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Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium

Radio Drama Podcasts

Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium produces portable theatre for the ear. Since 2012 we’ve produced over 50 podcasts featuring the work of over 50 artists from around the world. We’ve recorded live at Chicago Fringe, Chicago Dramatists, The Biograph at Victory Gardens Theater, Simon's Tavern, and the Swedish American Museum in Andersonville. Small Fish Radio Theatre is a featured podcast on Atlanta Fringe Audio. Whether recorded before a live audience or in "a studio in an undisclosed location in Chicago", our podcasts are offered for free here on iTunes and via our website - smallfishradio.com. Small Fish Radio Theatre is produced by Trina Kakacek and Michael John Kelly

Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium produces portable theatre for the ear. Since 2012 we’ve produced over 50 podcasts featuring the work of over 50 artists from around the world. We’ve recorded live at Chicago Fringe, Chicago Dramatists, The Biograph at Victory Gardens Theater, Simon's Tavern, and the Swedish American Museum in Andersonville. Small Fish Radio Theatre is a featured podcast on Atlanta Fringe Audio. Whether recorded before a live audience or in "a studio in an undisclosed location in Chicago", our podcasts are offered for free here on iTunes and via our website - smallfishradio.com. Small Fish Radio Theatre is produced by Trina Kakacek and Michael John Kelly

Location:

United States

Description:

Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium produces portable theatre for the ear. Since 2012 we’ve produced over 50 podcasts featuring the work of over 50 artists from around the world. We’ve recorded live at Chicago Fringe, Chicago Dramatists, The Biograph at Victory Gardens Theater, Simon's Tavern, and the Swedish American Museum in Andersonville. Small Fish Radio Theatre is a featured podcast on Atlanta Fringe Audio. Whether recorded before a live audience or in "a studio in an undisclosed location in Chicago", our podcasts are offered for free here on iTunes and via our website - smallfishradio.com. Small Fish Radio Theatre is produced by Trina Kakacek and Michael John Kelly

Language:

English

Contact:

73-633-5927


Episodes

10th Anniversary Season presents LOCKED IN!

10/30/2022
Recorded live from the Swedish American Museum in Chicago on October 23, 2022, Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium presents its first live show since before times—LOCKED IN! Our 2022 horror show opens with an original song, WELCOME TO THE HOUSE OF FEAR by Small Fish Radio Theatre co-producer, voice actor, and singer/songwriter MJ Kelly. Five short plays follow. SUPPLY CLOSET by Christina Meyer. Milwaukee area playwright Christina Meyer is a family medicine physician who loves aerial...

Duration:01:12:35

THE COMMERCIAL SHOW

10/30/2022
Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium’s 10th Anniversary Season presents THE COMMERCIAL SHOW, a celebration of our favorite bogus contrived, fictitious, false, phony-baloney, pretend, put-on, sham commercials featured in the past 10 years. We’re still waiting for some clever inventor out there to bring some of these brilliant products to life—so consider this your friendly reminder. And now, a word from our fake sponsors… Small Fish Radio Theatre’s 10th Anniversary Commercial Show...

Duration:00:29:17

TAVERN OF LOST SOULS by MJ Kelly

10/29/2022
TAVERN OF LOST SOULS by MJ Kelly opened Small Fish Radio Theatre’s 2015 live recording of A GATHERING OF SPIRITS at Simon’s Tavern in Chicago. TAVERN OF LOST SOULS is based on the story of the painted mural of The Deer Hunter's Ball in Simon's Tavern and the ghosts that are said to haunt the bar.

Duration:00:03:24

NIGHT SWIM by Trina Kakacek

10/28/2022
NIGHT SWIM by Trina Kakacek was first heard during Halloween week in 2014 and released as part of NOT YOUR AVERAGE HORROR SHOW. Featured talent: Cat Dean, MJ Kelly.

Duration:00:11:57

ENTITY by Thomas J. Misuraca

10/27/2022
Small Fish Radio Theatre’s 2015 live recording of A GATHERING OF SPIRITS at Simon’s Tavern also featured ENTITY by Thomas J. Misuraca. Artists: Michael Herzovi, MJ Kelly, and Joy Thorbjornsen-Coates.

Duration:00:11:39

BRING HIM BACK by Evan Baughfman

10/26/2022
On October 25, 2015, Small Fish Radio Theatre recorded A GATHERING OF SPIRITS live at Simon’s Tavern in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago. Evan Baughfman's radio play, BRING HIM BACK, was part of that incredible show. Featured Artists: Cat Dean, Michael Herzovi, MJ Kelly, and Joy Thorbjornsen-Coates.

Duration:00:11:00

WHEN DEATH KNOCKS by Helen Valenta

10/25/2022
Small Fish Radio Theatre listeners first heard WHEN DEATH KNOCKS by Helen Valenta in 2014 as part of NOT YOUR AVERAGE HORROR SHOW. Featured Talent: Cat Dean, Michael Herzovi, and MJ Kelly.

Duration:00:08:50

CICADA KILLERS from 2013's A GRISLY FEAST

10/24/2022
Small Fish Radio Theatre’s 10th Anniversary Horror Show Retrospective presents CIDADA KILLERS by MJ Kelly, with a little help from his friends. This song debuted in our first horror show, A GRISLY FEAST, recorded LIVE at Victory Gardens Theater and presented as part of Victory Gardens Theater Crip Slam in October 2013. Featured Talent: Cat Dean, Joy Thorbjornsen-Coates, Michael Herzovi, and MJ Kelly.

Duration:00:04:00

Small Fish Radio Theatre's 2021 Holiday Special

12/19/2021
Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium presents “The Approximately 20-Minute Variety Hour Holiday Special,” featuring the talents of Mark Kater, Michael John Kelly, Joy Thorbjornsen-Coates, Stan Winiarski, and special guests Eli Katz and Zev Katz Castellano. Writing and other lame ideas by Trina Kakacek, Michael John Kelly, and Joy Thorbjornsen-Coates. Directing and sound design by Trina Kakacek. Additional music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) - Licensed under Creative Commons: By...

Duration:00:25:36

Small Fish Radio Theatre's 2020 Holiday Show

12/22/2020
Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium presents "The GREAT Pandemic NOT Baking Show" by Trina Kakacek. Join us for our annual holiday show - where this year we create signature holiday dishes by foraging in the wilds of our own homes. "The GREAT Pandemic NOT Baking Show" features Mark Kater, Eli Katz, Michael John Kelly, Sharon Phillips, Joy Thorbjornsen-Coates and Stan Winiarski. Directing and sound design by Trina Kakacek. Additional music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) -...

Duration:00:14:08

2020 VIRTUALLY SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL

12/13/2020
Episode 6 — THE AUCTION by Trina Kakacek In this episode's play, a family bequeaths heirlooms in an unorthodox way. Here's AUCTION by Trina Kakacek, featuring Eli Katz, Michael John Kelly, Sharon Phillips, and Joy Thorbjornsen-Coates. This episode's host is Stan Winiarski. Directing and sound design by Trina Kakacek. Additional music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) - Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Small Fish Radio...

Duration:00:08:34

2020 VIRTUALLY SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL

12/6/2020
Episode 5 — THE COLLETTE by Michael John Kelly This week’s short play asks the question, "Just how badly do we need paper?" Here's THE COLLETTE by Michael John Kelly, featuring Eli Katz and Michael John Kelly. And, a visit from Waylon and WIllie? No, it's Michael John Kelly with THE PLAYWRIGHT’S SONG, written by Michael John Kelly and Trina Kakacek. This week’s host is Mark Kater. Directing and sound design by Trina Kakacek. Additional music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) - Licensed...

Duration:00:08:25

2020 VIRTUALLY SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL

11/29/2020
Episode 4 — ITEM FOUR by Trina Kakacek Ever wonder if we're being controlled by things we can't see or hear? Find out today in ITEM FOUR by Trina Kakacek. Featuring Stan Winiarski as Norm, Joy Thorbjornsen-Coates as Grace, and Eli Katz as Lurleen. Host Michael John Kelly. Directing and sound design by Trina Kakacek. Additional music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) - Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Small Fish Radio...

Duration:00:13:20

2020 VIRTUALLY SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL

11/22/2020
Episode 3 — FULL CUSTODY by Michael John Kelly FULL CUSTODY by Michael John Kelly explores the end of a relationship and who gets custody of certain items. Featuring Mark Kater and Joy Thorbjornsen-Coates, with host Sharon Phillips. Directing and sound design by Trina Kakacek. Additional music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) - Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium is produced by Trina...

Duration:00:11:30

2020 VIRTUALLY SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL

11/15/2020
EPISODE 2 - LAST WORDS by Thomas J. Misuraca Ever wondered what would happen if you tried planning your last words? Find out in LAST WORDS by Thomas J. Misuraca of Tarzana, California. Featuring Stan Winiarski as Ed, Michael John Kelly as Brian, and Sharon Phillips as Nurse. With host Eli Katz. Directing and sound design by Trina Kakacek. Additional music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) - Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 -...

Duration:00:12:49

2020 VIRTUALLY SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL

11/8/2020
EPISODE 1 - INCUBATION PERIOD by Trina Kakacek INCUBATION PERIOD by Trina Kakacek asks the age-old question, can a woman obsessed with right angles and a man who eats them find love in the public library? INCUBATION PERIOD features Sharon Phillips as Lucy, Stan Winiarski as Lester, and Mark Kater as the Narrator. Directing and sound design by Trina Kakacek. Additional music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) - Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 -...

Duration:00:15:53

PAGE NOT FOUND, a very short play by Trina Kakacek

10/31/2020
This year, mindful of the number of distressing events we are being subjected to on a daily basis, we offer a teeny-tiny bit of virtual horror in the spirit of the season. Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium presents our 2020 Horror Show: PAGE NOT FOUND, a very short play by Trina Kakacek. Recorded somewhere in the ether, PAGE NOT FOUND features the talents of Eli Katz, Mark Kater, MJ Kelly, Sharon Phillips, Joy Thorbjornsen-Coates, and Stan Winiarski. Directing and sound design by...

Duration:00:15:40

THE APPROXIMATELY 6-MINUTE SOCIAL DISTANCE SHOW

8/12/2020
Small Fish Radio Theater and Thespinarium presents THE APPROXIMATELY 6-MINUTE SOCIAL DISTANCE SHOW. EPISODE 7 (August 12, 2020) features the talents of Trina Kakacek, Mark Kater, MJ Kelly, Mia McCullough, Tom Misuraca, and Joy Thorbjornsen-Coates. Directing and sound design by Trina Kakacek. Additional music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) - Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium is...

Duration:00:06:32

THE APPROXIMATELY 6-MINUTE SOCIAL DISTANCE SHOW

8/5/2020
Small Fish Radio Theater and Thespinarium presents THE APPROXIMATELY 6-MINUTE SOCIAL DISTANCE SHOW. EPISODE 6 (August 5, 2020) features an original song, Distance by Pamela Juelharte. Directing and sound design by Trina Kakacek. Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium is produced by Trina Kakacek and Michael John Kelly.

Duration:00:05:23

THE APPROXIMATELY 6-MINUTE SOCIAL DISTANCE SHOW

7/29/2020
Small Fish Radio Theater and Thespinarium presents THE APPROXIMATELY 6-MINUTE SOCIAL DISTANCE SHOW. EPISODE 5 (July 29, 2020) features the talents of Evan Baughfman, Michael Herzovi, Mark Kater, MJ Kelly, Trina Kakacek, Donna Latham, Tom Misuraca and Joy Thorbjornsen Coates. Directing and sound design by Trina Kakacek. Additional music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) - Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Small Fish Radio...

Duration:00:07:00