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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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Two scripts to be produced in Canadian festival (and other news)

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I have more productions to report.

I learned this week that two of my short scripts (five minutes or less) will be produced in June as part of the Asphalt Jungle Shorts festival in Kitchener, Ontario.

This is a unique festival, staged by Flush Ink Productions, in which all the productions are site-specific. I gather that patrons buy a ticket and then are escorted on a walking tour of downtown Kitchener, where they encounter pieces happening . . . on sidewalks . . . on park benches . . . in coffee shops . . .or in bars.

My two pieces in this festival (which happens June 6-15) are “Pandora and Schrodinger: What’s in The Box?” and “Requiem for a Buzzard.” I’m guessing the first one is a park bench piece and the other might be a sidewalk piece. (Descriptions are below.)

I love the idea for this festival; I only wish I could be there to see in action! I previously had a piece (“A Nice, Relaxing Cup of Tea”) in the 2009 installment.

Falcon Radio Theatre airs Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on kspu.org

Falcon Radio Theatre airs Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on kspu.org

Meanwhile, Falcon Radio Theatre at KSPU in Seattle continues to produce some of my work as radio plays.

On April 16, the station (affiliated with Seattle Pacific University) produced “Damsel Not in Distress” and “The Viking Funeral of Harold Olalfson.”

On April 23, it was “The Last Day of School.”

Here’s a description of each show, with a notation about previous productions (if any): Read the rest of this entry »

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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 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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