This is off my bucket list -- to record and perform on a radio play...or, in this case, a podcast play at Super Awkward Funcast! Been wanting to this sort of performance ever since I was a little boy listening to mystery detective thrillers presented as radio plays on the AM dial.
This staged reading (recorded earlier this month) is of the modern classic cult hit "so bad it's almost good" film titled "The Room" by misunderstood genius Tommy P. Wiseau ("The Disaster Artist").
I was sent the screenplay in late November and were given the characters I would be playing. Not having seen the film, I read the script and broke it down. The not proper screenplay format and its run on lines were almost easy to catch on and the description of the characters (based on their dialogue) I didn't take offense since it took place a decade ago when unlike my peers are deemed blasphemous. As much mockery and insults the film receives, I planned on performing the characters of 'Mark,' 'Billy,' 'Neighbor #2' and other characters as straight and serious as possible.
If you're not familiar with the film, you don't have to watch it before listening in order to properly appreciate this original version but it helps. This reading is as serious an interpretation as we could manage and we hope you enjoy our work. Bloopers will soon follow, I assure you.
I had a lot of fun and I would love to do more of these staged readings / radio plays!
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Brandon Burkhart (The Pack Theater) as Lisa, Bran, Crowd, Other Guys and Neighbor #1
Steven Robles (World Domination Designs) as Narrator, Johnny, Michelle and Crowd
Edwin A. Santos (Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance) as Mark, Billy, Crowd, Other Guys and Neighbor #2
Elle Latham (SciFi4Me) as Claudette, Jimmy, Peter, Susan and Crowd