So You Wanna Create a Radio Drama?

The (Increasingly) Definitive Resource List for Aspiring Audio Dramaturges Interested in writing, directing, or producing radio drama? Then, grab a mic and a recorder and get going – nearly everybody in this field is producing it themselves. There are less than a handful of paying gigs for this kind of work out there, and if you want to make it, you better believe you’ll have to earn your stripes producing on your own first. The fun part about this challenge, however, is that you CAN produce on your own, and create quality audio drama for much less money than you’d think. As a showcase of quality radio drama for over four eight years, Radio Drama Revival has collected this list of resources by top radio drama producers so that you, too, can get your start in radio drama. Hey, and when you got something to show for it, submit your show to us, okay? Step 1: The Radio Drama Script Writing for radio is very different than other medium. Your tools are limited – voices, sound effects, and music – but your palette is limitless – the human imagination. A good script is the heart of quality radio drama, in fact, it is the only thing that makes a radio drama worth producing. Resources: Writing for Audio Theatre – a splendid essay by Roger Gregg Tony Palermo’s Towards a Radio Drama 101 – not about radio drama writing, specifically, but an invaluable resource about learning the craft for the first time Tony Palermo’s Radio Drama … Continue reading So You Wanna Create a Radio Drama?