Playtime Radio: Filmmakers, Sci-Fi Theater and a Stoner Film Fest (in Bangkok)

Third Coast Review is collaborating with Playtime with Bill Turck and Kerri Kendall. We appear on their Sunday afternoon arts radio show once or twice a month. They’re on WCGO, 1590AM and 95.9FM, each Sunday from 1 to 3pm and streaming on Facebook. From now on, you’ll be able to listen to each week’s Playtime right here on our site.

Here’s host Bill Turck’s description of what you’ll hear on Playtime’s latest edition.

It’s a rockin’ first hour. First, some highlights of what’s happening at Amanda Elliot from Cow Lamp Films talks about two rising Chicago filmmakers, then muralist and activist Molly Costello joins Sandi Price from the Rogers Park Business Alliance on urban revitalization through the arts. The great Bill Paige (Everything I Know I Learned From Rock Stars, published by Eckhartz Press) gives us the arts news from Bangkok, which includes a Stoner Film Fest and a massive 11-day book fair. Finally Bill gets to sit down with artist Megan Williamson in her studio to talk about an interesting interactive event from 6018 North in Edgewater. And that’s just the first hour!

Hour 2. It’s BlameBill time. Visit our Facebook page and call the BlameBill hotline, your radio therapy. Lainie Petersen has this week’s theater report. Next, nerds and Sci-fi fans rejoice, Katie Ruppert and Tiffany Keane Schaefer join us from Otherworld Theater Company, the world’s only sci-fi and fantasy theater venue. Mark Ferguson Gomez, Tom Ferguson Gomez  from the Dance for Life benefit keep the fun going. We find out the number one question on everyone’s mind with Mark, Tom and Kerri: Starsky or Hutch? And finally, Amy Amdur of Amdur Productions with the 411 on upcoming art festivals. Your weekly dose of good news about the arts and artists.

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Nancy S Bishop
Nancy S Bishop

Nancy S. Bishop is publisher and Stages editor of Third Coast Review. She’s a member of the American Theatre Critics Association and a 2014 Fellow of the National Critics Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. You can read her personal writing on pop culture at, and follow her on Twitter @nsbishop. She also writes about film, books, art, architecture and design.

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