Welcome to episode 2 of “Lights Up!” 2022! This year, all the fresh new plays focus on the theme of ESCAPE.
Theater for your ears lets you focus on the words…and the magic of audible emotion. On our podcast channel Filament, you’ll experience new plays, eerie tales, fascinating interviews and lots of insight about the arts. Filament is also the home of our annual Lights Up! festival of new plays. Scroll down to listen, or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Filament is sponsored in part by San Jose Water Company.
Spooky Lights 2022
Submissions for Spooky Lights 2022 are officially open! We’re looking for poems, prose and short stories, (fictional and those based on real life events).
Your piece must be no more than 30 minutes long when read out loud. Deadline to submit is Sunday, September 11 at 11:59pm. Please fill out this form to submit.
If you have any questions, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you! We’re looking forward to reading your work.
Welcome back to our annual “Lights Up!” festival of new plays! Over two Filament episodes, we’re releasing fresh radio plays, all centering on the theme of ESCAPE.
City Lights actor George Psarras talks with Pixar senior creative Dan Scanlon about Dan’s journey writing the Disney/Pixar film “Onward,” in which George played Officer Avel.
Misty graveyard walks, creepy dolls and many other things to give you the Halloween shivers in these original writings, read by our artists.
Because Halloween really should happen year-round. Even if it’s not October, enjoy listening to original eerie stories and poems performed by our actors in this annual Filament tradition.
Play on Words is a literary arts series that unites emerging and established artists. Hear an original story by Melissa Flores Anderson, performed by Play on Words co-founder Melinda Marks. City Lights’ Rebecca Wallace also interviews co-founder Julia Halprin Jackson.
Doug Brook has played Tevye, F.D.R. and J.P. Morgan; written plays that have premiered on both coasts; and directed everything from intimate dramas to iconic musicals. And he’s the king of puns. Enjoy this interview with Doug, conducted by City Lights’ Rebecca Wallace.
In the final week of City Lights’ “Lights Up!” 2021 festival of new plays, we bring you “Gram Scams” by Cary Pepper and “Until Tomorrow” by Keenan Flagg.
“Backseat Driver” by Scott Mullen and “Widow in Flight” by Lee Brady are the new plays performed on this week’s episode of City Lights’ annual new-works festival, Lights Up!
“Bar Belle” by Janis Holm and “Take This Job and Shove It” by Ron Rosenfeld, performed by our artists, are the new plays featured in this week’s episode of the 2021 Lights Up! festival.