Now entering its 20th year, RADIOTHEATRE has produced over 90 live stage productions in New York City and American tours, and has just been nominated for a record-breaking 21 Broadway World 2022 theater awards! Add to that a prestigious DRAMA DESK AWARD nomination, 6 NY Innovative Theater awards, 16 nominations, 5 years Best Performance Art and 5 nominations for Rondo Hatton International Horror Awards. Artistic Director Dan Bianchi won the NYIT award for lifetime achievement in 2014.
RADIOTHEATRE is self-funded and takes pride in its mission to produce a unique quality show at a low ticket price, which is one reason why it has been called, “the peoples’ theatre” several times in the press.
RADIOTHEATRE does not produce authentic re-creations of old time radio shows; rather, the company is inspired by the artistry created during the Golden Years of Radio when sound was king, and storytelling, along with great voices, music and sound effects, as well as, the imaginations of its audiences, were the primary ingredients used to provide a memorable theatrical experience. It’s not much different than the earliest form of theatre; telling tales around a campfire in the dark where all of one’s attention is focused upon the Narrator. However, we do like to add a few 21st Century touches such as fully scored orchestral soundtracks using a unique software designed for Hollywood movies so that Radiotheatre delivers a monumental sound design unlike anything on any stage anywhere. Plus, a plethora of aural and visual FX, too!
RADIOTHEATRE draws its inspiration from genres such as suspense, horror, science fiction and true crime–all genres that have been thoroughly mined and exploited by literature, cinema and television, but generally ignored or spoofed in the theatre world. Combining a unique presentation with non-traditional content makes RADIOTHEATRE a singular theatre company creating modern, innovative stage works.
While Radiotheatre has a large number of productions, the following are best suited to touring as they only require two performers:
H.G.Wells’ THE TIME MACHINE
90 min. 2 men OR 1m/1w. Listen here
THE EDGAR ALLAN POE FESTIVAL
90 min. 4 stories (The Tell Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, The Raven, The Masque of Red Death), Listen here to the best selling audio album with 10 live recordings including above 4 titles.
H.P. Lovecraft’s THE WHISPERER IN DARKNESS
90 min. 1 actor, 1 story. Watch here.
H.P. LOVECRAFT FESTIVAL
90 min. 2 actors. The Whisperer in the Darkness OR Reanimator OR The Call of Cthulhu
THE HORROR AT RED HOOK and DAGON and MUSIC OF ERICH ZANN.
90 min. 2 actors. Listen here.
Thing seasoned production company has done quality of work consistently enough to be considered one of NY’s best in the indie theater category . . . they keep you engrossed with a kickass storyline, a lighting crew that specializes in mood control and of course a flawless sound effects professionalism that has become their signature statement at all of their shows.-Rolling Stone
Boy, have we got a recommendation for you! I thought to myself, how the hell are these folks going to pull this off . . . I actually closed my eyes and let the actors, music and script do all the work . . . they did indeed accomplish their goal of giving a new generation an appreciation for entertainment from past eras.-RETROVISION
Titles Performed: DRACULA, FRANKENSTEIN, HARDBOILED, KING KONG, GHOST STORIES, THE NAUGHTY VICTORIANS, DRACULA’S GUEST, MADHOUSE, GHOSTS OF WALTHAM, GHOSTS OF NEW JERSEY, MURDER ON BROADWAY!, FRIGHT NIGHT!, WAR OF THE WORLDS, CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT, THE H.P. LOVECRAFT FESTIVALS 1 THROUGH 11, THE EDGAR ALLAN POE FESTIVALS 1 THROUGH 5, THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK FESTIVALS 1 & 2, THE H.G.WELLS FESTIVAL, SUNDAYS WITH POE