Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium

Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium
By Trina Kakacek and Michael John Kelly
About this podcast
Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium produces portable theatre for the ear. Since 2012 we’ve produced over 30 podcasts featuring the work of over 50 artists from around the world. We’ve recorded live at Chicago Fringe, Chicago Dramatists, The Biograph at Victory Gardens Theatre, Simon's Tavern and the Swedish American Museum in Andersonville. Small Fish Radio Theatre was a top-featured podcast on Atlanta Fringe Audio for four years running. Whether recorded before a live audience or in "a studio in an undisclosed location in Chicago", our podcasts are offered for free here on iTunes and via our website - smallfishradio.com.
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Dec. 17, 2017
In celebration of the Holiday Season, Small Fish Radio Theatre's APPROXIMATELY 20-MINUTE VARIETY HOUR is taking a slight detour by way of our holiday party and some beer. And so, we bring you THE POSSIBLY DRUNKEN APPROXIMATELY 20-MINUTE VARIETY HOUR HOLIDAY SPECIAL. Yes, that's a very long title for such a short podcast. THE POSSIBLY DRUNKEN APPROXIMATELY 20-MINUTE VARIETY HOUR HOLIDAY SPECIAL was primarily written by Trina Kakacek and Michael John Kelly, and the beer we were drinking during the recording. Our Holiday Special features the talents of Cat Dean, Michael Herzovi, Mark Kater, MJ Kelly, Sharon Phillips, and Joy Thorbjornsen-Coates. Directing and Sound Design by Trina Kakacek. Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium is produced by Trina Kakacek and Michael John Kelly. Additional music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) - Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Oct. 29, 2017
In the spirit of the season, Small Fish Radio Theatre brings you portable HORROR for the ear: TALES OF DREAD, our 2017 horror show recorded live at the Swedish American Museum in Andersonville in Chicago. TALES OF DREAD offers the following treats: BASEMENT GOBLIN by Kevin M. Folliard of LaGrange, Illinois; SKELETON WOMAN by Mark Kater of Skokie, Illinois; RETRIBUTION by Marie Anderson of LaGrange, Illinois; ONNA by Ryan Dean Mullenix of El Paso, Texas; MIGRAINE by Trina Kakacek of Chicago, Illinois; THE CREAKY DOOR by Evan Baughfman of Long Beach, California. TALES OF DREAD features the talents of Cat Dean, Michael Herzovi, Mark Kater, MJ Kelly, Sharon Phillips, and Joy Thorbjornsen-Coates. Directing and Sound Design by Trina Kakacek. Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium is produced by Trina Kakacek and Michael John Kelly. Additional music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) - Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
July 30, 2017
Week 17 of THE APPROXIMATELY 20-MINUTE VARIETY HOUR, recorded live at Chicago Dramatists on June 19, 2017, features: Soapanovaletta, a teeny, tiny soap opera telanovaletta; Bad Poetry Corner With Jokes, including a visit from Harold; Barnyard Classics; Cooking With Joy; America's Got Limericks; and Lottery of the Absurd. This week's episode of THE APPROXIMATELY 20-MINUTE VARIETY HOUR is written by Trina Kakacek and Michael John Kelly, with contributions by Michael Herzovi, Mark Kater, and Thomas J. Misuraca. Small Fish Radio Theatre Ensemble: Cat Dean, Michael Herzovi, Michael John Kelly, and Joy Thorbjornsen-Coates. Special Guests: Mark Kater and Sharon Phillips. Directing, music and sound design by Trina Kakacek. Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium is produced by Trina Kakacek and Michael John Kelly. Additional music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) - Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
July 23, 2017
Week 16 of THE APPROXIMATELY 20-MINUTE VARIETY HOUR, recorded live at Chicago Dramatists on June 19, 2017, features: Once Upon A Thespinarium, a flash fairy tale to keep you dreaming; This Week in Alternative Facts; Cooking With Joy; Word of the Week; The Assisters; Lottery of the Absurd; and Tabby Flufferwinkle Cat's Private Eye. This week's episode of THE APPROXIMATELY 20-MINUTE VARIETY HOUR is written by Trina Kakacek and Michael John Kelly, with contributions by Thomas J. Misuraca and Mark Kater. Small Fish Radio Theatre Ensemble: Cat Dean, Michael Herzovi, Michael John Kelly, and Joy Thorbjornsen-Coates. Special Guests: Mark Kater and Sharon Phillips. Directing, music and sound design by Trina Kakacek. Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium is produced by Trina Kakacek and Michael John Kelly. Additional music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) - Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
July 16, 2017
Week 15 of THE APPROXIMATELY 20-MINUTE VARIETY HOUR, recorded live at Chicago Dramatists on June 19, 2017, features: Soapanovaletta, a teeny, tiny soap opera telanovaletta; Bad Poetry Corner With Jokes, including a visit from Harold; Cooking With Joy; Word of the Week; Barnyard Classics; and Lottery of the Absurd. This week's episode of THE APPROXIMATELY 20-MINUTE VARIETY HOUR is written by Thomas J. Misuraca, Mark Kater, Trina Kakacek, and Michael John Kelly. Small Fish Radio Theatre Ensemble: Cat Dean, Michael Herzovi, Michael John Kelly, and Joy Thorbjornsen-Coates. Special Guests: Mark Kater and Sharon Phillips. Directing, music and sound design by Trina Kakacek. Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium is produced by Trina Kakacek and Michael John Kelly. Additional music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) - Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
July 9, 2017
Week 14 of THE APPROXIMATELY 20-MINUTE VARIETY HOUR, recorded live at Chicago Dramatists on June 19, 2017, features: Once Upon A Thespinarium, a flash fairy tale to keep you dreaming; Middle Aged Fantasy; Uncle Bottom's Truth Telling Minute; The Assisters; and Soapanovaletta, a teeny, tiny soap opera telanovaletta. This week's episode of THE APPROXIMATELY 20-MINUTE VARIETY HOUR is written by Trina Kakacek and Michael John Kelly. Small Fish Radio Theatre Ensemble: Cat Dean, Michael Herzovi, Michael John Kelly, and Joy Thorbjornsen-Coates. Special Guests: Mark Kater and Sharon Phillips. Directing, music and sound design by Trina Kakacek. Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium is produced by Trina Kakacek and Michael John Kelly. Additional music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) - Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
July 8, 2017
THE APPROXIMATELY 20-MINUTE VARIETY HOUR returns Sunday, June 9, 2017 with the first of four new episodes recorded live at Chicago Dramatists. The Small Fish Radio Theatre ensemble is back for more fun and laughs: Cat Dean, Michael Herzovi, Michael John Kelly, and Joy Thorbjornsen-Coates. With special guests Mark Kater and Sharon Phillips. Directing, music and sound design by Trina Kakacek. Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium is produced by Trina Kakacek and Michael John Kelly.
March 5, 2017
Week 13 of THE APPROXIMATELY 20-MINUTE VARIETY HOUR, Small Fish Radio Theatre's weekly podcast featuring just about anything! This week we feature: Song Parodies; Lottery of The Absurd; Cooking With Joy; The Assisters; America's Got Limericks; This Week In Alternative Facts; and a special Middle Aged Fantasy Soap Opera. This week's episode of THE APPROXIMATELY 20-MINUTE VARIETY HOUR is written by Trina Kakacek, Michael John Kelly, John Tomkiw, and the rest of us. Small Fish Radio Theatre Ensemble: Cat Dean, Michael Herzovi, Michael John Kelly, Sharon Phillips, and Joy Thorbjornsen-Coates. Directing, music and sound design by Trina Kakacek. Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium is produced by Trina Kakacek and Michael John Kelly. Additional music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) - Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Feb. 26, 2017
Week 12 of THE APPROXIMATELY 20-MINUTE VARIETY HOUR, Small Fish Radio Theatre's weekly podcast featuring just about anything! This week we feature: Once Upon a Thespinarium, A Weekly Flash Fairy Tale; the fourth episode of the Three-Minute Soap Opera: “Tabby Flufferwinkle. Cat's Private Eye!” by Thomas J. Misuraca; Middle Aged Fantasy; Opera In The Shower Quotes; The Assisters; and Bad Poetry Corner and Jokes. THE APPROXIMATELY 20-MINUTE VARIETY HOUR is written by Trina Kakacek and Michael John Kelly. Small Fish Radio Theatre Ensemble: Cat Dean, Michael Herzovi, Mark Kater, Michael John Kelly, Sharon Phillips, and Joy Thorbjornsen-Coates. Special Guest Artist Elyse Kakacek. Directing, music and sound design by Trina Kakacek. Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium is produced by Trina Kakacek and Michael John Kelly. Additional music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) - Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Feb. 19, 2017
Week 11 of THE APPROXIMATELY 20-MINUTE VARIETY HOUR, Small Fish Radio Theatre's weekly podcast featuring just about anything! This week we feature: the third episode of the Three-Minute Soap Opera: “Tabby Flufferwinkle. Cat's Private Eye!” by Thomas J. Misuraca; Cooking With Joy; Barnyard Classics: Guinea Pig Medea; Opera In The Shower Quotes; and, Lottery of the Absurd. THE APPROXIMATELY 20-MINUTE VARIETY HOUR is written by Trina Kakacek and Michael John Kelly. Small Fish Radio Theatre Ensemble: Cat Dean, Michael Herzovi, Mark Kater, Michael John Kelly, Sharon Phillips, and Joy Thorbjornsen-Coates. Special Guest Artist Elyse Kakacek. Directing, music and sound design by Trina Kakacek. Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium is produced by Trina Kakacek and Michael John Kelly. Additional music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) - Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/