Lean & Hungry Theater

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Afraid of Shakespeare? Bored? Then you haven’t heard Lean & Hungry Theater. We turn the classics of Shakespeare into radio plays that anyone can understand – from kids to seniors.

Lean & Hungry Theater is an educational radio drama company. Broadcasts originate live on WAMU 88-5 in Washington, DC. Selecting works from middle- and high-school reading lists, Lean & Hungry provides adaptations of classic dramatic works to underserved areas, for the educational benefit and cultural enrichment of students, families, seniors and other special interest and disadvantaged groups. Lean & Hungry Theater is endorsed by the National Federation of the Blind.

Lean & Hungry performances are recorded before a live audience, complete with sound effects and original musical underscore. The recorded performances are made available as audio streams, audio CD and as radio broadcast productions.

For more information, visit www.leanandhungrytheater.com.

Series


Pieces

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A take on Shakespeare's classic tragedy examining Veterans' issues and the effects of Post Traumatic Stress.

Bought by WNMU-FM


  • Added: Mar 30, 2015
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Shakespeare's "Macbeth" in the White House, Credit: Rob Hudgins
One-hour modern adaptation of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" set in the White House, using narration, original music, and sound effects.

Bought by WNMU-FM, WMNF, and KUT


  • Added: Mar 15, 2012
  • Length: 52:31
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Original Broadcast Promotional Art, Credit: Aaron Hansen
A radio drama adaptation of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," set in modern-day “Verona, California,” with live sound effects and some of the fines...

Bought by WNMU-FM, KRPS, KREV-LP, KGOU, Troy Public Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 02, 2011
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Original Broadcast Promotional Art, Credit: Aaron Hansen
A radio drama adaptation of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," set in the Prohibition Era, with live sound effects and some of the finest S...

Bought by WNMU-FM, KREV-LP, KUT, WMNF, and KUT


  • Added: Oct 26, 2011
  • Length: 57:49
  • Purchases: 5