The Quarantine Radio Hour is a podcast dedicated to theater, poetry, short stories, music, and anything else that can be consumed through your headphones. I want to showcase performers and playwrights, singers and writers, and anything in between as we try to navigate this confusing time.
Remember to be kind to yourself and others, even when it’s hard.
Poetry written and read by Lisa Ludden
Lisa Ludden is the author of the chapbook Palebound (Flutter Press, 2017). Winner of Litquake’s 2019 Writing Contest, her poems have recently appeared in Interim, The Normal School, Epiphany, and elsewhere. She is currently at work on her first full-length book of poetry. Online at lisaludden.com
Wade (and later, Say So Long) by Ellie Stokes
Grooblen is a collection of art and music created by Ellie Stokes. You can follow her work on Instagram @ellieisgrooblen or check out grooblen.weeblysite.com.
Ellie has also founded The Big Leap Collective, an art and music collective dedicated to giving self-started artists and musicians opportunities to show and sell their work and play in live pop-up settings. Currently, the Big Leap Collective is supporting artists and local bands and musicians through live-streamed events on their Instagram Live. Learn more at @bigleapcollective on Instagram and Facebook.
Newly released album on Spotify and Apple music: https://linktr.ee/ellieisgrooblen
Paradise by Zoe Friesen
Playwright: Zoe Friesen is a performer, clown, food blogger, and comedy writer based in Seattle, WA. Follow her on instagram and facebook @ChampagneSplitz and her blog at dinneratmidnite.com.
Henry: Will Leschber graduated from Arizona State University with a BA in English, a minor in Theatre. Known foremostly as an actor, he has had the pleasure to play in the Bay Area with Atmos Theatre, The SF Fringe Festival, The Olympian Festival, Custom Made Theatre, and Theater Pub. Will has had two short stories and one short play published by the ASU online magazine, Canyon Voices. Currently, Will is living his best life cooped up in his Connecticut home with his beautiful wife and two loving, maddening, wonderful daughters. He teaches middle school theatre and tends to his Zen garden.
Sandra: Ashley Cowan is residing in Connecticut with her husband, two daughters, two dogs, and one cat, though her heart is still very much in the Bay Area (as it was her home for almost ten years). After graduating from Roger Williams University, Ashley moved to New York City to become a starving artist before moving to SF as a moderately hungry artist where she acted, wrote, and enjoyed many burritos. She's currently working on her 6th play with SF Olympians Festival and taking a stab at writing her first YA novel. To see pictures of her pets and food she likes or hear her thoughts of the latest episode of The Bachelor, she’s on Twitter and Instagram at @ashcows
Timmy: Heather Kellogg Baumann is an actor, performer, and theater maker, and creator of this podcast! Find her at www.heatherkelloggbaumann.com.
The Radio: Colin Johnson's work has been produced or featured at Playground, Pianofight, The Circus Center Cabaret, San Diego Comic-Con, Image Comics, Potrero Stage, Pint-Sized Plays, The Olympians Festival, Shotz, Shotgun Players, The Curran, and various venues throughout the country. He is the Artistic Director of Awesome Theatre, Chief Creative Officer at Troubleshoot Productions and an Instructor /Director/Designer at Circus Center. Awesome Theatre is running 6 more Awesome Theatre Hour episodes over the summer - check out AwesomeTheatre.org.
One Little Triumph and Dance of Felt by Blue Dot Sessions is licensed under a attribution-noncommercial license.
Welcome back for another episode of Quarantine Radio Hour. This episode will take you through the highs and lows, but leave you feeling light and happy.
Sea Yourself in a New World by Sam Bertken, read by Britt Lauer
Britt Lauer is a Bay Area theatre maker. She is the Associate Producer at We Players and the Co Artistic Director of Poltergeist Theatre Project. Check out www.weplayers.org for our Odyssey Audio Drama and Wonder Storytime podcasts!
Sam Bertken is a member of the San Francisco Neo-Futurists, co-host of the podcast Bring Your Own Movie and has filled his shelter-in-place time with creative pursuits, video games and making cocktails for his girlfriend. Follow: patreon.com/sfneofuturists to keep up with their digital show.
Song: Celestial Navigation by Blue Dot Sessions is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License.
Attack of the Soul Crushers by Karl Schackne
Help Desk: Hailey Cowden is a teacher, performer, writer and outdoor enthusiast. Most of her artistic pursuits are focused on creating with her students at The Ballet School Performing Arts in Walnut Creek. Follow @balletschoolwc on Instagram!
Professor Self Important: Genevieve Perdue is a Theatre Maker in the bay area and a Hobbit in Middle Earth
Mitch: Jake Gleason is an unemployed actor and restaurant worker with a passion for top ramen and a flare for talking amongst himself. He is thrilled to be able to interact with other artists through video chat.
New Dean: Dennis Markam is an actor and director and the Managing Director of Town Hall Theatre in Lafayette. You can check out their digital offerings and see what they're doing in the Fall at TownHallTheatre.com.
Playwright: Karl Schackne is a Bay Area actor, playwright, and Board member of The Playwrights' Center of San Francisco. His plays have been produced by SF Olympians, PianoFight, PCSF, and Wily West Productions
Love Gone Viral by Juliane Godfrey
Juliane Godfrey is a lover and maker of art with heart. A California native turned Broadway performer and arts educator, she was most recently seen on tour with the Lincoln Center production of My Fair Lady and made her Broadway debut as the dance captain and female swing of SpongeBob Squarepants the Musical. Other credits include the national tour of Broadway's Something Rotten, the world premiere of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn, and many more at Arena Stage, Goodspeed Opera House, Paper Mill Playhouse, and Sacramento Music Circus. When she's not performing, Juliane loves teaching and choreographing for performing arts organizations across the country as well as writing music. Her EP Love Note to Self is available on iTunes & Spotify.
Social Media: @julianegodfrey @daily_dance_it_out
We've only been in the official shelter-in-place for about two weeks (although some have been self quarantined since before then) but here we are connecting and creating art together. This is just the beginning of what is to come. Follow Quarantine Radio Hour on Facebook and instagram, email QuarantineRadioHour@gmail.com with thoughts, questions, and art submissions!
Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir
Alma Redemptoris Mater, by Pärt Uusberg
Sung by the Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir Ancora choir, directed by Robert Geary
Soloist: Mia Atkinson
Martes, by Joseph Gregorio
Sung by the Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir Ancora, directed by Robert Geary
The Crow Crone
A story written and performed by Corey Maier. Corey is a clown and writer living in the Bay Area. She’s in the process of writing The Crow Crone and is open to any feedback - please contact her at Corey.email@example.com.
Keane and Doyle are Spies by Alan Coyne
Keane: Emily Keyishian
Doyle: Kim Saunders
Alan Coyne is an actor and playwright. He has previously worked with SF Shakes, Central Works, BACT, We Players, and Indra's Net. Keane and Doyle are Spies made it to the finals of PianoFight's ShortLived play competition in 2017, won Plethos Production's New Year's Eve Talent Show in 2018, and appeared last year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Kim Saunders is a performer, director, choreographer, and teaching artist. For more information about her please check out www.kimsaunders.net
Emily Keyishian is an actor and artist, you can see more of her work at www.devildoll.com
I’ve never made or produced a podcast, but I’ve also never been quarantined during a pandemic either! Let’s take this scary time and team up together to share and create art. Send me what you are working on, and I will help record, create, and produce it into a podcast for us all to enjoy!