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CFRC Launches second Shortwave Theatre Festival

CFRC has announced the launch of the the second Shortwave Theatre Festival on CFRC’s airwaves from November 1st-6th 2022.

CFRC 101.9 FM and local theatre collective Cellar Door Project are collaborating on the presentation of the Theatre Festival.

The Shortwave Theatre Festival features four original plays written, performed, directed and produced by emergent and seasoned artists with Kingston connections in addition to presentations from their partners at the Thousand Islands Playhouse and Single Thread Theatre Company. 

Supported by City of Kingston Arts Fund, the Dan School of Drama and Music, and the Robert H. Black Residency Program, the Shortwave Theatre Festival company has worked over the past year to produce a free, accessible autumn entertainment experience for listeners in Kingston and worldwide.

“Following the tremendous success and community support for Shortwave 2020, we’re so excited to
provide another opportunity for campus and local artists to share their creativity with the entire
community. Shortwave artists have worked collaboratively for over a year to develop and produce
original, locally relevant radio theatre performances that are freely accessible through broadcast and
podcast. There’s really something for everyone in this year’s program including children. CFRC is proud
to continue collaborating with artists to find new ways to reach new and wider audiences,” says Dinah
Jansen, CFRC Executive Director and Shortwave Theatre Festival Executive Producer.

This year’s festival plays are complemented by some rebroadcasts from the CFRC theatrical vintage vault, two student-made radio documentaries, and episodes from the 2022 Thousand Islands Playhouse Podcast hosted by Allison Hess and Sophia Fabiilli.

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