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.
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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.
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.
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
17 December 2020
Re-Imagined Radio offers its annual performance of this classic as a community tradition, the start of holiday festivities. LEARN more
22 January 2020
THE classic hardboiled private eye drama with just enough noir by Dashiell Hammett. We re-imagined his iconic storytelling. LEARN more.
18 December 2019
A community tradition since 2013. Our re-imagined telling of this tale of redemption offers a powerful message—humanity outweighs riches. LEARN more.
27 November 2019
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.
30 October 2019
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
17 April 2019
The Junkyard by Clifford D. Simak frames presentations by two Washington State University Vancouver scientists. LEARN more.
14 February 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.
20 December 2018
Once again, we end our season with this holiday classic. A community storytelling tradition. LEARN more.
21 November 2018
D.B. Cooper is legendary in Southwest Washington. We examined his exploit with research, creativity, and historical imagination. LEARN more
26 September 2018
A story about fear of the unnatural, and how abnormality infects society with discord, misfortunes, and evil. Oh! The blood! LEARN more.
4 April 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.
20 December 2017
SOLD OUT! Our holiday tradition. This classic radio drama always draws a crowd. LEARN more.
27 September 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.
26 April 2017
Five short, otherworldly dramas, each adapted from this anthology about "Keep It Weird" Portland, Oregon. LEARN more.
21 December 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
Just in time for Halloween! Dracula returned in our adaptation of this novel about fear of abnormality in Victorian England. LEARN more.
4 May 2016
Two episodes from two radio dramas dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) before it was named or understood. LEARN more.
23 March 2016
We celebrated Lucille Fletcher and National Women's History Month with these two dramas by Fletcher. LEARN more.
16 December 2015
Once again we offer this classic tale of Christmas. Free admission with donation of non-perishable food items. LEARN more.
7 October 2015
Two experimental radio dramas exploring human tensions with robots and our ambiguous relationship with freedom. LEARN more.
18 June 2015
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.
22 April 2015
Inspired by the H.G. Wells novel The Island of Dr. Moreau, this performance dealt with human interference with nature. LEARN more.
18 December 2014
By popular demand, we reprised this holiday favorite. Little did we know this would begin a community storytelling tradition. LEARN more.
30 October 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.
6 August 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.
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.