In case you haven’t gotten wind of it already, the National Audio Theater Festival is coming up, June 23-30 in balmy West Plains, MO.? I, for one, will be there, and look forward to a variety of interesting workshops and especially the opportunity to network with other audio drama enthusiasts.
Especially exciting, if you happen to be theatrically inclined, is a narrator’s workshop aimed at teaching the rigors of professional narration both for dramatized works and traditional audiobooks.? Targeted for only twenty fine applicants, this workshop is lead by audiobook producer/director Paul Ruben and award-winning narrators Bill Dufris and Barbara Caruso.? In addition to teaching the actual performance work of narrating, the workshop will touch on the business of narration, building a demo CD and auditioning short performances.
I really have no idea which workshops interest me yet — I could certainly use a little coaching with sound effects and wouldn’t mind some critiques on my scriptwriting, but truth is it all sounds pretty good and the best part is always the after-parties.? I’m certainly looking forward to June, and hope to see you in Missouri!