* Five-minute version done as staged reading at No Shame Theatre, Roanoke, Va., October 2004 as part of The Best of No Shame.
* Ten-minute version produced as video by Homespun Productions, broadcast on Channel 18, Sacramento, California, October 2005. (You can see that video here.)
* Ten-minute version performed as classroom presentation, Averett College, Danville, Va., Dec. 3, 2007.
* Produced as radio play by Falcon Radio Theatre, KSPU, Seattle Pacific University, January 24, 2013.

I have several “God and the Devil” pieces, mostly in the 5-to-10 minute range. Here’s video of “God and the Devil Debate the Issues.”

I previously posted what Falcon Radio Theatre produced of mine on January 31 (the one-act “Occupations” and a short piece) and on February 7 (the one-act “Lucy” and some shorter pieces.)

Now we’re all caught up!

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Seattle radio station produces four more of my scripts as radio plays

Falcon Radio Theatre airs Thursday nights at 7 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on kspu.org

Falcon Radio Theatre airs Thursday nights at 7 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on kspu.org

A Seattle Internet radio station — KSPU, affiliated with Seattle Pacific University — has produced four more of my scripts as radio plays.

This is the second week in a row that Falcon Radio Theatre has done some of my work, and this time I got the whole hour.

I’m big in Seattle!

The scripts that were done  Feb. 7 were:
* “Lucy,” a one-act about the devil, that’s been previously produced in Virginia and Maine.
* “Somewhere Tonight, the Last Washington Senators’ Game Plays On,” a ten-minute play about baseball that was produced for the first time.
* “The Liberal Arts Pirates,” a five-minute piece about career counseling that was a favorite when it was first done at No Shame Theatre in Roanoke, Virginia.
* “The Secret Lives of Goldfish: Pirates!,” a five-minute piece in my series of goldfish shorts.

Here’s what Falcon Radio Theatre did last week.

You can tune in (can you still say tune in if it’s Internet radio?) on Thursday at 7 p.m. Pacific time — 10 p.m. for us East Coasters — at kspu.org.

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Seattle radio station produces two of my scripts as radio plays

Caitlin Bancroft, Dave Matsui and Walter Lutsch of Falcon Radio Theatre. Photo courtesy Falcon Radio Theatre.

Caitlin Bancroft, Dave Matsui and Walter Lutsch of Falcon Radio Theatre in Seattle. They were the cast. Photo courtesy Falcon Radio Theatre.

A Seattle Internet radio station produced two of my scripts on January 31 in a radio theatre format.

KSPU — kspu.org — is affiliated with Seattle Pacific University. Each Thursday, the station produces Falcon Radio Theatre.

The folks behind the show came across my site, contacted me, and eventually settled on “Occupations,” a dark one-act about three siblings who each are trying to hide their true jobs from one another (mercenary, prostitute, thief), and “The Secret Lives of Goldfish: The Escape,” a light, bright five-minute piece.

I listened in on my home computer and, after fumbling a bit over which software to use, had the broadcast coming in loud and clear, all the way from Puget Sound to the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Based on what the producers have told me, it sounds like there’s a good chance they’ll be producing some additional scripts of mine in the future.

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