Tuesday, May 20, 2008
WSWI to air radio dramas written by USI alumnus/playwright
WSWI AM 820 "The Edge" will air radio dramas based on one-act plays written by a USI alumnus at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 24.
Playwright Kevin Lôttes, a 2000 USI graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in theatre arts, rewrote two of his one-act plays, “The Callback” and “Missing You,” for the radio presentation. The third, “Voicebox,” was specifically written for radio.
USI students in an Advanced Audio Production course acted in and produced the dramas. The class, taught by John Morris, instructor in radio and television and general manager of WSWI, instructs upper level students in advanced techniques of audio production, including drama production. The students were: Brittany Bayley, Erik Bergman, Ryan Nash, Tyrone Valliant, Ben Weber, and Mitch Wolf.
“The Callback” is about an out-of-work actor meeting with an artistic director about a part in a play the actor hopes to get. “Missing You” tells the tale of a grandfather trying to convince his grandson that his wife had communicated with him through a radio. “Voicebox” features the voice of a person trapped in a radio.
Lôttes is the author of First Person Last: short stories, poems, monologues published by his own company, barehanded books. He was awarded first place in the 2008 Dylan Days Writing Contest for his short story “Glued Sawdust,” which will appear in the festival’s literary journal Talkin’ Blues.
Several of his plays have been produced, including "The Leash of the Rainbow’s Meow," "The Line Shack," "Passing Red Dodges," and "Paralyzed July." Lôttes is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America. A native of English, Indiana, he currently resides in Columbus, Ohio.
Wendy Knipe Bredhold
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