Re-Imagined Radio: “Dracula”

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 7:00pm

See and hear a live radio drama of “Dracula.” The production is adapted from Bram Stoker's 1897 novel of the same name. Stoker, an Irish writer and theater manager, wrote his novel to address the fears and uncertainties of Victorian society in the late 19th century. “Dracula” continues to signify fears of the unnatural, and how abnormality can evolve from one source and infect the surrounding society with discord, misfortunes and evil.

In July 1938, Orson Welles and The Mercury Theatre on the Air presented a radio drama adaption of Stoker's novel. Since then, the radio script has lain dormant… buried in a box… covered with earth… waiting to emerge. It was revived through arcane galvanic sciences, and careful administrations of elixirs and tonics and is presented with the intent of sending a skittering up your spine, a preview of Halloween!

Doors open at 6 p.m., performance begins at 7 p.m. Cost is $8 in advance or $12 at the door. Food and drinks are available to purchase.

Re-Imagined Radio uses voice actors, Foley sound artists and other creative people to re-create radio dramas, both contemporary and from the Golden Age of Radio (1930s – 1950s), using original scripts. Digital SFX, music, visual backdrops and social media provide new storytelling opportunities. The result: radio as never before seen, or heard.

Re-Imagined Radio is produced by John Barber, clinical associate professor in the Creative Media and Digital Culture program. For more information, contact John Barber at

Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98660