Black Box Radio

All Around the Square

All Around the Square is an improvisational soap opera, produced by KWLT and presented in concert with Create Waterloo.

Starting on Wednesday March 10th, each week in March will see a new episode of this satirical exploration of the life and times of the City of Waterloo. The episodes are based on the “Harold” long-form improv style, with characters established in earlier scenes recurring in later ones (and later episodes). Following each episode release, the team invites our audience to take to social media with the #kwltimprov hashtag and suggest seeds for the next episode: single words and short phrases are best.

Episodes will be available as videos on IGTV through Create Waterloo and in audio form wherever you get your podcasts. Here’s a sneak preview for you.

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Black Box Radio Workshop #2: Producing and Performing for Audio

While it bears many similarities to both theatre and film, audio drama is a distinct art form with its own history, tools, and procedures.

In this wide-ranging session, Eduardo Soto-Falcon of Pilgrim Falcon Productions will discuss the history and current relevance of audio fiction and talk through the process of bringing an audio project to life.

From auditions to voice care, recording venues to equipment, and script writing to distribution, this workshop will have something for everyone — if you’re interested in any aspect of audio work, come join us!

Eduardo is a filmmaker and screenwriter experienced in sound design, recording and editing. His short films have been screened at 30 festivals around the world and broadcast on TV in Latin America, the USA and Quebec. In the last few years, Eduardo has garnered 7 awards and over 60 placements at screenwriting competitions with feature film screenplays and TV pilots.

Eduardo’s focus shifted in 2018 towards fiction podcast / audio drama production, attending relevant conferences and workshops in the USA, investing in sound recording equipment, and adapting some of his film scripts for audio. Eduardo’s first attempt at audio storytelling was the experimental short play “Dad’s Ashes” which has been showcased at radio drama and audio arts festivals in the USA and UK, and is available on most podcast providers. His next production was the full-cast audiobook “Another Snow White”, available on Audible, Amazon and iTunes. His latest project, the audio drama series “Y2K Redux” was conceived directly for audio and received financial support from the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund to produce the first three episodes. This work is available on several podcast providers and will hopefully represent Canada at audio arts festivals in 2021.

This session is free for members of KWLT, $5 for non-members.

Unsure of your KWLT membership status? Email the Membership Director.

Black Box Radio Workshops

Q & A with Graham Yeates

How is voice acting different from acting for the stage? What are some key skills for a voice actor to learn? On January 9th we’ll be hosting a live online Q&A with voiceover actor and long-time KWLTer Graham Yeates. This session is free for members of KWLT, $5 for non-members.

Go to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/voice-acting-with-graham-yeates-registration-133442793989?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing to book your place.

Black Box Radio Workshops

How is voice acting different from acting for the stage? What are some key skills for a voice actor to learn? On January 9th we’ll be hosting a live online Q&A with voiceover actor and long-time KWLTer Graham Yeates. This session is free for members of KWLT, $5 for non-members.

Go to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/voice-acting-with-graham-yeates-registration-133442793989?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing to book your spot today!