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RTP Live! April 15, 2014

The Studio@620 and WMNF Radio Theatre Project (RTP Live!) Season 5 continues on Tuesday April 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

Be part of the live studio audience as our actors read a variety of scripts enhanced by a traditional Foley artist (aka a sound effects man). Performances at 7 PM. Admission is “Pay What You Can” at the door. (Suggested donation $10)

This month’s radio plays include:
Huntsville by Danielle Wolff

In the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, two strangers agree to share a ride to Huntsville. Over the course of two days, they discover that they’re both guarding secrets and the recent events cause them both to examine their lives and the choices they’ve made.
Lost Satellites by Eugenie Carabatsos

“Lost Satellites” follows siblings, Ben and Ally, who are moving Ben across the country after the death of their mother. Their fiesty GPS accompanies them and attempts to get them to their destination in one piece. 
The Continuing Adventures of Noel Berlin, Cabaret Detective #6 by Matt Cowley and Paul Wilborn.

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RTP Live! March 2014

Join us on Monday March 10 for the next installment of the Studio@620 WMNF Radio Theatre Project!

This month will feature an assortment of scripts including the latest chapter in the ongoing series “The Continuing Adventures of Noel Berlin, Cabaret Detective” by Matt Cowley and Paul Wilborn as well as other exciting radio plays. Come be part of the live studio audience and watch our actors , complete with traditional sound effects on Monday March 10, 2014 at 7:00 PM. Fun for all ages! Pay what you can at the door. Performances are signed for the hearing impaired.

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Honest Arrangement by David Weiner directed by Jim Wicker

Willie, a lonely widower, nervously awaits the arrival of his email-order bride at a busy airport. Both of them end up with considerably more – and less – than they expected.

David Wiener’s plays have been produced in England, India, Canada, and the U.S. (and have also been published in the Smith and Kraus “Best Plays” anthology series). He completed a Literary Internship with La Jolla Playhouse and worked as their Dramaturgy Associate; currently he sits on the Board of the Horton Plaza Theatres Foundation.

Bliss by William Russell directed by Bonnie Agan

Burt takes care of everyone’s grave in the cemetery except for Olivia, a teenaged girl who died in a car accident, making blood enemies of her brother Larry and her boyfriend Ham, who was driving. These three, along with two homeless men and a mysterious stranger, meet in the cemetery thirty years later. Will old hatreds lead to another tragedy?

William Russell’s play Renovations (renovationstheplay.com) was produced last year in New York at Theater for the New City. He has had other plays produced in Manhattan, as well as in Brooklyn; Woodstock, NY; Norwalk, CT; and Los Angeles. For several years, Russell was an actor/writer member of the avant-garde theatre troupe Quena Company. As a writer/actor member of Theatre Artists Workshop, Russell’s work has been included in the Workshop’s productions of the Playwrights’ One-Act Festival; the WOW Festival; Songs and Stories; and New York State of Mind, among others.

The Porch by Barry M. Putt, Jr.

Hank and Lennie have been friends for years – watching life go by. When an opportunity to take a trip arises, it threatens to destroy the foundation of their friendship and possibly their world.

Barry M. Putt, Jr.’s plays have been performed throughout the U.S. and in Canada. He currently writes for KSVR’s Radio Theater Project audio-theatre series in Mount Vernon, Washington and is developing a musical based on the life of the infamous Dr. H. H. Holmes. Putt is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, the American Renaissance Theater Company, and Passage Theatre’s Play Lab.

The Continuing Adventures of Noel Berlin, Cabaret Detective by Paul Wilborn and Matt Cowley

What can happen next in this popular adventure series set in St Pete and written by and performed by the Radio Theatre Project Ensemble. Tune and turn on to Noel Berlin!!!

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RTP Live February 10

Monday, February 10 at 7pm:

Celebrate Black History Month with us as the Studio@620 WMNF Radio Theatre Project presents a special evening of radio plays on Monday February 10, 2014 at 7:00 PM. Come be part of the live studio audience and watch our actors read LIVE ON AIR complete with traditional sound effects.  All are welcome to attend, admission is offered on a “pay what you can” basis.  Each performance is signed for the hearing impaired.

The Black History Month Program will include:

The Universal by Jonathan Payne and directed by Jim Wicker
Ellison doesn’t need anybody, or so he thinks. He just needs some sleep, but that stupid dog won’t stop barking. When he’s forced to make contact–first with the dog, then with the kid who seems to be its owner–he finds out that maybe he’s been missing out on something important in “The Universal”.

Jonathan Payne’s most recent play, “Borne to the Ocean,” won the Rosa Parks Award from the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival. His first play, “Slavery,” was published by Samuel French, Inc. and has been performed in several theatres around the country, including the Kennedy Center in D.C. and the Bottle Factory in New York. Mr. Payne received a BA from the GSA Conservatoire for acting (UK) and an MFA in playwriting from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

The Continuing Adventures of Noel Berlin, Cabaret Detective
by Paul Wilborn and Matt Cowley for RTP Live!

What can happen next? Mystery, Mayhem and St Petersburg’s elite meet up in the second season of the popular series written for and by RTP Live! in cliff hanger episodes with cabaret music and stunning sound effects. Don’t miss a single adventure in the series!

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RTP Live Jan 2014 – Meet John Doe

meet_john_doe_smallerWelcome in the New Year with the Studio@620 WMNF Live Radio Theatre Project! The radio players will present “John Doe” by Michael Bettencourt, “Family Man” by Paul Wilborn, and the latest chapter in the ongoing series “The Continuing Adventures of Noel Berlin, Cabaret Detective” by Matt Cowley and Paul Wilborn. Come be part of the live studio audience and watch our actors read LIVE ON AIR complete with traditional sound effects on Monday January 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM. Fun for all ages! Pay what you can at the door.

“John Doe” by Michael Bettencourt
Radio adaptation of 1941 movie “Meet John Doe” is still relevant to today about a newspaper running a scam to increase circulation by creating a fictional John Doe, an Everyman who threatens to jump off City Hall to protest the world’s injustices. The protest attracts national attention. It all concludes at City Hall on Christmas Eve. (About 30 minutes.)

“The Continuing Adventures of Noel Berlin, Cabaret Detective #3″ by Matt Cowley and Paul Wilborn
The popular series written by and for RTP Live! Ensemble features murder, music, mayhem and plenty of sound effects on the streets and in the politics and of St Petersburg. Don’t miss any of the cliff hanger episodes!

“Family Man” by Paul Wilborn A depressed, recently divorced man tries to rebuild his life, but finds it difficult.

Keep up with all the latest RTP happenings, visit RTP Live! atwww.radiotheatreproject.org

Performance Podcasts can be found at www.radiosoundstage.com

Listen On Air during the Soundstage program, aired at 9pm Sundays on WMNF-88.5 HD 3 www.wmnf.org/listen

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RTP Live December 2013 – The Plot to Overthrow Christmas

Come out to the Studio@620 Monday, December 16 at 7pm, for the next live performance of the Radio Theatre Project.

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This month’s show will feature:

The Plot to Overthrow Christmas by Norman Corwin, adapted by Richard Fish and directed by Rich Rice

A Christmas Special that Overrules a Horrendous Plot. “The Plot to Overthrow Christmas” is a 2008 retelling of a treasure from the golden age of radio by Norman Corwin and the CBS Columbia Workshop. Although it pre-dates Dr Seuss by many years, there certainly is a marked similarity of style. This 35 minute romp of rhyming verse introduces us to Nero violining in hell and co-opted into a plot to assassinate Santa Claus. Except Santa Claus is not all as it seems, and sometimes the cold can do more to warm the heart than the flames of hell…

Another Merry Christmas written and directed by Jim Wicker

Santa returns home from his annual trip around the world delivering gifts, but this year he lacks his usual enthusiasm. It seems the troubles of the world are weighing on Santa’s mind, leaving him less jolly than usual. Can Santa’s personal assistant, the elf Izzy, help him regain his Christmas spirit?

Noel!!  Noel!! The Continuing Adventures of Noel Berlin, Cabaret Detective written by Paul Wilborn and Matt Cowley.

 

What can happen next? Murder, Mayhem and St Petersburg’s elite meet up in the second season of the popular series written for and by RTP Live! in cliff hanger episodes with cabaret music and stunning sound effects. Don’t miss a single month

 

Christmas cabaret ! Sing-a-Long and Gifts of RTP Live!

RTP Live! will get you in the Holiday spirit with gifts ,treats  & songs 

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Radio Theatre Project Live – November 18, 2013

The Studio@620 WMNF Radio Theatre Project celebrates the official opening of its fifth season on Monday November 18th at 7 PM. Don’t miss the return of *“The Continuing Adventures of Noel Berlin, Cabaret Detective”* and *“The Last Radio Drama”*. Be part of the live studio audience and watch the magic of the Foley artist as the sound effects are created before your very eyes! Come join in on the fun!
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Performances begin at 7:00 PM

Pay what you will at the door.

This months program will include “The Last Radio Drama”, by Ludy Marvin Wilkie, Directed by Jim Wicker.

“The Last Radio Drama” is a play about actors in a 1950s radio soap opera who face the cancellation of their show as radio loses audience to television. We’ll hear scenes from the soap and scenes of the company’s attempts to save the show.

Ludy Marvin Wilkie, playwright, is a retired radio newscaster. In 1984 Wilkie received the Roy Hardee Award from the NC broadcast bureau of the Associated Press and later served on their Board of Directors. Now retired, Wilkie devotes all of his time to playwriting in his hometown of Shelby, NC where he is the founder and secretary of the Directors of the Greater Shelby (NC) Community Theatre.

Also there will be an installment of “The Continuing Adventures of Noel Berlin, Cabaret Detective”, by Paul Wilborn and Matt Cowley. The second season of the popular series features the ensemble members in cliff hanger episodes set in St Petersburg with cabaret music and stunning sound effects. Don’t miss a single month!

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