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Episode 43 - Kelli Colaco - San Francisco Bay Area actor, director, writer, producer

Kelli Colaco’s writing credits include the plays Underbelly, The Meeting, You Are My Sunshine (O’Neill National Playwrights Conference Semi-Finalist) and the web series “The Meek Shall Inherit.” She is a founding member of The Independent Shakespeare Company. She is currently a Teaching Artist at Marin Theatre Company in Mill Valley, CA. She received an M.F.A from the P.T.T.P. (The Professional Theatre Training Program) at the University of Delaware following the actor training program at...

Duration: 00:51:12

Episode 42 - Emily Corbo - actor, singer, artist based in San Francisco

Emily Corbo is an actor, singer, and art maker based in San Francisco. A commercial actor by day and theatrical by night, you can find her running to and from auditions and rehearsals throughout the Bay Area. When she’s not running to her next audition, she spends her time playing music, teaching figure drawing and scouring her local library for plays and books. Favorite roles include Chrissie in “Religomania The Musical” at SF Fringe Festival and Jean in “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” at SF...

Duration: 00:26:55

Episode 41 - Suze Allen

Suze Allen is a resident playwright at Three Girls Theatre and a co-founder of the company. 3Girls Theatre Company is proud to be one of the very few theater companies in the nation that produce only plays by women playwrights. 3GT seeks more than “gender parity” in the theater: the company has a vision of a world where stories told by women are heard onstage just as often as stories told by men. In other words – 3GT wants to help change our cultural mindset! Suze is a published author,...

Duration: 00:34:43

Episode 36 - Kevin Spacey’s Downfall, The Right Way to Audition, TV Today

It looks like Kevin Spacey’s career might be over. Apparently, he has used his status to harass numerous people over the years. It’s rumored that he might be investigated by British police for other acts of sexual harassment. This is such a sad ending to a great career. Of course, I feel for the victims, and I also feel for Spacey. Everyone has been destroyed by his behavior including himself. I also talk about the right way to audition. Is there a right way? I think so. Finally, I...

Duration: 00:23:20

Mini Episode 4. - Hamlet at the Arabian Shakespeare festival

If you have some time this weekend go see Hamlet with the Arabian Shakespeare Festival. It’s playing at the Royce gallery in San Francisco. It’s an excellent production of Hamlet that you will not want to miss. Simply look up Arabian Shakespeare Festival on Google and you’ll be able to purchase your tickets. Also, we had a great staged reading of the play Shooting Star at the Phoenix theater in San Francisco last weekend.

Duration: 00:03:45

Mini Elisode 3 - Ray on the Road - Staged Reading

I will be performing in a staged reading of the play called shooting star. The performance begins at 3:30 PM today Saturday, November 11. It will be held at the Phoenix theater on the corner of Mason and or Farrell in San Francisco. It’s right next to the nightclub Ruby Skye. It should be a lot of fun. My website is

Duration: 00:06:18

Episode 35 - Kevin Spacey’s Foibles, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld

This week I take a peak, so to speak, at Kevin Spacey and his recent debacle. Since I recorded this episode yesterday, many people are now saying that Spacey regularly abused his power on the set of House of Cards and created a “toxic” work environment on the set through a pattern of sexual harassment and assault. I don’t want to believe this. Kevin has been a great representative for all actors for many years. To think that he may have behaved in ways that hurt numerous people is...

Duration: 00:28:23

Episode 34 - The Prince of Egypt at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley announced today that its current production, The Prince of Egypt, is now the highest-selling musical in the 48-year-old theatre company’s history. With 15 remaining performances, this new work from Grammy-and-Oscar-winning composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) and book writer Philip LaZebnik (Pocahontas, Mulan), is a soaring celebration of the human spirit recounting one of the greatest stories ever told: the saga of Moses, his Pharaoh brother...

Duration: 00:24:52

Mini Episode 2 - Ray on the Road - The at Home Audition

The Times they are a Changing! I just did another at home audition for a movie. This seems to be a trend now. It’s all the rage. You tape your own audition, edit it, and send it along to the casting director.

Duration: 00:01:55

Episodes 34 - Ray on the Road - Word for Word

Ray on the Road is a brand new real time series. I will be creating episodes from the trenches: auditions, movie sets, back stage at theatres. Today I describe my audition with the innovative theatre company Word for Word.

Duration: 00:02:05

Episode 32 - An American in Paris and Yerma

This week we delve into the world of old movie musicals brought to the stage in looking at the Broadway tour of An American in Paris. We also go in-depth with the classic Spanish drama, Yerma, staged by the Young Vic Theatre in London and shared with the world by National Theatre Live in London. An American in Paris, tells the thrilling story of a young American soldier, a beautiful French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war....

Duration: 00:24:11

Episode 31 - Remembering Harry Dean Stanton

A Look at the work and music of the late, great Harry Dean Stanton who was seen in such films as “Alien”,”Paris, Texas”, and “The Green Mile”. Harry Dean Stanton’s drooping, weather-beaten appearance and superb acting talent have been his ticket to appearing in over 100 films, and 50 TV episodes.

Duration: 00:14:53

Episode 30 - Round 2

THEATRE IN PARIS was born from the observation that Paris is a world capital of theatre along with New York and London. However, most people ignore it because of the language barrier. We decided to offer selected plays from the Paris theatre season with English subtitles so that many more people can enjoy them. See the trailer of one their breathtaking shows - LES VIRTUOSES - here:×2OlIC

Duration: 00:14:58

Episode 28 - Celia Maurice

This week Ray interviews Celia Maurice, a San Francisco based, award winning actor. You are listening to Wave Radio.

Duration: 00:14:54

Episode 27 - A Week in the Life of an Actor Looking for a Gig

Today, Ray tells you about his week as an actor in San Francisco. What is it like to continually put yourself out there looking for the next acting gig? Listen and find out!

Duration: 00:13:06

Episode 26 - Stage Acting Technique

This week Ray talks about what it’s like to actually rehearse a play and then perform in from of a live audience. Ray discusses the sheer terror of the first performance and the development of a play over time.

Duration: 00:13:29

Episode 25 - A Tribute to Sam Shepard

Mr. Shepard, one of the most important and influential writers of his generation, specialised in capturing the darker sides of American family life. Sam was an award winning playwright, an academy award nominated actor, and a true artistic genius.

Duration: 00:14:14

Episode 24 - Shakespeare 101 (Encore Broadcast)

Ray is on holiday so this is a replay of “In the Green Room with Ray Renati - Shakespeare 101. 24th March, 2017″

Duration: 00:06:47

Episode 23 - The Queen’s Theatre in The Palace of Versailles

A great lover of the dramatic arts, Marie-Antoinette eventually grew tired of the temporary stages knocked together for performances in the gallery of the Grand Trianon and the orangery of the Petit Trianon. Once she had decided to commission her personal architect Richard Mique to build her a real theatre, work was completed in spring 1780, and the official inauguration was on 1 June.

Duration: 00:13:29

Episode 22 - Actors and Superstitions (encore episode)

This is a re-run of an earlier podcast about actors and our amusing superstitions.

Duration: 00:08:21

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