Thursday, May 27, 2010

Radio Bloomsday Cast 2010

We've have been working around the clock here at Radio Bloomsday central (aka Molly Bloom's bed) to put together a really exciting cast of artists ready to throw down some vocal acrobatics on the 16th of June. In addition to Charles Busch, T. Ryder Smith and Aaron Beall who prerecorded for us earlier in the week, we have a dozen New York super talents ready to enter the ring. Barbara Vann of the Medicine Show Theater, who performed Finnegans Wake for us last year, will open the show this year and invoke the goddess of literature with a recitation of the famous Irish poem The Hag of Beare circa 800 BC.

The first hour of the program will focus on Stephen Dedalus with the Pulitizer Prize winning poet Paul Muldoon performing Proteus. Speaking of poets, we are introducing a new segment in this year's broadcast devoted to new writers reading their own work. Poets Merideth Finn and Mac Barrett, both seasoned Bloomsday performers will read from their new work.

Alec Baldwin, Jerry Stiller, Amy Stiller, Bob Dishy, Judy Graubart, Anna Goodman-Herrick, Brian O'Doherty, Jim Fletcher, Kate Valk, James Kennedy, Mara McEwin, Tara Bahna James, Janet Coleman, David Dozer, Richard Maxwell and Tory Vasquez will be performing this year. We are working on a Los Angeles contingent of performers to join us from the Left Coast via ISDN. More on that as it develops.

Now I must return to the script. More on Molly in the morning...

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