92 episodes

Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium produces portable theatre for the ear. Since 2012 we’ve produced over 50 podcasts featuring the work of over 50 artists from around the world. We’ve recorded live at Chicago Fringe, Chicago Dramatists, The Biograph at Victory Gardens Theater, Simon's Tavern, and the Swedish American Museum in Andersonville. Small Fish Radio Theatre is a featured podcast on Atlanta Fringe Audio. Whether recorded before a live audience or in "a studio in an undisclosed location in Chicago", our podcasts are offered for free here on iTunes and via our website - smallfishradio.com. Small Fish Radio Theatre is produced by Trina Kakacek and Michael John Kelly

Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium produces portable theatre for the ear. Since 2012 we’ve produced over 50 podcasts featuring the work of over 50 artists from around the world. We’ve recorded live at Chicago Fringe, Chicago Dramatists, The Biograph at Victory Gardens Theater, Simon's Tavern, and the Swedish American Museum in Andersonville. Small Fish Radio Theatre is a featured podcast on Atlanta Fringe Audio. Whether recorded before a live audience or in "a studio in an undisclosed location in Chicago", our podcasts are offered for free here on iTunes and via our website - smallfishradio.com. Small Fish Radio Theatre is produced by Trina Kakacek and Michael John Kelly

    THE COMMERCIAL SHOW

    THE COMMERCIAL SHOW

    Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium’s 10th Anniversary Season presents THE COMMERCIAL SHOW, a celebration of our favorite bogus contrived, fictitious, false, phony-baloney, pretend, put-on, sham commercials featured in the past 10 years. We’re still waiting for some clever inventor out there to bring some of these brilliant products to life—so consider this your friendly reminder. And now, a word from our fake sponsors…

    Small Fish Radio Theatre’s 10th Anniversary Commercial Show featured the talents of Cat Dean, Michael Herzovi, Mark Kater, MJ Kelly, Sharon Phillips, Joy Thorbjornsen-Coates, and Stan Winiarski. Writing by Trina Kakacek and MJ Kelly. Directing and sound design by Trina Kakacek.

    Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium is produced by Trina Kakacek and Michael John Kelly.

    • 29 min
    10th Anniversary Season presents LOCKED IN!

    10th Anniversary Season presents LOCKED IN!

    Recorded live from the Swedish American Museum in Chicago on October 23, 2022, Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium presents its first live show since before times—LOCKED IN!

    Our 2022 horror show opens with an original song, WELCOME TO THE HOUSE OF FEAR by Small Fish Radio Theatre co-producer, voice actor, and singer/songwriter MJ Kelly. Five short plays follow.

    SUPPLY CLOSET by Christina Meyer. Milwaukee area playwright Christina Meyer is a family medicine physician who loves aerial arts and hanging upside down.

    A MIDNIGHT SNACK by Ken Teutsch. Writer, performer and Arkansas native Ken Teutsch enjoys keeping people guessing as to whether he is a clever musical comedian, or simply a bad musician.

    THE MOONCUSSER by Greg Tulonen. Greg Tulonen, who lives in Auburn Maine, writes novels and films, short stories and comic books, web series and stage plays, and an occasional audio horror short.

    PEACHY KEEN by Sophia Vitkovitsky. Sophia Vitkovitsky is a popular Toronto hermit who chooses to remain a riddle wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma, covered in creamy, milk chocolate—which is what can happen when you eat a Hershey bar too close to the radiator.

    THE HOARD by Chicago playwright Trina Kakacek, who has been known to talk to dead ancestors, and their toys, almost daily.

    Featured artists: Mark Kater, MJ Kelly, Joy Thorbjornsen-Coates, and Stan Winiarski, with special guest Kristina Schramm.

    Directing, music and sound design by Trina Kakacek.

    Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium is produced by Trina Kakacek and Michael John Kelly.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    TAVERN OF LOST SOULS by MJ Kelly

    TAVERN OF LOST SOULS by MJ Kelly

    TAVERN OF LOST SOULS by MJ Kelly opened Small Fish Radio Theatre’s 2015 live recording of A GATHERING OF SPIRITS at Simon’s Tavern in Chicago. TAVERN OF LOST SOULS is based on the story of the painted mural of The Deer Hunter’s Ball in Simon’s Tavern and the ghosts that are said to haunt the bar.

    • 3 min
    NIGHT SWIM by Trina Kakacek

    NIGHT SWIM by Trina Kakacek

    NIGHT SWIM by Trina Kakacek was first heard during Halloween week in 2014 and released as part of NOT YOUR AVERAGE HORROR SHOW. Featured talent: Cat Dean, MJ Kelly.

    • 11 min
    ENTITY by Thomas J. Misuraca

    ENTITY by Thomas J. Misuraca

    Small Fish Radio Theatre’s 2015 live recording of A GATHERING OF SPIRITS at Simon’s Tavern also featured ENTITY by Thomas J. Misuraca. Artists: Michael Herzovi, MJ Kelly, and Joy Thorbjornsen-Coates.

    • 11 min
    BRING HIM BACK by Evan Baughfman

    BRING HIM BACK by Evan Baughfman

    On October 25, 2015, Small Fish Radio Theatre recorded A GATHERING OF SPIRITS live at Simon’s Tavern in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago. Evan Baughfman’s radio play, BRING HIM BACK, was part of that incredible show. Featured Artists: Cat Dean, Michael Herzovi, MJ Kelly, and Joy Thorbjornsen-Coates.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

HelloandNo ,

Excellent

Love this show. Always keeps me interested and always look forward to new episodes. Can’t recommend it enough.

-Tabby from Your New Best Friends Podcast

Utah Annie ,

Highly Recommend!

The original and eclectic podcasts combine sharp writing and talented performers. Being a studio audience member when the group records their podcasts live is even more fun!

lburtch ,

Nice Find!

By luck, I was recommended to check out Small Fish Radio on iTunes. Glad I did. Very clever performances and writing. Don't sleep on Small Fish Radio!!!

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