Breck Radio Theater presents Theatre of the Mind

Upper School students studied character voice acting in sketch comedy and classic radio drama — specifically looking at "Monty Python" style of sketch comedy of the late 20th Century, and the early 20th Century radio drama "War Of The Worlds," the murder mystery program "Sam Spade," and the sit-com "Fibber McGee and Molly." We then worked in small ensemble groups to write and improvise our own radio sketches. Students chose to either do a sit-com, suspense/horror, or murder mystery, completely original, but inspired by radio programs of the early-to-mid 20th Century we studied. We have five sketches in all, compiled into a 40-minute radio/podcast presentation called "Theatre of the Mind," a term that comes from radio jargon, indicating the collective ability, styles, tools, and techniques by which radio performers conjure vivid imagery in their audiences' minds through sound alone. I chose to take this approach to Acting Techniques class at this strange time because it was an effective way of studying acting that we could do whether we were in-person or distance learning.
 
Breck (Radio) Theatre presents 
"THEATRE OF THE MIND"
(brought to you by Acting Techniques)
Produced and directed by Paul Coate
Edited by Paul Coate and Logan S. '23
 
CONTENT WARNING: Mild Language Disclaimer (recommended for Grade 7 and above)
 
 
EPISODES AND SKETCHES (in order of appearance)
 
CORNERED BY HOUNDS
Max A. '21
Frances S. '24
Alexis M. '23
 
THE ZOO
Remy B. '23
Pema B. '22
Elle G. '23
 
THE MINI-FRIDGE
Logan S. '23
Max A. '21
 
THE DONUT
Kennedy L. '23
Lilia Y. '24
Daniel U. '24
 
HORROR IN THE S.S. TÜB
Logan S. '23
Ava R. '23
Pema B. '22
Elle G. '23

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