The Venus Radio Theater
NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS
The Story of the Theater, or Andy Stein and I
GOOD ART IS ALWAYS DANGEROUS
In every nook and cranny of this grand experiment of democracy that we call a theater, I am reminded that this began as a simple dream shared between two friends. A dream where making stories wasn’t about fame, money, or even talent, it was about giving artists their dignity back and allowing the making of stories to be more than just cynical exercises in marketing. As the Artistic Director and Founder of Venus Radio Theater, I am responsible for assembling the talent, producing/directing/editing the stories, and shaping the overall vision of the theater and Andy is responsible for the sound recording/design of each episode. While I am a quarrelsome radical who wants to find a higher truth in a dying capitalist world, Andy is the quiet giant who tinkers at his workstation to bring to life the many diverse pieces brought to him. Andy and I love the work and we love what we do, but what brings us joy is the connections we make and foster.
Every artist we work with becomes part of our tribe and mission to work as hard as possible to get our collective talent out to the world. Our voices deserve to be heard! Over a hundred humans, from all walks of life, have lent (for a respectable fee!) the talents that they’ve cultivated their entire lives to help produce an uppity, ambitious radio theater that stands with its slingshot pointed up at the Goliath known as Hollywood. We only stand a chance because of our shared belief that there’s an audience out there that wants something more and doesn’t care what it’s about as long as it is pushing boundaries, representing diverse voices/views, and exploring higher truths!
While this dream started out between two friends, it has grown into something far bigger, and it is no longer just our dream, but a dream shared by a community of artists and friends. A community we want to continue growing to include you, the audience. Andy and I invite you to join in on this wonderful delirious dream as we introduce you to a whole spectrum of stories from the zany to the tragic!
Venus Radio Theater