Radioland '48 by Kirsten van Ritzen (Victoria)
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About the Event
It’s 1948 and a radio station is about to be closed forever. The employees desperately try to save
their jobs with a marathon broadcast of a loopy serial - while romance blossoms. This hilarious
one-act play is a cheeky homage to screwball comedies.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Kirsten Van Ritzen is a PGC playwright, actor and comedienne who has performed across
Canada and the U.S. She now lives in Victoria.
She was named “LA’s Best Solo Artist” for THE KIRSTEN VAN RITZEN SHOW. Her solo
play ALL MY DAY JOBS is published in ONE FOR THE ROAD. Other plays include SOLO
JOURNEYS, MAD LADY PEEL; and a humor novel THE COMEDY DIVA DIARIES.
Kirsten has acted in more than fifty plays and in roles for Netflix, Disney, Hallmark, Lifetime,
APTN and CBC. She is an avid improvisor and founding member of Edmonton’s legendary
DIE-NASTY SOAP OPERA and co-producer of SIN CITY IMPROV SERIAL in Victoria and
RADIOLAND ’48 was inspired by a season of SIN CITY at The Second City Toronto, where
Kirsten originated the role of “Ruby”. The play has been workshopped at Theatre One Nanaimo,
and Calgary’s Lunchbox Theatre. Much gratitude to dramaturgs Karen Johnson-Diamond and