Keeping apprised of radio drama headlines usually doesn’t net anything that wild and crazy, but LA Theatre Works Receives $250,000 Donation certainly caught my eye.
For those who aren’t familiar with LATW‘s work, they feature top-notch, serious theater productions which are distributed about as far and wide as any are in today’s market — this includes XM and public radio stations, and plenty to purchase online, though I’m pretty sure they don’t run a podcast or other taster/free content.
Anyways, their collection is huge, and the nature of the $250k grant seems to be archival in nature — creating a searchable database so that academics can? pick out scenes and selections of plays that interest them.? It also sounds like some new plays will be created with the money, which should be of stunning calibe, though I’m not sure what the article means by “new recordings aimed at the scholarly community.”
Congrats LATW, and I look forward to seeing where this one goes!