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RETHINK
ON AIR

June 4-6 and 11-13

 
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FUTURISTIC STORIES
CLASSIC DELIVERY

On June 4-6 and 11-13, we broadcasted stories about technology, futurism, and science fiction in a series of short “radio” shows. These adapted tales were developed and produced by small creative teams and explored storytelling techniques in sound, dialogue, music, and foley art. ReThink Theatrical performed these in front of small, socially distanced audiences and through online streaming. The audio recordings will later be shared in the form of podcasts. This series was a return to one of the staples of 20th Century fiction media—the radio play—while also maintaining a focus on the future. 

Performances took place at East Jersey Old Town Village, in partnership with the Middlesex County Office of Arts & History. 

 

Photos courtesy of Justin Jajalla Photography 

PROGRAM

 
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Emcee (Ripley): Royal Crosbie

Sound FX / Foley Performers: Eric Browne, Pat Bracuto, Jared Theinert, Joe Ciampi, Natasha Sydor

Composer / Pianist: Jonathon Wallace Dawson 

[zombie noises]

written by: Katie Siegel & directed by: Bree Bracey

Things go awry at a high school science fair when a student’s project goes haywire and turns attendees into mindless zombies. Gabrielle Harris, a type-A, A-plus student whose machine caused the event, and Andi Elbaum, a joking slacker who entered the fair solely for extra credit,  escape unscathed. Told through a series of audio files uncovered by government agents, the two students have to work through their differences to survive the zombie outbreak.

Gabrielle | Celine Dirkes

Andi | Emily Woods

Agent Davis | Matthew Leddin

Agent Walsh | Joel Krakower

Daphne | Madhu Murali

The Midnight Stretch

written by: Amir Gad & directed by: Adam Volerich

Welcome to The Midnight Stretch, a bi-nightly talk show with no concrete topic until you call in! When a mysterious and expressive guest turns the discussion to UFOs, host Chris “Stretch” Moseley is taken by the ear. Tune in for one wild night of truth, belief, noise, and the impending doom of control.

Chris | Leonid Lawrence

Neil | Richard Urquiza

Bobby | Christopher C. Gibbs

The Opening

written by: Matt DeMiller & directed by: Melissa Gabilanes

When Terry and Sam wake up to find a hole to another dimension floating in their living room, they’ll have to hold together the pieces of their relationship long enough to figure what to do: let the hole shrink itself away, or go all in for the glory.

Terry | Johnny Kavanagh

Sam | Brianne Theocharides

 

Brief Intermission

 

Bjorn Again

written by: Hannah M'Lynn & directed by: Sam Kelly

The Grim Reaper is bored—and rightfully so. In the year 2325, the human race has all but transcended death. New technology has allowed for the extension of human life well past what was once considered a “natural” lifespan, and the need for cemeteries is as extinct as climate change, plague, and student loan debt. After a freak accident grants him the title of “first human to die in 100 years,” Bjorn Radsted is in for a surprise when Death herself comes to personally reap his soul.

Death | Nicole Jalali

Bjorn | Ryan Morey

Time | Hillel Adiv

The Record

written by: Elisabeth Graham & directed by: Maya Mitterhoff

When an old man receives a gold-plated record from outer-space, he discovers that the return address is from his deceased wife of 10 years. Wanting to believe that she has taken one last opportunity to make amends, he invites his estranged daughter over to listen to the final message. What they hear is more mysterious than they ever could have imagined.

Janis | Kim Bollard

Leo | Leonid Lawrence

Betty | Kelly Brecker

Male DJ | Joel Krakower

Female DJ | Madhu Murali

PRODUCTION STAFF

 

NATASHA SYDOR

Producer

SAMANTHA SILVER

Stage Manager

BREE BRACEY

Director

[ zombie noises ]

ADAM VOLERICH

Director

The Midnight Stretch

MELISSA GABILANES

Director

The Opening

SAM KELLY

Director

Bjorn Again

MAYA MITTERHOFF

Director

The Record

ERIC BROWNE

Sound FX Director

JONATHON DAWSON

Composer

MATT LEDDIN

Set Designer

 

WRITERS

MATT DEMILLER

Writer

AMIR GAD

Writer

ELISABETH GRAHAM

Writer

HANNAH M'LYNN

Writer

KATIE SIEGEL

Writer

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