Title: Saint Joan Author: George Bernard Shaw Producer: Hollywood Theater of the Ear Type: Audio Drama Genre: Drama Availability: Paid - Blackstone Audiobooks Captain Radio here with a review of Hollywood Theater of the Ear’s 2010 production of Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw. Seeking reparations with his audience after alienating many through his outspoken pacifism during World War I, prodigious Irish playwright Shaw quietly staged a New York road-test premier of Saint Joan as … [Read more...] about Captain Radio Review: Saint Joan
This week we speak with audio artist Bradley Thunderbird Phoenix, a prolific audio artist who hails from Long Island, New York. He has over 100 audio shorts under his belt, across the spectrum from scathing political satire to eerie science fiction. We talk to this "black Rod Serling" and talk about his love of audio, his efforts to push the expectations of the medium, his use of it for slam poetry-esque political pieces, and for sci-fi ala the Twilight Zone and Harlan Ellison. Plus, … [Read more...] about Episode 210: Bradley Thunderbird Phoenix’s Searing Politics and Soaring Sci-Fi
The (Increasingly) Definitive Resource List for Aspiring Audio Dramaturges Interested in writing, directing, or producing radio drama? Then, grab a mic and a recorder and get going - nearly everybody in this field is producing it themselves. There are less than a handful of paying gigs for this kind of work out there, and if you want to make it, you better believe you'll have to earn your stripes producing on your own first. The fun part about this challenge, however, is that you CAN produce … [Read more...] about So You Wanna Create a Radio Drama?
This week we feature the work of another major name in audio drama - Yuri Rasovsky, a luminary who as of last week boasts two new Audies in a belt well studded with audio awards. If you've never heard the work of "El Fiendo," well, you're in for a treat. I raved about his work in my gushing review of his rendition of The Maltese Falcon - other splendid dramatizations of his include The Odyssey, The Orestaia, Ben Franklin on Craven Street, Sweeney Todd and the String of Pearls, and much … [Read more...] about Episode 176 – Going Beyond 2000 to a World of Robots