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9 February 2017, R4 Round Table Read – Aloud 故事分享之夜

R4 Round Table Read – Aloud 故事分享之夜
Thursday, February 9 at 8 PM – 10 PM
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Red Room Radio Redux (R4) invites you to …
紅房新廣播劇團邀請您…

紅房大聲說: 小氣財神
時間: 8 pm – 10 pm
日期: 2017.2.9
地點: 紅房國際村 (空總創新基地)
入場費: 費用:隨喜

ReadAloud
Time: 8 pm – 10 pm
Date: February 9. 2017
Venue: Red Room International https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rxjn5npo7xcwwhs/AABBhtYk7u8Dq2B6rcovM9WVa?dl=0 TAF
Your Patronage: Pay-by-Value

No microphones, no special effects.

Aesop’s Fables and more

Rehearsals are in full swing for Aesop’s Fables, coming to the Red Room January 21st, 2017
brought to you by Stage Time & Juice in collaboration with Red Room Radio Redux

161204 1st Aesops rehearsal from Red Room on Vimeo.

December 2016 ReadAloud

We had a fine turnout for our December ReadAloud: 16 souls who read aloud from Christmas Carol.
MANY THANKS to the elves who decorated! The wreath and the fairly lights added a festive touch. We sat in the circle created by the furniture in the center of the room. The room smelled DELICIOUS!
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THE WORD FROM R4, December 2016

JACK

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See photos from the Anniversary production of Jack at Stage Time & Juice XX

The idea of a one-day workshop for the purpose of creating a short presentation for the 7th Anniversary celebration came to Juice’s Carol Yao in the course of a discussion about a future and more elaborate R4/Juice collaboration. Jack & the Beanstalk was chosen from a list of familiar (Western) folk tales mainly because of that story’s potential for noise-making (sound effects).

Four teens were recruited: Julian and Nicole Hsu, Jessie Chen and Sosia Chen-Wernik. Carol and Ruth rounded out the cast.
We had less than three hours to learn the show. Radio drama allows for reading the script – no memorization was required. People settled into their assignments easily. Only one person played multiple roles and those characters appeared in separate scenes. The youngest member of the group took responsibility for sound effects and the eldest teen took on most of the narration as well as handling the cue-cards.

A last-minute addition was Ashish Purswaney, who translated the pre-show script, greeted the audience, introduced the craft of Radio Drama and responded to Cue Cards. The show was well received. There was a good turnout and the family audience was receptive to our offering. The sound system was of excellent quality and expertly-managed. All-in-all it was a good experience, if a bit rushed. But sometimes, that’s how we roll.

Earlier in November the ReadAloud met over some poetry by Robert Frost.
Generally, we feel that the monthly ReadAloud could use some more attention. While it was never meant to be a big event, it’s not thriving.

To end on an up-beat: the November calendar also included a visit to the ICRT studios for a recording session of Most Dangerous Game. Pat Woods and Paul Batt met there with Ruth and our favorite recording engineer Liu Ping. Everyone were so familiar with the material that the session went swimmingly and we were satisfied with the work in just a few hours.

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DecemberReadAloud

Charles Dickens wrote his most famous hit single at a time when Christmas traditions and celebrations had fallen out of style.

The novella appeared in December 1843 as: A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas. It has not been out of print since.

Dickens was quite fond of the holiday and, with his history as a thespian, he thoroughly enjoyed reading it aloud each yuletide to family, friends and neighbors.

It’s become an R4 tradition here in Taiwan to present this classic in one form or another – always closely adhering to the original language. In 2012, a cast of readers assembled at the ICRT studios to record a scripted version, (penned by our own dramaturg, IgnatzRatskywatsky). This recording has been broadcast yearly at holiday time.

Dickens’ own abridged version was our material for the DecemberReadAloud: Sixteen souls gathered in the Red Room at TAF to take turns reading aloud. Incidental music set the mood and simple sound effects enhanced the listening experience.

The room had been festively decorated by Red Room elVes (that’s V for Volunteers, without whom there would be no Red Room) They even made the room smell Christmas-y with cinnamon and citrus and cider.

That’s the Word, and God bless us, everyone!

Ruth Giordano
Red Room Radio Redux

Red Room Radio Redux (R4), September 2015

The first Short Story ReadAloud on Friday evening, October 2 at the new Red Room venue at Taiwan Air Force Base was an informal affair. Some readers had prepared their chosen stories by rehearsing accompanied by music and sound effects. A variety of authors were represented, including Ernest Hemingway, Mark Twain and Ray Bradbury. The Taipei Writers Group was well represented and one of the members shared her own work by reading it aloud.
Everyone had a chance a chance to read “cold” (without preparation) from a collection of “Flash Fiction”: extremely short short stories. In this case the stories were 55 words long.

Several attendees expressed interest in regular meetings where we can read aloud, either as soloists or to share a piece of literature by taking turns reading aloud to the group. We look forward to starting a series of gatherings and will post when we settle on a pattern of dates. The meetings may lead to productions or may be just for the joy of it.

Rehearsals for DRACULA are in full swing, complete with plenty of noise.
We are scheduled to perform on Friday, October 23 at the new Red Room space at TAF. Tickets can be bought through AccuPass.
Details here on the Red Room website and FaceBook page.

Our adaptation draws heavily on the original novel by Bram Stoker. It was written specifically for Red Room Radio Redux by Ignatz Ratskywatsky.

Nearly half the cast is returning from our original production in 2013.
The studio recording (also made in 2013) is on the new ICRT-FM100 app, along with five other stories we produced at their studio. You can download the app to your smart phone for free! Do it now!

2 Oct 2015, A Round Table ReadAloud

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Red Room Radio Redux presents
2 October 2015
6:30 pm-9:00 pm

Red Room International Village
Your Patronage 開支攤提費 $200NTD
Taiwan Air Force Base (TAF) LIBRARY 空軍總部 「圖書館」
No. 177, Sec. 1, Jianguo S. Rd (Intersection of Jianguo S. Rd. and Jinan Rd.)台北市大安區建國南路一段177號(濟南路與建國南路交叉口)

Gather ‘Round for
A Round Table ReadAloud

1) Red Room Radio readers will bring to life Masters of the art of writing, such as Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, Helen Keller and others.

2) The Taiwan Writers’ Group will be represented, as members will read their original stories aloud.

3) IF YOU WANT TO SHARE A STORY, (under 10 minutes, please) contact Ruth [email protected] for further instructions.

4) Guests will be invited to participate in a Round Table ReadAloud, where we will share a short story by taking turns reading aloud.

Pass the book and Listen, All!
You’ll witness and experience the joy of giving a voice to words on a page,
lifting them off and releasing them into a circle of listeners.

Latecomers will be admitted between stories.

R4
~~Kindling the power of the spoken word and
populating the theatre of your imagination ~~