Re-Imagined Radio presented a live performance by Metropolitan Performing Arts actors and other community volunteers at Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver, Washington. Audience count: 125. Streamed live on American Senior Radio Network. Also broadcast on KXRW FM, Vancouver's community radio, and KXRY FM, Portland, Oregon.
We re-imagined The Lone Ranger origin story, that of the powerful white stallion, Silver, and women empowerment on a wagon train bound for the Oregon Territory.
The Lone Ranger was a popular radio drama, with 2,956 episodes from 31 January 1933 until 27 May 1955. The radio show spawned novels, films, television series, animations, comic strips and books, video games, premiums, and toys, as well as parodies and spoofs. Although possibly inspired by Texas Ranger Captain John R. Hughes, to whom the book The Lone Star Ranger by Zane Grey was dedicated in 1915, the Lone Ranger, and his companion Tonto, are both fictional characters. Even so, they, and their horses, Silver and Scout, are enduring American icons. Hi-Yo, Silver, away!
This performance was recorded live.
Wade, Adeena. Re-Imagined Radio: Sound-based storytelling for the digital age. StoryHub, College of Arts and Sciences, Washington State University, 20 Sep. 2018.
Photography by Adeena Wade