PS 122 Announces Cast for Reggie Watts and Tommy Smith's Radio Play
Modeled after radio programs of yesteryear, Radio Play gathers a group of actors, musicians and sound-effects artists to create a surreal sonic entertainment. Songs, stories and soundscapes collide in a comedic mash-up of non-temporal quasi-political pop-cultural tropes.
Watts will star in the piece, with the cast also including Havilah Brewster, Beth Hoyt, Mary Jane Gibson and Jen Rondeau on the Theremin.
The production will feature lighting by Seth Reiser, and additional writing by Mary Jane Gibson.
In related news, Watts will join Heather Kravas for a free discussion on "Rhythm and Repetition: Reconfiguring Performance Practice Across Genres," as part of The Festival of Ideas for the New City. The event will take place at PS 122 on Saturday, May 7 at 4pm.