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About Us THE RADIO PROJECT

The Radio Project is our attempt to recapture the magic of radio theater through a series of pieces recorded live in front of an audience. Through The Radio Project Pagliacci's Fools seeks to offer the opportunity for local actors and writers to explore another aspect of their craft while giving our community a chance to experience a unique form of performance art, something which has not been readily available for decades. Eventually we hope to go beyond the Bay Area by making the recordings available to stations internationally through mailings, satellite downloads and the internet.

The Radio Project Presentations
   Collections
   Empress Niger and The One Eye'd Jack
   The Adventures Of Yes-Man & Eunuch Boy: 'The Fungi Fiasco'
   Wonderland
   The Doughnut Conspiracy - There's a hole in the middle
   The Potion
   Nine Lives
   Dancing in the Park
   The Adventures of Yes Man and Eunuch Boy - The Diabolical Divas
   Assembly of the Dead
   Dean and Daisy Talk About Sex
   Aything Can Happen
   In Spirit
   Critical Commentary Reads Barbara Tartland
   Americans in Paris
   Saffronia
   The War That Never Was
   Instant Radio
   The Breakdown
   Collections 2001
   Sports Hell

THE RADIO PROJECT PRESENTATIONS


COLLECTIONS

Written and Directed by Vini Beachem
Recorded March 27, 28 and 29, 1999 at the KPFA studios in Berkeley, California

Whom does the Devil call when She has to collect on delinquent souls? A taxman of course! What are you willing to do for the return of your soul?

Cast

Lucifer: Terisa Greenan
Brian: Andrew G. Rosenbach
Louise: Susan Swift
Margo: Patricia Mulholland
Elders: Joshua Bernardini

Tech Crew:

Engineers: Jessica Lombardi
  Sonia Rawal
Foley: Josh Machlin
  Kathy Russell
Floor Director: Mary Bishop
  Mary Salome



EMPRESS NIGER AND THE ONE EYE'D JACK

Written and Directed by Vini Beachem
Recorded March 27, 28 and 29, 1999 at the KPFA studios in Berkeley, California

Thousands come to L.A. with dreams of becoming the next big thing. What happens when the dreams crash into reality? That is what Buck and Empress Niger must find out. He is a magician. She is a hustler. They both do tricks!

Cast
Buck: Matt McCone
Empress Niger: Shannon Holbrook
Tech Crew:
Engineers: Jessica Lombardi
  Sonia Rawal
Foley: Josh Machlin
  Kathy Russell
Floor Directors: Mary Bishop
  Mary Salome



THE ADVENTURES OF YES-MAN & EUNUCH BOY: 'THE FUNGI FIASCO'

Written and Directed by Vini Beachem
Recorded May 22, 23 and 24, 1999 at the KPFA studios in Berkeley, California

Yes-Man and Eunuch Boy are up to their elbows in spores as they battle the evil (and spongy) Moldfinger. Will they save the city from the musty clutches of this fiend? Stay tuned.

Cast

Yes-Man: Kenneth Simon
Eunuch Boy: Penny Werner
Moldfinger: Paul Santiago
Chanterelle: Julia Rosenblatt
Announcer/
Portabello:
Nizar Ahmed
Toadstool/
Patron #1/
Jack
Bill Clemente
Patron #2 /
Daniels/
Shittake:
Floyd La Bar
Singer/Button/
Morrel:
Susan Dills

Those Tech Fools

Engineers: Mary Bishop
  Mark Swetz
Foley/Sound Design: Dan Epstein
  Katie Bales
Floor Director: Jessica Lombardi



WONDERLAND

Written and Directed by Vini Beachem
Recorded May 22, 23 and 24, 1999 at the KPFA studios in Berkeley, California.

What would happen if 'The Simpsons' decided to adapt the classic 'Alice' stories by Lewis Carroll? Hmmm! Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum are more like Siegfried & Roy? The Mock Turtle sings like John Lee Hooker? No more queens yelling 'Off with your head.' They're now divas. And why is Alice wearing ruby slippers? Hmmm, indeed.

Cast

Alice: Lisa Kang
Rabbit/
Cheshire Cat/
Mock Turtle/
White Knight:
Dennis O'Brien
Tiger Lily/
Mad Hatter/
Tweedle Dee:
Timothy Beagley
Rose/
March Hare/
Tweedle Dum:
Scott Campbell
Pansies/
Red Diva/
Auntie Em:
Susan Swift
Pansies/
White Diva:
Terisa Greenan

Tech Crew

Engineers: Mary Salome
  Sonia Rawal
Foley/Sound Design: Kathy Russell
  Leona Jacobs-White
Floor Director: Jessica Lombardi


Original Music Composed & Performed by Jim Russell



THE DOUGHNUT CONSPIRACY - THERE'S A HOLE IN THE MIDDLE

Written and directed by Vini Beachem
Performed in the streets of Berkeley July 31, 1999. A satirical response to the conflict between KPFA staff/programmers and the Pacifica Foundation

Cast

Announcer/Papa Say Say: Vini Beachem
Tex/ #1: Mark Swetz
Hari Kari/Julia: Katie Bales
Chatterbox/Bunstein: Scott Campbell
Swatworth/#3: Leona Jacobs-White
Cap't/ Mulberry/#2: Bill Clemente



THE POTION

Written and directed by Vini Beachem
Recorded September 19 and September 20, 1999 at The Parkway Theater in Oakland, California

Anne is a woman who just wants a good relationship. That's all. Who does she turn to for guidance? Her Mother? Would you? Her best friend, Kitty? Perhaps Lady Cassandra and her druid magic? Is the notion for the potion the answer to her problems or just the beginning? Directed by Katie Bales.

Cast

Anne: Julia Rosenblatt
Kitty: Terisa Greenan
  Sharon Huff
Lady Cassandra: Emily Jordan
The Voice: Scott Campbell
Terry/Mike: Dennis O'Brien
Mother/Voice 2: Susan Swift
Rob: Bill Clemente

Tech Crew

Engineer: Vini Beachem
Foley/Sound Design: Leona Jacobs-White



NINE LIVES

Written and Directed by Vini Beachem
Recorded September 26 and September 27, 1999 at the Parkway Theater in Oakland, California

Lady Cassandra is called upon again. This time she leads a woman from the darkness of nightmares to the sweet light of dreams.

Cast

Felicia: Julia Rosenblatt
Pete/Henrik: Andrew Rosenbach
Lady Cassandra: Emily Jordan
Clerk/Miko: Lisa Kang
Nusadtu: Leona Jacobs-White

Tech Crew

Engineer: Vini Beachem
Foley/Sound Design: Andrea Weber



DANCING IN THE PARK

Written and directed by Vini Beachem
Recorded September 26 and September 27, 1999 at the Parkway Theaterin Oakland, California

Springtime in Paris! Need we say more? Watch how love is made anew in the hearts of two who thought their days of feeling love's warmth were long gone.

Cast
Daisy: Terisa Greenan
Bertrand: Scott Campbell
Tech Crew

Engineer: Mary Bishop
Foley/Sound Design: Andrea Kissak



THE ADVENTURES OF YES MAN AND EUNUCH BOY - THE DIABOLICAL DIVAS

Written and Directed by Vini Beachem
Recorded February 27 and 29, 2000 at the Parkway Theater in Oakland, California

The continuing heroic adventures of Yes-Man and Eunuch Boy continues as they battle the Siamese twin opera singers Kitrina and Katrina and their fiendish mother Pussy Willow.

Cast

Announcer/Minx: Paul Santiago
Eunuch Boy: Penny Werner
Yes-Man: Kenneth Simon
Kitrina Willow: Terisa Greenan
Katrina Willow: Susan Swift
Pussy Willow: Susan Dills
Calico/
Sergeant Daniels:
Floyd LaBar
Captain Jack/
Stage Manager:
Bill Clemente

Tech Crew:

Engineer: Dan Epstein
Foley: Mary Bishop
Sound Design: Dan Epstein
  Mary Bishop



ASSEMBLY OF THE DEAD

Written by Michael Mace. Directed by Vini Beachem
Recorded February 27 and 29, 2000 at the Parkway Theater in Oakland, California

The conflicts and family secrets between a mother and her two daughters.

Cast
Mother: Claudine Jones
Allison: Julia Rosenblatt
Jo-el/Sarah: Emily Jordan
Tech Crew

Engineers: Sonia Rawal
  Mark Swetz
Foley: Bill Clemente


DEAN AND DAISY TALK ABOUT SEX

Written and Directed by Scott Campbell
Recorded May 28, 2000 at the Alice Arts Center in Oakland, California and May 29 at the KPFA studios in Berkeley, California

Dean and Daisy Talk. . . about cookies. . . about dancing. . . about. . . sex

Cast

Dean Scott Campbell
Daisy Terisa Greenan
Nancy/Chantelle/Maureen Penny Werner

Tech Crew:

Engineer: Vini Beachem
Foley/Sound Design: Bill Clemente



ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN

Written Cary Pepper and Directed byVini Beachem
Recorded April 29, 30 and May 1 2000 at the KPFA studios in Berkeley, California

In a quiet neigborhood not too far from you a door to door magazine salesman finds out that Anything Can happen.

Cast

Milo Dan Epstein
Monica Terisa Grenan
Voice Bill Clemente
Farley Matt McCone
Harper Scott Campbell

Tech Crew:

Engineers: Mary Bishop
Foley: Bill Clemente



IN SPIRIT

Written and Directed by Vini Beachem
Recorded April 29, 30 and May 1 2000 at the KPFA studios in Berkeley, California

While three soldiers wait for daylight- their memories of family and friends visit them in spirit.

Cast

Jones Andrew Rosenbach
Sarge Paul Santiago
Headly Floyd La Bar
Mom Claudine Jones
Jamie Larry Golding
Irene Kathrine Sayer

Tech Crew:

Engineer: Sonia Rawal
Foley: Leona Jacobs-White


CRITICAL COMMENTARY READS BARBARA TARTLAND

Written Jacqueline Sokolinsky and Directed by Vini Beachem
Recorded July 30 and 31, 2000 at the Alice Arts Center in Oakland, California

In a quiet neigborhood not too far from you a door to door magazine salesman finds out that Anything Can happen.

Cast

Frederick Masterpiece/Solicitor Bill Chessman
William Grubish Marty Steiner
Barbara Tartland/Mum Claudine Jones
Anna/Servant/Mistree/Housekeeper Suzan Lorraine
Marchioness/Tremora Susan Swift
Marques/Butler/Vicar/Man Mark Zucker
Darkraven/Valet/Charlie Mike Reynolds

Tech Crew:

Engineer: Vini Beachem
Foley/Sound Design: Dan Epstein



AMERICANS IN PARIS

Written and Directed by Vini Beachem
Recorded July 30 and 31, 2000 at the Alice Arts Center in Oakland, California

A choral poem by Vini Beachem based on the composition "An American in Paris" by George Gershwin

Cast

#1 Kenneth Simon
#2 Jeanette La Bar
#3 Kelly Tyler-Simon
#4 Floyd La Bar

Tech Crew:

Engineers: Sonia Rawal
Mary Bishop



SAFFRONIA

Written by Vini Beachem and Directed by Andrew Rosenbach
Recorded October 7 and 8, 2000 at the Alice Arts Center in Oakland

In a small Parsih in Louisiana a woman is found dead. Now it's up to an out-of-town detective to find the truth in the secrets long left unspoken.

Cast

Saffronia/Suga Lisa Kang
Aunt Sara Leona Jacobs-White
Sista Helen Gaffney
Baxter Ty Blair

Tech Crew:

Engineers: Sonia Rawal
Mary Bishop
Foley/Sound Design: Suzan Lorraine



THE WAR THAT NEVER WAS

Written by Alan Lipton and Directed by Vini Beachem
Recorded October 7 and 8, 2000 at the Alice Arts Center in Oakland

What happens when paralelle universes collide? Chance enecounters in one can become life changing events in the other. A young man finds just how life changing it can be.

Cast

Newscaster Susan Swift
Emma Goddard Susan Dills
Jacob Goddard Mark Zucker
Patrick/Mike Mike Reynolds
Artemus Longfoot Marty Steiner
Little Jacob Dimitri Zucker
Gina Penny Werner

Tech Crew:

Engineers: Erica Bridgeman
Joy Moore
Foley/Sound Design: Suzan Lorraine

INSTANT RADIO

Written by Bill Chessman and Directed by Vini Beachem
Recorded March 24 and 25 at the Alice Arts Center in Oakland

Just add a little imagination and you can have "Instant Radio": a full 24 hours of programming in less than 30 minutes!

Cast
Featuring
Sandra Holguin
Matt McCone
Dennis O'Brien
Mike Reynolds
Kelly Simon
Katji Rivera

Tech Crew:

Engineer: Dan Epstein
Foley/Sound Design: Suzan Lorraine, Ken Simon and Dan Epstein

THE BREAKDOWN

Written and Directed by Vini Beachem
Recorded March 24 and 25, 2001 at the Alice Arts Center in Oakland

There comes a time in one's life that one reflects on the person one has become. How does one rediscover the person of one's youth. Perhaps one should break it down.

Cast

Newscaster/Mitchell Sands Ivan Stolze
Eric Manchester Vini Beachem
Corey/Waiter Mark Zucker
Ronee Callow/Woman Latania Lewis

Tech Crew:

Engineers: Yvette Jackson
Mary Bishop
Foley/Sound Design: Suzan Lorraine

COLLECTIONS 2001

Written by Vini Beachem and Directed by Claudine Jones
Recorded July 21-22, 2001 at the Alice Arts Center, Oakland

Whom does the Devil call when She has to collect on delinquent souls? A taxman of course! What are you willing to do for the return of your soul?

Cast

Lucifer: Katja Rivera
Brian: Ryan Worf
Louise: Micki Mayz
Margo: Claudine Jones
Elders: Marty Steiner

Tech Crew:

Engineers: Mary Bishop
  Yvette Jackson
Foley: Bill Clemente



SPORTS HELL

Written by John Angell Grant and Directed by Vini Beachem
Recorded July 21-22, 2001 at the Alice Arts Center, Oakland

A Sports Show DJ finds his life turned upside down when he is saddled with a young, cunning female producer. He's in Sports Hell.

Cast
Jack: Matt McCone
Lori: Mary Bishop
Trish: Dorothea Rastegar
Bernie: Bill Chessman
Tech Crew:
Engineer: Ivan Stolze
Foley: Suzan Lorraine



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