As part of the WKMS Youth Radio Project, Matt Markgraf collaborated on a recording activity with Kristen Swisher's 6th Grade Class at Murray Middle School. In this month long project, the students listened to a radio drama from A Prairie Home Companion and then wrote and starred in their own radio dramas, learning along the way how to tell a story through character-driven narrative, dramatic conflict and, of course, sound effects. The parents from each group got a recording of their student's play.
Here's one of plays, unofficially titled "A Martian Cat Film Battle" starring Isaac Bourne, Emily Burditt, Lucy Mitchell, Eliana Purcell and Katelynn Stanczyk.
Our special thanks to Kristen Swisher, the students and their parents and Murray Middle School.