The Columbia Workshop Tributes

Experimental radio dramas


The Fall of the City 2022
The Fall of the City

The city of masterless men will take a master
16 May 2022
Season 10, Episode 4
Program Guide for The Fall of the City

Re-Imagined Radio pays tribute to The Columbia Workshop and its mission to explore and present new forms of radio storytelling. The Willamette Radio Workshop performs Archibald MacLeish's "The Fall of the City" which follows the ambiguous relationship humans have with freedom. Samples from Jack J. Ward's "Great Day for a War," a scheme by a broadcasting company to increase its viewers during ratings week, provides contemporary context. The Voices perform.


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READ the working script for The Fall of the City.
Minor changes may have been made in production. Voice actors are creative. Otherwise, this is an accurate textual description of what is heard in the broadcast.


"The Fall of the City" performed by members of The Willamette Radio Workshop
Sam A. Mowry
Chris Porter
Linda Goertz
Holly Spencer
Tim McKinney
Ricardo Delgado
Mark Homayoun
Adam S. Moore
Alticus Mowry

Sound Design and engineering by Marc Rose
Recording by Robert Kowal and Michael Gandsey
Foley conductor Martin Gallagher
Produced by Sam A. Mowry, Robert Kowal, and Marc Rose
Co-Producer Cynthia McGean
Directed by Sam A. Mowry
Recorded at PCC Sylvania in Portland, OR
Produced by special arrangement with