FOUR WORLD PREMIERE AUDIO PLAYS BY ELAINE JARVIK, JENNY KOKAI, MELISSA LEILANI LASON, and JENIFER NII
Four Utah playwrights began writing 10-minute audio plays for ages 12+ on April 16, 2020. Then, on April 24, four creative teams were randomly created. Each team has access to the expertise of the creative team that's been creating radio drama together for over a decade (Matthew Ivan Bennett, Cheryl Ann Cluff, David Evanoff, Jay Perry) and rehearsed virtually, recording all of the components in isolation by April 29, and then edited and finalized their pieces with sound engineer David Evanoff on April 30 and May 1 before being broadcast on KUAA 99.9 and our free app May 5-8, 2020.
Elaine Jarvik's 'MY EYES ARE CLOSED SO PLEASE DON'T TEXT ME'
Syd is stranded 100 (or possibly 500!) feet in the air. Now she’d give anything to hear the sound of a real person on the other end of her phone.
Director: Morag Shepherd
Actor: Kallie Filanda
Sound Designer: Jennifer Jackson
Jenny Kokai's 'REACTING TO MYSELF IN AN APOCALYPSE!!!!! (Not Clickbait) (Gone Wrong)'
What happens when YouTube’s most famous, energetic, always-positive star meets the apocalypse?
Director: Alicia Washington
Actor: Darby Mest
Sound Designer: Joe Payne
Melissa Leilani Larson's 'LITTLE KARL'
A harrowing true story about good fences and bad neighbors.
Director: Mark Fossen
Actor: Brenda Hattingh
Sound Designer: Jessica Greenberg
Jenifer Nii's 'INFLUENCER'
An influencer gets more than she bargains for when she uncovers the secrets of a mysterious group living on the outskirts of town.
Director: Alexandra Harbold
Actor: Isabella Reeder
Sound Designer: Joe Killian
RADIO SLAM was created primarily for middle and high school students (but also with their families in mind). Creating audio plays is an effective, innovative, isolation-friendly, and boredom-fighting way to approach and explore any subject.
All four episodes of RADIO SLAM and our “How-To” Guide that will help students in grades 6-12 create their own audio drama are available on our free app via the App button below. Be sure to listen to the two bonus episodes created by middle-school students from Rowland Hall-St. Mark’s using our guide!