Date of Award

1993

Document Type

Senior Scholars Paper

Department

Colby College. English Dept.

Advisor(s)

Jim Boylan

Abstract

This project involved the creation of more than five hours of audio fiction, most of which is in the fonn of sketch comedy. The first segment of this paper, Why a Senior Scholar Project in Radio Theatre, will lead the interested reader through my life, up to the decision to become a Senior Scholar at Colby. The second segment, entitled The Project, details the work that went into the completion of this project. This segment is divided into Semester One and Semester Two. The real meat of the project is in the tapes themselves. The first five tapes are Gale Force Theatre. These are nine, half-hour sketch comedy shows, recorded in an eight-track studio. I wrote one quarter of these sketches myself, and produced and co-engineered the shows. Unfortunately, the recorded episodes included here are of a less clean quality than might be hoped, as they are often fifth generation recordings. On the fifth tape (side 10) I have included a few sketches which I wrote and helped produce and perform at WTOS. The sixth tape (sides 11 and 12) is my longer work, The Four Story Building, which consists of only two stories, and should be an extremely clean recording. All thanks to Colby College, Jim Boylan, and the Senior Scholars' Program.

Keywords

audio fiction, sketch comedy, Radio plays, Production and direction

Tape 2-1 Bergie and The Smith.mp3 (3049 kB)
Tape 2-1 Bergie and The Smith.mp3

Tape 2-2 Bolshevik.mp3 (477 kB)
Tape 2-2 Bolshevik.mp3

Tape 2-3 Car Alarm.mp3 (681 kB)
Tape 2-3 Car Alarm.mp3

Tape 2-4 Man on the Brink of Disaster.mp3 (1838 kB)
Tape 2-4 Man on the Brink of Disaster.mp3

Tape 2-5 Probaskas.mp3 (4238 kB)
Tape 2-5 Probaskas.mp3

Tape 2-6 Science Chat.mp3 (1651 kB)
Tape 2-6 Science Chat.mp3

Tape 2-7 French Phrases.mp3 (3131 kB)
Tape 2-7 French Phrases.mp3

Tape 2-8 Mental Hospital.mp3 (2689 kB)
Tape 2-8 Mental Hospital.mp3

Tape 2-10 Bad Poetry Minute.mp3 (2004 kB)
Tape 2-10 Bad Poetry Minute.mp3

Tape 2-11 Flush Tiolet.mp3 (1218 kB)
Tape 2-11 Flush Tiolet.mp3

Tape 2-12 Ahab 7-11.mp3 (6317 kB)
Tape 2-12 Ahab 7-11.mp3

Tape 2-13 Phlegm.mp3 (1079 kB)
Tape 2-13 Phlegm.mp3

Tape 2-14 Idiotrod.mp3 (1765 kB)
Tape 2-14 Idiotrod.mp3

Tape 2-15 Bob Reckless.mp3 (6383 kB)
Tape 2-15 Bob Reckless.mp3

Tape 2-15 Bob Reckless.mp3 (6383 kB)
Tape 2-15 Bob Reckless.mp3

Tape 2-16 Shovelman.mp3 (2293 kB)
Tape 2-16 Shovelman.mp3

Tape 2-17 Narcoleptic Man.mp3 (2699 kB)
Tape 2-17 Narcoleptic Man.mp3

Tape 2-18 Hamlet's Blood.mp3 (2109 kB)
Tape 2-18 Hamlet's Blood.mp3

Tape 2-19 Operator.mp3 (2305 kB)
Tape 2-19 Operator.mp3

Tape 2-20 Vengeful Clapper.mp3 (1136 kB)
Tape 2-20 Vengeful Clapper.mp3

Tape 2-21 Rio.mp3 (1929 kB)
Tape 2-21 Rio.mp3

Tape 3 - Gale Force Theatre 13 and 14.mp3 (58310 kB)
Tape 3 - Gale Force Theatre 13 and 14.mp3

Tape 4 - Gale Force Theatre 15 and 16.mp3 (58213 kB)
Tape 4 - Gale Force Theatre 15 and 16.mp3

Tape 5 - Gale Force Theatre 17 and 18.mp3 (58551 kB)
Tape 5 - Gale Force Theatre 17 and 18.mp3

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