After years performing original comedy in live theaters around Northern California, American Dream Players began, 

in 2014, to produce shows specifically for radio theater.

A Northern California Radio Theatre Performance Troupe

Our performances are recorded in a

professional audio multi-track studio,

including a concert grand piano and

state-of-the-art sound effects capabilities.

 

Our cast includes seasoned actors,

professional musicians and writers able to create stories that make audiences laugh with recognition as, together, we process the human experience.

If you enjoy funny, original stories that help reveal where we've been and where we're going as we manage to laugh both at and with ourselves, please join us for the ride!

 

Michael Monahan

Janey Hirsh

Marc Hirschman

Roxanne Jacobs

Born on April Fool's Day in New York City many moons ago, Marc began his theater career as"Mean Mister Tooth Decay" in fourth grade.  He later went on to portray the sinister Cardinal in "The Duchess of Malfi", 'Caliban' in 'The Tempest' for the Valley of the Moon Players, the burglar in "Noises Off" in Monte Rio, Ca.,and the very down-to-earth drummer, 'Styx', for American Dream Players' "Hot Rocks" radio series.  Marc's fine bass voice has portrayed many other characters both onstage and in The Players' radio productions,

Sandy Feldhorn

Arnold Levine

Joan Ambrosini

Ella Linsley 

Joe Hoffman

We'd like to acknowledge Tom and Margaret McIntyre for their contributions to our radio plays.

Original Radio Plays

Now Playing

Varian's Crowd AMERICAN DREAM PLAYERS
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The gripping true story of Varian Fry, Miriam Davenport, and a few brave friends who spent a year in Occupied France, spied on by the Gestapo (Hitler's secret police) as they worked to save Nazi targets from torture and death.  On their own meager funds, hungry at times, and with no support from their own government, these few people saved between two and four thousand potential victims of the Third Reich from otherwise certain death..

American Dream Players enjoy performing together 45 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge in  beautiful  Sonoma County. We are listed with prx.orgselling shows that air on stations coast-to-coast.

We look forward to hearing from you with your thoughts and creative ideas. 

 
 

We are pleased to present and hope you enjoy our complete audio plays,  library of titles and soundclips.

A brief description of the plot and running time are listed below. 

For purchase, delivery details and questions you have, please use the Contact Us form.

comedy

"The K-9 Caper" - American Dream Players
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"The K-9 Caper" (comedy)  Intrepid detective ferrets out dognapper from a household of eccentrics and their more peculiar neighbors.

Running Time:  24:04 minutes

Elyse's Birthday - American Dream Players
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"Elyse's Birthday" (comedy) Lucky Elyse!  She gets to turn forty at a surprise birthday party where the guests include her old lovers and her old rivals.  Could this be the worst day of her life? Running Time  19:40 minutes

history

"Patriots Unmasked" - American Dream Players
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"The American Revolution:  Or Patriots Unmasked" Our Founding Fathers were only human, after all.

Running Time:  15:23 minutes

"The Falklands War: What? Why? - American Dream Players
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The Falklands - tiny islands in the way, way south Atlantic near Cape Horn - were in nineteen eighty-two, the site of a short, baffling, yet significant war between two great nations.  We briefly tell the story, the 'what' and 'why' of the people - and even, of the critters - experiencing this odd event, with an accurate, but always humorous, slant.

Running Time:  20:06 minutes

Radio Performances

 
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"Halloween Gig"

A gig at a local haunted house

becomes a little too creepy for the band.

SHOW RUNNING TIME:  11:19

"Knights of Olde"

The band participates in the local

Renaissance Faire, complete with arrows,

galleons, and a jousting tournament.

SHOW RUNNING TIME:  13:27

"Old West"

The band is hired to play for a

re-creation of the old west,

which turns into an unexpected rodeo.

SHOW RUNNING TIME:  12:39

"Artichokes and Pheromones"

The band runs to Castroville's Artichoke

Festival to escape from sizzling heat and 

especially, from unwelcome suitors

in Arizona.

SHOW RUNNING TIME:  11:40

"Play Baseball"

An unorthodox version of the game

is played by the band members and others.

SHOW RUNNING TIME:  9:57

"Day Job"

A shortage of gigs prompts the band

members to - briefly - engage 

in other lines of work. 

SHOW RUNNING TIME:  13:35

"Goin' to the Dogs"

With nowhere else to stay for distant

3-day music festival, band members

agree to dog-sit for a nearby kennel.

SHOW RUNNING TIME:  11:42

"Horrid Movie"

Rachel, Styx, and Jasper meet

werewolves, monsters and, far worse,

cops, in the local park at night.

SHOW RUNNING TIME: 10:37

"Playing Around"

Rachel, Styx and Jasper try playing

with other bands - but not for long.

SHOW RUNNING TIME:  13:11

"Ridiculous"

The band members compete to see who 

can be first to find her or his perfect mate.

SHOW RUNNING TIME:  15:53

"On Vacation"

The band's summer gig by a lake

sounds too, too idyllic - because it is.

SHOW RUNNING TIME:  12:48

"Wedding Gig"

The band learns about marriage,

Hollywood - style.

SHOW RUNNING TIME:  12:02

"City Hall"

Rachel's niece convinces the band to

join her 9th graders' activist campaign

as they march to City Hall.

SHOW RUNNING TIME:  10:43

"Dress Shop"

Dressing rooms suddenly get very lively

when the band goes looking for new attire.

SHOW RUNNING TIME:  12:02

"Cooking Class"

Band members are bamboozled by a 

one-week course offering to teach

them to cook a different

international dish every night.

SHOW RUNNING TIME:  10:55

"Hot Rocks Do Hamlet"

When the band members take part

in a local fundraising performance

of 'Hamlet", they hope and pray

The Bard is laughing, not

groaning at the results.

Running Time:  28:54 minutes

"Yard Sale"  

What sounds like a good idea

quickly devolves into mayhem.      

SHOW RUNNING TIME: 11:21

"Thanksgiving" 

Unexpected guests of the

two-legged & four-legged varieties

make this Thanksgiving one

to remember (not exactly, fondly).      

SHOW RUNNING TIME: 11:06

"The Fashion Show"

The band plays - or, tries to play -

for a fashion show staged by

junior high kids and their

even more volatile parents.    

SHOW RUNNING TIME: 11:17

"Goin' South"

A winter gig in Brownsville, Texas

is inviting -until band members

actually hit the road.

SHOW RUNNING TIME:  11:22 

"School Dance"

A room full of rembunctious

pre-teens ready to rock and roll.

SHOW RUNNING TIME:  10:51

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"Caligula Goes North"

The story behind his mystery trip

SHOW RUNNING TIME:  11:34

"Arrows & Muskets"

Not just the French and Indian Wars.

SHOW RUNNING TIME:  9:10

"The War of 1812"

Who won that one, exactly?

SHOW RUNNING TIME: 12:38 

"Mary, Queen For A Day"

Church and palace intrigue.

SHOW RUNNING TIME:  16:30

"William, The Love Child"

Death by swords and taxes.

SHOW RUNNING TIME:  11:12

"Hannibal"

Alps and elephants.

SHOW RUNNING TIME:  13:41

"Close One"

A tale of native peoples' loss and survival

in early California, as Russians,

Mexicans, and Americans compete

to conquer them and exploit

their verdant land.  

Running Time:  21:45 minutes

 

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