Radio Theater Festival 2023

 

 

We’re so excited to present our first ever Radio Theater Festival!

Alaska Theater Festival: Radio Plays is co-produced by KTOO and Theater Alaska in association with Ghost Light Theatre.

Join us for live  performances of a new play by Alaskan writer Frank Henry Kaash Katasse, an adaptation by Alaskan writer Vera Starbard,  and new work by Juneau Ghost Light Theatre.  The Festival will also include an encore presentation of Juneau Ghost Light Theatre’s production of Dracula. 

Three of the four plays in the festival will be performed live in the studio at KTOO and broadcast simultaneously at 104.3 and 91.7.

 

Tickets to the live studio performances

 

PERFORMANCES

Friday, February 10 @ 7pm – Encore presentation of Juneau Ghost Light Theatre’s production of DraculaBroadcast from KTOO News at 104.3 and 91.7, and online at ktoo.org/listen.

Saturday, February 11 @ 5pm 

Reeling – Frank Henry Kaashe Katasse
The Beginning of Eagle Adapted by Vera Starbard from stories shared  by DaaXKu dein Tommy Jimmie
Post-show discussion of The Beginning of Eagle for the in-studio audience only
Broadcast from KTOO News at 104.3 and 91.7, and online at ktoo.org/listen.
Presented live in studio at KTOO. In studio tickets: $20.

Sunday, February 12 @ 5pm 

The Case of the Careless Client by Agatha Christie and performed by Juneau Ghost Light Theatre
Broadcast from KTOO News at 104.3 and 91.7, and online at ktoo.org/listen.
Presented live in studio at KTOO. In studio tickets: $20.

 

PRODUCTION TEAM
Flordelino Lagundino Producer – Producing Artistic Director, Theater Alaska
Cheryl Snyder Producer – Vice President & General Manager, KTOO Music & Arts
Cate Ross Producer – Board member, Juneau Ghost Light Theatre
Jennifer Lagundino Producer – General Manager, Theater Alaska
Sarah Wallace Festival Production Manager
Meghan McLaughlin Theater Alaska Production Manager
Sheli DeLaney Festival Radio Host – KTOO Arts & Culture Producer
Mikko Wilson KTOO 360TV Production Manager
Keith Giles Sound Engineer – Alaska Music One

CREATIVE TEAM
Frank Henry Kaash Katasse Playwright
Vera Starbard Playwright
Ed Littlefield Sound Design and Foley Artist

DRACULA!
Juneau Ghost Light Theatre, in partnership with KTOO
Ty Yamaoka Arthur Seward
Felix Thillet Jonathan Harker
Nomi Saxton Professor Van Helsing
Elizabeth Pisel-Davis Mina Harker
Kristen Rankin Lucy Westenra
Heather LaVerne Dracula

Roblin Davis Director
Rashah McChesney Sound Design
Theme Song Taylor Vidic
Original Music Paige Sparks
Kelsey Riker (lead), Kristen Rankin, Melissa Griffiths, Rashah McChesney, Cate Ross Foley Art
Cate Ross Producer

FUNDERS
A huge thank you goes to our festival funders:
Alaska State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts with additional funding from the Rasmuson Foundation
The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council and the City and Borough of Juneau
Sealaska

Additional funding support for the writers comes from The Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska.

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