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Shortwave Theatre Festival

CFRC 101.9 FM and Cellar Door Project presented Shortwave Theatre Festival in 2020 and in 2022. Each radio theatre performance is written, directed, performed and sound designed by artists with Kingston connections. The Festival was made possible through the generous support of the City of Kingston Arts Fund and the Dan School of Drama and Music at Queen’s University. STF’s Executive Director is Mariah Horner and its Executive Producer is Dinah Jansen.

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20,000 Leagues under the Sea-A Shortwave Radio Theatre Camp Production
CFRC 101.9 FM hosted youth ages 12-16 this summer at the station during the first ever Shortwave Radio Theatre Camps!  Campers attended our weekly sessions, learned radio production skills and participated in the creation of radio theatre plays for broadcast on August 20, 2023.  CFRC’s camps were generously supported by the Kingston Arts Council and […]
20:35 8/11/23
“R.U.R.” (Rossum’s Universal Robots)-A Shortwave Radio Theatre Camp Production
CFRC 101.9 FM hosted youth ages 12-16 this summer at the station during the first ever Shortwave Radio Theatre Camps!  Campers attended our weekly sessions, learned radio production skills and participated in the creation of radio theatre plays for broadcast on August 20, 2023.  CFRC’s camps were generously supported by the Kingston Arts Council and […]
13:29 8/11/23
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century-A Shortwave Radio Theatre Camp Production
CFRC 101.9 FM hosted youth ages 12-16 this summer at the station during the first ever Shortwave Radio Theatre Camps!  Campers attended our weekly sessions, learned radio production skills and participated in the creation of radio theatre plays for broadcast on August 20, 2023.  CFRC’s camps were generously supported by the Kingston Arts Council and […]
20:09 8/11/23
Dinah & Mariah
Shortwave Theatre Festival Executive Producer Dinah Jansen and Festival Director Mariah Horner sit down to chat about the art of theatre, making radio theatre and Horner’s long career and current doctoral research in the theatrical craft.
56:22 11/9/22
Mark the C Artist Talkback
In this episode, host Chris Lawrie chats with Suzanne Hersh and Mark Cassidy of Threshold Theatre, the duo who wrote and performed Late Nights with Mark the C live in CFRC’s studios on November 5th 2022, about their process. Shortwave Theatre Festival 2022 was made possible through the generous support of the City of Kingston […]
38:21 11/9/22
Late Nights with Mark the C
“People ask, sometimes, how is it possible to try to have a moment of respite, a moment of music, in the middle of chaos. But isn’t this planet itself a spinning ball of respite & music, racing from nowhere to nowhere through the chaos?” Ilya Kaminsky Late Nights with Mark the C. is a follow […]
60:01 11/9/22
Mariah & Anne Marie
Shortwave Theatre Festival Director Mariah Horner chats with local artist Anne Marie Mortenson of local theatre company Bottle Tree Productions.  Learn more about making theatre with these two amazing practitioners as they talk shop 🙂
32:49 11/8/22
Jabberwocky & Listeners Artist Talkback
In this Shortwave Theatre Festival presentation, Festival Director Mariah Horner chats with a couple of the artists who made Sarah Emtage’s Jabberwocky & The Listeners come to life on our airwaves: Becky Bridger and Billie Kearns!
55:08 11/8/22
Jabberwocky & The Listeners
Two cousins named Magellan and Gadget are trapped in the labyrinth-like Sound Castle where every sound made in the world above is stored in boxes below. They are looking for a way out and also hoping to find the unheard final words of Magellan’s sister. The story continues in two parts. First in “The Jabberwocky” […]
43:32 11/8/22
Garden of Edith Artist Talkback
In this Shortwave Theatre Festival, Chris Lawrie chats with Shannon Kingston, James Hyatt, Fiona Beech, Lynus Ethier, Kemi King and Uri Livne-Bar, the artists behind the play Garden of Edith. This artist talkback is part of the Shortwave Theatre Festival funded by the City of Kingston Arts Fund.
59:24 11/8/22
Garden of Edith
It’s a regular neighbourhood, with regular bungalows, a library, and a field– and maybe a little magic. While exploring one day, Edith finds several dozen gnomes living in a secret garden behind her late grandfather’s house. Meanwhile, Edith’s genderfluid Uncle Arnold has returned to the home to prepare it for sale. Together, Edith, Arnold, and […]
59:24 11/7/22
Listen ‘Round the Fire
Listen ‘Round a Fire is a radio theatre piece written, directed, and sound designed by recent Queen’s graduate Sam Kaiser for his graduating Special Studies Project.  The piece follows three heroes, cowboys of sorts, in an unfamiliar world who come across a capsule containing mysterious audio logs.  When they play these audio logs, they find sound […]
29:11 11/6/22
Half Past Lunchtime Artist Talkback
Enjoy a conversation with the artists who made Half Past Lunchtime possible!  Shortwave Theatre Festival Director Mariah Horner chats with actors Billie Hearns, Elizabeth Taylor, Shannon Kingston alongside playwright Haley Sarfeld and director Anthony Mann.
54:05 11/5/22
Half Past Lunchtime
A feline flâneur wanders the sidewalks, gardens, and – to the chagrin of some – open windows of a downtown neighbourhood on a Sunday afternoon. Along the way, he meets a forager, a flirt, a fatigued full-time worker, a grossed-out gardener, a concussed daydreamer, a robin, a widow, and dozens of cucumber beetles. Will he […]
56:51 11/5/22
Psychological Dangers in Participatory Theatre
Psychological Dangers in Participatory Theatre by Hailey Scott is a documentary research project created during the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Stemming from a formative experience at the infamous Sleep No More, Hailey’s research is grounded in how audiences engage with the dangers hidden behind the curtain and how artists can make theatre a compelling […]
52:47 4/11/22
Rocky Horror Picture Critique
Dan and Tama spend some time together in this special program taking on Rocky Horror Picture Show with queer, trans and feminist deconstructions of this cult classic.
114:53 11/14/20
A Strong Girl: The Talkback
Join us for another talkback with host Mariah Horner. In this episode, Horner talks to some of the artists who made the Shortwave Theatre Festival performance A Strong Girl possible.  Tune in for a chat with playwright Rysia Andrade, Director Maddy Scovil, and Sound Designer Ensor Moriarty. Shortwave’s radio theatre performances were made possible through […]
61:54 11/7/20
A Strong Girl
👩‍❤️‍👩 When bones are discovered just underfoot along Princess St., we are reminded that Kingston’s tragedies and ghosts are always more complex (and more gay) than they seem. Rysia Andrade’s A Strong Girl introduces us to Margie, your classic Victorian baby-gay, as she deals with love, sex, anxiety and laundry, living through her brief but […]
53:38 11/7/20
The Talk to Me Talkback
Join us in this episode hosted by guest, Jill Glatt.  Jill talks to the folks who made Shortwave Theatre Festival’s radio theatre LIVE performance of Talk to Me possible.  Listen in as Jill gets all the details from Mariah Horner, Sean Meldrum and Wallis Caldoza. This and other performances were made possible through the generous […]
56:40 11/7/20
Talk to Me
🍑 Cellar Door Project was pretty hot and bothered to be bring their summer hit,  Talk to Me by Sean Meldrum to CFRC’s airwaves during the Shortwave Theatre Festival! Part love story, part talk radio show, this radio theatre play first premiered at FOLDA in June 2020. Talk to Me,  the only sex and dating […]
57:11 11/7/20
Revolution Has Failed Talkback
In this episode, Shortwave Theatre Festival Director Mariah Horner chats with the artists involved in the creation of The Revolution Has Failed.  In this talk, Horner sits down with playwright Rob Downes and the play’s Director, Liam Bidmead. This and other performances were made possible through the generous support of the City of Kingston Arts […]
56:19 11/7/20
The Revolution Has Failed
💥 The year is 2025, 4 years since Montreal was bombed & destroyed. Canada has changed dramatically. The freedoms & liberties we once held are gone. On Wednesday November 4th 2020 at 9PM, CFRC 101.9 FM broadcasted local playwright, Robert Downes’ cautionary tale, The Revolution Has Failed.  This radio theatre drama was directed by Liam […]
65:57 11/7/20
The Philip & Lucinda Talkback
In this episode, Shortwave Theatre Festival Director Mariah Horner chats with the fun artists who made the Philip & Lucinda Radio Show radio performance possible!  Join Mariah for a fun, lively conversation about the art of radio theatre-making with Director Anthony Mann, sound designer John Sanfilippo, and Philip & Lucinda’s playwrights and performers Myque France […]
57:52 11/7/20
The Philip & Lucinda Radio Show
🎪 On Sunday November 1 2020 at 9PM, CFRC 101.9 FM premiered The Philip & Lucinda Radio Show.  This fun radio theatre comedy performance was written and performed by Zita Nyarady and Myque Franz of Grand Salto Theatre.  This lovely gem features playful, physical & thought provoking performances through theatre, circus, clown, mask & dance.  Delivered […]
39:43 11/7/20
The Soundcastle: Artist Talkback
Shortwave Theatre Festival Mariah Horner hosted a series of artist talkbacks for each of the Festival’s radio theatre performances. In this talkback series episode, Horner chats with some of the artists who made The Soundcastle possible including Becky Bridger (Director), Jeremy Kerr (Sound Designer), and Sarah Emtage (the Playwright). —– Each of Shortwave Theatre Festival’s […]
45:23 11/7/20
The Soundcastle by Sarah Emtage
🏰 If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it – where does the sound go? On November 1 2020 at 1:30 PM, CFRC radio listeners found out where the sound goes in this super sweet family friendly radio play The Sound Castle.  Sarah Emtage’s new radio play was the first play […]
26:45 11/7/20
Shortwave Theatre Festival Launch
Mariah Horner (Festival Director) and Dinah Jansen (Executive Director) sat down for a live studio chat to launch Shortwave Theatre Festival in Kingston on November 1st 2020 at 11 am, an hour of chat followed by a one-hour live studio performance with Kingston’s Savage Family Band featuring Tom and Bella Savage and Bonz Bowering. Stay […]
60:07 11/2/20
War of the Worlds at CFRC
Kingston’s campus/community radio station takes on the Orson Welles classic! Narrated by Principal Daniel Woolf, and with a cast of dozens, this is a new spin on an old classic with a contemporary radio twist. Originally aired on CFRC 101.9 FM in Kingston, Ontario on October 30, 2018. Locally reimagined, this radio theatre performance was […]
64:28 10/31/18