Hello there, audio drama fans! We had a lot to talk about this episode, so hang tight….
First things first – we mentioned last show that we’d be doing a double-feature premiere of
our MAT Features from 2016. However, we changed our plans up a bit and figured we’d split the stories across two weeks – because next show will air just before our live auditions for this year’s MAT Features in Columbus, OH! If you live in Columbus but can’t make it out for tryouts, not to worry – you can send in your audition by email through Sunday, March 12th. Check out our audition page for more information!
The first story in our line-up tonight is one such example of local Columbus talent. “Breakfast with Robin” is one of two winning scripts from last year’s Script Competition that have become part of our MAT Features for 2016. In a story penned by competition winner Glenn Hascall, Robin of Loxley is back in a tale that finds him in modern day London, where 21st century differences are bizarre and robbing from the rich to give to the poor is not as straightforward as he thinks. The cast and crew of this story did a fantastic job of bringing it to life, and we only hope that the final result does them justice. After that, it’s time to check in with Jack Justice and Trixie Dixon, who have been burning the midnight oil one too many nights in a row. Prepare for another tale of nightly noir with Decoder Ring Theatre in Black Jack Justice, Episode 29 – “The Problem of the Perplexing Pastiche”. Enjoy!
And speaking of stories, it’s time to announce the winners of our Scriptwriting Competition! It was a long decision for our judges, with lots of great plots and characters to consider across the board. In the end, three stories were chosen by our judges and a fourth “Producer’s Choice” chosen by our staff and station manager. The four winners of competition are, in no particular order:
Sea and Sky, by Michael McPherson
The Plague Song, by Jim McDoniel
The Definition of “Bad Guy” by Peter Gruenbaum
They Slipped the Bonds of Earth by Evan Waters
Congratulations to these four writers for their winning submissions! And a big thank you goes out to everyone who submitted to our competition this year. If you didn’t win, or missed the competition, don’t be discouraged! Keep writing and we hope to hear from you again for the next MAT Scriptwriting Competition at the end of this year.