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Radio Drama: Theater of the Mind

Long before television took the world by storm, families gathered around their radios to listen to all-acoustic dramatic programs known as radio dramas. The Department of Communication is reviving the glory days of old-time radio dramas such as The Shadow, Dick Tracy and Orson Welles's infamous The War of the Worlds with our Theater of the Mind series. Created and directed by Dr. James Lee, these all-original productions offer an opportunity for both students and faculty from across the university to participate as voice actors, sound effects specialists, and production engineers. With radio drama, the costume always fits. The first production in this series, the sinister Halloween-themed drama Tick, Tick, premiered during the fall 2012 semester and was featured in an article in the Portales News-Tribune. See the link below to listen to the audio stream. For more information on how you can get involved with our next production, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Click here to listen to streaming audio for all our radio drama productions.

To purchase a copy of a Theater of the Mind production on CD (in broadcast-quality WAV format) that is suitable for personal, educational, or professional broadcast use, send a check or money order made out to "Department of Communication/Theater of the Mind" for $10 (this price includes shipping and handling) to the following address:

Department of Communication/Theater of the Mind
Attention: Patti Dobson
ENMU Station 27
1500 S Ave K
Portales, NM 88130

Be sure to include a note that specifies your name, the mailing address you'd like the CD shipped to, and the title of the specific production you want. All proceeds from CD sales go directly to Theater of the Mind to support the production of future radio dramas.

For More Information Contact

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Chair, Department of Communication; Associate Professor of Communication; Graduate Coordinator
Communication Center (COM), Room 100