Mar 042018
 

Jane Kulow

Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call guest host Sean McCord talks with Jane Kulow, Program Director of the Virginia Festival of the Book. The 2018 Virginia Festival of the Book runs from March 21st to 25th.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Feb 182018
 

Gare Galbraith

Guest host Sean McCord talks with Gare Galbraith, local author, actor, and astrologer, on making a successful life in the arts.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Jan 212018
 

Michael Suarez

Michael Suarez is the Director of the Rare Book School at UVA, a professor of English, and a Jesuit priest. He will join Sunday Morning Wake-up Call guest host Sean McCord to talk about the study of books, literature, and theology. Topics include: Why e-books will never completely replace printed books.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Jan 162018
 

This is our sixth and final episode in this series of radio plays from Charlottesville’s top playwrights and the talented actors at Live Arts Radio. Each play was written by members of Charlottesville’s Playwright’s Lab.

This episode takes you into the most terrifying and chaotic hellhole known to man: the airport. A simple flight delay spins out of control and upends the life of a young couple, revealing long-hidden secrets and buried resentments.

 
Turbulence is the work of the following talented men and women:

Jenny Mead (Playwright) is an award-winning playwright whose work has been produced at various theaters in Virginia, New York, California, Connecticut, Minnesota, and Mexico (forthcoming). A former Hollywood executive, journalist and English teacher, Jenny lives in Charlottesville where she is mother to a basset hound and writes business ethics case studies at the University of Virginia.
Alex Citron (Director, Co-Founder) has been tinkering with the theater arts for nearly fifty years. He is a playwright, director, designer and occasionally, an actor.  He was a founder of Play On, and served as its Executive Director.  Turbulence marks his first experience with radio drama.
Nathan Anderith (James, Co-Founder) is signing off here at Live Arts Radio. Once upon a time this project was just a dream and a whim, and now we’ve made six great episodes of radio excellence. Thanks so much for listening, everyone. Now I’m off to Africa, where I will have a whole new continent of people to annoy.
Sean Michael McCord (Airport Announcer, Co-Founder) is a Charlottesville-based playwright, producer, director, and occasional actor. Once upon a time, he was radioactive. He is currently an MFA Playwright at the Hollins Playwrights’ Lab in Roanoke.
Julie Stavitski (Elizabeth) is a frequent reader for the Live Arts Playwrights’ Lab and loves playing a small part in the development of new works. She was most recently seen in A Christmas Story: The Musical and The Addams Family at Four County Players.
Cory Capron (Music Composer) has written three full-length plays and several shorts, directed and co-directed several shows, and worked in props, sound, costume and creature design. He is a founding member of Gorilla Theater Productions, where he has worked as house composer on many productions. Outside the theater, Cory is a short story author, a singer-songwriter, and occasionally an experimental filmmaker.

 
The Live Arts Playwrights’ Lab is a free forum for writers of every experience level, in which they share, read, hear, and discuss their work in a community of fellow playwrights. The Lab is dedicated to developing the work of local writers in a fun, creative, supportive setting; and includes opportunities for public staged readings and full productions. The Lab meets on the first and third Monday of each month (except July and August). Whether you’ve been writing for years or are just getting started, there’s a place for you in the Lab! Visit Live Arts The Foundry for more information.

Post production work for Turbulence was done by Dan Gould at the Charlottesville Podcasting Network.

Jan 012018
 

This is our fifth in a series of radio plays from Charlottesville’s top playwrights and the talented actors at Live Arts Radio. Each play was written by members of Charlottesville’s Playwright’s Lab.

This episode takes a peak behind the heroic journey, what happens when the beast is slain, the day is saved but real life goes on. We hope you will enjoy After the Dragon is Dead by Nathan Anderith.

After the Dragon is Dead is the work of the following talented men and women:

Alison Bushey (Dragon) is enjoying her first foray into radio. She has been acting in Charlottesville for over 13 years. She most recently portrayed Anya Magnifico in Bullet for an Unaccompanied Heart at Four County Players.
Jack Rakes (Priest/Angel) is pleased to be in his first radio play! Almost as pleased as he was when he stopped that alien invasion with his bare hands. He is currently a board member of Gorilla Theater Productions, and a full-time Blacksmith when not doing that. All his love to Kendall, who endures his terrible jokes admirably.
Katharine Meyer (Jennifer) is a recovering actress, Shakespeare nerd, and education policy graduate student. She enjoyed her first podcast immensely, not only for the fun new experience but also the welcome distraction while gestating her first child, Elizabeth. She refuses to leave Charlottesville, and has successfully squandered a decade in this great town.
Kendall Aiguier Stewart (Melody) is so excited to be able to blend her two loves, theater and radio, on this project. Working on it with her third love, Jack, wasn’t too bad either. Find her on stage at Gorilla Theater Productions, and on the air at 106.1 The Corner and 97.5 3 WV. All the thanks to Nathan for the opportunity!
Kurt Meusel (George) has been acting and working other aspects of the theater since 1999, but Dragon represents his first work as a voice-only actor. He’s performed for Live Arts in The Master and Margarita, Animal Farm, and various galas; other favorite shows have included Macbeth and The 39 Steps. Kurt was very excited to work in this new medium, and hopes to do it again someday!
Nathan Anderith (Writer, Director) wants to be the voice in your head. He’s leaving Charlottesville in January for parts unknown, but he’ll always love this town for all the amazing creative opportunities it’s offered and the fantastic people he’s worked with.
Alex Citron, (Writer, Co-Founder-Facilitator of the Playwrights’ Lab) has been a member of the Lab since 2002. He has worked in theater for over forty-five years, as an actor, director, producer, set designer and stage manager. Of the seventeen plays he has written, six have been produced by companies in California, Texas, New York and Virginia. From 2005 until its closing in 2014, Alex was Executive Director of Play On, a Charlottesville community theater.
Cory Capron (Music Composer) is a has written three full-length plays and several shorts, directed and co-directed several shows, and worked in props, sound, costume and creature design. He is a founding member of Gorilla Theater Productions, where he has worked as house composer on many productions. Outside the theater, Cory is a short story author, a singer-songwriter, and occasionally an experimental filmmaker.
Sean Michael McCord (Co-Founder) is a Charlottesville-based playwright, producer, director, and occasional actor. Once upon a time, he was radioactive. He is currently an MFA Playwright at the Hollins Playwrights’ Lab in Roanoke.

The Live Arts Playwrights’ Lab is a free forum for writers of every experience level, in which they share, read, hear, and discuss their work in a community of fellow playwrights. The Lab is dedicated to developing the work of local writers in a fun, creative, supportive setting; and includes opportunities for public staged readings and full productions. The Lab meets on the first and third Monday of each month (except July and August). Whether you’ve been writing for years or are just getting started, there’s a place for you in the Lab! Visit Live Arts The Foundry for more information.

Post production work for After the Dragon was Dead was done by Dan Gould at the Charlottesville Podcasting Network.

Dec 102017
 

Shawn Decker

Shawn Decker first appeared on the Wake-Up Call in 2006 upon publication of his memoir My ‘Pet Virus’. He comes back now to talk with host Sean McCord about his life ten years later as a sexual health advocate and musician. Topics include: Living with AIDS as a child and meeting Depeche Mode.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Nov 122017
 

Jenny Wales

Jenny Wales, the new Artistic Director of UVA’s Heritage Theatre Festival, is a UVA Drama Department graduate who graces Charlottesville again after a successful career in theater and academia. She joins host Sean McCord to talk about her life in the arts, what it means to return, and what we might expect from Heritage in the future.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Nov 112017
 

Jackson Landers

Journalist Jackson Landers, the writing half of the team behind Charlottesville: Our Streets, talked about the events of August 12, 2017 as captured in their new documentary.

The 2017 Virginia Film Festival runs from November 9th through November 12th.

Nov 112017
 

Colette Burson

UVA graduate and esteemed filmmaker Colette Burson returns to Charlottesville with Permanent, her new film as writer and director. Permanent centers around a 13 year old and her family, a hairstyle gone incredibly wrong, and a young girl’s plight to fit in small town Virginia in 1983. Burson, also the creator of Hung and The Riches, talks of her transition from the UVA drama department to writing and directing for stage, film, and TV.

The 2017 Virginia Film Festival runs from November 9th through November 12th.

Nov 112017
 

Andrew Hamer

Virginia native Andrew Hamer, now a Los Angeles filmmaker, brings his new work as part of the Short Films: Block C. Three Skeleton Key is based on a story by the French author George G. Toudouze and was previously and famously adapted for radio, starring Vincent Price. Hamer’s new short film is a standalone proof-of-concept, and in this interview he talks of his hope of leveraging this into a full feature-length film.

The 2017 Virginia Film Festival runs from November 9th through November 12th.

Nov 102017
 

Brian Wimer

Charlottesville filmmaker Brian Wimer teamed with journalist Jackson Landers for Charlottesville: Our Streets, their documentary look at the events of August 12. Filled with original footage of the attack on Charlottesville, Wimer also talks with counterprotestors, clergy, antics, alt-righters, and the militia who converged on our town.

The 2017 Virginia Film Festival runs from November 9th through November 12th.

Nov 092017
 

Rebecca Louise Miller

Rebecca Louise Miller is a playwright and now screenwriter whose film One Day Home screens as part of the Short Films: Block A at 3:00 PM Thursday at Vinegar Hill. In the film, Rebecca portrays Frida, and like her protagonist, she just got out of a marriage and goes shopping for a mattress when she meets an inconveniently cute guy and is reminded that a bed is more than just a place to sleep.

The 2017 Virginia Film Festival runs from November 9th through November 12th.