Young Playwrights Alumna Caitlin Cieri recently produced a radio play! Caitlin recently received her MA in Playwriting from the University of Essex.
She talks a little bit below about working in this art form. Be sure to check out her play "When the Breeze Blows Between the Two Hills" and more on her website.
By: Caitlin Cieri
I wrote "When the Breeze Blows Between the Two Hills" as a birthday present for mom. It has everything she loves: kids, fairies, nature, and fart jokes.
I just recently read an article about podcasts saying fictional podcasts were so hard to find because nobody wants to spend all their time searching for and rehearsing with actors. But I have studied radio drama, and it actually takes less time than working on stage or for television. I was lucky enough to be friends with Julisa Basak (Duckie the Fairy), who's been doing voice acting for years, and my mom has a great voice for narrating fairy tales; she had a lot of practice teaching at the West Hill School. I found Rebecca Stern (Rose), on Theatre Philadelphia's website, she recorded her lines in one night and sent them to me, and I was able to splice them in just fine. As for the sound effects, I mostly take them from freesound.org (God bless the Creative Commons 0 License) but I did need to get creative for the scene with the wolves. I couldn't find sounds of wolves eating so I had to use dogs.