Audio Dramaturgy Theatre of the Ear (DRA3102)

30 credits

This module will give you the opportunity to learn about writing for radio. Initially you will explore the history of radio drama and theories about the power of the solo listener who creates the world through ekphrasis, ghosting, and imagination. We will begin by examining Orson Welles’ watershed War of the Worlds (1938) as an example of a radio drama in which representation shaped reality. You will continue our exploration by looking at radio as an evolving medium by examining specific play texts written for radio, particularly through the renaissance of podcasting and outlets like Radio Drama Revival. You will craft three pieces of radio: a 2 minute monologue, a 5 minute dialogue, and a short play.