Dude… Your Audio Drama Lost Me

Why? What happened? What is this? These are three questions that almost always turn me off of listening to a full episode of audio drama. You can play with these questions, but beware that your audience will get frustrated or bored and turn off. If your listeners are tuning out, here could be some of the reasons: 1. Where are …

Transitions Key in Audio Drama

Once again The Story Toolkit Podcast got me thinking. This time it was about Stranger Things (episode 23). Bassim El-Wakil and Luke Lyon-Wall in the second half of the podcast episode talk about how transitions are not just clever endings of scenes, but are key to keeping the thread of the story coherent. Isn’t that even MORE important in audio drama? …

Open a Window

It’s time to retire some old plays, and revamp others. For various reasons, many of my original productions are gone like the wind… That may sound initially sad, but I was surprised when I announced the removal of nearly half of EVP’s old shows, the flood of messages on Facebook and through emails of support. What shocked me even more was …

Year Zero

It is impossibly exciting for me.  A fan of pulp science fiction all my life, when I was in my early twenties I wrote a tribute- somewhat more a parody- of Buck Rogers. He was called Biff Straker. He was an honest, jock, who wasn’t all that smart. but he meant well. There was a lot to look in the …

Gilded Gate

It was 2008 and I was just finishing watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer under request of my girlfriend. I had grown to love Joss Whedon from his aborted Firefly series and had appreciated his script doctoring in a number of other works. But Buffy frustrated me. It was his first smash breakout success and still it stymied me. I didn’t …

Fanboy Fun!

Barbra Dillon, managing editor of Fanboy Comics had a great in depth interview with me about my love of audio drama and the Sonic Society. Check it out! I had lots of opportunity to talk about the tenth season of the podcast and all the great things that are being done in Radio Drama today. Writing audio drama has a …

Dead Ahead gets a new look!

Look for the exciting audio adaptation I wrote for Colonial Radio Theatre next Spring. ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE ON A BOAT!