Project Down and Dirty

Tickets for Project Down & Dirty Classic Radio Drama are on sale now!


Project Down & Dirty is myTalk 107.1’s award-winning reality-show-on-the-radio that has raised over $593,000 for Twin Cities charities over the last 9 years.

This year is Year 10.

Announcing this year’s event…

Project Down and Dirty – Classic Radio Drama!

Our comedic re-interpretation of Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds.

myTalk’s comedic take on War of the Worlds happens Friday, October 30th, the exact anniversary of the original broadcast in 1938.

Project Down & Dirty – Classic Radio Drama

Watch, listen and interact as we work on War of the Worlds all week long.

On-air, on social media and online

Monday, October 26th through Friday, October 30th.

Presenting Sponsors

Meet The Charities!

Jason and Alexis – Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly is a volunteer-based organization committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the older adults in Minnesota. We offer volunteers and our elders the opportunity to come together, foster enduring friendships, and celebrate life. In response to COVID-19, our Elder Friends Phone Companions program reaches hundreds of isolated older adults every week with the life-affirming benefits of companionship when there are no family or close friends to bring comfort and reassurance during this time. By working together with our volunteers, donors, and friends we can achieve the vision of a community in which all older adults are connected, valued and loved.

Matching Sponsor – Voyage Healthcare


Donna and Steve – Allina’s Caring for the Caregivers Fund

Allina Health’s Caring for Caregivers initiative provides support for caregivers who are experiencing financial challenges during this crisis. The fund helps cover mortgage or rent expenses, car payments, childcare and utility expenses, and other financial hardships that may arise as front line caregivers offer their full attention to caring for patients in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Matching Sponsor – Phil Olson & Crescent Tide Cremation Services


Colleen and Bradley – Every Meal

Nearly 300,000 children in Minnesota are living in food insecurity – an increase of fifty percent more kids as a result of COVID-19. Every Meal (formerly The Sheridan Story) focuses on the food gaps when children aren’t able to receive free and reduced meal programs. They provide weekend and other food gap programs serving over 10,000 children across 300 locations.

Matching Sponsor – Little Blind Spot


Lori and Julia – Springboard for the Arts

Founded in 1991, Springboard for the Arts is an economic and community development organization for artists and by artists. From our offices in Fergus Falls and Saint Paul, MN, Springboard provides programs that help artists make a living and a life, and programs that help communities connect to the creative power of artists. Springboard’s mission is to cultivate vibrant communities by connecting artists with the skills, information, and services they need to make a living and a life.

Matching Sponsor – David at First Equity & Aquarius Home Services

Artistic and Production Team

Director: Peter Rothstein

Peter directed Project Down & Dirty the Musical and is currently the Founding Artistic Director of Theatre Latte Da. In addition to directing at Theatre Latte Da, Peter has directed shows at the Guthrie Theatre, Children’s Theatre Company, Minnesota Opera and Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre.  Peter has been named one of Minnesota’s Artists of the Year by the Star Tribune (2015), Theater Artist of the Year (2010) by Lavender Magazine, Best Director of the Year (2006, 2010) by City Pages and Artist of the Year by City Pages (2012). He has received nine Ivey Awards for Overall Excellence, and has been awarded grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Theater Communications Group, the Minnesota State Arts Board and the McKnight Foundation.

Video Producer: Karl Demer

Karl owns Atomic K Productions, a media production company that has worked with Children’s Cancer Research Fund, KS95’s Clouds Choir and Ireland’s Hope.  Karl is a four-time Regional Emmy Award winner and has produced music for Sounds Of Blackness, NUNNABOVE and Zach Sobiech.

Sound Effects Director: Katharine Horowitz

Katharine is a theatrical sound designer, composer and teaching artist in Minneapolis, MN. She has designed critically-acclaimed and award-winning shows for the Guthrie Theater, The Jungle Theater, History Theatre, Mixed Blood Theatre, Pillsbury House Theatre, Great River Shakespeare Festival, Second City Theatricals, and many others. Katharine is a professional member of the Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association, and a 2017 McKnight Theatre Artist Fellow at the Playwrights’ Center.

Writer: Jeffrey Hatcher

Jeffrey is a prolific author who has written for the stage and screen.

Theatrical works include: The Government Inspector, Three Viewings, A Picasso, Murder by Poe, (Off-Broadway),Tuesday’s with Morrie (with Mitch Albom), Never Gonna Dance (Broadway), A Confederacy of Dunces (starring Nick Offerman), and numerous works for Minnesota theatres including Korczak’s Children, Glensheen The Musical, and Jeffrey Hatcher’s Hamlet.

Screenplays include: Stage Beauty starring Claire Danes, Casanova starring Heath Ledger, The Duchess starring Keira Knightly, Mr. Holmes starring Ian McKellen and Laura Linney and

The Good Liar starring Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren.

Music Director: Jason Hanson

Jason was music director for Project Down & Dirty the Musical, and you may also know Jason from his work with Alive & Kickin’.  Jason has held positions of music director, composer, orchestrator, educator, and/or performer for over 70 productions throughout the Twin Cities. His work has been heard at the Children’s Theatre Company, Theater Latté Da, Guthrie Theater, Mixed Blood Theater, Ten Thousand Things, History Theater, Chanhassen Dinner Theater, Jungle Theater, Theater Mu, Arkansas Repertory Theater, Northern Sky Theater, Artistry, Illusion Theater, TigerLion Arts, 7th House Theater, The Catalysts, Open Eye Figure Theater, University of Minnesota, U of M Centennial Showboat, MN Fringe Festival, and with the Hennepin Theater Trust’s Spotlight program.