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What ARTC means to me – Brian Phillips

It’s our 30th Anniversary! All this year, we’ll be periodically posting stuff about what ARTC means to our members. If any of you want to chime in, send us a note! We’d love to hear about what kind of influence we’ve had on the lives of our listeners!

To get things kicked off, here’s a bit from one of our actors and writers, Brian Phillips:


I was the creative director for the Philco Radio Players, a troupe that I had joined when I answered a newspaper ad for voice talent.  This began a long and happy association with that group as well as a fellow named Robert Drake.  Robert, in turn, asked me to come along with him to dinner, which is where I met David Benedict.  David let me know about the weekly ARTC practice sessions.

At this time, Philco was dormant and I was anxious to do more radio theater.  ARTC provided with me with the outlet to do this,as well as write scripts, one of which, “Night Call”, was performed at DragonCon.  There is nothing like listening to a large audience laughing at what you wrote.
Working with ARTC is wonderful.  Not only are the people talented, but we share many of the same literary experiences, so rehearsal is much like doing a party piece for relatives.
Over the years, I’ve been able to play various roles, which I enjoy, because in radio, it’s what you sound like, not what you look like.  Some of the roles I’ve played a reporter, a bratty kid, an alien who sounds like he’s from the UK, a military man, an egotistical scientist, a henpecked Southern husband, all through the writing of Kelly Ceccato, H. Beam Piper, Ron Butler and Theodore Sturgeon, to name a few.  It’s been a great deal of fun and I hope to do more!
Thank you, ARTC!
 – Brian Phillips
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Website news

Hey, everybody!

We want to thank everyone who has been so patient with us as we begin our 30th anniversary! We got the podcat out late, the newsletter is also going to be late, and…and…and…lots of stuff. But we’ve got a ton of great things planned for this landmark year, including the first productions to come out of the all new ARTC Studio, so our slow start shouldn’t be a deterrant to making this a banner year for New Old Time Radio!

One bit of housekeeping as we go forward – We’ve been getting a ton of spam registrations lately. We’re trying to stay on top of them, but if we accidentally delete a REAL account that you created, just drop us a line and we’ll be hugely apologetic and promise it’ll never happen again. And if anybody knows any WordPress plugins that let us approve accounts before they are allowed to register, that would help a lot as well.

As always, thanks for listening!

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Dr. Will Ward, Science Wizard: Sherlock Gnomes

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A fan con for all things Sherlock Holmes

Performed live at 221B Con! Yet another installment in this ongoing serial. Like it? Want more? Let us know!