This week’s podcast offers a special surprise. Two weeks ago, we talked about my impressions of the Hear Now Festival for 2015. But, I had no audio clips that were actually a part of the 2015 Festival. Those clips are now available. So, I’m using this week’s podcast to share two of the best radio plays that I heard during the festival. We start with the award winning When Johnny Comes Marching Home and close with a short comedy sketch based on the War of the Worlds in honor of Orson Welles’ birthday.
We’ve just returned from a week away attending the Hear Now Festival in Kansas City, MO. HEAR Now is the audio equivalent of a film festival for contemporary audio story-telling in all its forms: live and scripted solo performances, multi-voiced performance, classic radio drama, experimental narrative, and much more. In this podcast, I share my impressions on the festival and share some samples from the participants in this festival. (No, these samples don’t come from this festival, but from other sources.)
I mention several web-sites in this podcast. For your convenience, here are the links you may want to peruse:
Other sites you may wish to book at:
Firesign Theater (Legendary audio theater group)
Shots in the Night (Kansas City based radio theater)
Next week, I will be participating in the audio equivalent of a film festival. Hear Now: The Audio Fiction and Arts Festival is the only festival of its kind in the U.S. It features contemporary audio fiction including: live and scripted solo performances, audio theater, audiobooks, audio art, classic radio drama, sound design, and much more. Kansas City, MO hosts this festival this year from June 11-14. The festival is featuring a celebration of the works of Mark Twain. Actresses Kelley Hazen and Rozanne Devine and I will be appearing on Thursday evening to read excerpts from three works of Mark Twain. I will read from Huckleberry Finn; Kelley will read from Tom Sawyer; and Rozanne Devine will read from The Diaries of Adam and Eve. In this podcast, I feature an interview with actress Rosie Devine, information about Kelley Hazen and readings from all of us.