Performances

Performances

Re-Imagined Radio is a research project led by John F. Barber that considers how radio dramas and other programs from the so-called "Golden Age of Radio" (1930s-1950s) were originally created, communicated, and consumed as a form of storytelling, and how they might be re-imagined as live literary-media art and performance for contemporary audiences. This node details upcoming and past performances since 2013, when the project began. Archival information, metadata, and listening opportunities provided.

Upcoming

The Immortal Sherlock Holmes

Postponed. Watch for reschedule date.
The Immortal Sherlock Holmes 2020 poster Sherlock Holmes, the most famous of all fictional detectives, uses his amazing powers of deduction to solve mysteries, murders, and other crimes. This Re-Imagined Radio performance gives an appropriate tip of the deerstalker hat to the man who never lived, but whose enduring legend will never die. LEARN more.

Dracula

24 September 2020
The radio script for Dracula has lain dormant more than eighty years . . . buried in a box of dirt. . . waiting. Re-Imagined Radio revived the script through arcane galvanic sciences and careful administrations of elixirs and tonics and will present it with the intent of sending a skittering up your spine, a preview of Halloween! LEARN more.

The War of the Worlds

29 October 2020
Re-Imagined Radio celebrates World Audio Drama Day with our adaptation of The War of the Worlds, and the eighty second anniversary of the most (in)famous radio drama ever broadcast. Join us. LEARN more.

The Cooper Vortex

25 November 2020
Re-Imagined Radio has twice celebrated the enduring legend of D.B. Cooper who, on Thanksgiving Eve, jumped from a hijacked passenger airplane into the dark and stormy night over Southwest Washington. Neither Cooper, nor the ransom money, has ever been found. His hijacking of a Northwest Orient jet airplane remains the only unsolved case of U.S. air piracy. To some, he is a hero. To others, a criminal. Join us for our third foray into the Cooper Vortex. LEARN more

A Christmas Carol

17 December 2020
Re-Imagined Radio offers its annual performance of this classic as a community tradition, the start of holiday festivities. LEARN more

Past

The Maltese Falcon

22 January 2020
The Maltese Falcon 2020 poster THE classic hardboiled private eye drama with just enough noir by Dashiell Hammett. We re-imagined his iconic storytelling. LEARN more.

2019 Performances

A Christmas Carol

18 December 2019
Re-Imagined Radio fall season poster A community tradition since 2013. Our re-imagined telling of this tale of redemption offers a powerful message—humanity outweighs riches. LEARN more.

In Flight with D. B. Cooper

27 November 2019
In Flight With DB Cooper poster What did D.B. Cooper and flight attendant Tina Mucklow talk about before Cooper parachuted from the hijacked passenger jet over southwest Washington? We had some ideas. LEARN more.

Halloween Fright Night

30 October 2019
Re-Imagined Radio fall season poster A re-mix of horror and fright episodes from Lights Out, Quiet, Please!, and Suspense. The result? A delightful shiver of fear up your spine. LEARN more

SciFi, SciFacts

17 April 2019
SciFI, SciFacts The Junkyard by Clifford D. Simak frames presentations by two Washington State University Vancouver scientists. LEARN more.

Affairs of the Heart, Lonesome Gal

14 February 2019
Affairs of the Heart (2019) For Valentines Day, five short radio dramas about love. Oh, the travails we endure. The stories we tell ourselves. The results we never expect. LEARN more.

2018 Performances

A Radio Christmas Carol

20 December 2018
A Radio Christmas Carol Once again, we end our season with this holiday classic. A community storytelling tradition. LEARN more.

Skyjacker '71: The D.B. Cooper Transmissions

21 November 2018
D.B. Cooper Transmissions D.B. Cooper is legendary in Southwest Washington. We examined his exploit with research, creativity, and historical imagination. LEARN more

The War of the Worlds

30 October 2018
The War of the Worlds (2018) SOLD OUT! We celebrate World Audio Drama Day and the 80th anniversary of the original broadcast of this classic radio drama. LEARN more.

Dracula

26 September 2018
Dracula (2018) A story about fear of the unnatural, and how abnormality infects society with discord, misfortunes, and evil. Oh! The blood! LEARN more.

The Lone Ranger

4 April 2018
The Lone Ranger (2018) We re-imagined origin stories for The Lone Ranger, the white horse, Silver, and empowerment of women on an Oregon Territory wagon train. LEARN more.

2017 Performances

A Radio Christmas Carol

20 December 2017
A Radio Christmas Carol (2017) SOLD OUT! Our holiday tradition. This classic radio drama always draws a crowd. LEARN more.

Laugh Your Dial Off

27 September 2017
Laugh Your Dial Off (2017) Skits from Old Time Radio comedians Jack Benny, Fibber McGee and Molly, Abbot and Costello, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, and W.C. Fields. LEARN more.

City of Weird

26 April 2017
City of Weird (2016) Five short, otherworldly dramas, each adapted from this anthology about "Keep It Weird" Portland, Oregon. LEARN more.

2016 Performances

A Radio Christmas Carol

21 December 2016
A Radio Christmas Carol (2016) We retold our holiday story in return for donations of non-perishable items for The Clark County Food Bank. LEARN more.

Dracula

27 October 2016
Dracula (2016) Just in time for Halloween! Dracula returned in our adaptation of this novel about fear of abnormality in Victorian England. LEARN more.

Bloody Hands and The Silent Avenger

4 May 2016
Gunsmoke-Shadow (2016) Two episodes from two radio dramas dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) before it was named or understood. LEARN more.

Sorry, Wrong Number and The Hitchhiker

23 March 2016
Sorry, Wrong Number and The Hitchhiker (2017) We celebrated Lucille Fletcher and National Women's History Month with these two dramas by Fletcher. LEARN more.

2015 Performances

A Radio Christmas Carol

16 December 2015
A Radio Chrismas Carol (2015) Once again we offer this classic tale of Christmas. Free admission with donation of non-perishable food items. LEARN more.

The Fall of the City and R.U.R.

7 October 2015
Fall of the City and R.U.R. (2015) Two experimental radio dramas exploring human tensions with robots and our ambiguous relationship with freedom. LEARN more.

The Golden Age of Superman

18 June 2015
Golden Age of Superman poster Based on Superman of the 1930s-1940s, but with a satirical eye on current issues facing Vancouver, WA. Local civic leaders read parts. LEARN more.

The Case Files of Dr. Moreau

22 April 2015
Case Files of Dr. Moreau (2015) Inspired by the H.G. Wells novel The Island of Dr. Moreau, this performance dealt with human interference with nature. LEARN more.

2014 Performances

A Radio Christmas Carol

18 December 2014
A Radio Chrismas Carol (2014) By popular demand, we reprised this holiday favorite. Little did we know this would begin a community storytelling tradition. LEARN more.

The War of the Worlds

30 October 2014
War of the Worlds (2014) SOLD OUT! Again, we destroyed the world before the ears of an overflow audience, and celebrated the anniversary of this famous radio drama! LEARN more.

Around the World in Eighty Days

6 August 2014
Around the World in 80 Days 2014 We re-imagined Phileas Fogg's journey around the world in eighty days or less on a bet. It was quite the adventure! LEARN more.

2013 Performances

A Radio Christmas Carol

19 December 2013
A Radio Chrismas Carol 2013 poster Our first performance of this holiday classic. The Willamette Radio Workshop at Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver, WA.

The War of the Worlds

30 October 2013
SOLD OUT! We re-imagined the most famous radio broadcast of all time on the occasion of its 75th anniversary. LEARN more.