This past weekend, the Learning Kitchen at Aveda was transformed into a theatre-space for the newly forming performing group: Red Room Radio Redux. Dedicated to the power of the spoken word, this new group consists of members of the Red Room community who have donated their time and talents over several months in preparation for four shows.
The room was comfortably populated, with an average attendance of 40, by Red Room-ers, TAS colleagues an friends from all walks of our lives.
The audience saw a representation of the sound studios of the Golden Age of Radio Drama of the 1930s and 40s: voice actors at microphones and sound effects being produced. As the play progressed the action became more and more dramatic and emphatic. The first act closed with a fully staged presentation of a scene from Shakespeare’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM and the second act with all the battles and magic we find in Shakespeare’s MACBETH. The show is designed to demonstrate the power of Shakespeare’s words.
Members of the group represent several countries and a wide range of stage experience. Co-creators, Peter and Ruth Giordano look forward to producing other works of literature in a similar format. Plans are already being made to read an adaption of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at the December Red Room event.