Theatre Critics launch radio show

Theatre Critics launch radio show
Theatre Critics launch radio show
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The Richmond Theatre Critics Circle (RTCC) has launched a new audio program: The Richmond Theatre Critics Circle CURTAIN CALL. It will start as a bi-weekly segment on the popular radio show “Open Source RVA”  that airs on WRIR every Friday from 2-3 pm (with repeats on Sundays at 7am).

 

On each program, various members of the Richmond Theatre Critics Circle will have conversations about current and upcoming production, interviews with local and visiting theatre artists and dicuss pertinent theatre news and events. Each segment will run from 8 – 10 minutes with longer versions posted on the RTCC website after the initial airing.

 

RTCC has explored establishing a radio presence in the past. “For years, we’ve been looking for opportunities beyond our annual awards show to promote discussion about local theater,” says David Timberline, a theater critic for Style Weekly and one of the Circle’s co-founders. “The Richmond Theatre Critics Circle CURTAIN CALL will be another way we can keep Richmonders informed about all the excellent offerings on stage in town, and perhaps help them make the best choices with their entertainment dollars.”

 

RTCC President Jerry Williams, critic for SIFTER, will produce the show. “Even though I was on WTVR-TV for 14 years reviewing theatre, I actually got my start in broadcasting as a DJ on the campus station at VCU. After almost 50 years, The Richmond Theatre Critics Circle  CURTAIN CALL is like returning to my roots.”

 

Don Harrison, host of Open Source RVA, commented, “We are proud and happy to welcome the Richmond Theatre Critics Circle CURTAIN CALL to the Open Source RVA team. The local theater scene deserves the kind of intense spotlight and critical scrutiny that the RTCC members will provide to WRIR listeners every two weeks.

 

The Richmond Theatre Critics Circle CURTAIN CALL will have its first broadcast this Friday, May 20 with the podcast posted on Saturday, May 14.  We’ll be discussing the production of “Summer & Smoke,” hear excerpts from an interview with the show’s director Bruce Miller and talk about his contributions.

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