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Radio plays.

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PRA Archive #sort descending Title Description Genre Broadcast Date
AZ0005 Seven o'clock : a voice play for radio / by Barry Garelick.

A young man visits the home of his parents after having been out on his own for a while.

KPFA, June 11, 1976.
AZ0007 Camel cigarettes go to war : a voice play for radio / by Barry Garelick.

Portrays the commercialization and glorification of war.

KPFA, May 7, 1976.
AZ0008 Repetition in gray : a voice composition / by Barry Garelick ; produced by Dean Okran. KPFA, June 23, 1978.
AZ0679 Voices / by Susan Griffin ; directed by Rena Down.

A dramatic radio work for five women.

KPFA, Oct. 7, 1975.
AZ0877 Dear master / by Dorothy Bryant.

Radio drama which explores the contentious, inspiring and moving friendship between George Sand...

KPFA, Aug. 1988.
AZ1673 Three plays: What Have You Done For Me Lately, Pas De Deux, and Small Change

Three plays about women, produced by the Unlearning to Not Speak Collective. Play #1: "What...

American Women -- Theater KPFA, March 11, 1975
BB0543 The Tomb / by Milton Mayer ; read by John Ohliger.

Reading of a play.

KPFA, 1 Sept. 1961.
BB0780 The Lotophagi : or the lotus eaters / by Connacht Davis ; produced by Earl Marsh.

Performance of the radio play.

KPFA, 7 Oct. 1962.
BB0782 The Goldfish pond / by Davis Connacht ; produced and directed by Earle Marsh.

Performance of the radio play.

KPFA, 1 Apr. 1962.
BB0797 The Partridge dance : a veridical fantasy / directed by John Owen ; produced by John Leonard.

Stanley Weese, James Thursby, Ann Novikoff, John Owen, Michael Random, Ellen Headley, and April...

KPFA, 7 Oct. 1962.
BB0803 Danse macabre / translated by Eric Vaughn.

Adaptation of Wedekind's French play.

KPFA, 20 May 1962.
BB0807 San Francisco's burning / by Helen Adam ; music by Warner Jepson ; produced by the San Francisco Playhouse.

Original cast recording of a ballad opera consisting of 60 songs which present a fantasy set in...

KPFA, 27 May 1962.
BB0808 Helen Adam performs San Francisco's burning.

Adam acts and sings all four parts in her own musical.

KPFA, 9-13 Apr. 1962.
BB0819 The Towneley play of Noah / by Paul Piehler.

Reading of his play.

KPFA, 26 Feb. 1963.
BB0862 Dewali / by Ishvani Hamilton.

Radio play set in modern Inida.

KPFA, 13 June 1963.
BB0876 The Intruder / by Maurice Masterlinck ; produced by John Whiting ; directed by Jack Nessel.

Play for radio.

KPFA, 30 June 1964.
BB0930 The Ascent of F-6 / by W.H. Auden and Cristopher Isherwood ; produced by Jerry Zelinger.

Performance of their play for radio.

KPFA, 22 Mar. 1964.
BB0936 Candaules, commissioner / by Daniel Gerould ; directed by Marc Estrin.

Play for radio.

KPFA, 11 June 1966.
BB0937 The Question / by John Hawkes ; directed by Robert Loper.

Play for radio.

KPFA, 15 June 1967.
BB0945 Sir Gawain and the green knight / directed by Paul Piehler ; produced by Jack Nessel.

Performance in the original Middle-English.

KPFA, 1965.
BB0998 Miscellany about Major Satherly / introduced by Gene Marine ; Mike Tigar and Chris Koch.

Play for radio.

KPFA, 13 Jan. 1961.
BB1000.09 Out of order / by David Samples ; directed by Isaiah Sheffer.

Original play for radio.

KPFA, 1961.
BB1043 The Mouse / written and produced by Christine Stone.

Performance of her play for radio.

KPFA, 28 July 1964.
BB1053 The No show / written and performed by Matt Cartmill and Bill Taylor.

Performance of their play for radio.

KPFA, 31 Jan. 1961.
BB1064 Doctor Watson meets Sherlock Holmes / starring John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson.

Performance of the detective-mystery series.|DOCTOR WATSON MEETS SHERLOCK HOLMES / John Gielgud...

KPFA, 1 Nov. 1963.
BB1112 Orpheus in Sausalito / by Pauline Kael.

Performance of her play for radio.

KPFA, 13 May 1962.
BB1184 Sixteen characters walking softly on a dead horse / by T.M. Lopez ; produced by Susan Miller.

Performance of the play for radio.

KPFA, 24 May 1966.
BB1186 Rat trap / by Ronald Siskind ; directed by Henry Miller ; produced by Michael Dayton.

Performance of his play for radio.

KPFA, 31 Oct. 1965.
BB1657 Where Helen lies / by James Broughton ; produced by Erik Bauersfeld.

Performance of Broughton's play for radio.

KPFA, 1967.
BB2078 Parker / written and directed by John Robinson.

Performance of his play for radio.

KPFA, 29 July 1968.
BB2079 Moving benches / by John Robinson.

Performance of his play for radio.

KPFA, 4 June 1968.
BB2080 Two theater pieces / by James Broughton.

Performance of two short plays for radio.


Mother -- What is man and the ballad of mad Jenny.

KPFA, 22 May 1967.
BB2081 Where Helen lies / by James Broughton.

Performance of his play for radio.

KPFA, 15 May 1967.
BB2127 Home free / by Lanford Wilson.

Play about a brother and sister, and their imaginary playmates.

KPFA, 7 Oct. 1968.
BB2141 Vastai : queen of queens / by Jim Armstrong.

Performance of his play for radio.

KPFA, 19 Feb. 1964.
BB2864 Playboy of the Western world / by John Synge ; directed by Michael Liebert.

Live recording of Synge's play.

KPFA, 5 June 1970.
BB2870 The Cradle will rock / by Marc Blitzstein ; directed by Howard DaSilva.

Performance of Blitzstein's play, written for the WPA Federal Theater. Includes music.

KPFA, 1970.
BB2875 St. Joan of the stockyards / by Bertolt Brecht ; comments by Eric Bentley.

Bentley introduces excerpts of the 1932 German radio play.

KPFA, 12 Mar. 1970.
BB2883 Botticelli / by Terrence McNally ; directed by Terry Wills.

Performance of McNally's play for radio.

KPFA, 4 July 1970.
BB3302 La Verita / by Italo Svevo.

Play in Italian.

WBAI, 2 Oct. 1963.
BB3326 The Pizza pusher / introduced by Billy Faier.

Performance of a play for radio.

WBAI, 19 May 1962.
BB3355 A Happy ending / by Douglas Turner Ward ; produced by Sam Engler.

One act play for radio.|A HAPPY ENDING / by Douglas Turner Ward| produced by Sam Engler...

WBAI, 11 June 1963.
BB3356 Salad days / by Dorothy Reynolds and Julian Slade.

Performance of a musical play for radio.|SALAD DAYS / by Dorothy Reynolds and Julian Slade...

WBAI, 6 June 1963.
BB3399 The Bride of ESP / written and directed by Jim Armstrong ; produced by Ernest Lowe and John Whiting.

Radio drama.

WBAI, 23 Sept. 1967.
BB3430 Dear nobody / by Jane Marla Robbins ; produced by Ed Woodward and Rosemary Anderson.

Performance of a play based on the diary by Fanny Burney, an 18th century novelist.

WBAI, 23 Nov. 1963?
BB3453 Unto thee a garden / narrated by George Vaskovec ; produced by Jenner Egan.

Performance of a documentary-drama.|UNTO THEE A GARDEN / narrated by George Vaskovec| produced...

WBAI, 14 Jan. 1969.
BB3469 Conspiracy, 1683 / produced by Bill Henderson.

Radio drama based on the life of Algernon Sidney, a 17th century radical executed for his...

WBAI, 14 June 1970.
BB3484 Day of absence / by Douglas Turner Ward.

Performance of Ward's play for radio.|DAY OF ABSENCE / by Douglas Turner Ward...

WBAI, 11 June 1963.
BB3611 Phantasies of a prisoner / Lowell Naeve and Richard M. Elman.

Performance of a play for radio.

WBAI, 20 Nov. 1962.
BB3701 It should happen to a dog / by Worl Mankowitz.

Performance of Mankowitz' play for radio.

WBAI, 13 Nov. 1963.
BB3779.19 St. Joan of Stockyards : excerpts / by Bertolt Brecht ; compiled by Eric Bentley.

Excerpts from the 1932 German radio production of Brecht's drama.|ST. JOAN OF STOCKYARDS :...

WBAI, 24 Sept. 1964.
BB3818 The mind's eye theatre

The Mind's Eye Theatre was created by Baird Searles, literature producer for WBAI's Drama and...

BB3818.05 Mermaids and unicorns (Episode 5 of 29)

Presentation of two short plays for WBAI's Mind's Eye Theatre, A touch of strange by...



WBAI, 13 Mar. 1968.
BB3818.08A Dying words (Episode 8 of 29, Part 1 of 2)

A concert reading by WBAI's Word Players about death, in five loosely defined movements:...



BB3818.08B Dying words (Episode 8 of 29, Part 2 of 2)

A concert reading by WBAI's Word Players about death, in five loosely defined movements:...



BB3856.07 Slave ship / by Leroi Jones ; directed by Robert Kalfin.

Performance of Jones' play for radio.

WBAI, 11 Feb. 1970.
BB4926 If we must live / by Frank Greenwood.

Performance of Greenwood's play for radio.


Reel 1 missing.

KPFK, 196-.
BB4950 The Mathmatical limit / by Vivian Mercier.

Performance of Mercier's play for radio.

KPFK, 4 Jan. 1963.
BB5010 Henry David Thoreau : a memorial / introduced by Jane F. Bennett.

Performance of a drama exploring the life, work, and philosophy of Thoreau.

KPFK, 28 Nov. 1963.
BB5020 War of the worlds / by H.G. Wells ; produced by Orson Welles.

Rebroadcast of the Mercury Theater of the Air production of Wells' science fiction classic...

KPFK, 31 Dec. 1962.
BB5027 All who choose to come : the immigrant in America ; written and narrated by Stanley Kurnik.

Historical drama about U.S. immigrants over the centuries.|ALL WHO CHOOSE TO COME : THE...

KPFK, 12 Dec. 1964.
BB5039 The Widow / by Edward Honig ; directed by Hugo Leckey.

Play for radio.

KPFK, 24 Nov. 1966.
BB5041 Orange crest homes have no breasts / Rebecca Newman.

Repertory Unlimited and KPFK Presents a reading of the play "Orange Crest Homes Have No...

American Women -- Theater KPFK, 30 Apr. 1970.
BB5043 Waiting for Godot / by Samuel Beckett ; introduced by Norman Belkin ; directed by Herbert Berghof.

Waiting for Godot / Samuel Beckett Performance by original Broadway cast.

KPFK, 24 Dec. 1962; January 8, 1962; June 19, 1963; Dec. 24, 1963; November 12, 1967
BB5043a Waiting for Godot / by Samuel Beckett ; introduced by Norman Belkin ; directed by Herbert Berghof.

Waiting for Godot / Samuel Beckett Performance by original Broadway cast.

KPFK, 24 Dec. 1962; January 8, 1962; June 19, 1963; Dec. 24, 1963; November 12, 1967
BB5043b Waiting for Godot / by Samuel Beckett ; introduced by Norman Belkin ; directed by Herbert Berghof.

Waiting for Godot / Samuel Beckett
Performance by original Broadway cast.

KPFK, 24 Dec. 1962; January 8, 1962; June 19, 1963; Dec. 24, 1963; November 12, 1967
BB5064 Island / by Oscar Manel ; directed by John Houlton.

Play for radio based on the Greek myth by Philocetes.

KPFK, 15 Jan. 1963.
BB5069 The Ascent of F-6 / by Christopher Isherwood and W.H. Auden ; directed by John Houlton.

Performance of a play for radio.

KPFK, 7 Nov. 1962.
BB5110 The Subject was roses / by Frank D. Gilroy.

Performance of Gilroy's drama.

KPFK, 16 Sept. 1965.
BB5161 The Paperman / by John Van der Soeen.

Performance of Van der Soeen's play for radio.

KPFK, 29 Dec. 1966.
BB5257 The Good God of Manhattan / Ingeborg Bachmann ; directed by Neva Fowler.

A character in the play, Good God of Manhattan, is on trial for plotting the murder of two...

KPFA, 3 Apr. 1967.
BB5274 No Mercy for Cain / by Margeret Waldis.

Performance of a play for radio.


Part two missing.

KPFK, 25 June 1968.
BB5345 Duet : a play for two inner voices / by Joan Joseph ; produced by R. Smilkerstein.

Performance of Joseph's play for radio.

WBAI, 21 Feb. 1972.
BB5388 Macbird! / by Barbara Garson ; directed by Phil Austin.

Aircheck of a live performance of MacBird!, by playwright Barbara Garson (1941 - ), directed by...

American Women -- Theater KPFK, 1 Jan. (live) and 5 July 1967.
BC0179 Suspended / by Drury Pifer ; directed by Eleanor Sully.

Performance of Piper's play for radio.

KPFA, 24 Apr. 1971.
BC0204 A Trip to Czardi's / bu Edwin Granberry ; produced by Tim Jerome.

Performance of Granberry's radio drama by the Catspaw Theater.

WBAI, 22 May 1971.
BC0450 Feminist theatre: a woman alone

The fears, strengths, and hopes of women alone are explored in the reflections of three women....

American Women -- Psychology and psychotherapy, American Women -- Radio KPFK, 24 Aug. 1971.
BC0515 Three women : a verse play for radio by Sylvia Plath and Reactions to Three Women

Part one is "Three Women" - a verse play for radio by Sylvia Plath (self contained)....

American Women -- Theater, American Women -- Parenting and children KPFA, April 27, 1972?
BC0552 From the everygreen stage / written and read by William Pillin.

Author reads selections from his novels and short stories.

KPFK, 12 Dec. 1971.
BC0587 Still life with apples / by Ruth Rehrer Wolf ; directed by Murray Barnett.

Radio play about a disintegrating marriage.

KPFK, 2 Feb. 1972.
BC0588 Six experiences of unwanted pregnancy

This program was originally produced in October 1971 for "Unlearning to not speak" by Lois...

American Women -- Reproductive rights, American Women -- Theater KPFK, 14 Oct. 1971.
BC0666 Let's spend some time together / Steve Brooks.

Performance of a Brooks' play for radio.

KPFA, 1972.
BC0685.01-.04 Poisoned arts / produced by Otis Maclay.

Performance of a science fiction radio drama.


r.1. The bug demons (33 min.) -- r.2. The Wlk in the woods and the wonder why show (28 min.) --...

WBAI, 1972.
BC0687 Sic transit / produced by Gerard Van Der Leun.

Radio drama about a plan to balkanize the United States as a way to attain world peace.

KPFA, 26 Dec. 1971.
BC0822 Oedipus rex : action at the club acropolis / written and produced by Mad Dog Lubowsky.

Adaptation of Sophocle's drama to fit modern themes.

BC0847 Maud Gonne

An original dramatic performance based on the life of Maud Gonne, actress, revolutionary and...

American Women -- Theater, American Women -- International women KPFK, May 18, 1972
BC0892 Medea / by Jean Anouilh ; produced by Karl Swenson.

Dramatic production by the Pacifica Players.

KPFK, 1972.
BC0893 Medee / by Jean Anouilh ; performed by L'Atelier '68.

Performance of Anouilh's drama for radio.

KPFK, 1972.
BC1154 Robert Burns : words and music / produced by Everett Frost.

Excerpts from The Cock may Crow, a drama utilizing the folk music created from Burns'...

KPFK, 1973.
BC1197 The Governor : a national tragedy / by Frank Dwyer ; produced by Suzan Shown Harjo and Frank Harjo

This is a New York Chamber Theatre production of "The Governor: a National Tragedy" by...

American Women -- Theater WBAI, July 9, 1972 and April 28, 1973
BC1201 Embers / by Samuel Beckett ; directed by Barry Atwater ; produced by Gerald Zelinger.

Performance of Beckett's play for radio.

KPFK, 1973.
BC1295 Clockwork bowling ball / produced by Todd Tolces.

Performance of a play for radio by Out to Lunch.

KPFA, 29 Feb. 1973.
BC1369 Write on! : Kabuki / produced by Fran Lipsker.

Performance of an experimental drama for radio.

KPFK, 23 Feb. 1973.
BC1434 XA : a Vietnam primer / the Los Angeles Provisional Theater.

Radio drama about the Vietnam war.

KPFK, 1973.
BC1498 Lady Chatterly revisited / produced by Bret Vuolo.

Dramatic production based on the erotic novel.

WBAI, 9 June 1973.
BC1699.01-.11 Civil War II / written and produced by Dominick Dario.

Dramatic reading of Dario's science fiction story about a a cosmic struggle between...

KPFA, 7 Dec. 1973-22 Feb. 1974.
BC2174 The Critic as Artist / Oscar Wilde ; produced by Erik Bauersfeld.

Adaptation of Wilde's dialogue for radio.

KPFA, 7 Feb. 1973.
BC2396 Mother, father and child / Laurel Brodsley

An experimental radio drama by Laurel Brodsley, for three voices and electronic workshop. This...

American Women -- Art and artists KPFK, 16 July 1975.
BC2421 Two one-acts / by Sam Eisenstein ; produced by Paul Vangelisti.

Performances of one-act plays for radio.

KPFK, 25 June 1975.
BC2428 D.O.E. : Death of Earth / Deane Romano ; produced by Paul Vangelisti.

Performance of drama for radio.|D.O.E. : DEATH OF EARTH / Deane Romano| produced by Paul...

KPFK, 10 July 1975.
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