Audio Theater

A Brief History

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After college, for over a decade, I was involved in writing, directing and producing radio dramas, everything from short comedy sketches to full-length plays of all genres.

While at U.C. Berkeley, I met producer Monica Sullivan, who was producing a weekly radio drama show (“Shoestring Radio Theatre”) at KALX-FM. I started submitting scripts and after hearing my first one produced, I was hooked. Over the years I became more and more involved in the all-volunteer, non-profit radio drama troupe, which began nationally syndicating its shows in 1993. I went on to write, direct and/or produce over 20 plays (30 to 90 minutes each) and 25 shorts. If you are interested in the details, you can view my complete Radio Drama Portfolio.

In early 2000, I started working for an Internet startup and no longer had time to be regularly involved in Shoestring productions. However, I did manage to find the time to produce some audio comedy with my own side troupe, Crunchy Frog Comedy.

After producing my last play with Crunchy Frog Comedy in 2003, I took a break from radio drama production for about 16 years. I finally returned to the hobby as the co-founder of Seriously Strange Audio Theater, which launched to the public in May 2019 with a website, YouTube Channel, and two initial episodes.

View Complete List of Plays

Listen To My Productions

You can listen to many of my “Shoestring Radio Theatre” and “Crunchy Frog Comedy” productions on the web, as described below.

Shoestring Radio Theatre

My full-length plays air periodically in rotation on Shoestring’s weekly and national broadcasts. The Shoestring web site has instructions for how to listen.

Several of my favorite shorts and comedy sketches are available for immediate listening via the list below (or you can view my Radio Drama Portfolio which includes detailed descriptions of each short as well as the option to play them).  The shorts below are listed in chronological order:

Crunchy Frog Comedy

You can listen to all of my Crunchy Frog Comedy productions on the Crunchy Frog Comedy web site.

Seriously Strange Audio Theater

You can listen to episodes of Seriously Strange Audio Theater on the Seriously Strange Audio Theater website.