The Last Good Man in The Beaches- Teaser: Lost in the Shallows

      She drifted on the waters as if part of the surf.       Face down.       Hands and arms spread white as feathers.       Her red gown was the one she wore when I last saw her. Her purse tilted on the sand as if anchoring her to the city. Even now, …

Trap Doors and Audio Wars

Last December, the Story Toolkit Podcast spoke lovingly about the incredible work of J. Michael Straczynski‘s Babylon 5 and the art of Long Form storytelling. For my money, Babylon 5 remains as one of the pinnacles of how a single writer can tell a novel over the medium of television. The show may be growing a little dated in many respects, but one …

Locked and Poded

According to Richard Brooks from this article at Tech Central, the long slow build of podcasting may be finally hitting a critical mass as 2017 is shaping up to be Podcasting’s finest year!  

Character, Flaws and Ethics

I was catching up on my listening recently on a long drive. I was blistering through 10 episodes of the incredible Audio Drama Production Podcast. Matthew and Robert are fantastic resources in the audio theatre world, and masterful writers and producers in their own work of YAP audio. But, I had to vehemently disagree once or twice in the ten episodes …

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 …

Tulpa

So Tulpa hit the airwaves on Halloween Night WKNO 91.1’s “NPR for the mid-South” along with a large group of other stellar audio drama shows that were produced by the endlessly talented actors at Chatterbox Audio, directed and produced by artist’s gift to radio drama- Bob Arnold. I’ve always loved Chatterbox’s productions; love that they do such high quality; and love …

The Midnight Avenger Strikes Again!

I have a secret to tell. It’s not a very well kept secret if you’ve listened to the Sonic Society, but it’s a secret from the wider world nevertheless- I love pulp. I’m a fan of the simplistic good guy/bad guy, high adventure, low depth characters of the age of the pulp magazines. Some of the work that was considered pulp …

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 …