Podcast: Bainbridge Island Specials:
Island Theater reads for radio: “Dear Editor” (Part 1 of 2)

<i>Podcast: Bainbridge Island Specials:</i> <br>Island Theater reads for radio: “Dear Editor” (Part 1 of 2)


This first show in the new podcast series of BCB Bainbridge Island Specials is a recording of Part 1 of “Dear Editor: Letters to the Bainbridge Island Review,” by the cast of Island Theater. The letters were gathered by Kathleen Thorne and compiled for this production by Steve Stolee.

The cast of Island Theater, reading the finale of "Dear Editor" at the BCB studios on March 1, 2015
The cast of Island Theater, reading the finale of “Dear Editor” at the BCB studios on March 1, 2015

This rendition is a documentary for radio recorded on March 1, 2015 at the BCB Studios, and it was also presented to a live audience in February 2015 at the Bainbridge Island Public Library.  The performance is part of the Island Theater’s 20th anniversary season.

This 2-part recording is read aloud by the following Island Theater cast members:

  • Diane Bankart
  • Charlie Hamilton
  • Debbi Lester
  • Fred Saas
  • Tell Schreiber
  • Pat Scott
  • Diane Walker

The Director of the production for Island Theater was Tell Schreiber.

In this 40-minute part 1, there are three segments, each separated by a brief musical interlude:

  • Segment 1: A burst of short excerpts from various letters
  • Segment 2: Letters from years prior to World War II, as far back as 1928
  • Segment 3: Letters from the era of WW II and the exclusion of Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island

Part 2 is a separately published podcast and includes letters from the post-war era through the 1970s.

Credits: BCB producer, editor and publisher: Barry Peters