LA Theatre Works: Speech and Debate by Stephen Karam on Saturday November 15 November 15, 2008Posted by William Spear in >> News, >> Radio Drama.
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The Play’s The Thing
L.A. THEATRE WORKS
Today Saturday, November 15 from 10 pm – midnight on 89.3 KPCC, L.A. Theatre Works‘ The Play’s the Thing will air Speech & Debate by Stephen Karam, starring Andrea Bowen, Bobby Steggert, Gideon Glick and Nora Dunn. They may go to the same school, but misfits Solomon, Diwata and Howie have never met and their teachers and peers just don’t take them seriously – until a sex scandal involving one of their teachers brings them together. Soon they realize that three voices are stronger than one. And since their school has no speech and debate squad, maybe this is their chance to be heard at last. The broadcast includes an interview with Todd Haimes, Artistic Director of the Roundabout Theatre Company. Beginning at 12 am PDT on November 16, Speech & Debate will be available for download for one week at .http://www.scpr.org/programs/latw
Next Saturday, November 22 from 10 pm – midnight on 89.3 KPCC, L.A. Theatre Works‘ The Play’s the Thing will air The Waldorf Conference by Nat Segaloff, Daniel M. Kimmel and Arnie Reisman, starring Edward Asner, Charles Durning, and Ron Rifkin. On November 24, 1947, the most powerful men in American film met in New York’s plush Waldorf-Astoria Hotel to decide how to address the Communist witch-hunt being carried out by the House Un-American Activities Committee. Twenty-four hours later they emerged having created the Hollywood Blacklist. The Waldorf Conference dramatically speculates on what went on in that room. The broadcast includes an interview with Nat Segaloff. Beginning at 12 am PDT on November 23, The Waldorf Conference will be available for download for one week at .http://www.scpr.org/programs/latw
L.A. Theatre Works’ radio theater series, The Play’s the Thing, airs locally every Saturday night from 10 pm to midnight on 89.3 FM KPCC Southern California Public Radio, and is streamed on the KPCC website for one week following each broadcast. The series can also be heard on 89.7 WGBH in Boston; 91.5 FM WBEZ in Chicago; 94.9 KUOW in Seattle; 93.5 FM KRTS “Marfa Public Radio” in Texas; 90.5 FM KUT in Austin; 88.9 FM KUNM in Albuquerque; 91.5 FM, Interlochen Public Radio in Northern Michigan; 94.1 KPFA in Northern California; 91.1 FM KRCB in Sonoma County; 89.1 KUOR in Redlands; as well as on many other public radio stations nationwide and XM Satellite Radio. Selected programs from LATW are also heard internationally over BBC World Service, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Radio Telefis Eirann (Ireland), Radio Hong Kong, and Radio New Zealand. The L.A. Theatre Works Audio Theatre Collection is available in bookstores, libraries, through their catalog, digitally on itunes, overdrive.com, audible.com, and on the L.A. Theatre Works website at www.latw.org.
On XM Satellite Radio, The Play’s the Thing now airs on Sonic Theater three times a week. Each broadcast premieres on Friday evening at 8 pm eastern/5 pm pacific and repeats the following Monday in the same time slot. On Wednesday, XM offers an encore performance of a previously-broadcast program.
To get a full schedule, go to the L.A. Theatre Works website at www.latw.org and follow the link through the “Radio Theatre Series” heading and then “Episode Guide” or go directly to www.scpr.org for KPCC.
Additional support for the series is provided by AudioFile Magazine. Listeners can visit their website at www.audiofilemagazine.com to view 65 reviews of LATW plays and hear sound clips from them.