Space 55’s Season 14!
Radio Free Europa
Space55 is proud to present our latest production: a radio play by Ear & The First Annual Bookburner’s Convention playwright Ashley Naftule! Loosely inspired by the life and work of legendary radio host Art Bell, Radio Free Europa is our first-ever foray into doing a completely remote production. Everything- from rehearsals to sound/art design to performing- will be done through conferencing. Unlike many Zoom shows, you won’t see the actors: their cameras will be off, leaving it up to a combination of sound effects, music, and their voices to bring the show to life (along with a little help from provocative visuals designed by David Matteson). A play structured around a series of phone calls, it’s uniquely suited to speak to our isolated, cabin feverish times.
RADIO FREE EUROPA:
Broadcasting from the Nevada desert, Delilah Peel hosts the nation’s most popular late night AM radio show. Fielding paranoid calls about UFOs, Bigfoots, dead pop stars, and chupacabras is all in a day’s work for Peel. But when her equipment begins picking up ominous transmissions from beyond the stars, she starts to worry that she’s turning into one of her callers.
Directed by Dennis Frederick, with performances by Amy Garland, Scott Hyder, Julie Peterson, BJ Garrett, Ernesto Moncada, Sarah Starling, Aleks Hollis, Marcella Grassa, Mona Swan LeSueur, Willa Eigo, Cody Hunt, Matt Clarke, and Alex Tuchi.
Radio Free Europa’s performances will be live-streamed Friday, May 15 thru Sunday, June 7th. Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm. It’s free to “attend” the show. Donations are much appreciated.
To get an invite, click the button below and fill out this form and we will email you an invite the day before the show with the info you need to log in.
Special thanks to Cherry Red Records for letting us use a song from their catalog for the show.
Feb. 21-Mar. 14, 2020
Carrie Behrens’ Zoni-winning radio play series about a young girl dealing with the twin horrors of going to junior high school and being a Werechicken continue with the third installment in this popular, family-friendly series. Directed by Kim Porter.
In the interest of public health, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our remaining two performances. Our sincerest apologies to those planning to attend this Friday and Saturday. If you purchased pre-sale tickets they will be refunded to you.
Thank you again to our wonderful cast and crew, and to all those that have supported the show.
We are hopeful that we will be able to reunite and put on an encore performance after the dangers associated with the corona virus have passed.
March 27-28, 2020
Small Dance Collective invites you to wander into a world where the absurd and profound live, play, and crash together. Join us for a performance devised by a cross disciplinary ensemble in a multi-sensory, poetic encounter with curiosity.
Postponed – New dates TBD
Fade by Tanya Saracho (A co-production with Teatro Bravo!)
April 10-26, 2020 (preview April 9)
When Lucia, a Mexican-born novelist, gets her first TV writing job, she feels a bit out of place on the white male-dominated set. Lucia quickly becomes friends with the only other Latino around, a janitor named Abel. As Abel shares his stories with Lucia, similar plots begin to find their way into the TV scripts that Lucia writes. Fade is a play about class and race within the Latinx community, as well as at large, and how status does not change who you are at your core.
Postponed – New dates TBD
Radio-Free Europa by Ashley Naftule
May 15-June 7, 2020
Broadcasting from the Nevada desert, Delilah Peel hosts the nation’s most popular late night AM radio show. Fielding paranoid calls about UFOs, Bigfoots, and ghosts is all in a day’s work for Peel. But when her equipment begins picking up ominous transmissions from beyond the stars, she starts to worry that she’s turning into one of her callers.