Sunday, April 13, 2014


Yesterday, Saturday, April12, we had great fun welcoming and initiating Judy Geduldig and Barbara Kokonas into the World famous KTDT Players. Janine Romney was welcomed back from her trip to France with her aunt. She brought Parisian Candies (Walnut divinity and Macaroons) as a peace offering for being away so long. Michelle Blaisure will be back from France/Italy nest week. 
Thanks to the comedic talent of Barbara, Janine (nice Russian accent) Judy, John Logsdon, Sal Turrubiartes and Mike Bromberg we managed to run through the entire "The Theory of Silence". "The Theory..." is from the playwrights of Eclectic Voices: Jeff Folschinsky (Legend of Little Lump), Sean Kozma, and Chelsea Sutton.
What happened to the Johnsons? One night they disappeared..., without a trace?
Watch your email and this site for Opening Night! Make it a Date Night!"The Theory of Silence" is 'pushing the envelope', 'breaking out of the box' and into original concept theatre: The Monologue Play. ....perfect for KTDT Digital Radio's New Stage!Watch your email and this sight for Opening Night Date Night!




Tuesday, March 25, 2014

video

The Theory of Silence from the playwrights of 
Eclectic Voices: 
Jeff Folschinsky, Sean Kozma, and Chelsea Sutton 

What happened to the Johnson family?
One day they just disappeared,.... without a trace?

Watch your email for Opening Date! 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Unique  & Always Innovative
Thistle Dew Theatre &
KTDT Digital Radio
1901 P Street, Downtown Sacramento

----------------------Radio Playwright Class-------------------
 Ladies and Gentlemen!  You can "Return with us now... to those thrilling days of yesteryear when imagination ruled the airwaves and the family gathered in the living room to listen to the drama, the comedy, the talent of Major Bowes Amateur Hour, the CBS Radio Mystery Theatre, The Green Hornet, The Lone Ranger, The Jack Benny Show, et cetera," and now,... 
KTDT Digital Radio.
Now your friends and family could be listening to your radio drama or comedy.  
Yes!   If  you would like to write for radio, join our Saturday morning KTDT Radio Playwright Group.  
The cost is $10.00 per each three hour session.  
Writing for theatre "is cheap therapy!".*
* Charlie Holliday, Mosaic Acting Academy & Media Casting Group
When you agree to become a member of our KTDT Digital Radio Playwright Group, 
you submit your work to constructive criticism, 
believe in my playwright rule, "writing is re-writing", 
make a commitment to adhere to the concept of playwright and actor collaboration, and 
dedicate quality time to the art of playwriting to write a 
credible radio play. 
When your Radio Play is ready, it will be produced on our KTDT Digital Radio Stage.  
Your Radio Production will then be streamed on our 
KTDT Digital Radio Blog Site:   
http://ktdtdigitalradiotheatre.blogspot.com/.
Attendance for the Saturday morning sessions are small, maximum six members to allow the writers to focus on the practical aspects of dramatic and comedic writing.
KTDT Digital Radio produces only original scripts.  If you have a script ready for reading and critique, please submit it to Tom at   tddtheatre@aol.com  .
Mission: How do words on the page become a living, breathing theatrical experience?   The goal of the Radio Playwright Group is to crack open the germ of the writer's words and to dissect it: tear it apart.  One of the best ways to investigate, discover, and analyze text is the dramatist/director's table talk session held prior to a good  play's rehearsals.   By taking the text into their hands, actors explore the elements of the writer's drama to discover characters, conflicts, chaos and confusions.  
Borrowing this technique through readings and critique we will explore your work and challenge you to find a closer, more integrated and lively relationship to your narrative and dialogue.   
As a writer, you will discover how your writing is best able to convey action, character essence, concept gist and conflict.   At the end of your encounter with this analytic process, as you are now a writer of vocal action, you will have created your own original writings, impulses, inspirations, dreams and visions.
Do you have a story to tell?    "Return with us now... "  Please email me at    tddtheatre@aol.com    for your reservation for a seat at the KTDT Radio Playwright Group table.

----Become a member of the KTDT Radio Players ------
We are a radio/stage group that produces not only original plays but we have the blessing of not having the burden of memorizing lines or stage blocking, because we are a Radio Stage: we read the Radio Plays from hand carried scripts. If you are good at interpretive reading, enjoy good story telling and great fun, come join our group.  If you want to find new and interesting friends, who are supportive of you in your efforts to diversify your existence, enhance your life, show off to friends and family, et cetera... come join our radio players  and be a part of our radio.
 (Yes, our radio, a real life-size radio!) 

It's fun, rewarding, educational and life enhancing.  
 Come... gather your friends and family to listen and watch while you rule their imaginations with your talents by reading original plays for KTDT Digital Radio.  
If you are curious as to what we do and how we operate so casually, stop by any Monday or Thursday evening at 7:00 or Saturday afternoon from 1 - 4.  
And maybe even start writing a Radio Play while you're here! 
 "Hi, yo, Silver.  Away!"



Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Unique  & Always Innovative
Thistle Dew Theatre &
KTDT Digital Radio
1901 P Street, Downtown Sacramento
February 2, 2014 E-Newsletter 
"Shorts & shorters" 
"Connections", a Play by Daniel Evans, is a fast-paced, laugh-filled, comedy set in Manhattan, N. Y., features Evan, an anxiety-ridden writer of game show questions, who finds new love and career opportunities with the unwanted help of his ethically challenged brother, Mitch, a fast-talking talent agent. 
"The Only Thing We Have To Fear Is Here Itself", a Horror Play in by James Reynolds, features two characters who cannot remember where they parked their red Jeep in the woods... full of noisy crickets and soybeans.

"Useless Questions" a play by Laura E. Goodin features three librarians and one clueless and dotty patron who never leaves a name when she calls with her useless questions. 
Opening Night: Friday, Feb-ru-ary 14 and continues 
Saturday, the 15th, Sunday, the 16th, Friday, the 21st, Saturday, the 22nd, Friday, the 28th and Saturday, March 1.
Featuring members of the world famous KTDT Digital Radio Players, including Darryl Morton, John Logsdon, Janine Romney, Salvador Turrubiartes, Natalie Newman Cynthia Peterson, Michelle Blaisure, Pamella Finney, Michael Bromberg and Aminah Najieb. 
Tickets are $10.00 includes choice of luscious dessert, coffee and tea!  Yes! 
Tickets by Reservation Only 
tddtheatre@aol.com (BEST).
Or 457-6286
----------------------Radio Playwright Class-------------------
 Ladies and Gentlemen!  You can "Return with us now... to those thrilling days of yesteryear when imagination ruled the airwaves and the family gathered in the living room to listen to the drama, the comedy, the talent of Major Bowes Amateur Hour, the CBS Radio Mystery Theatre, The Green Hornet, The Lone Ranger, The Jack Benny Show, et cetera," and now,... 
KTDT Digital Radio.
Now your friends and family could be listening to your radio drama or comedy.  
Yes!   If  you would like to write for radio, join our Saturday morning KTDT Radio Playwright Group.  
The cost is $10.00 per each three hour session.  
Writing for theatre "is cheap therapy!".*
* Charlie Holliday, Mosaic Acting Academy & Media Casting Group
When you agree to become a member of our KTDT Digital Radio Playwright Group, 
you submit your work to constructive criticism, 
believe in my playwright rule, "writing is re-writing", 
make a commitment to adhere to the concept of playwright and actor collaboration, and 
dedicate quality time to the art of playwriting to write a 
credible radio play. 
When your Radio Play is ready, it will be produced on our KTDT Digital Radio Stage.  
Your Radio Production will then be streamed on our 
KTDT Digital Radio Blog Site:   
http://ktdtdigitalradiotheatre.blogspot.com/.
Attendance for the Saturday morning sessions are small, maximum six members to allow the writers to focus on the practical aspects of dramatic and comedic writing.
KTDT Digital Radio produces only original scripts.  If you have a script ready for reading and critique, please submit it to Tom at   tddtheatre@aol.com  .
Mission: How do words on the page become a living, breathing theatrical experience?   The goal of the Radio Playwright Group is to crack open the germ of the writer's words and to dissect it: tear it apart.  One of the best ways to investigate, discover, and analyze text is the dramatist/director's table talk session held prior to a good  play's rehearsals.   By taking the text into their hands, actors explore the elements of the writer's drama to discover characters, conflicts, chaos and confusions.  
Borrowing this technique through readings and critique we will explore your work and challenge you to find a closer, more integrated and lively relationship to your narrative and dialogue.   
As a writer, you will discover how your writing is best able to convey action, character essence, concept gist and conflict.   At the end of your encounter with this analytic process, as you are now a writer of vocal action, you will have created your own original writings, impulses, inspirations, dreams and visions.
Do you have a story to tell?    "Return with us now... "  Please email me at    tddtheatre@aol.com    for your reservation for a seat at the KTDT Radio Playwright Group table.
----Become a member of the KTDT Radio Players ------
We are a radio/stage group that produces not only original plays but we have the blessing of not having the burden of memorizing lines or stage blocking, because we are a Radio Stage: we read the Radio Plays from hand carried scripts. If you are good at interpretive reading, enjoy good story telling and great fun, come join our group.  If you want to find new and interesting friends, who are supportive of you in your efforts to diversify your existence, enhance your life, show off to friends and family, et cetera... come join our radio players  and be a part of our radio.
 (Yes, our radio, a real life-size radio!) 
.  
It's fun, rewarding, educational and life enhancing.  
 Come... gather your friends and family to listen and watch while you rule their imaginations with your talents by reading original plays for KTDT Digital Radio.  
If you are curious as to what we do and how we operate so casually, stop by any Monday or Thursday evening at 7:00 or Saturday afternoon from 1 - 4.  
And maybe even start writing a Radio Play while you're here! 
 "Hi, yo, Silver.  Away!"


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Unique  & Always Innovative
Thistle Dew Theatre &
KTDT Digital Radio 
E-Newsletter 
1901 P Street, Downtown Sacramento
------------Item One:  "Opportunity of a Lifetime"---------------

Listen!  Let us rule your imaginations with the original play... 
"Opportunity of a Lifetime" 
by Jeanne Beckwith 
Presented by 
KTDT DRama-dy & the KTDT Players
Remaining performances are January 24th and 25th.
Tickets are $10.00ea. including your choice of luscious desserts, coffee and or tea.  Yes!  
Tickets by Reservation Only 
tddtheatre@aol.com (BEST).
Or 457-6286
-------------------Item Two: Radio Playwright Class-------------------
 Ladies and Gentlemen!  You can "Return with us now... to those thrilling days of yesteryear when imagination ruled the airwaves and the family gathered in the living room to listen to the drama, the comedy, the talent of Major Bowes Amateur Hour, the CBS Radio Mystery Theatre, The Green Hornet, The Lone Ranger, The Jack Benny Show, et cetera," and now,... KTDT Digital Radio. 
Now your friends and family could be listening to your radio drama or comedy.  
Yes!   If  you would like to write for radio, join our Saturday morning KTDT Radio Playwright Group.  The cost is $10.00 per each Saturday three hour session.  
Writing for theatre "is cheap therapy!".*
* Charlie Holliday, Mosaic Acting Academy & Media Casting Group
  • When you agree to become a member of our KTDT Digital Radio Playwright Group, 
  • you submit your work to constructive criticism, 
  • believe in my playwright rule, "writing is re-writing", 
  • make a commitment to adhere to the concept of playwright and actor collaboration, and 
  • dedicate quality time to the art of playwriting to write a credible radio play. 
  • When your Radio Play is ready, it will be produced on our KTDT Digital Radio Stage.  
  • Your Radio Production will then be streamed on our KTDT Digital Radio Blog Site:   
http://ktdtdigitalradiotheatre.blogspot.com/.
Attendance for the Saturday morning sessions are small, maximum six members to allow the writers to focus on the practical aspects of dramatic and comedic writing.
KTDT Digital Radio produces only original scripts.  If you have a script ready for reading and critique, please submit it to Tom at   tddtheatre@aol.com  .
Mission: How do words on the page become a living, breathing theatrical experience?   The goal of the Radio Playwright Group is to crack open the germ of the writer's words and to dissect it: tear it apart.  One of the best ways to investigate, discover, and analyze text is the dramatist/director's table talk session held prior to a good  play's rehearsals.   By taking the text into their hands, actors explore the elements of the writer's drama to discover characters, conflicts, chaos and confusions.  
Borrowing this technique through readings and critique we will explore your work and challenge you to find a closer, more integrated and lively relationship to your narrative and dialogue.   
As a writer, you will discover how your writing is best able to convey action, character essence, concept gist and conflict.   At the end of your encounter with this analytic process, as you are now a writer of vocal action, you will have created your own original writings, impulses, inspirations, dreams and visions.
Do you have a story to tell?    "Return with us now... "  Please email me at    tddtheatre@aol.com    for your reservation for a seat at the KTDT Radio Playwright Group table.
--------------------- Item Three: The KTDT Radio Players -------------------
We are a radio/stage group that produces not only original plays but we have the blessing of not having the burden of memorizing lines or stage blocking, because we are a Radio Stage: we read the Radio Plays from hand carried scripts. If you are good at interpretive reading, enjoy good story telling and great fun, come join our group.  If you want to find new and interesting friends, who are supportive of you in your efforts to diversify your existence, enhance your life, show off to friends and family, et cetera... come join our radio players  and be a part of our radio.
 (Yes, our radio, a real life-size radio!) 
It's fun, rewarding, educational and life enhancing.  
 Come... gather your friends and family to listen and watch while you rule their imaginations with your talents by reading original plays for KTDT Digital Radio.  
If you are curious as to what we do and how we operate so casually, stop by any Monday or Thursday evening at 7:00 or Saturday afternoon from 1 - 4.  
And maybe even start writing a Radio Play while you're here! 
 "Hi, yo, Silver.  Away!"


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Unique  & Always Innovative
Thistle Dew Dessert Theatre 
E-Newsletter 
1901 P Street, Downtown Sacramento
 ---------------------Item One-----------------------
 You can "Return with us now... to those thrilling days of yesteryear when imagination ruled the airwaves and the family gathered in the living room to listen to the drama, the comedy, the talent of Major Bowes Amateur Hour, the CBS Radio Mystery Theatre, The Green Hornet, The Lone Ranger, The Jack Benny Show, et cetera," by becoming a member of the KTDT Players.  We are a stage group that produces only original plays and we don't have the burden of memorizing lines.   
Come gather your friends and family before our radio or be a part of our radio players.  
Yes, our radio.  Listen and watch while we rule your imaginations with the original play... 
"Opportunity of a Lifetime" 
by Jeanne Beckwith 
Opening Friday, January 10, 2014 
At the Unique and always Innovative 
Thistle Dew Dessert Theatre 
Presented by 
KTDT DRama-dy & the KTDT Players
Performances are January 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 24 and 25.
Tickets are $10.00ea. including your choice of 
luscious desserts, coffee and or tea.
Tickets by Reservation Only 457-6286
Or     tddtheatre@aol.com    (BEST).
 --------------------Item Two--------------------
Are you ready for ....
Dialects for Actors and Voice Over Actors 
Saturday, Jan. 18th, 11-2pm
Thistle Dew Theater, 1901 P Street, Downtown Sacramento?
DIALECTS FOR VOICE OVER ACTORS is offered by our instructor:  Sacramento’s Premier Character Voice and Impressionist:  ED GYLES JR.  
Ed has been active in Northern California theatre for over twenty years.  He is an award-winning director and thrice-nominated actor.   His experience as a performer includes stage, film, television, radio and improvisation.
"Maybe you won't come out of the workshop sounding like Antonio Banderas or Julie Andrews....
But, you’ll amaze everyone at the auditions with your ability to impress them!"
Learn the basic accents: British, Spanish, New York et cetera! 
Be personally directed by Ed Gyles Jr.!
Your takes will be recorded and played back for the workshop (available on an .mp3 for $15)!
This is the first step in preparing for accent and dialect work, It will take many hours of practice for any one accent to come naturally.  But this class is a great start!
Topic: Dialects for Actors and Voice Over Actors 
What: .mp3: Each attendee’s read will be recorded and will be available on an .mp3 for $15. Level: Beginners/Intermediates
When: Saturday, January 14th 11-2pm
Where: Thistle Dew Dessert Theater, 1901 P Street, 
downtown Sacramento.
Tuition: $50.00
No Refunds as Seating is Limited for this Event. 
For Reservations email Ray:  raynakamoto@att.net
To confirm your reservation, please go to PayPal.com and make your payment to: raynakamoto@att.net
-------------------Item Three-------------------
If you have written a play, for theatre or radio, please submit it to Tom at  tddtheatre@aol.com  .    All submissions are welcome.
----------------------Item Four--------------------- 
You are encouraged to audition or if you'd like to attend a rehearsal to find out what working in digital radio is all about attend Monday and Thursday (7 - 9), or Saturday from I - 4 at the  Thistle Dew, 1901 P Street, Sacramento.
------------------Item Five---------------------
Saturday morning, at 10:00, Thistle Dew Playwrights Workshop.
Readers are needed for Play Readings.  If you would like to read and critique new plays or if you have a play or monologue to be read and critiqued by the workshop, email Tom at tddtheatre@aol.com   .
Bring one copy for each of your characters + one for stage directions reader. 
--------------------------Item Six--------------------------
Tom has created informative and highly successful 'blogs' 
to capture your interest and 
to tell you what is going on at the "Dew":
The Thistle Dew Theatre:
 KTDT DRama-dy:
The Thistle Dew Center For Literary Art: Poetry and Narrative Inquiry:
Social and Political Comment "Word on the Street":
Super PAC: Political Action Comedy:
Playwright Opportunities:
The Complete Play Works of Thomas M. Kelly:
Digital Internet Radio Theatre for KIDS
Thistle Dew Theatre Playwright Workshop Blog
"Click" on them and "voila",... "ta-da",... and "presto" there you are.  
If you have any questions, give us a call
AT OUR NEW BOX OFFICE NUMBER: 1-916-457-6286.


Thanks, Tom and Ellie

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Check out the video of The Legend of Little Lump

The Uniquely Innovative
Thistle Dew Dessert Theatre & 
KTDT-DRama-dy

Presents the Inauguration of KTDT-DRama-dy 
Radio Studio Theatre with the production of

An Hilarious Radio/Stage Adult Comedy by Jeff Folschinsky
"The Legend
  of Little Lump"
Watch & listen as the crew/cast create a radio comedy... with sound effects and stage antics of the citizens of Little Lump, Texas. 

video


  
http://ktdtdigitalradiotheatre.blogspot.com/  
audio and video 
  
Featuring:  BJ Nash, John Logsdon, Ronn Darwin, 
Pamela Finney, Salvador Turrubiartes, Stanley Nash, 
Shanne Andrade, Natatlie Newman Tory Scroggins & Nathan Marlow.  


Be a part of history in the re-making! 
Become a member of the live theatre audience!
Performance schedule: 
Opening Night Friday, September 27at 7:00,
Saturday, September 28 at 7:00,
Sunday Matinee, September 29, at 2:00,


Back to the 1996 Ticket price: $10.00, 
including Luscious Desserts, 
Coffee & Tea

Seating is limited, therefore 
Reservations are required!

Telephone 457-6286 Or e-Mail Tom at tddtheatre@aol.com