A Radio Theater Residency brings training and professional experience to the Roosevelt Island Senior Center, starting next week.
“We just received this confirmation this morning,” Senior Center Director Lisa Fernandez told The Daily. “RISC was awarded a grant through the Lower Manhattan Community Council. Sounds like a great project.”
The Roosevelt Island Senior Center is managed by the Carter Burden Network, benefiting from wide-ranging expertise and decades-long experience.
About the Radio Theater Residency
This residency will explore the various elements of radio theater. Seniors will first be introduced to sample scripts to help understand the use of voice, character, dialogue, and narration in a radio play. They will also learn how to create live sound effects techniques used in the golden age of radio and how sound effects create the auditory illusion of the story. They will then help develop and write scripts based on a NYC theme, which will be performed and recorded before a live audience at the end of the residency.
Richard Grunn is a professional actor and teacher who has over twenty years’ experience teaching theatre, arts, and literacy programs in the United States and Europe. He is a NYC teaching artist with Sundog Theatre where he developed a drama-based literacy program for elementary school students called “3-D Literacy.” He also offers a 3-D Literacy professional development program for teachers and several lectures and workshops that examine how the arts help with memory and encoding for the brain. He has designed and taught radio theater programs for the visually and cognitively impaired students at the Lighthouse Guild and to seniors through the Bronx Council on the Arts and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council SU-CASA program. He is a recipient of a 2016 BRIO in experimental film.
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