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Saturday, June 8
 

7:15pm CDT

The Gatlingophone: An Audio Art Performance/Installation
The Gatlingophone art sculpture/performance is designed and built by Alex. It is a mechanical 'record player' that looks like a civil war era gatling gun. Alex creates his own, one of a kind records to play on the gatlingophone. To do this, he uses audio clips taken from major news networks, editing them into a rapid-fire audio piece. Then using a vintage recording lathe, cuts the audio piece onto a lacquer master disc that is then played on the gatlingphone. This performance is his artistic response to the way in which our society is inundated with media messages from an ever-increasing number of delivery methods that can often begin to feel as though there is no escape, leaving us feeling emotionally exhausted and filled with fear. To Alex, it feels as though we are being pinned-down by a machine gun fire of media messages.    

After you've experience The Gatlingophone be sure to stay for AUDIO Tonight! in Bragg Auditorium.


Saturday June 8, 2019 7:15pm - 8:00pm CDT
Unitarian Universalist Church Bragg Auditorium

8:15pm CDT

AUDIO Tonight! A Storytellers Cabaret
MC Phil Proctor of the Firesign Theater with special guests Dion Graham, PJ Ochlan, Bill Dufris and many many more

Comedy, original audio plays, music, singing, poetry, story-telling and more are
featured throughout this 90 minute showcase.


ROAD TO PREDATION: In the aftermath of battle, a Prussian soldier in the early 19th century confronts demons both real and imagined in this historical fantasy look at PTSD with a supernatural twist, produced and directed by PJ Ochlan.
Among the cast are William Dufris, Ann Richardson, Karyn O'Bryant, Jeff Hays,  Lisa Flanagan, Robert Fass, Eric Martin, Suzanne Freeman, and Neil Hellegers. Sound design by Bryan Lincoln.

THE NEW SILENCE:  By getting personal and a little surreal the New Silence by Brian Price uses humor, heightened language, and edgy jazz to take on the thorny question of climate change.  Written and directed by Brian Price and featuring Dion Graham and Jane Oppenheimer with violinist, Jason Kao Huang.

Styx and Stones by Dave Willmarth
Welcome to The Last Dragon Fantasy Online, the most realistic Sensory Immersive Virtual Reality High Fantasy Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game to date! At the Styx and Stones Tavern, located in ‘Limbo’ – the place where adventurers must wait for respawn after being killed by monsters, other players, or packs of fuzzy bunnies, a group of adventurers contemplate their new ultra-realistic environment, that offers many of the familiar gaming experiences you’ve all grown to know and love! From Soundbooth Theater featuring Jeff Hays and Annie Ellicott.

THE MOUSETRAP, adapted and directed by Neil Hellegerscombines the riotous Elizabethan theater environment with an exacting post-modern eSports ethos. Though this be madness, yet there is method in it...get ready for some DramLitPRG in KC!
Mousetrap's cast features Scott Brick, William Dufris, Lisa Flanagan, Robert Fass, Eric Martin, PJ Ochlan, Sean Pratt, and Phil Proctor.

Tickets available in advance or at the door.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Brick

Scott Brick

Voice Actor
AUDIO Tonight! 6/13Scott Brick has recorded bestsellers and Pulitzer-Prize winners for every major publisher, over 800 titles, including MYSTIC RIVER, FAHRENHEIT 451, IN COLD BLOOD and HELTER SKELTER. In addition to over 50 Earphones Awards and a Grammy nomination, he's also received... Read More →
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Tony Brewer

Workship 101 Faculty, ED WOOD: The Musical 6/6, 1919: Peace & Vengance 6/8, AUDIO Tonight! 6/8, Between Americans 6/9Tony Brewer is a poet and sound effects artist from Bloomington, Indiana. He has taught andperformed for the National Audio Theatre Festivals since 2001, and has taught... Read More →
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Brian Price

Workshop 101 Faculty
Brian Price of Great Northern Audio Theatre is an award-winning writer and producer of original audio Fiction. He has written, directed and worked with audio theater groups across the country including Native Voices At the Autry, the Grist Mill, and the National Audio Theatre Festivals... Read More →
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Neil Hellegers

Director / Voice Actor
Workshop 101 Faculty; Director THE MOUSETRAP in AUDIO Tonight!) 6/8Neil is an actor and educator who lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife, son, and orange mutt. Neil has acted with The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Trinity Repertory Company, Aquila Theatre Company, and others... Read More →
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PJ Ochlan

Director / Voice Actor
Moderator 6/7, ROAD TO PREDATION (in AUDIO Tonight!) 6/8An actor since 1986, P.J. Ochlan has enjoyed a diverse career across virtually every aspect of the entertainment industry - from critically acclaimed feature films and television series regular roles to innovative new media projects... Read More →
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Dion Graham

Voice Actor
Panelist 6/7, AUDIO Tonight! 6/8Dion Graham from HBO's The Wire, also narrates A & E's The First 48. An award-winning actor and narrator, he has performed on Broadway, off-Broadway, internationally, in films, and in several hit television series. An AudioFile Magazine Best Voice... Read More →
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Eric Martin

Voice Actor
 AUDIO Tonight! 6/13Eric Jason Martin is a producer, director, and voice performer based in Los Angeles. His recent productions include the Audible Original Stinker Lets Loose!, a NY Times Monthly Bestseller also starring Jon Hamm and Rhea Seehorn, and Maximum Fun’s scripted comedy... Read More →
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Philip Proctor

Debs in Canton as Eugene V. Debs
Debs in Canton at Podcast Palooza and AUDIO Tonight! 6/13Come celebrate the many works of Phil Proctor with HEAR Now. Philip is  best known as a voice actor and a member of The Firesign Theatre,   although his career has spanned TV, films and games too!
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Ray Archie

ED WOOD: The Musical & AUDIO Tonight! Master MixerHaving worked as a recording engineer in world-class studios and on  various projects around the country, Ray has quickly gained exposure in  the Music/Entertainment industry. Added exposure is a magic plus for  Ray, from winning... Read More →
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Scott Cinnamon

AUDIO Tonight! Stage Manager
AUDIO Tonight! Stage Manager Scott’s first experience behind a microphone came in 5tgh grade when he read an article he had written on WNYC Radio in New York. His interest in broadcasting continued through college where he worked his way up to serve as Station Manager of WVHC-FM... Read More →
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Butch D'Ambrosio

Producer / Scriptwriter
AUDIO Tonight Producer & Continuity 6/8If Mr. D’Ambrosio existed and enjoyed talking about himself, he might tell you that he got his first rejection from MAD magazine when he was 12 years old. That he was the youngest intern and the last one under Bill Gaines, back in the day when... Read More →
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Bill Dufris

Workshop 102 Faculty / Voice Actor
Bill Dufris began his audio career in London (radio plays, audio books, film/animation dubbing, etc.), where he resided for 13 years. During this time, he had the privilege of sharing the microphone in a number of BBC Radio plays with Kathleen Turner, Sharon Gless, Stockard Channing... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Flanagan

Lisa Flanagan

Workshop 101 Faculty / Voice Actor
Workshop 101 Faculty, "Voice of God" Independent Audiobook Awards 6/7, AUDIO Tonight! 6/8Lisa, winner of the 2019 Audie for Fanstasy (Spinning Silver) is an award-winning narrator, voice actor, director, improviser, and classical soprano. Her voice-over work includes animation, video... Read More →
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Bryan Lincoln

Workshop 101 Faculty, Sound Design AUDIO Tonight! 6/8Bryan Lincoln joins the HEAR Now Festival as the Workshop 101 Master Recording Engineer. He will work with participants to capture their performances and then showcase how these are layered and mixed. Bryan is an audio editor and... Read More →
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David Shinn

HEAR Now Technical Director
In addition to producing award winning audio for the last 15 years, David is the Master Engineer at SueMedia Radio Waves Studios in NYC, where he is recording and mixing sound for audiobooks, television programs, and film.
avatar for Ann Richardson

Ann Richardson

Ann has been narrating since 2008, from her state of the art, in-home recording booth. She has been awarded three AudioFile Magazine’s Earphones Awards, and has also been a multi-time finalist for the Society of Voice Arts Awards (2016, 2017, 2018). Connecting with the story and... Read More →
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Karen O'Bryant

Karyn O’Bryant is an award-winning actor and voice talent with over twenty years of true-to-life performance and storytelling experience. Karyn's clients trust her distinctive ability to bring honest humanity to every character she voices and to captivate listeners with compelling... Read More →
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Jason Kao Hwang

The music of Jason Kao Hwang (composer/violin/viola) explores the vibrations and language of his history. His compositions are often narrative landscapes through which sonic beings embark upon extemporaneous, transformational journeys. His most recent release Blood, performed by Burning... Read More →
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Jeff Hays

Soundbooth Theater
Jeff Hays is an audio book narrator and producer. His production style and in-depth characterizations blur the line between Audiobooks and audio drama. He connects with his listeners through his live streaming internet show, Soundbooth Theater Live, which features upcoming projects... Read More →
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Sean Pratt

Mark Twain Mentor / Workshop 102 Faculty
AUDIO Tonight! 6/13SEAN PRATT HAS been a working professional actor in theatre, film, TV and voice-overs for over 30 years. He holds a BFA in Acting from Santa Fe University, NM. He has narrated over 1,000+ audiobooks….and counting!
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Robert Fass

Voice Actor
Debs In Canton 6/11AUDIO Tonight 6/13A two-time Audie Award winner, veteran actor Robert Fass is equally at home in a wide variety of styles, genres, characters, and dialects. An eight-time Audie nominee with over 225 unabridged audiobooks to his credit, Robert has also earned multiple... Read More →


Saturday June 8, 2019 8:15pm - 10:00pm CDT
Unitarian Universalist Church Bragg Auditorium