AN UPDATE ON OUR AUDITIONS: An organizational meeting took place regarding our productions for this year, and some reassignments were made. As a result, we will not be making a general announcement of roles cast at this time, but contacting auditionees on an individual basis. Sorry about the delay, everyone! Thank you for your patience.
Welcome back everyone! Tonight we’ve got some new audio treats for all of you to hear tonight. A warning however – remember how I mentioned some nights are going to be rated PG-13 this year? Well this is one of those nights.
To start things off, we’re kicking off another post-apocalyptic story series, this time from the amazing people at YAP Audio Production. It follows the aftermath of a war-ravaged world, focusing on the town of Ediburgh, Scotland as the people there are discovering the lingering effects to their home after a missile strike unleashes a chemical attack on the town. Tonight we’re sharing with you the Prologue, Teaser and First Episode, “The Lock In” of the audio series, ‘Aftermath‘.
And this is where the squeamish warning comes in. Our second half of the evening watches a plastic surgeon and his obsession with creating the perfect form. When he meets a patient obsessed with making herself perfect, their work together is the perfect storm, leading down the rabbit hole to something groteseque and distressing. Glass Eye Pix’s production is wonderfully engrossing and keeps you feeling anxious from start to finish, and we’re really excited to share the story with you! It’s “The Conformation“, part of the ‘Tales From Beyond The Pale‘.
And an announcement! Our auditions for the 2014 MAT Original Productions are now closed; thank you to everyone who tried out for our voice-acting roles this year! We hope to have decisions announced by the end of this coming weekend (and if not, just bear with us — Cathy’s still playing catch-up from being gone for so long). Good luck, everyone!
Hello again, listeners! Finally, we’re coming to from our home base in Columbus, OH once again! And what better way to wrap up our journey by seeing Neil Henderson and Nathan Rourke to the end of theirs as well? That’s right, tonight marks the end of the first season of ‘Our Fair City‘, with Episode 13, “The Climax?!” and the season Epilogue, “The Wind From The West”. Our Hartlife friends shouldn’t fear, however — there are many more seasons to be heard, and we hope to bring you some more in the future!
After that, we have another visit from 19 Nocturne Bouelvard with an award winning tale, complete with competitive serial killers and a rookie who’s trying to work his way into the business. It’s called “The Rookie“, and we think you’ll enjoy it!
And writers, don’t forget to check out our events page for more competitions to apply to, as well as live events listeners might be interested in. We hope to do another round of updating to our list soon, so keep your eyes peeled!
Hello listeners! A Happy Valentine’s Day to those who celebrate, and a Happy-Chocolate-Sale Day to those that don’t. Tonight we pulled together a little something fro the holiday; first up we have more from Hartlife’s Our Fair City with Episodes 11 and 12 – “Let’s Make A Deal” and “The Chase”. After that, our friends from 19 Nocturne Boulevard have a sweet story about blind dates and AIs in their tale entitled “A Date With Dana“. Nothing overly-soppy tonight, but just enough for curling up with a good mug of hot chocolate, however you celebrate the day.
And don’t forget all the other things happening with audio drama outside our show! We have the scriptwriting competitions being held by MisfitsAudio and the Marion Thauer Brown group (see the Events page for more details) as well as our auditions for MAT Productions starting this weekend. All our information is finally up on the website (sorry for the delay, the traveling got to be a bit much this month), where you can find info on what’s happening with live auditions this weekend and how you can submit your audition via email over the next two weeks. If you live in Columbus, OH or the nearby area, this is a great time to take part in a full audio-drama story production which will be aired on our show sometime in Summer/Fall of this year. We hope to hear from you!
Good evening, listeners! We’re still on the road, doing some visiting across the pond this week. Tonight’s episode is a singular feature: the final episode of The Minister of Chance series. Here, in light of Lord Rathen’s disasterous attack, Kitty, the Minister and Cantha strike out to salvage the situation and put an end to the war once and for all. This is Episode 5: “In a Bark on the River Hex”.
And if you like “The Minister of Chance”, be sure to check out their website! Not only can you find their full episodes for download, you can also read about their film-making efforts for this story! It’s a really exciting project the group is pulling together, you’ll definitely want to check it out. :)
Wait wait wait, where are you going? You didn’t think that was all, did you?
Well, okay, it was it for the episode (mostly). But we do have some announcements we want make sure you didn’t miss.
- For everyone living in or near Columbus, Ohio, we will be holding local auditions once again for our productions of the scriptwriting competition we held last year, as well as a few locally-written tales we’re cooking up. If you want to come and audition for us in person, you may want to see if you can get a spot on the Actors’ Theatre of Columbus audition list – we’ll be sitting in with them on their auditions as actors audition for their 33rd Season of Shakespeare in the Park. That’s this coming weekend, February 15th and 16th. Spaces are very limited right now, however, so if you can’t make it, need extra time or simply prefer to send your audition electronically, we will be accepting email submissions for up to two weeks afterwards. More details on submission materials coming ASAP – we’re hoping to have all the info up on our website by the end of the weekend.
- Don’t forget to check our Events Page – if you missed out on our scriptwriting competition, there’s two others going on right now looking for submissions – MisfitsAudio’s holiday script competition and the Marion Thauer Brown Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition. Both great contests with opportunity to show your creativity in the radio scriptwriting medium. Also we have a small listing of live audio drama events happening across the country by different production groups, so be sure to check what’s going on in your area.
Keep your eyes peeled for that audition info, everyone! We’ll do our best to have it up ASAP.
So tonight’s episode was a bit fun. What you’re hearing in tonight’s audio is a full second take – the first time I (Cathy) apparently hosted to an empty room, because I failed to press the record button at the start. I suppose that was a practice round…?
Hello listeners! Still on the road but back with another episode of ‘Our Fair City’ and ‘The Minister of Chance‘. Our show starts with Episodes 9 and 10 of the former, “The Business of Eavesdropping” and “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” as we listen in to the other conversations taking place at Al’s Bar. After that, the Minister and Kitty are met by the Horseman, Professor Cantha spreads the word of science and Ambassador Durian realizes his ambitions with the fourth installment of ‘The Minister of Chance’, entitled, “The Tiger”.
We’re back with another on-the-road episode of Midnight Audio Theatre tonight! Coming to you from the South-Eastern end of the U.S., but with a mind towards everyone enduring another winter storm back in Ohio and the rest of the Midwest-Northeast. Take care everyone and stay warm.
For tonight’s selections we’re bringing you a small sampling of ‘Our Fair City‘ and a large portion of ‘The Minster of Chance‘. Hartlife Productions shares with us Episode 8, “Discretion is the Better Part of Labor”, where our protagonists Neal Henderson and Nathan Rourke at Al’s Bar to discuss their budding partnership. After that, we’ll be reunited with Kitty and the Minister as they trek through another world, in search of the Sage of the Waves, while budding events in Tantos begin to stir things up. It’s the third episode of ‘The Minister of Chance’, “Paludin Fields”
But Wait, There’s More! If you’re a scriptwriter and missed out on our competition last year, never fear! Two more are going on right now that you’ll want to check out:
Misfits Audio is holding a script competition for their 2014 holiday season. Winning entries selected will be produced and featured on Misfits Audio, and is open to all newcomers (anyone who has not written for/been featured on Misfits before). If you’ve got a story for a Halloween or Christmas audio drama, be sure to check out their Facebook page for more information! Entries are due February 28th.
The Marion Thauer Brown Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competiton is returning for a second year! Submissions are open to anyone, as long as it’s an original work, “family friendly” language, an action/plot-driven script and a running time of 25-30 minutes. Winners will be announced at the HEAR Now Festival on June 21st, 2014. Deadline for submissions is May 28th; there is a submission fee of $25.
We’ll try to keep you updated with more audio-drama-related competitions and events as we learn about them! Be sure to check out the ‘Events’ Page to find out more! Good luck, scriptwriters!