WRW at the UFO Festival! Dry Smoke & Whispers/Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

Who/What: Willamette Radio Workshop at McMenamins “6th Annual UFO Festival”
When: Saturday, May 14, 2005
Where: At the Mack Theatre across from McMenamins Hotel Oregon, McMinnville, Oregon
How Much: All events are free, open to all ages
Contact: Sam A. Mowry 503-730-7155. samowry@aol.com

The Willamette Radio Workshop is happy to announce its continuing participation in the McMenamins Hotel Oregon’s UFO Fest in McMinnville Oregon. This year we present another installment in the award winning Dry Smoke and Whispers series, “The Brand of the Gryphon Hawk” by Jerrel McQuen. We will also present a classic Old Time Radio Sci-Fi staple, “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.” The premiere radio episode, with special guest, Popsicle Pete! The show is free and follows the UFO Parade right down the center of town to the Mack Theater, across the street from the Hotel Oregon.

“The Brand of the Gryphon Hawk” is a comic adventure that follows the adventures of Emille Song, special detective, telepath, outcast and warrior for justice; who works the crime riddled planet of Quaymet where he matches wits with a collection of extra-terrestrial villains as they attempt to take over the world. Well, their world. Quaymet I mean. Anyway join Emille as he takes on Marcori Deedwik and his henchmen with the most insidious plan for world domination you’d ever imagine. It could be happening today! It’s that timely.

Dry Smoke and Whispers has been on the public airwaves for 25 years and has won numerous national awards. Currently airing on XM Satellite radio Sonic Theater channel 163, you can find out more about the dynamic duo that created the sensation at www.drysmoke.com.

The Willamette Radio Workshop is proud to collaborate once again with DSW and present this strange amalgam of 30’s Gangsters, Victorian England and vaguely Middle Eastern motifs that are the planet Quaymet. Buck Rogers is a classic presentation of OTR with live Foley and prehistoric product placement that WRW does so well that it too is award winning.

The cast and crew of this years light hearted epics are: Tim McKennie, Eric Newsome, Greg Alexander, Suzan Zeitlin, Cynthia McGean, David Ian and Sam A. Mowry.
Sound Design and Music is by Marc Rose.
Foley by David Ian
Live sound by Robert Kowal
Special Thanks to Martin John Gallagher, Liz Robbins and Claudine Hemmingway.
Produced by Sam A. Mowry and TransDimensional Media
Directed by Sam A. Mowry

Flash Gordon 1935 and Dry Smoke & Whispers Holodio Theater

Where: Mack theater
When: 2:30pm Saturday, May 15th, 2004.

The Willamette Radio Workshop is proud to return to McMenamins UFO Festival for its 5th year. Last year we presented Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds, this year, join us for two new productions from the Workshop. First on the bill Flash Gordon 1935: Episode #3, join Flash, Dale and Dr. Zarkov as they travel to the planet Mongo. Live sound effects and music will take you back to those thrilling days of yesteryear, when all you needed for a trip to Mars was a glowing Philco and a rug in front of it to dream on.

Next the present state of Science Fiction is represented by Dry Smoke & Whispers Holodio Theater: The Jewel, featuring Emile Song, Special Detective. Dry Smoke & Whispers has been broadcast across the country on more than 100 public radio stations for the last 20 years and is now beginning a new series of adventures on XM Satellite Radio. WRW is lucky to have partnered with Marc Rose and Jerrel McQuen To create the first live production of Dry Smoke & Whispers.

Dry Smoke and Whispers Holodio Theatre sweeps you into the interstellar intrigue of another dimension. Emille Song, Special Detective, a Telepath living on the vigilante fringe of a Future Society, battles the hitmen of a technopolis underworld, heartless galactic corporations, and ruthless Secret Societies. With his trusted partner, Prof. Durrick Henchard, weapons expert, they face a bewildering gauntlet of foes, in cinematic adventures that will entertain, surprise and mystify. DSW currently airs on XM Radio, and community radio stations across the country. Past seasons are available via its website: www.drysmoke.com

This is a special world premiere presentation called The Jewel, transmigrating you to a misbegotten corner of an alien universe, to bear witness to a thought-provoking drama of naked avarice and noble sacrifice.

We close our program with Flash Gordon 1935: Episode #4, this gives you the feel of an actual serial, cliff hangers and payoffs for everyone as Flash Meets Ming the Merciless and Ming’s daughter falls hard for the adventurer from the distant planet Earth. If you’re a fan of Sci-fi, Old Time Radio or just need some serious fun to distract you from the more pressing issues of the day, check out Willamette Radio Workshop at the Mack theater Saturday, May 15th at 2:30pm following the most unusual parade you’ll see all year. The Mack theater is located in McMinnville Oregon, across the street from the Hotel Oregon. Visit the McMenamins Hotel Oregon 5th Annual UFO Festival website for more information.

Marc Rose
Producer and Creator of Dry Smoke, Marc is a collector of Psychotronic DVD’s and one psychotic three-legged Maine Coon. Voice Talent, Sound Designer and Musician for the Dry Smoke series, he also finds time to claim there have never been anything called dinosaurs, FireSign Theatre still reigns supreme, pop music should go “pop” once and for all, and is reassured by the fact that the FDA only allows .02% “retired” mafia hit men per baseball stadium hot dog. Marc has provided the pre-recorded Sound Design for “The Jewel”, and plays the role of Emille Song, the hero of Dry Smoke, in our live presentation.

Jerrel McQuen
Author of tonight’s play, and Writer and Illustrator for Dry Smoke, Jerrel is a total recluse who only goes outside during solar eclipses and impenetrable thunderstorms. Last seen muttering to himself about “@#$* deadlines”, Jerrel doesn’t believe there’s anything on the moon, that UFO’s are the product of Temporal/Electro/Magnetic technology pioneered by Tesla and exploited by various world governments, and that sheep should remain inside their pen, though many times they’ve seen the way to leave. Jerrel will attend the UFO Festival and the Willamette Radio Workshop Presentation via a telepathic trance while resonating in the Second Attention inside a secret recreation of a Tchotalan pyramid.

We are pleased to present our first partnership with these very talented gentlemen and look forward to many interstellar adventures to come.