Virtual ProgramWednesday, October 20

Spectral Frequencies: A Reading of Australian Horror Radio Plays from the Mid-20th Century

Wednesday, October 20, 9:00 pm–11:00 pm

This live event will not be recorded.


Chair: Jo Palazuelos-Krukowski (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Kerry Kaleba (Independent)
Jake Rosenberg (American Lore Theater)
Jared L. Schmidt (Tillamook Bay Community College)
Dominick Tartaglia ()

It’s 1952, an hour before midnight in Country Victoria. You sit down in your well-worn leather armchair, you turn on the old Bakelite, and you wait. Slowly, the sound of wind fills your living room. “Have you heard them? Those fearful sounds in the dead of night? The shuffling step of a ghostly figure? The eerie voice of - The Uninvited?” Like the ghost itself, radio travels invisibly, drawing its audiences into a disembodied encounter marked by wonder, uncertainty and fear. Join us for a stage reading of selections from Australian horror radio scripts from the 1940s through the 1960s, sourced in Australian and New Zealand ghost legends and performed by AFS theatre artists and folklore scholars.