KXRW Vancouver

The Lone Ranger: Re-Imagined Radio

1:00pm, 5-21-2018
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Featuring: Steven H Becker, Anne McEnerny-Ogle, Joe Clemons, Terry Ogle, Ian Hanley, Kristin Heller, Mark Martin, Nick Ettorre, Breanna Kurth, John Barber and Barbara Richardson 

Music performance by Mat and Barbara at 6:30pm

The Lone Ranger was a popular radio drama, with more than three thousand episodes from 31 January 1933 until 27 May 1955. The radio show was an immediate success and quickly spawned a series of novels, films, television series, animations, comic strips and books, video games, premiums, and toys, as well as parodies and spoofs. Although possibly inspired by Texas Ranger Captain John R. Hughes, to whom the book The Lone Star Ranger by Zane Grey was dedicated in 1915, the Lone Ranger, and his companion Tonto, are both fictional characters. Even so, they, and their horses, Silver and Scout, are enduring American icons. Hi-Yo, Silver, away! This live radio drama re-imagines the Lone Ranger origin story and combines it with a story of empowerment of women on an Oregon Trail wagon train.

Original Performance Location
The Kiggins Theater
1011 Main Street Vancouver, WA 98660

Original Performance Date & Time
Wednesday, April 4th at 7:00pm 
(Pre show entertainment between 6:00pm-7:00pm)

What is Re-Imagined Radio?
Re-Imagined Radio offers radio drama, both contemporary and from the Golden Age of Radio (1930s-1950s), as live performances featuring community voice actors, Foley artists, and other creative people. Performances are also live streamed on the Internet, extending community outreach to an international scale.

Re-Imagined Radio evolved from a digital storytelling course John Barber taught in 2013. The purpose was to investigate sound-based storytelling in the radio medium through live community performances. With the addition of live Internet streaming, Re-Imagined Radio has become a radio art—transmission art project.

Each Re-Imagined Radio performance is offered in a 1936 movie theatre. Community voice actors, Foley sound artists, and other creative people re-create radio dramas using original scripts. Digital SFX, music, visual backdrops, and social media provide new storytelling opportunities. Live audiences see, hear, and sometimes participate in sound-based radio narratives as they are re-created before their eyes and ears. Online audiences listen only, but in that listening radio sparks their imaginations like no other medium. The result: old medium, new engagement. Radio as never before seen, or heard. 

Partners include the historic Kiggins Theatre, in downtown Vancouver, WA; Metropolitan Performing Arts, Vancouver, WA; Nouspace Gallery & Media Lounge, an occasional, interactive, multimedia art and media gallery; and the Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver.

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