Radio drama makes a small comeback in the age of COVID-19

Alec Wild, director of the Academy for Classical Acting, beams about the “amazing things” his students have done since relocating their classes to Zoom amid the coronavirus pandemic.
When it came time for summer repertory season, during which students take their ACA curtain call by appearing in multiple productions in quick succession, Wild decided not to look forward via technology, but to hark back to a bygone era.
In the fashion of Orson Welles’s Mercury Theatre of the 1930s, the ACA is producing three radio dramas, to be live-streamed next week and subsequently released as podcasts.