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Vintage Voices - Radio Plays

Vintage Voices is a collaborative project between Griffith Pioneer Park Museum and GRAPA, telling tales based on real histories of Griffith through the nostalgic radio play.

There was a time when the wireless was king. The family ritual of gathering around the radio set was at the heart of households, tuning in to their favourite stories or news from beyond their communities. Vintage Voices is the resurrection of this ritual; telling tales based on real histories of Griffith through the nostalgic radio play.

The project has a focus on local talent and local stories, produced by Griffith Pioneer Park Museum, featuring plays written by local writer Lisa Semmler, and directed by members of Griffith Regional Association of the Performing Arts (GRAPA).

New episodes released on Facebook weekly from Monday 5th October. Episodes will also air on local radio station 2MIAFM 95.1 at 10am Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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Vintage Voices Episode 1 - The Letters of a Spanish Flu Nurse

Written by Lisa Semmler. Directed by Oumi Karenga-Hewitt
Produced by Bonnie Owen and Griffith Pioneer Park Museum.
Edited by Aaron Grugan. Original music by Katherine Innes. Additional music courtesy of BenSound.com
Featuring the voice talents of: Stephanie Downing – Nurse, Melanie Toscan - Voiceover, Brette Morton - Prologue.
Cover image courtesy of Griffith City Library Local Studies Collection

 

Vintage Voices Episode 2 - The Water Joey

Written by Lisa Semmler. Directed by Bonnie Browne
Produced by Bonnie Owen and Griffith Pioneer Park Museum.
Edited by Aaron Grugan. Original music by Katherine Innes. Selected sound effects courtesy of Charles Sturt University sound files.
Featuring the voice talents of: Raisa Cabahug - Josie, Maggie Bell - Ma, Jariah Gannon – Harry, Melanie Toscan - Voiceover, Brette Morton – Prologue. 
Cover image courtesy of Griffith City Library Local Studies Collection

 

Vintage Voices Episode 3 - No Water by Christmas

Written by Lisa Semmler. Directed by Bonnie Owen
Produced by Bonnie Owen and Griffith Pioneer Park Museum.
Edited by Aaron Grugan. Original music by Katherine Innes. Selected sound effects courtesy of Charles Sturt University sound files.
Featuring the voice talents of: Belinda Owen - Narrator, James Bailey - Rhys, Simon Cain-McAliece - Samuel, Mechlene Nehme - Mum, Coralie McKenzie – Aunty Marg, Stephen Forrest – Mr. Pearson, Melanie Toscan - Voiceover, Brette Morton - Prologue.
Cover image courtesy of Griffith City Library Local Studies Collection

 

Vintage Voices Episode 4 - Mickey Cush’s Coach

Written by Lisa Semmler. Directed by Aaron Grugan
Produced by Bonnie Owen and Griffith Pioneer Park Museum.
Edited by Aaron Grugan. Original music by Katherine Innes. Selected sound effects courtesy of Charles Sturt University sound files.
Featuring the voice talents of:Stephen Forrest – Mickey Cush Greg Halloran - Alan Ellena Halloran - Rose Jess Murphy - Polly Katerina Bertolissi - Peggy Laura Weppler - Sara Margaret Keith - Bess Matt Ingles – Johnny Melanie Toscan - Voiceover Brette Morton- Prologue
Cover image courtesy of Griffith City Library Local Studies Collection

 

Vintage Voices Episode 5 - Tango Joe’s

Written by Lisa Semmler. Directed by Aaron Grugan
Produced by Bonnie Owen and Griffith Pioneer Park Museum.
Edited by Aaron Grugan. Original music by Katherine Innes. Selected sound effects courtesy of Charles Sturt University sound files. Additional music courtesy of BenSound.com
Featuring the voice talents of:Greg Halloran - Alan Matt Ingles - Johnny James Walsh – Tango Joe Burgess Corben Parnell - Rudy Carl Chirgwin – Constable Ford Melanie Toscan - Voiceover Brette Morton – Prologue
Cover image courtesy of Griffith City Library Local Studies Collection

 

Vintage Voices Episode 6 - Ada Cummings: Pioneer Businesswoman

Written and directed by Lisa Semmler.
Produced by Bonnie Owen and Griffith Pioneer Park Museum.
Edited by Aaron Grugan. Original music by Katherine Innes. Selected sound effects courtesy of Charles Sturt University sound files.
Featuring the voice talents of: Jessica Wainwright – Ada Cummings Melanie Toscan - Voiceover Brette Morton – Prologue
Cover image courtesy of Griffith City Library Local Studies Collection

 

Vintage Voices Episode 7 - Palais de Danse

Written by Lisa Semmler. Directed by Melanie Toscan.
Produced by Bonnie Owen and Griffith Pioneer Park Museum.
Edited by Aaron Grugan. Original music by Katherine Innes. Selected sound effects courtesy of Charles Sturt University sound files.
Featuring the voice talents of: Hannah Mitchell – Area News Reporter James Walsh – Reverend Bennett Matt Ingles – Henri (Harry) Morel Jock Lander - Dan Katherine Innes - Eileen Melissa Pisan - Pattie Bonnie Browne - Bonnie Breanna Tregea – Nancy Melanie Toscan - Voiceover Brette Morton – Prologue
Cover image courtesy of Griffith City Library Local Studies Collection

 

Vintage Voices Episode 8 - The Cliffs

Written by Lisa Semmler. Directed by Bonnie Owen.
Produced by Bonnie Owen and Griffith Pioneer Park Museum.
Edited by Aaron Grugan. Original music by Katherine Innes. Selected sound effects courtesy of Charles Sturt University sound files.
Featuring the voice talents of: Savera Tanuvasa - Elllen Lewis Cain-McAliece - Martin Cheyenne Webb – Margaret Melanie Toscan - Voiceover Brette Morton – Prologue
Cover image courtesy of Griffith City Library Local Studies Collection

 

Vintage Voices Episode 9 - The Walk to School

Written by Bonnie Owen and Lisa Semmler. Directed by Bonnie Owen.
Produced by Bonnie Owen and Griffith Pioneer Park Museum.
Edited by Aaron Grugan. Original music by Katherine Innes. Selected sound effects courtesy of Charles Sturt University sound files.
Featuring the voice talents of: Isaac Currie - William Ryan Butler - Jack Simon D’Aquino – Clifford Melanie Toscan - Voiceover Brette Morton – Prologue
Cover image courtesy of Griffith City Library Local Studies Collection

 

Vintage Voices Episode 10 - Kindly Forward to the Experimental Farms

Kindly Forward to the Experimental Farms was adapted from original material. Directed by Bonnie Owen.
Produced by Bonnie Owen and Griffith Pioneer Park Museum.
Edited by Aaron Grugan. Original music by Katherine Innes.
Featuring the voice talents of: Featuring the voice talents of: Maggie Bell – Elsie Melanie Toscan - Voiceover Brette Morton – Prologue

 


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