Theatrical Shenanigans

Hello there and welcome to the wonderful world of Theatrical Shenanigans! If you are a lover of theatre and audio plays then this is the place for you! Get ready to enjoy original works of theatre by playwrights all over the world from a stage that is wherever you are! Here at Theatrical Shenanigans, you get the great fun of listening to original audio plays and some wonderful chat about them! If you’d like to support Theatrical Shenanigans then you can like or follow:- https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100087550385392 https://www.instagram.com/theatricalshenanigans/ You can also treat us to a pre-show cocktail - buymeacoffee.com/TheatricalShenanigans or purchase some of our new merchandise - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/RFWScripts?ref=shop_sugg_market. Produced by Rachel Feeny-Williams (https://www.rfwscripts.co.uk/)

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Episodes

4 days ago

Welcome to another episode of Theatrical Shenanigans as we are almost at the half way point of this Season. For  this episode, we will be listening to an intrieguind play entitled "Conflict/Resolution" (https://newplayexchange.org/plays/14666/conflictresolution) by Evan Baughfman (https://newplayexchange.org/users/1708/evan-baughfman & https://www.amazon.com/stores/Evan-Baughfman/author/B08BSQZ2X6?ref=ap_rdr&isDramIntegrated=true&shoppingPortalEnabled=true) who is a middle school teacher as well as a playwright who has had various written works published and/or performed. He also write horror fiction and has had several of those works published.
I also get to have a chat about the play with the founder of Broken Arts Entertainment and fabulous playwright, Joe Swenson (https://newplayexchange.org/users/67940/joe-swenson & https://brokenartsentertainment.com/)
 
Synopsis:
The setting is a cabin in the woods on a rainy night. Resolution had gotten away from Conflict for a time, but now Conflict is back, and Resolution’s old foe is ready to wreak havoc on the world once again. 
 
Cast:
Conflict - George Sapio (https://newplayexchange.org/users/785/george-sapio & https://gsapio.wixsite.com/gsapio) 
Resolution - Fiona Leishmann
 
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Sunday May 05, 2024

Welcome to our third episode in this third season of Theatrical Shenanigans. This week we are featuring a playwright from my side of the pond in the UK. Judy Upton is an award winning playwright and novelist with her latest mystery novel “Brownlow Checks In: it takes a dog to catch a cat burglar” recently been published by Hobart Books and is available on amazon (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brownlow-Checks-takes-burglar-Mystery/dp/1914322185/ref=sr_1_1?dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.xjxZKRs-2aDIAL6T0qHK_PZe2jj66CGzTO4V-fKRjqMJI6BWXaJiio-gcmb3yE9u_qVt8AXSKqTlmODHdJC_NuRD9_RLKkVnbqTQLIvNu9PtWJ_gI-EoNjU-EQghKoRpXbCmZoPCDrkHdv-WQ6QMtSzAz0ir2acC003XZbdyatre0Ff4TCidvvNQFGrFh77UIrU8iNFV_pXMCZ9j_EsfspWRnxx7CTL78TLb7jYEkEM.EHLSs4kzZRfFLpRoIyFW2rqBs2ECd5TPBF5NmJotGqI&dib_tag=se&qid=1705515863&refinements=p_27%3AJudy+Upton&s=books&sr=1-1).
 
Back to her play though, the piece is entitled “In Fact its a Gas”.
Cast:
James - Chris Plumridge (https://newplayexchange.org/users/64773/christopher-plumridge)
Mia - Sarah Wyatt
Laura - Zoe Barke
Accompanying the brilliant performance of this piece I also get to have a chat with Rebecca Frew who has only been a playwright for a year but has already had self-produced productions (https://www.frewproductions.co.uk/).
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Saturday May 04, 2024

Hello there and welcome to our May installment of "The Panel Presents", where I, as your host am joined by four fabulous panelists to discuss all things theatrical on this Star Wars Day!
 
Our panelists for this episode are:
AJ Deane - https://www.andrewjamesdeane.co.uk/
Perdita Lawton - https://perditalawton.com/
Daniel Prillaman - https://www.danielprillaman.com/?fbclid=IwAR0G4OTl8RCod5MEr2F_uqQohqE65iuWIneBGiEb085u9e42I11iKO89IpU_aem_AZs_JKogR_lC1KniLFSQw8GAqr-REFTykoBk_gMCVGtvJLf3t-RdEFIRVdqGGlTOS7WLjwPhy9RmofQuzdiCXaYc
Vivika Widow - https://www.instagram.com/vivika_widow/
 
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Sunday Apr 21, 2024

Welcome to our second episode of this third Season of Theatrical Shenanigans. For this episode we have a wonderfully funny play entitled "The Wait" by Stuart Brown (https://newplayexchange.org/users/19321/stuart-brown & https://twitter.com/stuonbroadway) and I have a chat with the Tony Targan, who has been a voice actor and panellist for Theatrical Shenanigans many times before (www.tonytargan.com)
 
Synopsis:
Spencer is a theatre critic who, with his friend Julie, have just enjoyed a show but now must face the daunting task of trying to get out!
 
Cast:
Spencer - Patrick Hibbin (http://www.spotlight.com/profile/3414-5612-5037)
Julie - Gilly Fick
 
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Sunday Apr 07, 2024

Hello there and welcome to the first episode of our third brand new season. I am utterly thrilled you could join us. For this first episode we have a piece by Scottish Actor and Playwright Marnie Thomson, who had her first brush with Theatrical Shenanigans when she played the ghost of Christmas past in our 2023 Christmas Special (https://marniethomson.co.uk & https://www.spotlight.com/9094-6752-4968).
 
The play is entitled "Treatable" and depicts a mother and daughter sharing troubling times, all against the mother's background Cancer treatment.  Accompanying this touching play I get to have a chat with Georgia based actor and playwright, Lora Hogan (https://newplayexchange.org/users/64052/lora-hogan)
 
Cast:
Julie - Perdita Lawton (www.perditalawton.com)
Carys - Amy Wilson
Nurse - Heather Dalton (https://www.mandy.com/uk/a/heather-dalton)
Old Woman - Monika Brodowska (https://app.spotlight.com/4291-9089-1454)
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Saturday Apr 06, 2024


Hello there and welcome to our April installment of "The Panel Presents", where I, as your host am joined by four fabulous panelists to discuss all things theatrical.
 
Our panelists for this episode are:
Evan Baughfman - (https://newplayexchange.org/users/1708/evan-baughfman & https://www.amazon.com/stores/Evan-Baughfman/author/B08BSQZ2X6?ref=ap_rdr&isDramIntegrated=true&shoppingPortalEnabled=true)
Alli Hartley-Kong - (https://newplayexchange.org/users/47640/alli-hartley-kong)
Chris Soucy - (https://newplayexchange.org/users/26789/christopher-soucy)
Vidalia Unwin - (https://newplayexchange.org/users/36629/vidalia-unwin)
 
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Sunday Mar 31, 2024

Welcome once again to our second season of Mini Shenanigans. Between now and the start of Season 3 in April 2024 we will be running one of our mini series where we produce short plays but with no guest interview. We are the last episode, which is another piece written by me entitled "But Why" (https://newplayexchange.org/plays/2195242/why)
 
Synopsis:
Sarah has spent most of her life being deceived by friends and having suspicions about her husband but this time, will she be able to see the snake for the grass?
 
Cast:
Jane - Nicky Whichelow (www.nickywvoices.com)
Helen - Helen Fullterton (www.HelenFullerton.com)
 
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Saturday Mar 30, 2024

Welcome once again to our second season of Mini Shenanigans. Between now and the start of Season 3 in April 2024 we will be running one of our mini series where we produce short plays but with no guest interview. We are now down to the last two episodes, which will be appearing with one on Saturday and one on Sunday, both pieces written by your host.
The first of the duo is "Snake for the Grass" (https://newplayexchange.org/plays/1945566/snake-grass).
Synopsis:
Sarah has spent most of her life being deceived by friends and having suspicions about her husband but this time, will she be able to see the snake for the grass?
 
Cast:
Dr Catherine Tenson - Heather Dalton (https://www.mandy.com/uk/a/heather-dalton)
Sarah - Amy Wilson
Michael - Chris Smith
 
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Sunday Mar 24, 2024

Welcome once again to our second season of Mini Shenanigans. Between now and the start of Season 3 in April 2024 we will be running one of our mini series where we produce short plays but with no guest interview.
 
Episode 12 has a second play by Chicago based playwright and Theatrical Shenanigans regular, Dana Hall (https://newplayexchange.org/users/58758/dana-hall/ & https://www.danahallcreates.com/).
 
The play is entitled "The Long Goodbye" and is best described as a beautiful quote from the front of the script, “Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity.”
 
Cast:
Ella - Megan Bickel
Louis - Greg Bauhof
 
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Sunday Mar 17, 2024

Welcome once again to our second season of Mini Shenanigans. Between now and the start of Season 3 in April 2024 we will be running one of our mini series where we produce short plays but with no guest interview.
 
Episode 11 has a play by UK based playwright and regular feature on Theatrical Shenanigans, Tony Vale.
 
The play is entitled "Writing Wrongs" and is described by Tony as "kind of matrix for how a play develops in the writer’s head and to show how the characters can take over, when the writer least expects it."
 
Cast:
Writer - Kerry Frater (http://www.kerryfrater.co.uk/index.html & https://www.mandy.com/uk/actor/kerry-frater)
Woman - Cathy Flockton
 
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Sunday Mar 10, 2024

Welcome once again to our second season of Mini Shenanigans. Between now and the start of Season 3 in April 2024 we will be running one of our mini series where we produce short plays but with no guest interview.
 
The play for Episode 10 has been written by Darrin Ingram (https://newplayexchange.org/users/59169/darrin-ingram) who has been a voice actor for many Theatrical Shenanigans episodes and now joins for the first time as a playwright.
 
The piece is called "Goodnight Jimmy" and in it we see James Boyd and his younger brother Johnny engage in their nightly ritual of banter and reminiscing in an attempt to overcome (or maybe enhance) a case of chronic insomnia.
 
Cast:
James Boyd - Joe Swenson (www.brokenartsentertainment.com)
Johnny Boyd - Robert Sawyer (https://www.voices.com/profile/rtsawyer)
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Friday Mar 08, 2024

Hello there and welcome to our special celebrating International Women's Day. For this special I have got together with three amazing female playwrights to hear four plays celebrating women and having a chat about them.The four plays are:"Sister from the same Mister" (https://newplayexchange.org/plays/1804106/sisters-same-mister) by Debra A. Cole (https://newplayexchange.org/users/30609/debra-cole & http://www.debraacole-playwright.com/)
Melissa - Gillie Stoneham
Amanda - Helen Cheng Mao (https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOBWRX6h1_Qm8VQZqPWymVGFIkfruadkU)
Dana - Dana Hall (https://www.danahallcreates.com/)
 
"Faerie Ring" (https://newplayexchange.org/plays/860297/faerie-ring) by Jacquelyn Priskorn (https://www.jacquiefloyd.com/writing )
Woman - Gilly Fick (https://www.guildburys.com/)
Bridget - Marnie Thomson (https://marniethomson.co.uk & https://www.spotlight.com/9094-6752-4968)
 
"Need to Know" (https://newplayexchange.org/plays/2260659/need-know) by Rachel Feeny-Williams (https://www.rfwscripts.co.uk/)
Girl 1 - Perdita Lawton (www.perditalawton.com)
Girl 2 - Jacquelyn Priskorn (https://www.jacquiefloyd.com/writing & https://newplayexchange.org/users/37764/jacquelyn-floyd-priskorn)
Wife - Megan Bickel
 
"My Vagina Has a First Name"  (https://newplayexchange.org/plays/1506566/my-vagina-has-first-name) by Dana Hall (https://www.danahallcreates.com/)
Heather - Melissa Schmitz (https://101stageadaptations.buzzsprout.com/ & https://newplayexchange.org/users/72513/melissa-schmitz)
Sam - Hannah Lee Defrates (https://newplayexchange.org/users/58102/hannah-lee-defrates)
Becky - Angela Sarabia (https://newplayexchange.org/users/83860/angela-sarabia)
Vicky - Jacquelyn Priskorn (https://www.jacquiefloyd.com/writing & https://newplayexchange.org/users/37764/jacquelyn-floyd-priskorn)
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Sunday Mar 03, 2024

Welcome once again to our second season of Mini Shenanigans. Between now and the start of Season 3 in April 2024 we will be running one of our mini series where we produce short plays but with no guest interview.
 
Episode 9 has a play by Kansas based playwright and Theatrical Shenanigans regular, Debra A. Cole (https://newplayexchange.org/users/30609/debra-cole & http://www.debraacole-playwright.com/).
 
The play is entitled "Camel Girl" (https://newplayexchange.org/plays/2241369/camel-girl) and is based on the life of Stella Harper, the Camel Girl. In it we see Ella talking to a reporter about her life and how she wants more than the circus can give her.
Cast:
Ella - Megan Bickel
James - Darrin Ingram (https://www.darrin-ingram.com/)
Promoter - Peter Buchacz
 
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Saturday Mar 02, 2024

Hello there and welcome to our March installment of "The Panel Presents", where I, as your host am joined by four fabulous panelists to discuss all things theatrical.
 
Our panelists for this episode are:
Tony Tambasco - https://newplayexchange.org/users/21527/tony-tambasco & http://www.tonytambasco.com/
Loretta Bolger Wish -
Kim E. Ruyle - https://newplayexchange.org/users/37647/kim-e-ruyle
Rachel Rubin Ladutke - https://newplayexchange.org/users/63052/rachel-rubin-ladutke & https://rachelwrites67.wixsite.com/website
 
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Sunday Feb 25, 2024

Welcome once again to our second season of Mini Shenanigans. Between now and the start of Season 3 in April 2024 we will be running one of our mini series where we produce short plays but with no guest interview.
 
Episode 8 has a play by Theatrical Shenanigans regular, George Sapio (https://newplayexchange.org/users/785/george-sapio & https://gsapio.wixsite.com/gsapio). The play is entitled "Seasons" (https://newplayexchange.org/plays/25876/seasons) and in it we see the Seasons of the year brought to life as characters. Grandma Fall has her hands full getting her exhausted granddaughter Spring out of bed. If she doesn't, will nature ever recover?
Cast:
Fall - Megan Bickel
Spring - Perdita Lawton (www.perditalawton.com)
Summer - Darrin Ingram (https://www.darrin-ingram.com/)
 
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Sunday Feb 18, 2024

Welcome once again to our second season of Mini Shenanigans. Between now and the start of Season 3 in April 2024 we will be running one of our mini series where we produce short plays but with no guest interview.
 
Episode 7 presents a play by Japan based playwright Morey Norkin (https://newplayexchange.org/users/70395/morey-norkin) entitled "Eden 2" (https://newplayexchange.org/plays/1758506/eden-2). In it we see two astronauts on a mission to begin populating Mars have a divine encounter that leads to a conclusion of biblical proportions.
 
Cast:
Adam - Robert Sawyer (https://www.voices.com/profile/rtsawyer)
Eve - Jacquelyn Priskorn (www.jacquiefloyd.com)
Female Voice - Fiona Leishmann
 
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Sunday Feb 11, 2024

Welcome once again to our second season of Mini Shenanigans. Between now and the start of Season 3 in April 2024 we will be running one of our mini series where we produce short plays but with no guest interview.
 
Episode 6 has a play by Christophe Plumridge, a playwright based in East Anglia, UK (https://www.cjp-scripts.co.uk/).
The play is called "A Ruby in a Sky of Diamonds" (https://newplayexchange.org/plays/2164121/ruby-sky-diamonds). In it we see April standing outside during a party on a hot midsummer's night, alone. Until a beautiful stranger joins her under the stars. But is this stranger more than she seems?
 
Cast:
April - Perdita Lawton (www.perditalawton.com)Summer - Angela Sarabia (https://newplayexchange.org/users/83860/angela-sarabia)
 
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Sunday Feb 04, 2024

Welcome once again to our second season of Mini Shenanigans. Between now and the start of Season 3 in April 2024 we will be running one of our mini series where we produce short plays but with no guest interview.
 
Episode 5 has a play by US playwright Donald E. Baker (https://www.playsbydonaldebaker.com/ & https://newplayexchange.org/users/13449/donald-e-baker) The Play is called "Feeling Devilish" (https://newplayexchange.org/plays/2158433/feeling-devilish) and in it we see Roger's best friend is very concerned when they discover Roger met a demon on an online dating site. They're even more concerned when the demon turns out to be a personal injury lawyer. 
 
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Roger - Anthony Targan (www.tonytargan.com)
Stevie - Chris Smith
Zippy - Peter Buchacz
 
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Saturday Feb 03, 2024

Hello once again and welcome to another monthly installment of "The Panel Presents" where I, along with four fabulous panellists will discuss a multitude of theatrical topics.
 
The panellists this month are:
Brenton Kniess (https://newplayexchange.org/users/69385/brenton-kniess)
Cindi Sansone-Braff (https://newplayexchange.org/users/45654/cindi-sansone-braff & https://www.grantmeahigherlove.com/)
Darrin Ingram (https://newplayexchange.org/users/59169/darrin-ingram & https://www.darrin-ingram.com/)
Nicky Whichelow - (https://www.facebook.com/nickywvoices4u)
 
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Sunday Jan 28, 2024

Welcome once again to our second season of Mini Shenanigans. Between now and the start of Season 3 in April 2023 we will be running one of our mini series where we produce short plays but with no guest interview.
 
Episode 4 has a play by US playwright Jaxson Mackling (https://newplayexchange.org/users/72354/jaxson-mackling). The Play is called "Subway Adventure" (https://newplayexchange.org/plays/1947935/subway-adventures) and in it we meet Sam and Lea, two people who meet on a subway platform where the saying "don't talk to strangers" turns out well for them.
 
Cast:
Lea - Dana Hall (https://www.danahallcreates.com/) 
Sam - Andy Duncan (andy-duncan.co.uk)
 
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Comments

These are some of the lovely things that people have said about Theatrical Shenanigans!

 

"I was so honoured to have my play chosen for this podcast's second season. I was very impressed with the audio quality, the wonderful performances, and the sound effects. My co-writer and I are so pleased with the result, and we enjoyed the insightful commentary that followed the play. This is such a wonderful podcast, I am excited to see what's in store for it in the future."
Sarah J Baker (Co-playwright of "A Wager" S02 E04)
 
 

"It was absolutely amazing to hear what Theatrical Shenanigans did with mine and my Co-writers words. The sound effects, and both actors were amazingly cast, and the hosts had good insightful banter that made the entire episode worth listening to! I’m so glad I’m now subscribed and can’t wait to listen to all the new works!"

Hadley Vogler (Co-playwright of "A Wager" S02 E04)

 

"What I love about Theatrical Shenanigans is you can tell that Rachel Fenny-Williams absolutely loves this work. The care that goes into editing, the attention to the questions asked to special guests, the desire to branch out and try new things and offer audiences something different. Any theatre lover or worker should add this to their list because it is truly something special!"

Cole Hunter Dzubak (Playwright of "The Paranormal Club's Seventh Annual Haunted House Sleepover" S02 E07)

 

"The amount of support, love, and care this group gives to emerging playwrights is nothing short of extraordinary. I have collaborated many times with Rachel Feeny-Williams and every single time has been an amazing experience."

Darrin Ingram (Playwright of "Goodnight Jimmy" - Mini Shenanigans - S02 E10)

 

"My play “Subway Adventures” is the newest episode of the segment mini-shenanigans. The experience I had was surreal! Playwrights have a true chance in getting produced on this podcast! Highly recommend!"

Jaxson Mackling (Playwright of "Subway Adventures" - Mini Shenanigans - S02 E04)

 

 "Not only does Theatrical Shenanigans provide great opportunities for writers and voice actors alike, but it provides listeners to new and very entertaining content. Stories from all genres in quick, consumable pieces. This is the future of entertainment! Rachel takes great care to keep the episodes flowing and they are all executed with the utmost of care. Isn't it time you treated your earholes to something new, different, and fun?"

Jacquelyn Priskorn (Playwright of "Backyard Stonehenge Reclaimed" - Mini Shenanigans - S02 E02)

 

Heard this delightful play read on Theatrical Shenanigans. Friendships are the balm of the soul or can be and for those who believe in reincarnation and that souls can go on and on forever or more than one life, the beginning would be just as important as the end.

Lee R. Lawing (Comments on "Birthrights...and Wrongs" S2 E8)

 

“I had the pleasure of hearing this lovely piece read on Theatrical Shenanigans. It features two engaging characters who are as interesting for their flaws as for their strengths. The birth of a child is always fraught with heightened emotions and it is heartening to see these two strangers bond and work their way to an uplifting resolution.
Paul Donnelly (Comments on "Birthrights...and Wrongs" S2 E8)

 

Cole Hunter Dzubak certainly knows how to scare the daylights out of you! This play works brilliantly as audio only, which I was lucky enough to hear in a preview of season two of Theatrical Shenanigans. But don’t let that stop anyone from bringing it to the stage. A great ghost story can only benefit from the shrieks of others sitting close by. You will find your heart starts racing as the tension mounts for a group of students on a ghost hunt. Things turn scary and then! You’ll have to read it to find out!
Morey Norkin (Comments on "The Paranormal Club's Seventh Annual Haunted House Sleepover" S2 E7)

 

Listened to this on Theatrical Shenanigans and boy does the intensity ramp up quickly! But not only is this play spooky, it asks the question "are ghost hunters really trying to help the ghosts or just trying to exploit a tragedy for their own gain?" But also, proves something I've always known, theatre majors are sensitive to everyone's feelings...even the dead!

Jacquelyn Floyd-Priskorn (Comments on "The Paranomal Club's Seventh Annual Haunted House Sleepover" S2 E7)

 

"A Playwright couldn't be luckier than to have Theatrical Shenanigans present their work. Their Actors are fabulous, the quality of the podcast is excellent, and the thoughtful feedback extremely helpful. Rachel Feeny-Williams is a joy to work with and a total pro!"
Jack Rushton (Playwright of "Remembering Elizabeth" S2 E2)
 
I loved listening to the strained relationship between these two characters! A pretty engaging morality tale! Another play that I really enjoyed on the THEATRICAL SHENANIGANS podcast!
Evan Baughfman (Comments on "A Wager" S2 E4)
 
“A thought-provoking play about parenthood and boundaries, wonderfully produced on the THEATRICAL SHENANIGANS podcast!”
Evan Baughfman (Comments on "Cloudy with a Chance of Contempt" S2 E1)

Comments Continued

These are some more of the lovely things that people have said about Theatrical Shenanigans!

 

"Hello Rachel,

Thank you for including my play, Cloudy with a Chance of Contempt, in your new season. Please say thank you to the actors and all others involved as well! The performers were a delight, and you and John Busser were very kind in your discussion of the play!"

Lisa Quoresimo (Playwright of "Cloudy with a Chance of Contempt" S2 E1)

 

I had the great pleasure of hearing this scathing satire of the hypocrisy of the "pro-life" movement on the Theatrical Shenanigans podcast. The witty premise of the play offers a dark look at the potential repercussions of forced birth with deep anger underlying the humor. The chilling conclusion really packs a wallop."

Paul Donnelly (Comments on "Stork Patrol" S1 E4)

 

"So well produced and professionally created. Excellently done. Easily the best audio productions of plays I’ve heard. A wonderful and varied compilation of plays."

Jessie Salsbury (Playwright of "The Last Week" S1 E8)

 

STORK PATROL is a great satire by Debra A. Cole that shows the hypocrisy in some folks' "beliefs." Check this one out on the Theatrical Shenanigans podcast!

David Lipschutz (Comments on "Stork Patrol" S1 E4)

 

I just listened to this play wonderfully produced by the Theatrical Shenanigans podcast, for it is bought to life perfectly.
Many of Bussers works are hilarious, so this play took me by surprise, but not as much as the twist within. Father/Son relationships can sometimes be taught, especially when family life is strained or broken. The playwright tackles this sensitivity, with enough grit and passion entwined.
An excellent two hander which will get audiences discussing for some time after.

Christopher Plumridge (Comments on "A Conversation about Mom" S1 E10)

 

I had the happy experience of listening to ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER today on the podcast Theatrical Shenanigans out of England. This short play is a delightful two hander between an older woman and a young, nervous runner. Great dialogue and a terrific twist at the end.

Marj O'Neill-Butler (Comments on "One Foot in Front of The Other" S1 E7)

 

I ran competitively in high school and college, so I enjoyed all of the details here about "running culture." What I enjoyed most, however, was the dialogue and the conversation between two strangers. This piece is adapted very well on the THEATRICAL SHENANIGANS podcast!

Lee R. Lawing (Comments on "One Foot in Front of The Other" S1 E7)

 

Heard this performed on theatrical shenanigans so brilliantly. A train ride finds Nathan learning a few things about how a passion for something can keep one going well into an age where you feel you couldn’t possibly still feel passionate anything. It’s so important to remember that everyone may have a life that wouldn’t even imagine them having and this play touches on that so well.

Lee R. Lawing (Comments on "One Foot in Front of The Other" S1 E7)

 

Heard this performed perfectly on Theatrical Shenanigans. Power plays are a huge reason for failure or success when it comes to getting certain projects up and running and "fun" was about a specific power play between a journalist and criminal that has a powerful hold on the listener from the time the recording button is pushed into action.

Lee R. Lawing (Comments on "Fun" from S1 E6)

 

I had the absolute pleasure of reading this script for a playwriting podcast. It is a scathing satire that gets right to the root of current hypocrisies at work in the country today. Debra has brought into sharp focus the double standard of morality practiced by well intentioned, misinformed, closed minded citizens.

Christopher Soucy (Comments on "Stork Patrol" from S1 E4)

 

A terrific script that cleverly addresses hypocrisy and those who live a privileged life. I really enjoyed hearing this adapted on the THEATRICAL SHENANIGANS podcast!

Evan Baughfman (Comments on "Stork Patrol" from S1 E4)

 

Heard this performed perfectly on Theatrical Shenanigans. Dark and twisted and it's just what everyone who wanted abortion made illegal deserves in return for their stupidity and selfishness to garner one more "soul" for the god they worship.

Lee R. Lawing (Comments on "Stork Patrol" from S1 E4)
 

That was pretty damn funny as well as perfectly puncturing the idea of people who can only see their family in one way. Just not the way they or the audience were expecting. Chris Plumridge hits it out of the park here as we watch the confusion grab hold of parents who, not only got their son't orientation wrong, but are now faced with the real possibility of (oh God) grandchildren. A perfect ending. (Plus, you can now listen to this play on Theatrical Shenanigans, a podcast created by Rachel Feeny-Williams. Give a listen.)

John Busser (Comments on "Coming In" from S1 E3)

 

No matter the sexuality, it's always a bit of uncertainty when you bring home your new partner to meet your parents. A funny twist on the old story, but done with such comic brilliance by Plumridge. Heard this read on the podcast Theatrical Shenanigans by a wonderful cast.

Lee R. Lawing (Comments on "Coming In" from S1 E3)

 

A boy and his mother can create a bond that is sometimes misunderstood and sometimes one of other-worldly force. Heard this delightful play read on Rachel's podcast and what a wonderful job the cast did.

Lee R. Lawing (Comments on "Mother Knows Best" from S1 E1)

 

A fun little comedy about afterlife and death and keeping traditions in the English way. Rachel Feeny-Williams does no wrong here as a Mother and girlfriend fight it out for the attention of a son/boyfriend who's a bit shaken and stirred by his Mother's interference, seeing as it comes after her funeral. With fast paced dialogue and an offbeat plot, this one is a winner. And for an added treat, listen to it on Rachel's brand new Theatrical Shenanigans Podcast like I did!

John Busser (Comments on "Mother Knows Best" from S1 E1)

 

"Rachel has made a wonderful start to the episodes on this podcast. They are well recorded, acted and produced audios of quality plays. The interview with a separate writer is a great idea too, allowing a fresh perspective on the scripts."

Christopher Plumridge (Playwright S1 E3 & Guest in S1 E7)

 

"The quality of the interviewing and dramatic content is always at the highest level. Producer/Presenter and playwright Rachel Feeny-Williams shows her interest, enthusiasm and expertise in the topic of play writing, which shines through on every programme."

Tony Vale (Playwright S1 E5)

 

"I was thrilled that my play, Mundy Tuesday Friday, was selected, as I always thought it would make a great audio presentation. My goodness, the acting quality was terrific. I was surprised at how well the show was done. I'll hope I get a chance to work with Rachel again. I wouldn't hesitate."

Greg Hatfield (Playwright S1 E2)

 

"A very fun podcast! Rachel's interviews are always interesting and the plays chosen are presented professionally. Never disappointing!!"

George Sapio (Actor S1 E2 & Guest S1 E5)

 

 

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