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The Brides of Dracula part 1 of 3

Duration 21:27, File Size 14.9M

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The Brides of Dracula, by Thomas E. Fuller. (presented in three parts.)

Quite possibly one of the most ambitious ARTC projects, the February 2007 live performance at Stage Door Players required extra personnel: a stage/floor manager, 3 foley artists instead of the usual one or two, a second sound engineer and mixing board solely for the foley sound, and two people to manage the digital effects. Plus extra consideration for the Brides singing parts, and our guest musicians – another rare event.

The outcome? Judge for yourself. Brides of Dracula was the featured story for this show, and comprised the entire post-intermission show.

If you’re really adventurous, try listening with headphonones…

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The Passion of Frankenstein – selected scenes

Length: 14:05  Size: 6.6M

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Hello again!

This week, in honor of Fathers Day, we bring you selected scenes from The Passion of Frankenstein, by Thomas E. Fuller.  It’s going to be a little different this week, though.  We’re going to feature some scenes, but we’re also going to highlight a little bit of what goes into creating the audio drama that we all know and love.  We’ll take a few short clips from the raw voiceover and then transform them with music and sound effects into new old-time radio.  Whereas we normally bring you material from our live productions, the source for this material comes from the studio.

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Tales of seduction. Or something.

Duration: 15m53sec Size: 10.9M

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What can I say about this podcast? Well, it’s the first sixteen minutes of a fairly recent live show: at StageDoor Players this past February (2007.) The underlying theme for this show was seduction. Originally it was supposed to have been Love, but due to scheduling difficulties, it wasn’t performed in the theater until after St. Valentines Day.

The opening music has been removed as it was not podcast safe, and there are a few other minor edits, but otherwise, the material presented is pretty much in the order that it was originally performed. Our host/announcer is Daniel Kiernan, who (upon reflection) *does* look a bit like Garrison Keillor.

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Memorial Day part 2 of 2

Length: 27:26  Size: 12.8M

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Last week we celebrated the upcoming Memorial Day holiday with a few timely pieces, and this week we conclude that celebration with a wonderful piece entitled Unaccustomed to Fear, written by Terry Quinn, performed at Stone Mountain Park’s Memorial Hall on May 29, 2005.

Unaccustomed to Fear was originally performed at the National Audio Theatre Festivals audio theatre workshop in June of 2002 and it made quite an impression on me.  When an opportunity for us to perform at Stone Mountain on the Memorial Day weekend, I knew this was the perfect piece for us to bring to our audience.  I contacted the author and was luckily able to negotiate the rights to perform it again.  Unfortunately I was not able to reprise my role as the narrator as my cousin was getting married in Boston at the time.  The story is based on true events and we hope you enjoy it.