RELEASE — Love good stories? Missing theatrical performances during the COVID-19 pandemic? Join CFRC 101.9 FM and local theatre collective Cellar Door Project during their collaborative presentation of the first ever Shortwave Theatre Festival on CFRC’s airwaves from November 1st-7th 2020. Fully COVID-19 safe, join us for a week-long festival of free theatre on CFRC 101.9FM without leaving your house!
Shortwave Theatre Festival features six original plays written, performed, directed and produced by emergent and seasoned artists with Kingston connections in addition to presentations from our partners at the Thousand Islands Playhouse and Blue Canoe Theatre Productions. Cellar Door Project’s headlining performance, *Talk to Me* on November 6th also features a fully translated ASL interpretation that will be simulcasted via CFRC and Cellar Door’s social media.
Generously supported by City of Kingston Arts Fund, the Ontario Arts Council, the Dan School of Drama and Music, and the Robert H. Black Fund, the Shortwave Theatre Festival company has worked since 2019 to produce a free, accessible autumn entertainment experience for listeners in Kingston and worldwide. We invite listeners to safely enjoy the Shortwave Theatre Festival from the comfort of their own homes with some buttery popcorn and a mug of hot apple cider!
“CFRC is thrilled to provide a platform for local artists to reimagine a vintage art form on our airwaves while developing new performance and production skills ‘off stage’ says Dinah Jansen, CFRC Station Manager and Shortwave Executive Producer. “Shortwave Theatre Festival is a truly unique opportunity for community members near and far to connect with Kingston arts and artists in fun, imaginative ways.”
“Cellar Door Project is overjoyed to have partnered with CFRC on the Shortwave Theatre Festival” says Mariah Horner, artistic producer of Cellar Door project, and Shortwave Festival Director. “We have always been passionate about activating the independent theatre scene in Kingston and this partnership was a brilliant opportunity to support local artists during the COVID-19 pandemic while providing free programming to Kingston, Queen’s and beyond. We’re especially excited about Cellar Door Project’s remount of *Talk to Me* accompanied by an ASL-translated production.”
Through the first week of November, CFRC will broadcast six original performances locally on 101.9 FM, Cogeco Cable 282, and via stream at CFRC.ca. Cellar Door Project will also host virtual listening parties through their social media for a fun interactive experience each night.
For more information and the complete Festival schedule, visit shortwavetheatre.com.
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