Down-to-earth excitement and intrigue feed the fertile soil of imagination in this installment of Midnight Audio Theatre. Here and in our next post (Episode 375), we’ll transport you to Seattle, Washington, where one man finds himself with a very curious family mystery on his hands. Add to it some modern-day drama and treasure hunting, and you get Studio5705’s premiere production of Dirt: An Audio Drama.
It all begins with Joseph Elo and a strange letter he receives in the mail…from someone who has been dead a very long time.
The series is written by Kris Kaiyala, who also serves as director, producer and composer of Dirt when he’s not at his day job with a digital creative ad agency. Dirt began as a collection of short fiction ideas, many of them inspired by the real life adventures of Kris’ Finnish grandfather. This labor of love resulted in a six-episode first season released in the Fall of 2020, with the second season sprouting sometime in 2021.
This great production brings all the fun audio drama elements to the table: relatable characters, thorough sound design and audio effects, and a refreshing story with cliffhangers that leave you achingly curious for what happens next. The proof is in the listening, so get to it! Click the play button below and enjoy Dirt: An Audio Drama’s first two episodes — “Are You Bracing Yourself?” and “You’re Supposed to Keep a Low Profile.”
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