It was a busy summer for me at Rising Tide Theatre… So busy it seems I forgot to update my website?! Yup. I have never done five shows in Rep before, but between the Newfoundland classic “West Moon” by Al Pittman, to the premiere of “Rebel Time” by Ed Riche (a great two hander that where I shared the stage with Meghan Greeley), the Trinity Pageant, This Marvellous Terrible Place… and the musical that I wrote for Rising Tide this year, “On The Radio” (that I was also acting in), there was a lot going on!
Now, to be clear, “On the Radio” is actually a play with music, where the music accentuates or comments on the action of the play, instead of forwarding it. The play takes place at a radio station in St. John’s between 1946, and uses a variety of american music from the time contrasted with traditional Newfoundland music. I was also lucky to find the original scripts of the Newfoundland Radio Show “The Irene B Mellon” which I adapted and inserted in the script. It was quite the summer in Newfoundland, and I thank all the actors and creative folks involved, and Rising Tide Theatre for breathing life into this new script!
And now… Back to the mainland. Back to writing. Stay tuned!