This Friday, April 23, three acclaimed Off-Broadway companies get the weekend off to a great start with an enticing variety of offerings – a podcast, a livestream celebration, and a live in-person séance experience.
Radio Nowhere – Making its world premiere in Keen Company’s Hear/Now season of audio-theater re-imaginings of the classic radio play is the newly commissioned work by Brooklyn- and Boston-based playwright Kate Cortesi, who returns to the company after her 2019 KeenTeens comedy Citizens United. Directed by Taylor Reynolds, Cortesi’s latest piece recounts, with her signature thought-provoking wit, the attempt of young DJ Anonymous to save his strange little radio show by selling off an even stranger set of valuables, as his scrappy telethon turns into an exploration of grief, art, popularity, and the myth of the white male genius.
The irreverent three-hander stars award winner and Keen alum George Salazar (Be More Chill; tick, tick . . . BOOM!), along with stage-and-screen actors Alfredo Narciso and Amelia Workman. The fully-produced podcast is stage managed by Avery Trunko and audio engineered by Garret Schultz, with sound design and original music by Fred Kennedy.
Beginning on Friday, April 23, at 7 pm, Radio Nowhere streams free on the Keen Company website and all popular podcasting platforms. Listeners who are able to support Keen Company can purchase a season membership (starting at $1/month), which includes early access to all episodes and other exclusive perks (talkbacks with playwrights and artists, panels with experts, behind the scenes interviews, digital programs, opening night premiere parties, and more). As with all of the audio plays in the Hear/Now series, a full transcript will also be available for deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons.