News Archive 2009

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12/28/09 - 100 things. Chris Davis of the Memphis Flyer names Chatterbox's founding as one of the 100 things that defined Memphis theatre in the aughts. We're #76. Thanks, Chris!

12/22/09 - Christmas show debuts on WKNO. We're thrilled to announce that our first-ever Christmas show, Snow Globe, will debut on 91.1 WKNO-FM in Memphis on Tuesday, December 22 at 3 pm CST. Tune in or listen live through WKNO's website!

11/23/09 - Two new shows! We're proud to offer two original duet pieces: The mystery caper King Me and the psychokinetic drama The Separate Self. Check them out!

11/06/09 - Halloween Show posted. That's right -- if you missed our live (and insanely scary) Halloween Show on 91.1 WKNO FM, you can still check it out! Here are Part One and Part Two.

10/31/09 - Halloween Show! Thanks to all who helped make our second annual live Halloween performance a success. We'll post the recording soon, but in the meantime, check out this article by Christopher Blank in the Commercial Appeal!

09/29/09 - Dead and Gone. Chatterbox is proud to present "Dead and Gone," our Southern retelling of James Joyce's classic story "The Dead." You'll also find a special lecture on Joyce and "The Dead" by Rhodes College professor Brian Shaffer.

09/14/09 - Chatterbox turns two! Today is the second anniversary of our website launch! And what a wild and wonderful two years it's been. Here's a look back -- and forward -- from Artistic Director Kyle Hatley.

08/31/09 - Annie Christmas. We've just posted the second episode of our "Mythologia" series, this one an adaptation of an American tall tale. Check out Annie Christmas!

07/31/09 - Surfacing, Episode 3. We're proud to present the earth-shaking (literally) finale of Kyle Hatley's three-part horror series Surfacing. Check out Episode 3: Through the Looking Glass!

07/22/09 - Dead and Gone debuts. Last night we debuted our newest production, Dead and Gone, on WKNO-FM in Memphis. Check out Fred Greenhalgh's review, and don't miss the next airing: August 16 at 6 pm MDT on KUNM-FM in Albuquerque!

06/30/09 - Children's Theatre Festival Shows! We've just posted our two live performances from this year's Memphis Children's Theatre Festival! Check out Esmerelda the Ugly Princess and Stone Soup.

06/30/09 - Chatterblog. Bob now contributes a blog about Chatterbox to, a site about all the cool things happening in the Bluff City. Check out his introduction to Chatterbox and his first official post.

06/17/09 - Laurie Cook McIntosh. Memphis theater lost one of its leading lights this week with the passing of Laurie Cook McIntosh. We suggest reading about Laurie and the people she inspired in Chris Davis's blog and the Commercial Appeal's obituary.

05/27/09 - KCUR Interview. Steve Walker talks to Kyle and Bob about Chatterbox in general and Surfacing in particular in this story for KCUR 89.3 FM.

05/23/09 - Live performance! For the second year in a row, Chatterbox is participating in the Memphis Children's Theatre Festival, hosted by Voices of the South. Come out and watch us perform live on Saturday, May 23 at 2:00 pm!

05/16/09 - Radio Drama Revival. Once again, Chatterbox is being featured on our friend Fred Greenhalgh's Radio Drama Revival podcast! Check out his Kyle Hatley double-header episode, in which he airs Six and Surfacing, Episode 1.

04/19/09 - The Sonic Environment. Our latest offering, based on the writings of Memphis-area high school students, was performed live at Germantown Community Theatre back in February. Check out the show as well as video clips and photos from the performance!

03/16/09 - Surfacing, Episode 2. The mystery deepens -- literally -- in Deacon Falls in the second episode of Surfacing, our original three-part horror story. Check out "Down the Rabbit Hole"!

02/19/09 - The Sonic Society. Our friends at the Sonic Society -- based in Halifax, Novia Scotia -- are airing Master Zacharius this week and next. Check out Part 1 and Part 2, or download them from the RSS feed.

02/12/09 - Chatterbox debuts The Sonic Environment! Come see us this weekend at the Germantown Community Theatre in Germantown, TN, for a live stage performance! Show times and ticket info are here. For a closer look at the show, see Lela Garlington's great story in the Germantown Appeal.

02/11/09 - Rhodes Magazine article. Martha Hunter Shepard profiles the Chatterbox crew in this in-depth write-up for the Rhodes College Alumni Magazine. And don't miss the bonus material!

01/30/09 - Something new has surfaced. Check out the first episode of our new three-part horror series Surfacing! "Episode 1: The Judgment of Cambyses" introduces us to the quiet town of Deacon Falls... and the strangeness lurking just underneath.

01/07/09 - New show posted: Chatterbox Showcase, Episode 02. Check out our first offering of 2009, the second episode of our anthology show Chatterbox Showcase!

01/07/09 - Chatterbox on TV! Producer Larry Dunn sat down with the Chatterbox crew to create a profile of the troupe for WKNO TV's "Southern Routes" program. Air times are January 8 at 7:30 p.m., January 10 at 3:00 p.m., and January 11 at 9:00 a.m. -- Channel 10 in the Memphis area. Read more about it here.

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