Watch (but mainly listen) as Tanya O’Debra lends her voice to ten characters while staging live sound effects in this naughty 1940’s radio detective spoof. When a wealthy client hires Private Dick Nick McKittrick to find her husband's killer, she learns that he will literally stick his nose where it doesn't belong. Just like the golden age of radio. Only much, much dirtier.
“An absurd cross between John Waters and Raymond Chandler… Radio Star is a raunchy blast.” - Flavorpill, NYC
“Side-splittingly hilarious... the best one-woman show I've seen.” - Three Weeks, Edinburgh
"Mesmerizing... a true gem and a must-see!" - ***** The Charlebois Post, Montreal
TANYA O'DEBRA WRITER/PERFORMER
Published by Original Works, her play RADIO STAR has been produced all over the world, receiving numerous awards and accolades. Her play, Shut UP, Emily Dickinson was presented at the Orlando and Cincy Fringe Festivals, as well as Dixon Place's Main Stage Works-in-Progress Series. Her portrayal of Emily Dickinson won Best Leading Actress in a Play from BroadwayWorld Cincinnati. Winner of the Miss Fag Hag Pageant, other theater credits include Patrice O’Debra in Straight Up Vampire (Joe’s Pub), The Evil Queen in Snow White (The New Acting Company) and Amanda McCloud in The Ultimate Stimulus (Cincy Fringe, FringeNYC, Dixon Place). www.tanyaodebra.com “There can be no doubting O’Debra’s talent: she has a vocal arsenal that puts Saturday Night Live’s Kristin Wiig to shame.” – NY Press
ANDREW MAURIELLO, COMPOSER
A composer with over 15 years of experience including his studies at Berklee College of Music, Mr. Mauriello has been incorporating his songwriting into a variety of settings with a vast spectrum of musical styles. He has performed at Boston's Symphony Hall, crowded basements in Philadelphia, sold out shows at the late CBGB's in New York City, and seemingly everywhere in between. His music for Radio Star garnered a NYIT Award nomination for Outstanding Original Music. His latest project, ART THIEVES,is a Boston-based punk band.
PETER COOK, DIRECTOR
SAILOR MAN (NY Int’l Fringe Festival: Outstanding Play), The Nosemaker’s Apprentice (The Brick), Straight Up Vampire (Ars Nova), Crabquistador: Scavenger of God (Ars Nova), ROCKBERRY: The Last One Man Show (The Brick), WASP COVE (Comix), No Direction Homo (P.S. 122), Everything is Nice (Laurie Beechman); Misgivings (West End Theater); Go, Dog. Go!, Charles Ludlam’s Bluebeard, and Alice in Wonderland (Hangar Theater). Peter is co-artistic director of Terrible Baby Theater Company, and a Drama League directing fellow.