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.

 

 

 

 

 

 


NEWS

CyranA Has Arrived!

Broadway World, a top ranking website for Broadway theatre and live entertainment, chose Doug Zschiegner’s world-premiere staging of CyranA as a “Best Play of 2015.”
Now comes CyranA’s world-premiere radio theater adaptation by acclaimed Pittsburgh-based director, Kalee George, starring Elise Brado, Devin Marshall, Jessica Pierson-Turner, Krista Cantrell, Susan Huckestein, Joy Stoudemire, and Kalee George.
“This is one of the most innovative dramatizations we’ve recorded,” said Kevin Farkas of the TSVP Radio Theater Podcast, publisher and co-producer of this adaptation with Saltworks Theatre Company.
“Crafting an imaginary world of story and action around individual voices on a microphone is a very difficult process,” Farkas admits, “but that’s the rewarding magic of radio theater. Kalee George and her amazing cast of actors are very good at breathing life into the words on the page and inspiring our imagination.”
CyranA–this fun, exciting, and witty play of words and voices recorded one late evening in a crowded basement storage room–does not disappoint!”

2021 Brings New Format to the Podcast

PITTSBURGH – February 1, 2021 – The TSVP Radio Theater Podcast is pleased to announce a new and exciting format to most of its episodes. New shows will feature standing segments that provide more variety and interest, including discussions about local news, acting, directing, technical production, and show recommendations:

Tune In: Regional News about local radio theater

Hear’s What I Think: Actors & directors share their reactions and critique

Tech Notes: Short discussions about technical issues

Take a Listen: Radio theater show/episode recommendations

“We want to take the podcast in new directions this year,” says producer Kevin Farkas.  “We think this new format gives us more creative input, variety, and flexibility.” 

SHOWCASE

TSVP Radio Theater in Action


COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS

Community Collaborations 

Since 2014, TSVP has worked with R-ACT Theatre Productions in Rochester, Pennsylvania with live recording and sound/light design for R-ACT’s Annual Holiday Radio Show.

 

 

 

 

 


Since 2019 the TSVP Radio Theater Podcast has collaborated twice with the McKeesport Little Theater, first to produce its 2019 Christmas fundraiser, It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play and again for MLT’s 2020 Halloween production, The Shadow in Death House Rescue–both directed by Kalee George.

 

 

 

 


We continue to collaborate with Pittsburgh-based director, Kalee George. Kalee is a local theatre artist who holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from Niagara University.  She is also a certified Basic Actor Combatant through Fight Directors Canada. She can be seen performing with Saltworks Theatre Co and various other companies throughout the Pittsburgh area including PSIP, New Hazlett CSA, and the McKeesport Little Theater.

 

 

 

 

 


During 2020, TSVP also struck up a radio theater collaboration with the Saltworks Theatre Company. Based in Pittsburgh since 1981, Saltworks is a non-profit, professional arts company which addresses the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of children, youth, and families through the creation and performance of contemporary dramatic works.

 

 

 

 


The TSVP Radio Theater Podcast collaborated with the Little Beaver Historical Society in Darlington, Pennsylvania to help produce The Bishop’s Wife, a version of the classic radio drama directed by LBHS’s Dave Holoweiko.

 

 

 

 

 

 


The TSVP Radio Theater Podcast collaborated with the Merrick Art Gallery in New Brighton, Pennsylvania to help produce Soldier, Come Home! — a Civil War play for voices recorded and performed before a live audience.

 

 

 

 

 

 


The TSVP Radio Theater Podcast collaborated with the Rochester Area Heritage Society in Rochester, Pennsylvania to help produce the 2018 Comedy Radio Show and 2018 Halloween Radio Show at the Adams Street Theater.

 

 

 

FEATURED PRODUCTIONS & PRODUCERS

TSVP’s Radio Theater Podcast presents 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 craft of local theater.  In 2018, The Social Voice Project partnered with the Merrick Art Gallery and the Rochester Area Heritage Society to bring three radio-styled audio performances to Beaver County.
Contact the Radio Theater Podcast

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.
https://thesocialvoiceproject.org/r-act-theatre-productions-podcast/
"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."

TSVP's Radio Theater Podcast is hosted by a variety of guest-hosts from the performing arts community.

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).

RESOURCES FOR RADIO THEATER

Doing Radio Theater: Observations and Advice

Acting for radio

Tips for Beginners in Radio Acting: How to Sound Better

11 Voice Acting Tips

Unconventional Voice Over Tips: Advice from Professional Voice Actors


MORE PITTSBURGH AREA LOCAL RADIO THEATER

Featured Local Radio Theater

South Park Theatre's 2020 Radio Play Series

MORE ABOUT RADIO THEATER

Moonlight Audio Theatre

Great Northern Audio Productions

Audio-Drama.com - The Guide to Audio Drama Websites

The Radio Drama Episode and the future of podcasting

The Golden Age of Radio with Dick Bertel and Ed Corcoran

PODCAST PRODUCERS & NETWORK

LIVE SOUND & EVENT RECORDING

MUSEUM MEDIA & SERVICES


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