Next performance – February 22, 7pm
The Radio Theatre Project honors Black History Month with the world premiere of the radio play, “Natchez Trace”. It’s the recounting by a former slave of his harrowing tale of him and another male slave, who escape a plantation fire and spend days on the run with their owners and dogs in vicious pursuit. The play is written by Jeremy Simmons, and all of the places and names are researched and informed by real places and names. With Matt Cowley’s expert sound effects and sound design, it promises to keep you on the edge of your seat, while you experience that time in American history. Studio@620 Artistic Director Bob Devin Jones will play the main character.
Monday, January 25 at 7 pm
The Radio Theatre Project starts off the year with a night of original radio plays.
Romance is in the air with “Game On” by Gary Garrison (head of the fabulous Dramatists Guild) and “Bitten” by James Rayfield.
Then it’s on to some gun love in “The American Way” by Nick Amatuzio.
This month’s all-new “Continuing Adventures of Noel Berlin, Cabaret Detective” has plenty of amore and shoot-em-up, too.
Admission just $10.
620 1st Ave. S. in St. Petersburg FL
Monday, October 19 – 7pm
The Studio@620 – 620 1st St. S, St Petersburg
The Radio Theatre Project opens its seventh season with this fun fundraising show! Enjoy an All-Star Celebrity Episode of The Continuing Adventure of Noel Berlin starring the voice of St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman, St. Pete Council member Steve Kornell, reporter Janelle Irwin, food writer Janet Keeler, and former Tampa Mayor Dick Greco—all playing themselves. Will Mayor Niceman stay Nice? Why can’t the council members just get along? And will Mayor Greco fall under the spell of Belle? Only one way to find out!
Plus ’til the season for the second annual St. Pete Ghost Story, along with A Certain Happiness and Pendulum by Matt Cowley, with the Radio Theatre Project’s Ensemble cast. Since it’s Harvest Time, please bring your canned goods for the St. Petersburg Free Clinic Food Bank.
It’s RTP’s fundraiser, so admission for this All Star Show is $25 per person.
Help us keep this unique program going strong!
There’s plenty more RTP Holiday Cheer to come, please join us on these
dates as well: Monday Nov. 23rd and Dec. 27th
Radio writers and producers Matt and Sheila Cowley were invited to be part of a panel to talk about writing for audio, at the national conference of the Dramatists Guild in La Jolla, CA in July 2015.
Along with representatives from LA Theatre Works and KSVR, they talked about the art of radio writing – working within the limitations of audio-only, which frees up stories to be completely intimate, or larger than any stage.
An enthusiastic crowd watched a live performance of Matt’s short play, “Pendulum” – with live Foley effects including death by celery, featuring local actor and playwright Dewey Davis-Thompson.
The talk was popular, with lots of questions and enthusiastic comments for days afterwards. The Dramatists Guild is the wonderful union for playwrights around the country, a vital and exciting group.
We’re honored to be included, and here’s to some great new scripts finding their way to an RTP performance soon.
Another great show last night as we wind up the Radio Theatre Project’s 2014-2015 Season.
The highlight was guest voices from the audience playing roles on a recap of this season’s Noel Berlin, Cabaret Detective story – to catch everyone up before Noel’s Season Finale.
Many thanks to Ray Arsenault, Sandra Gadsden, Lisa Lippincott, Steve Mitchell, Michelle Routh and Ann Scott for stepping up to the mic!