TSVP Radio Theater Podcast
TSVP’s Radio Theater Podcast works with community-based actors and local theater organizations to present classic, contemporary, and original imaginative audio productions, including recorded, staged, and live streamed performances before live audiences.
In addition to showcasing performances, the podcast is dedicated to promoting and celebrating the technical craft of local theater.
R-Act Theatre Productions Podcast
The TSVP Radio Theater Podcast contains the back catalog of the R-ACT Theatre Productions Podcast, originally produced by The Social Voice Project in cooperation with R-ACT Theatre Productions. "For over 25 years R-ACT has been a community of creative and motivated artists who work and play to keep the arts alive in Beaver County, Pennsylvania and beyond. R-ACT is a non-profit community theatre group established in 1992 and has produced over 100 productions. From musicals like Gypsy to comedy staples such as Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple, and in house written productions, R-ACT has been the home to many talented performers, directors and artists. With at least seven productions per year, internal fundraising events and member meetings, R-ACT members are always keeping busy to make sure that the institution of local theatre and creative camaraderie stays strong. We have open arms to anyone that has a love of theatre, whether it be acting, producing, directing, or working behind the scenes."
RADIO THEATER IS BACK!Not since the "golden age" of radio--which was killed off long ago by television--have we experienced such an interest in audio storytelling and radio-style dramas, comedies, and other performances created exclusively for that most impressive venue of them all, the "theater of the mind." And it's all because of podcasting, which is breathing new life into radio theater.
Audiences of all ages are once again "tuning in" to hear these wonderful "broadcasts" over the "airwaves." But today our listeners are donning headphones and earbuds, turning up their computer speakers, and subscribing to digital downloads over the internet. Podcasting is new technology, just as radio once was, miraculously reaching audiences from coast to coast. Today however, podcasts have wold-wide reach though the internet.
Old radio performances such as The Shadow, Fibber McGee and Molly, the Jack Benny Show, and the CBS Radio Mystery Theater may be long gone, but today's audiences still appreciate the experience of listening to great stories. Our own love of old radio theater and listening to stories (new and old) is what inspired our Radio Theater Podcast, which is a work in progress and learning experience. After all, the old masters of radio theater (actors, directors, producers, sound engineers) are mostly all gone, and they left us very little guidance on how to re-create the art form and stage craft. Therefore, we are on our own to figure it out--just as the early radio pioneers did. But how exciting for all of us to revive and celebrate this amazing craft! We hope your will join us and "tune in" to our "broadcasts" (that is, subscribe and download our podcast).
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