LVA's Artebella On The Radio 8.17.18

Noted playwright Idris Goodwin is beginning his first season as Artistic Director of StageOne Family Theatre, and he was our guest on August 16. We also hosted Travis Reckner & Matty Sciannameo of the Louisville Jack O Lantern Spectacular. Join us each Thursday at 10am on WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com.


Idris Goodwin is an award-winning playwright, director, orator and educator. He is the Producing Artistic Director of Stage One Family Theater in Louisville, KY for which he penned the widely produced And In This Corner: Cassius Clay. Other widely produced plays include: How We Got On, This Is Modern Art co-written with Kevin Coval, Bars and Measures, The Raid, and Hype Man: a break beat play. The Way The Mountain Moved, commissioned as part of Oregon Shakespeare’s American Revolutions series. He has work produced by or developed with Actor’s Theater of Louisville, Steppenwolf Theater, The Kennedy Center, The Denver Center for The Performing Arts, Cleveland Playhouse, Seattle Children’s Theater, Nashville Children’s Theater, Boulder Ensemble Theater, TheaterWorks, Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor Program, La Jolla Playhouse, The Eugene O’Neill Center, The Lark Playwriting Center and New Harmony Project. He’s received support from the NEA, The Ford, Mellon and Edgerton Foundation, and is the recipient of InterAct Theater’s 20/20 Prize and The Playwrights’ Center’s McKnight Fellowship.                                                 


Travis Reckner and Matty Sciannameo

Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular - October 9-November 4, 2018
Iroquois Amphitheater  1080 Amphitheatre Road

Travis & Matty are looking to recruit more Louisville artists to work on this project. With over 5,000 professionally carved jack-o-lanterns including well over 100 masterpieces lighting nearly a one-third-mile trail. Grouped in themed scenes and set to music, this year’s show, “A Night at the Library”, is a celebration of the Smithsonian’s 50th anniversary with vignettes highlighting imagery from literature, pop culture, history, arts and cinema. Proceeds from the event benefit the Louisville Parks Foundation. Gates open at 6 p.m. Trail opens at dusk (near 7:30 p.m.). Concessions available.

We were playing Aretha Franklin in the first place, but were saddened to receive the news while listening to the first of her songs that she had passed away earlier that morning. We played three of her songs on this broadcast.