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Your new friend in quarantine from BPA! Starting in September, we’ll be launching a free podcast featuring a regular series of different plays starring your favorite local performers and directors. There will be comedy, tragedy, music, and friends - everything you love about coming to a show but with sweatpants and no line for the restroom! Stay tuned for updates coming very soon.
 
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What happens when the city that barely ever sleeps finds out one morning that it can’t wake up? All the joe has lost its jolt. This is a job for the woman detective who sees all, Harriet Eyeball, Private Eye in “The Coffee Caper,” an all-improvised Noir Radio Drama based on listener suggestions. Tune in as The EDGE troupe members Todd Erler, Cynthi…
 
When Amanda Gorman took the inaugural stage on January 20th, she inspired the nation with her dazzling vision of hope. She also made poetry cool again. In this episode, eight young poets share their own hopes, inspiration, and poetry in a series of conversations with Bainbridge High School 9th grader, Evelyn Cantwell. Four of them are from Kitsap C…
 
THE LESSER-KNOWN PLAYERS PRESENTS ONLY CONNECT BY MARIA VIERA BEATTY | DIRECTED BY KAREN HAUSER Image credit: Donna Cohen In Maria Viera Beatty’s Only Connect, the lives of five lonely people randomly intersect for fleeting moments in a neighborhood bar. The play is about relationships that never develop and opportunities that are lost because of t…
 
This week’s episode brings you the color and flair of Latin-America’s 19th and 20th century music. From the Caribbean all the way to La Patagonia, you will be enchanted by the melancholic atmosphere of Cuban contradanzas, the ebullience of Brazilian maxixe, and the dramatic passion of Argentinian tango. BAHIA BLANCA BY CARLOS DI SARLI | ARRANGED BY…
 
Tony Award winner Dinah Manoff chats with author and playwright Warren Read in the episode premiering April 9. This lively episode centers on Read’s new book, One Simple Thing, as well as the pair’s previous collaboration in presenting two of Read’s short plays, both of which were directed and produced by Manoff in BPA’s One Act Fest – Black Gum Ri…
 
Cookus Interruptus—how to cook fresh, local, organic, whole foods despite life’s interruptions! This episode will feature an intro by Cynthia Lair, an inside scoop on the show, fun foody stories, and tasty clips from of Cynthia’s favorite episodes of Cookus Interruptus. With a background in acting and an education in nutrition, it was natural for C…
 
BPA friends Todd Erler and Bob Nash are Rye & Barley, a North Kitsap folk duo with a Celtic bent. Rye & Barley has been playing upbeat Irish and Scottish Pub tunes around Kitsap and slightly beyond for about 10 years. As brothers from other mothers, the duo’s personalities, politics, and life paths are very different, but they remain cemented toget…
 
The chat continues this week as BPA’s Siobhán Maguire and Jim Culleton, Artistic Director of Fishamble: The New Play Company discuss the work of Pat Kinevane and their plans to bring theatre from Ireland to Bainbridge Island. PAT KINEVANE Pat Kinevane is a native of Cobh, Co. Cork. He has worked as an actor in theatre, film, television, and radio f…
 
This week we are transported to Dublin, just in time for St Patrick’s Day. Listen in as BPA Operations Manager Siobhán Maguire chats about life in Ireland with longtime friend and collaborator Jim Culleton, Artistic Director of Fishamble: The New Play Company. JIM CULLETON Jim Culleton is the artistic director of Fishamble: The New Play Company, fo…
 
In this episode, we’ll celebrate International Women’s Day as local director Kate Meyers interviews playwright, screenwriter, and short story author Lauren Gunderson. The Catastrophist, Lauren Gunderson’s new play is available to stream on demand through July 25, 2021 at Round House Theatre. LAUREN GUNDERSON Lauren has been one of the most produced…
 
Listen in as Liz Ellis chats with Keiko Green eight years after they first met on the set of a webseries. The two Amy Award winners and BPA alums cover Keiko's acting and playwriting career before diving into craft, the theater biz, and how to go to grad school for free. Here is a link to Keiko's play, WAD at ACT Theatre. You can follow her on Inst…
 
Join us for a trio of stories from O. Henry: The Gift of the Magi, adapted by Miranda Feldtman and The Last Leaf and After Twenty Years, adapted by Birke Duncan. This episode showcases performers Kelli McAuley, Terry McAuley, Kristi Ann Jacobson, Gary Fetterplace, and Jim Anderson. The Gift of the Magi Adapted by Miranda Feldtman Narrator - Jim And…
 
It’s a box of BPA chocolates from us to you! BPA’s Bainbridge Stay At Home Companion podcast gathered Bainbridge Island talent into a weekly forum to educate, amuse, and connect islanders during the trying impacts of isolation during Covid-19. A collaboration between BPA, Bainbridge Prepares, and Bainbridge Community Broadcasting, the podcast initi…
 
Our February 5 episode of the Bainbridge Pod Accomplice showcases original songs written and performed by Dr. Andrew Shields, whose one-of-a-kind lyrics have amused and delighted audiences of The EDGE Improv for nearly two decades! Dr. Shields will be interviewed by BPA Communication and Development Coordinator, Matt Longmire. Dr. Shields has been …
 
Beloved Cynthia Sears joins the January 29 episode of the Bainbridge Pod Accomplice to talk poetry with former two-time US Poet Laureate Billy Collins, as well as share tales of their long friendship and Billy’s connections to Bainbridge and especially BPA. Billy Collins’s newest collection, “Whale Day” brings together more than fifty poems and sho…
 
Children’s author George Shannon joins us to read from one of his many inviting tales. The School Library Journal calls Tippy-Toe Chick, Go! a “winning choice for storytime,” and Booklist says its “mix of tension, sheer fright, and humor is just right.” Also in this episode, actor and BHS student Evelyn Cantwell chats with George about being a teac…
 
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, we’re thrilled to welcome Anzanga’s joyful sounds and lively rhythms from Southern Africa. This Seattle-based ensemble has brought the electrifying and energizing music of African marimba to the national and international stage with regional appearances at the Northwest Folklife Festival and Bumbershoo…
 
This episode of the Bainbridge Pod Accomplice features song selections from Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” as well as a chat with Ranger and his Dad, Mike. Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” evoke the spirit of a Paris cafe and the raucous energy of a Gypsy campsite with their version of Gypsy jazz. “At the heart of their sound is Ranger Sciacca's sweet …
 
In this special holiday episode, we’ll nestle in for ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas as read by Elizabeth Mitchell. Among many of the roles she is famous for, Elizabeth’s charming turn as Mrs. Claus in The Santa Clause films has earned her a place in the holiday traditions of so many families. She brings the island a special message of warmth and …
 
Tune in for The EDGE and their Island-famous improvisation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” The EDGE delivers imagination on demand, and while the story may not take place in Victorian London and it may not include all the characters you remember, it might make you scratch your head: “Just how does this relate to the holiday classic?!” Sure…
 
Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to present a new installment from our Chamber Music Series, “Comfy at Home.” We are committed to keep bringing the gift of music to the comfort of your own home. In this episode, our musicians have teamed up in a variety of small chamber groupings to perform masterworks by Beethoven, Corelli, Vivaldi, Glazu…
 
In pre-World War II America, twenty-five-year-old Ruby takes her much younger, recently orphaned half-brother Mike on a cross-country train journey to the 1940 World’s Fair, to fulfill a promise that Mike’s father once made — to introduce him to the famous actor who plays Superman. Ruby intends to fly back to her exciting life in Panama after their…
 
In honor of Veterans Day, former U.S. Army Captain Larry Kerr reads a selection of original poems, including many from his book—Captain Billy and the Lunatic. More than 45 years after the end of the conflict in Vietnam, Kerr’s words summon a poignant remembrance of those who gave their lives in service and confer tribute to all who have served in t…
 
Jon Brenner, composer, Bainbridge Island resident and frequent BPA contributor, discusses his life and music with good friend and musical colleague Elizabeth Faye. Jon’s career spans two decades and multiple musical genres, including surf, electronic dance music, early Renaissance music, Baroque music, opera, minimalism, and classical counterpoint.…
 
Before vampires sparkled or Buffy met Angel, they had the original (deeply problematic) age gap romance fueled by the desire of one to consume the other. Before Ann Rice or Richard Matheson OR EVEN BRAM STOKER, there was Sheridan Le Fanu’s… Carmilla. Adapted by Liz Ellis & Miranda Feldtman Directed by Kristi Ann Jacobson Starring Miranda Feldtman, …
 
THE TROLL TALE: A RADIO PLAY BY GARRETT VANCE & BIRKE DUNCAN “The Troll Tale” is about two Bainbridge Island teenagers attempting to bicycle across Sweden in 1984. They stop at a deserted campground, right before a storm hits. While lying in his sleeping bag, Garrett hears voices in the nearby woods. He realizes he must face his fears. This podcast…
 
Some spooky classics to get you in the holiday mood, read for you by people who know what it means to spread fear... Dinah Manoff (Maggie Peterson AKA Chucky's first victim in Child's Play) reads Edgar Allan Poe's Tell-Tale Heart, Dylan Arnold (Cameron Elam AKA The Boyfriend in 2018's Halloween) reads Poe's The Raven, And Jim Anderson reads The Leg…
 
Get ready for a mildly spooky and majorly fun double feature of one act plays written through a collective devising process with teaching artist Liz Ellis. DINER 66: THE MUSICAL WITHOUT SONGS Diner 66 was created in class on the BPA stage in 2016 with movement direction by Helen Heaslip and fight choreography by Ken Michels. It tells the story of a…
 
“Sounds of the Silenced” uplifts and weaves together voices that have been oppressed – whether by circumstance of history, internal sentiment, or tragedy. Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges was a Black composer from the 18th century. He was quite successful when he was alive, however, given that Mozart and Haydn were among his contemporarie…
 
Join Matt Longmire for a conversation with director Kate Meyers and actors Erik Van Beuzekom and John Ellis. Kate first set foot on BPA’s stage almost 35 years ago and cherishes the many roles she has played at BPA since then, from backstage crew to actor, member of the board, fundraiser, and Director. Kate is especially excited to direct this prod…
 
Frank Buxton’s adaptation of The War of the Worlds puts the famous events of Orson Welles’ 1938 broadcast right in our own backyards. Tune in as Director Kate Meyers and a cast featuring Erik Van Beuzekom, John Ellis, Matt Longmire, Diane Walker, Pete Benson, Fred Saas, Kate Pippinger, Dolly Courtway, Bob Tull, Walt Brown, and Andrew Bendokas bring…
 
Our theme song for the podcast is by Ranger and the Re-Arrangers, but you might have noticed that there was a lot more music in The Wind in the Willows. These tracks were curated, arranged, engineered, and performed by John Eisenhauer, and we've gathered them here for your listening pleasure. John is a Bainbridge Island-based Entrepreneur and Phila…
 
Re-join Mole, Rat, Toad, and Badger as they discover the joys of adventure and the importance of friendship in this charming original adaptation by Miranda Feldtman. Based on the timeless classic by Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows is directed by Jalyn Green and features Zandi Carlson, Nelsen Spickard, Alicia Mendez, Matt Eldridge, Chelsea …
 
BPA Executive Director Dominique Cantwell appeared as a guest this week on "Reboot Represents", a webseries from Reboot Theatre Co. The conversation was hosted by Reboot Board President Harry Turpin, and Dominique's co-guests were Mike Lion, Co-Artistic Director and Stream Manager for :robot_face: at DACHA, and Russel Hay, Board member and involved…
 
Join Mole, Rat, Toad, and Badger as they discover the joys of adventure and the importance of friendship in this charming original adaptation by Miranda Feldtman. Based on the timeless classic by Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows is directed by Jalyn Green and features Zandi Carlson, Nelsen Spickard, Alicia Mendez, Matt Eldridge, Chelsea Pad…
 
Matt Longmire put listener questions to "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" creator Jesse Smith on Facebook Live on Sunday, September 6th. This bonus episode features the audio from that conversation. Keep an eye on our newsletter and social media to find out when we'll be having our next live conversation and how you can participate.…
 
Head behind the scenes with Jesse Smith to learn about the path to creating his original musical, “Hands Up, Don't Shoot”. It’s important to note that this episode contains explicit language and themes that may be difficult for some audiences. Listener discretion is advised. TALKBACK SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 AT 3:00 P.M. Join us for a live Talkback Sund…
 
The eighth and final episode of Bainbridge Stay at Home Companion, “The Next First Step,” is hosted by Pete Benson and produced by Miranda Feldtman, Liz Ellis, Matt Longmire, Ann Wilkinson-Ellis, and John Ellis. “May I Have Your Attention Please: This is REALLY Your Captain Speaking” Featuring Travis Samson and Tim Koivu, written by Miranda Feldtma…
 
The seventh episode of Bainbridge Stay At Home Companion, “Through The Grey,” hosted by Madelaine Figueroa and featuring comedy by Dan Rosenberg, the conclusion to the mystery of B.I. P.I., and music by Lucy Bishop. “May I Have Your Attention Please: The Love Boat” Featuring Ann Wilkinson-Ellis and Ryan O’Donnell, written by Miranda Feldtman and Li…
 
The sixth episode of Bainbridge Stay At Home Companion, “Cultivating Stillness,” features musings on quarantine cooking from host Diane Walker, second installments of “In The Drawing Room” and “Bad Advice with Dr. Bhama”, and music by The Hoot Hoots. “May I Have Your Attention Please: Let Me Finish” Featuring Robert Craighead, Jennifer Behrens Pipp…
 
Episode 5 of Bainbridge Stay At Home Companion features a poem from host Mike Lisagor, an original song about an intrepid isolator, the second installment in our “Are We There Yet” series, and music by Erica Cooper. “May I Have Your Attention Please: Curtain Speech” Featuring Evelyn Cantwell, written (with love) by Evelyn Cantwell and Miranda Feldt…
 
The fourth episode, “Fowl-Weather Friends,” is hosted by Dominique Cantwell and features bird pond comedy by Wendy Wallace, mis-heard Shakespeare, and selections from West Side Story, written by Leonard Bernstein and performed by our own Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra. “May I Have Your Attention Please: Seagull Edition” Featuring Nathan Whitehouse a…
 
Episode three, “It’s All Relative(s),” features music by Noah Byrd, excerpts from the upcoming Covid Monologues, conversations with island youngsters, and musings from Dan Rosenberg, as well as crucial missives from Bainbridge Prepares. "May I Have Your Attention Please?" Written by Miranda Feldtman, performed (and improved upon) by Chris Soldevill…
 
In the second episode, “Tales from the Coop,” hosted by Bridget Young, Liz Ellis reflects on the power of radio with Guy Sidora, and the two share memorable witticisms and lore from Frank Buxton. A private investigator finds herself in hot water with one dangerously hot stranger, we’re treated to a song from Baywitch, and we learn tips and receive …
 
In our pilot episode, “Turning the Dial,” hosted by John Ellis, listen to Dr. Bhama Roget dispensing terrible advice, see what happens when eligible bachelor Mr. Insley visits the ladies of Bunchington Park, enjoy a song from Alex Fermanis, and hear safety tips from Bainbridge Prepares. "May I Have Your Attention Please?" Written by Miranda Feldtma…
 
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