Jim Nellis has combined his experience with Microsoft and Apple with a commitment to community service. He has been involved with Entity Theatre since 2005 in just about every conceivable theatre role – actor, producer, and director. In this episode, he talks about the challenges and rewards of recreating radio drama in a modern theatre group.
Jim raised the idea in 2019 that there was still a place for radio theatre today – and proceeded to prove the point with a very successful rebroadcast of It’s a Wonderful Life. It was an easy choice to begin our podcast series with the topic Radio Theatre in the 21st Century!
It was his vision that Entity’s WNTT Radio Theatre could be a delightful source of entertainment and his passionate leadership that made it possible. His next production will be The Dark, a broadcast of several scary stories perfectly suited to the ghosts and goblins of Halloween.
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All Things Theatre podcast episode 1
Title: Radio Theatre in the 21st Century
Guest: Jim Nellis
Host: Roger Voight
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Photo: Roger Voight
Graphics: Katrin Fegert (Drama icon: Aham Brahma)
Support: Bogdan Tabacaru
This episode of the All Things Theater podcast is brought to you by Entity Theatre’s production of The Dark – A Halloween Radio Play (directed by Jim Nellis, produced by Katrin Fegert), performing live 28–31 October 2021 at Amerikahaus München. WNTT Radio Theatre presents some of the scariest, creepiest, most shocking short stories from the deepest catacombs of radio plays adapted to the stage. The audience will be stage-side as the WNTT broadcast team streams live news, weather, sports, and our featured ensemble cast performing classic programs from the frightening days of radio. Listeners at home can tune in to the LIVE broadcast on Halloween night. https://entitytheatre.com/the-dark-a-halloween-radio-play