THE SPEAKER SPEAKS
By Clay Nichols
Produced by Will Douglas
March 4th, 2021 thru June 30th, 2021
“Soothing, yet narratively compelling.”
“depicts the heart and soul of Rayburn”
“if I were still teaching high school, I would want my students to hear your portrayal”
“like a PBS special”
“grateful [that] you are keeping the man’s memory alive for us”
“channels the charm and fire of Speaker Rayburn”
Sam Rayburn of Texas served as Speaker of the U.S. House longer than any person before or since his time. During World War II, Mr. Sam spoke directly to America via public radio; and in this series of episodic audio theatre acts, he will again.
Written by Clay Nichols, The Speaker Speaks was adapted and performed by David R. Jarrott, and produced by Will Douglas.
This audio-theatre presentation is based upon The Public Domain Theatre Company’s 1999 stage production of The Speaker Speaks: An Evening with Sam Rayburn, directed by Robi Polgar.
David has been involved in making theatre for over 65 years, beginning with a cameo role at the San Antonio Little Theatre at age 10. He has appeared in theatres all over Texas, although most of his work has been on Austin stages. David has appeared in productions locally at ZACH Theatre, The Bijuberti Players, Austin Shakespeare, The Public Domain Theatre Company, Austin Playhouse, St. Edward’s University, the University of Texas, Center Stage, The Company and others. For nearly 40 years his day jobs were in radio and television as well as in advertising, where he won numerous local, state, national and international awards as a writer and producer. In 2011 he was elected by his peers to the Texas Radio Hall of Fame.
David R. Jarrott
Will Gibson Douglas
Make Every Media
Carlo Lorenzo Garcia