Radio Recap for Monday, June 19

Last night’s Radio show was a small epiphany in a sweet bar, folks: the series has finally started to really get its own feeling of arrival and inspiration, and last night’s features were a huge part of that. Claudia Wilson was an amazing opener, showing off the strong voice, unique and quirky stories, and great language choices that have made her an open mic standout. Playing with some tried-and-tested work as well as delving into some new ideas, Claudia showed the room exactly what the feature spot at Radio was designed for. Awesome!

Our second feature of the night was no slouch, either: perhaps you’ve heard of Antonia Lassar, rookie addition to the 2012 Boston Poetry Slam Team and recent full-time artist? Antonia ran an exciting, boundary-breaking workshop to start the night, then pulled herself into character (upon character, upon character) in a poignant, funny, light-handed, and super-solid presentation of selections from her one-woman play The God Box. Listeners were treated to a fabulous array of characters– and a pretty decent cheesecake to finish off the night, this writer dares to remark. Delicious!

Next Monday: we’re back with a poet and storyteller pairing, April Ranger and Michael Mack! The much-missed April will bring her incredible stage presence and new poetry to the stage, followed by a storytelling feature from slam-champ-gone-storyteller Michael. And for performers interested in storytelling, our workshop will be a special treat: an opportunity to learn about transitioning to storytelling with Michael. Bring a 3-5 minute piece (memorized or not) to get some tips and tricks from this experienced artist.