Sunday, August 27, 2006


Well, maybe I'm not THAT flummoxed.

Only about one thing.

I tried to upload a new audio play to myspace and it's PENDING and still pending after much of a day or so. I know it says to wait, but the last few things I uploaded only took 5 minutes to get on line. I already deleted it once and uploaded it again - but I get the same thing.

At least our new podcast worked ok at
Go there if you want to hear the final part of our first Cliff Proton adventure.

Also, I was a little annoyed that I couldn't put all the audio theater links in my top friends list - so, at the risk of it getting way too crazy I created a new list just for them in the profile area. (see below)

Also we're ready to start choosing the cast of the Whisper this weekend, and we start rehearsals after LaborDay. Two new shows were added in Dallas too. If all goes well, the plan is to put this episode of the Whisper on the air for Halloween.

So much for news and updates - if you see a new Jack Hardcastle on our myspace player - you'll know it worked.

The audio theatre list on myspace looks something like this - but aligned better (it should be fully functional here too)

Friday, August 25, 2006

Dates added for the WHISPER

Possible new dates for the Whisper at the Dallas Hub Theater

2809 Canton St. Dallas, TX 75226 (Deep Ellum)

Saturday September 16th and Saturday September 23rd

More info as we confirm all the details.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Audition Script on line

Dear friend of Texas Radio Theatre,
This quick note is to let you know that the audition sides (MS WORD) are on line for our September audio play (The Whisper: Some Things are Better Left Undead):

We are casting for:

KENDRA KING/WHISPER (F) 30-40’s: A history professor at Ivy University with a unique ability to fight corruption and right wrongs.

CONRAD GALLAGHER (M) 20’s: Nerdy wanna be Super Hero sidekick, knows Kendra’s secret and helps her whether she likes it or not.

HERBERT CARTWRIGHT (M) 50’s A captain of industry caught with his hand in the cookie jar. Rather than go to prison for the rest of his life, he’s using his wealth and power to build a new life in Ivy Town.

DEAN SHEPREY: (M) 60’s Slightly absent minded Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.

JUDITH: (F) 40-50’s Dean Sheprey’s assistant and School of Arts and Sciences secretary.

Dr HOLLAND: (M) 40’s A scientist who does unethical and controversial procedures for enormous profit.
Auditions are on August 26th, the performance is September 15th in Arlington.
Other dates (if any) will be published by the audition date.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Forward into the past - CLIFF I podcast

Well, since our weekly radio show is on hold - I'll dust off parts of some of the older broadcasts and start posting them on line (if you ever want to hear a better CD-quality version of these show - we have most of our titles available)

Log onto our podcast to hear part one of:



Friday, August 11, 2006

Streaming Audio on Myspace

Lately I've noticed several other modern audio dramatists on myspace, and I thought - why not us?

Well... why not? Especially since we're not broadcasting weekly shows at the moment.

(We might have some holiday broadcast specials coming up... more on that later)

Right now I'm talking about myspace.

We've currently got the first episode of both the latest Cliff Proton and the latest Colonel Nickels on line here:

Or just click that big old image in the middle.

More stuff will be uploaded to our libsyn podcasting site as well, so keep your ipods open.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

KNTU broadcasts on hold.

I'm sad to say that at this time (first week of August 2006) our weekly broadcasts on KNTU are on hold.

The station is looking to expand it's jazz programming for Sunday - and there's no room in the current schedule for our program. In the next few months, we're hoping that we might have the opportunity to broadcast on a holiday or special event.

If you desire, you can direct any comments to KNTU's general email at:

More news as it comes in.

Auditions August 26th

The Texas Radio Theatre Company
in cooperation with the Arlington Museum of Art

(an audio play)

Written and Directed by Richard Frohlich

SATURDAY August 26th starting at 10:00am
Arlington Museum of Art
201 West Main Street, Arlington Texas

An appointment is necessary.
Contact us via email (PREFERRED) with the subject line "Whisper Audition"

Times and Dates subject to change

Tuesday September 5th - Rehearsal 7:30pm - AMA (the Arlington Museum of Art)
Thursday September 7th - Rehearsal 7:30pm - AMA
Tuesday September 12th - Rehearsal 7:30pm - AMA
Thursday September 14th - Run-through / Dress Rehearsal 7:30pm - AMA

We have so few rehearsals, that we must require the attendance of ALL of them -
unless special arrangements or considerations are discussed and agreed upon ahead of time.


FRIDAY September 15th - call 6:00pm - AMA (the Arlington Museum of Art)

(additional performances to be announced)

Cast and crew are voluntary. A recording of the performance will be provided. Audition sides will be available soon on our audition webpage (see below). Please bring acting resume. Headshots are optional. For more information please visit our audition page:

Casting for at least 3 men and 2 women playing multiple roles. We are also looking for people interested in sound effects and other areas of production.
The Whisper/Kendra King - (30s) history professor at Ivy University with a unique ability to fight corruption and right wrongs.
Conrad Gallagher - (20s)nerdy wanna-be Super Hero sidekick, knows Kendra’s secret and helps her whether she likes it or not.
Mr. Herbert Cartwright (50s)- a man who attempts to escape the evil he’s done by faking his death.
Other cast to be posted. Some characters to be doubled with main characters

Weekly broadcasts on KNTU are temporarily on hold. In the meantime we will try to beef up our podcasts.

An action-mystery audio play with a full cast and sound effects. Kedra King, a history professor at Ivy University, uses a remarkable ability to leave her physical body becoming The Whisper: an unseen and powerful threat to criminals and lawbreakers. In this episode she meets the spirit of Herbert Cartwright as he’s undergoing a procedure that would fake and confirm his own death. Normally, the Whisper would attempt to expose him, however due to their unusual meeting, he may now know her true identity. An adventure designed to stimulate your imagination.

As you may know, radio theatre is unique. Although you will not be required to memorize a script, your talents must go far beyond the simple task of a dramatic reading. You will be expected to develop your character so that you have a clear image of how he or she fits into the story we are telling.

If you’re selected, you will be charged with the task of helping us paint an imaginary picture. Using words music and sounds, we must provide an environment into which the listener can enter through the power of imagination. Critical to our success is the use of sound effects. Unlike other forms of theatre, ours demands that actors understand and study the timing needed to blend in with the supporting sound effects.