Re-Imagined Radio was begun by John F. Barber in 2013 as a creative research and performance project and engages community voice actors, Foley artists, musicians, sound artists and engineers to produce its sound-based storytelling as live performances, radio broadcasts, listening events, live stream and on demand audio, and beyond. This node details upcoming and past performances. Archival information, metadata, and listening opportunities provided.

2021 Performances

The Immortal Sherlock Holmes

The most famous detective who never lived.
Monday, 10 May 2021
12 Noon - 1:00 PM PT
The Immortal Sherlock Holmes 2021 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.

Exuberance Is Beauty

A story of love and loss in 1940s Oregon.
Monday, 17 May 2021
12 Noon - 1:00 PM PT
Exuberance Is Beauty poster 2021 Re-Imagined Radio presents Exuberance Is Beauty, a performance by Illuminus Audio Productions, of Portland, Oregon. This adaptation from the podcast series by the same name, created and produced by Donna Barrow-Green, is a contemporary interpretation of Adam and Eve's biblical allegory and Eve's fall into desolation. LEARN more.

X Minus One Tribute

Tales from the far horizons of the unknown.
Monday, 21 June 2021
12 Noon - 1:00 PM PT
Re-Imagined Radio celebrates X Minus One, the anthology program known for high quality radio adaptations of original science fiction stories. Two episodes are featured, "The Veldt" by Ray Bradbury and "The Cave of Night" by James E. Gunn. LEARN more.

William Conrad Tribute

A million dollar radio voice.
Monday, 19 July 2021
12 Noon - 1:00 PM PT
Re-Imagined Radio celebrates the distinctive radio voice of William Conrad which defined two great radio series, Escape and Gunsmoke. Two episodes are featured, "The Abominable Snowman" from Escape and "Bloody Hands" from Gunsmoke. LEARN more.

Nirvana & Gehenna

An interdimensional documentary.
Monday, 16 August 2021
12 Noon - 1:00 PM PT
Nirvana & Gehenna poster 2021 Re-Imagined Radio presents Nirvana & Gehenna, an interdimensional documentary produced by three-time Emmy winner Marc Rose, Portland, Oregon. LEARN more.


The original man in black.
Monday, 20 September 2021
12 Noon - 1:00 PM PT
Re-Imagined Radio presents this legendary novel by Bram Stoker. Over time, the focus of its many interpretations has come to be how evil abnormality can evolve from one source and infect the surrounding society with discord and misfortune. Dracula, the vampire, infects others with his evil. LEARN more.

The War of the Worlds

Aliens invade Earth. Are defeated by a virus.
Monday, 18 October 2021
12 Noon - 1:00 PM PT
Re-Imagined Radio celebrates World Audio Drama Day and the most (in)famous radio drama of all time. LEARN more.

Storytelling with Sounds

Sounds spark imaginations, create engaging stories.
Monday, 15 March 2021
12 Noon - 1:00 PM PT
Storytelling with Sounds 2021 poster Re-Imagined Radio explores how sounds have contributed to storytelling throughout human history and provides some interesting listening experiences. LEARN more.

Affairs of the Heart with Lonesome Gal

The things we do for love.
11 February 2021
12 noon-1:00 PM PST
Affairs of the Heart 2021 poster Just in time for Valentine's Day Re-Imagined Radio celebrated love, in many forms. With special appearances by Lonesome Gal whose singing broke many hearts, with happiness. LEARN more.

New Year

Looking back. Looking ahead.
14 January 2021
12:00 Noon-1:00 PM PST
New Year 2021 poster Re-Imagined Radio sampled two radio programs directly related to New Year's Eve—The Whistler and Guy Lombardo's New Year's Eve Party—to celebrate the start of 2021. Radio broadcast and live stream. LEARN more.

2020 Performances

A Radio Christmas Carol

Our community tradition continues.
December 24, 2020
4:00-6:00 PM (PDT)
A Radio Christmas Carol 2020 poster Re-Imagined Radio has offered A Radio Christmas Carol every holiday season since 2013. We continued the community tradition this year, twice as big as ever before. This special 2-hour radio broadcast included our re-imagined performance of this holiday classic PLUS a fun selection of carols and holiday music AND a guest appearance by Lonesome Gal. LEARN more

The Skyjacker

D.B. Cooper returns and talks about his reasons.
25 November 2020
The Skyjacker 2020 poster Our third foray into the enduring legend of D.B. Cooper who, on Thanksgiving Eve, 1971, 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. LEARN more

The Maltese Falcon

Hard-boiled noir with a side of attitude. Solid storytelling.
22 January 2020
The Maltese Falcon 2020 poster THE classic hard-boiled 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 (2018) 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.


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.


27 October 2016
Dracula (2016) Just in time for Halloween! A Re-Imagined Radio adaptation of Dracula, a novel about fear of abnormality in Victorian England. LEARN more.

Bloody Hands and The Silent Avenger

4 May 2016
Bloody Hands (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. By popular demand we have reprised it every holiday season since. LEARN more.

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.