Jennie MacDonald

Writer and Photographer

I’m pleased to share the links to the fun YouTube trailer and online production of my radio play, “The Hall of Mirrors: Not Another Word,” which premieres tonight, 7/23, and runs through 8/15. Produced by Kitty Drama Productions in Colorado Springs, it was awarded second place by the 2018 Marion Thauer Brown Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition and is dedicated to the sound men and women of classic radio drama.
It’s at https://kittydrama.com
Trailer at https://youtu.be/UKRrKMYuzwE

All proceeds go to good causes.

I’m pleased to share the news that my spooky doll story, “Inheritance,” is part of the new One Night Stand Theater audio production, Family Reunion. Many thanks to Bevin Antea for an absolutely wonderful reading, especially her spot-on interpretation of Aunt Cecily. 🎭

http://www.onenightstandtheater.org

#theatre #theater #familyreunion #plays #actor #creepy #doll #haunted #spooky #audiodrama #storytelling

I’m delighted to be participating in this year’s National Audio Theatre Festival, where my hardboiled detective monologue, “Late Night at Sam’s,” will be performed by my long-time friend, the talented Guy Williams. Thank you for background artwork to Image by Vinson Tan ( 楊 祖 武 ) from Pixabay.

When a hard-boiled detective encounters Sam’s dastardly epicurean plot, he must choose between revenge and justice. Unlikely allies ensure he collars his tormentor. In the end, however, triumph is far from assured.

Ticketed attendees may join us for tonight’s premiere, 6/26/2021, 9:30 MST. Watch this space for a future recording.

I’m so pleased for my poem “Making Matches” to feature in One Night Stand Theater’s new audio production, “Bad Bedtime Stories,” read by the talented Guy Williams.One Night Stand Theater presents the audio, online theater production “Bad Bedtime Stories” beginning April 20 at www.onenightstandtheater.org. This production features short stories and plays showcasing the lighter and darker sides of fairy tales and children’s literature. For mature audiences. Free (donation encouraged). More information at www.onenightstandtheater.org and the One Night Stand Theater Facebook page.

One Night Stand Theater presents “Only a Game” online

I’m so pleased to share the news that my poem, “Whimsy,” is now playing in the new One Night Stand Theater audio show.

One Night Stand Theater has just released its fifth online “mini-show”: an audio production called “Only a Game.” The show features short stories, plays and a poem about the world of games. “Only a Game” can be listened to any time at the One Night Stand website at www.onenightstandtheater.org.

“While we wait for the Denver theaters to re-open, we’re doing these online productions with our One Night Stand Theater writers and actors.” says James O’Leary, One Night Stand Theater’s artistic director. “Our first show of 2021 features games of all sorts, including the game of life.”

A pencil attracts the amorous attention of a crossword and sudoku when “Two Puzzles Walk Into a Bar” by Donna Hoke. World War II prisoners of war get covert help from a game in “Passing Go” by D. J. Jones. A young chess genius spends years “Waiting for the Next Move” by Wayne Faust. A word-savvy mother creates frustration for her children when playing “Anagrams: The After Dinner Treat” by J. Jackson. Pool, darts, gambling and friendship combine to create “The Amazing 8-Ball Year” by Dave Ufford. A package on the doorstep contains an unusual puzzle in “Whimsy” by Jennie MacDonald.

The pieces are performed by actors Bevin Antea, Dave Brandl, Stephen R. Kramer, Troy Lakey, Leroy Leonard, James O’Leary, Theodore Story, Dave Ufford and Suzanna Wellens.

One Night Stand Theater is a Denver-area theater company that has presented one-night-only evenings of theatrical staged readings for over 11 years, each with its own theme. Performances have featured folk tales, American history, old-time radio, social issues, and plays about war, romance, and world travel. The “Only a Game” online show is free, though donations are encouraged to cover production costs. More information is available at tickets@onenightstandtheater.orgwww.onenightstandtheater.org, and the One Night Stand Theater Facebook page.

I’m happy to share the news that my illustrated essay tracing the history of Aladdin, “‘Who Will Change New Lamps for Old Ones?’: Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp in British and American Children’s Entertainment,” has just been published in All Things Arabia, a beautiful book and open-access collection published by Brill.
#aladdin #arabia #published #history #literature #theatre #children #pantomime #books #author

I’m so excited to share Kitty Drama ProductionsYouTube trailer for my radio drama, “The Hall of Mirrors: Not Another Word,” the second-place recipient of the 2018 Marion Thauer Brown Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition, awarded at Hear Now: The Audio Fiction and Arts Festival that year. 🎙📄🎭

I’m delighted for “Cotillion” to be part of One Night Stand’s Haunted Theater’s wonderfully spooky line-up! Thank you to Jim O’Leary for producing, Dave Ufford for lovely sound effects, and the talented Joi Hiatt for reading my story! 🎙👻❣️

One Night Stand Theater has just released its third online “mini-show”: an audio production called “One Night Stand’s Haunted Theater.” The show features stories and plays about theater ghosts and other supernatural arts events. The “Haunted Theater” can be listened to any time at the One Night Stand website at www.onenightstandtheater.org. “While we wait for the Denver theaters to re-open, we’re doing these online productions with our One Night Stand Theater writers and actors.” says James O’Leary, One Night Stand Theater’s artistic director. “Since you can’t go to a theater this fall to meet these theater ghosts in person, we’re bringing them into your home: eight plays and stories featuring poltergeists, apparitions, specters, and spirits of the stage.” The show features stories about ghosts in Denver theaters with “Sam by Ghost Light” by Susan Brooks, “Ghosts at the Vic” by Beth Foster, “Victorian Ghost” by Gina Wencel, “The Instructor’s Tale” by Michael R. Duran, and “Cotillion” by Jennie MacDonald. “Eddie” by Leroy Leonard offers an up close and personal look at a theater ghost; the plays “Missus Macbeth” by Bill Thompson and “Lost and Found” by Dave Ufford showcase backstage supernatural antics; and a long-ago theater tragedy is showcased in J. Jackson’s “I Will Not Go to Opening Night, Unless It’s the Only Night.”

On this snowy day a taste of summer. I’m happy to share my photo, “Painted Ladies with Wasp,” taken during the Painted Ladies butterfly migration that was so massive it appeared on radar. This appears as part of Tiny Seed Journal’s Pollinator Project, bringing attention to the many participants in worldwide pollination.