Jonathan D. Mabee
Electronic Dossier of Creative/Research work
Tenure & Promotion to Associate Professor
The Captain's Rangers (2021)
Written in the late winter of 2020 and self-produced in the spring of 2021, The Captain's Rangers was the first time I've tried to produce my own radio drama and is a result of being isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Having to put the production of Unmanned on indefinite hold due to the virus, I needed to find a way to express my creativity in ways that didn't need a complete production team to do so. This is the pilot episode of a series born from my love of the "golden" days of radio (The Shadow, Dragnet, Hitch-Hiker's Guide, et. al.), and I plan to finish the season after I earn tenure. The Captain's Rangers is a Sci-Fi, Western, Political Thriller, wrapped in a juvenile, cheeky, low-brow audio play for the mind.