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RETHINK

ON AIR

June 4-6 and 11-13

 

FUTURISTIC STORIES

CLASSIC DELIVERY

Join us this spring as we broadcast stories about technology, futurism, and science fiction in a series of short “radio” shows. These adapted tales will be developed and produced by small creative teams as they explore storytelling techniques in sound, dialogue, music, and foley art. ReThink Theatrical will perform these in front of small, socially distanced audiences and through online streaming. The audio recordings will also be shared in the form of podcasts. This series is a return to one of the staples of 20th Century fiction media—the radio play—while also maintaining a focus on the future.

Plays will be performed over two weekends on June 4-6 and 11-13 at the East Jersey Olde Town Village in Piscataway, NJ in front of small, invited audiences. Performances will be streamed, recorded, and broadcast. More details to come! 

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THE STORIES

 

Emcee: Royal Crosbie

[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

Character Descriptions

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

Character Descriptions

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

Bjorn Again

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

Character Descriptions

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

Character Descriptions

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

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PRODUCTION STAFF

 

NATASHA SYDOR

Producer

BREE BRACEY

Director

[ zombie noises ]

SAMANTHA SILVER

Stage Manager

ADAM VOLERICH

Director

The Midnight Stretch

DEEPALI JAIN

Production Coordinator

MELISSA GABILANES

Director

The Opening

SAM KELLY

Director

Bjorn Again

MAYA MITTERHOFF

Director

The Record

JARED THEINERT

Sound FX Director

ERIC BROWNE

Sound FX Director

JONATHON DAWSON

Composer

 
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WRITERS

MATT DEMILLER

Writer

AMIR GAD

Writer

ELISABETH GRAHAM

Writer

HANNAH M'LYNN

Writer

KATIE SIEGEL

Writer

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