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2024 – The 40th Anniversary of Adventures in Sound

ARTC got its start in 1984 when William Brown and Patrick Stansbury decided they wanted to have a little fun. Then 40 years passed and lots more people were still having fun making audio drama for the world.

We’ve got a lot of big plans for next year, which we’ll be getting specifics on very soon, but here are some highlights:

  • More live performances at conventions and in public venues!
  • More studio work! ARTC Studio is back, baby!
  • Potential classes on how to make your own audio drama!
  • More Mercury: A Broadcast of Hope!
  • And much more!

An Atlanta Christmas at Life College

The classic holiday performance that reminds you that Christmas in the South can be an especially magical time


  • The Legend of La Befana by Kelley S. Ceccato
  • The Legend of the Poinsettia by Brad Strickland
  • O Tannenbaum by Thomas E. Fuller, adapted by Daniel Taylor
  • Rory Rammer, Space Marshal: A Visit from St. Rex by Ron N. Butler
  • Entertaining the Stranger by Kelley S. Ceccato

Golden Age Action Hour

The Atlanta Radio Theater Company proudly brings to you The Golden Age Action Hour. Three thrilling tales featuring characters created by legendary comic book artist (and co-creator of Marvel’s Captain America) Joe Simon and bought to life through the magic of Radio Theater. Taken directly from the pages of Joe Simon and Jack “The King of Comics” Kirby’s earliest works, each action packed episode contains a story featuring The Vagabond Prince and his kid sidekick, The Chief Justice, The Black Owl, and the Blue Bolt. Adapted for radio by Paul Landri and Jason Clark and featuring an original character created by Landri & Clark, all characters are used with gracious permission by the Estate of Joe Simon with special thanks to Mr. Harry Mendryk.

HEAR Now Festival 2021

Lady Sherlock graphic - portraitFeaturing Lady Sherlock and the Case of the Woman in Red by Tony Sarrecchia.

Also includes Mildly Exciting Tales of Astonishment: Interview with Destiny by Jonathan Strickland and Bumpers Crossroads: Grandma’s Diary by Daniel Taylor.

This performance will be live streamed in video and audio to the HEAR Now Festival.

Philcon – November 2020

Based on the short story by Robert A. Heinlein (and granted to the ARTC to adapt by Mrs. Virginia Heinlein) first published in the May 1941 Astounding, “Solution Unsatisfactory” predicts a prescient version of the end of WWII and atomic stalemate after it. This is a recording of “Solution Unsatisfactory” was recorded live at DragonCon in 2001. The play was written by Daniel Taylor and directed by William Alan Ritch. Included in the cast is SF and comic book writer, Peter David.

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Covid-19 & Our New Adventures in Virtual Sounds

The health and safety of our community and cast members is ARTC’s top priority in these trying times, but we’ve adapted, and have managed to safely continue forward with our adventures with sound. Here are some updates on what we’ve been working on and what we have coming up!

  • In June we were honored to receive the Norman Corwin Award for Excellence in Audio. Huge thanks to everyone involved, both within ARTC and with the awards committee who selected us for this recognition.
  • We performed virtually at the New Zealand World Con! The organizers were incredibly accommodating and it was wonderful to reach a whole new audience.
  • We’ve performed at every Dragon Con to date, and we’re delighted the new format allows us to continue with an untarnished record! This year we bring three new scripts to the virtual stage – “Dragon’s Lament”, a fantasy comedy, our newest noir adventure “Fallen Angel”, and “Resurrection Eve”, a tale of dystopian cloning. | September 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm.
  • And we’re delighted to have been welcomed back to Necronomicon where we’ll virtually perform “Mercury: A Broadcast of Hope”, “Dragon’s Lament: Part 2”, “Rory Rammer, Space Marshal: The Green Man’s Burden”, and “Nightingale”. | September 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our new, socially distanced format, and look forward to many more adventures.

Necronomicon – September 2020

ARTC brings the virtual horror at Necronomicon! Here’s this year’s lineup!

Friday, September 25th, 7:00pm

  • Mercury: A Broadcast of Hope by David Benedict
  • Dragon’s Lament: Part 2 “Waiting for the Moon”by Paige Steadman
  • Rory Rammer, Space Marshal: The Green Man’s Burden by Ron N. Butler
  • Nightingale episode 1 by Billy Barefoot, adapted from a story by Ellie Raine



DragonCon – September 2020

The Atlanta Radio Theatre Company has performed at every Dragon Con and gladly continues in this format. This year we bring three new scripts to the virtual stage – “Dragon’s Lament”, a comedy, the noir “Fallen Angel”, and “Resurrection Eve”, a tale of dystopian cloning.
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COVID-19, Mercury, and Live Performances

Hello, everybody! A very quick update on what’s going on with ARTC these days:

  • COVID-19 – The cast and crew of ARTC is taking every precaution to preserve the health and safety of ourselves and our fans these days. Accordingly, in addition to the cancellation of our March show at the Strand Theatre in Marietta we have also cancelled our appearance at 221B Con (shortly before the convention cancelled itself outright). The status of future shows (April at the Strand, LibertyCon, Dragon Con, etc) will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis based on the situation as it stands at the time.
  • Ordering – We highly encourage everyone to order our downloadable products. Any orders for CDs to be sent through the mail will be handled individually, but in most cases we’re either going to ask you to accept a very delayed delivery date or we will just refund you the purchase price and ask you to buy the digital version instead.
  • Mercury: A Broadcast of Hope – Mercury will continue production, although as we announced previously, we’ll be recording remotely for the foreseeable future. This gives us the opportunity to have additional guests on the show from virtually anywhere in the world, so if you have a story of survival and want to be a character on the show, now’s a good time for you to write that and get in on this historic podcast!
  • Mercury: Year One and Year Two – For those of you who don’t want to subscribe via Patreon for any reason, you can now purchase Year One and Year Two of Mercury: A Broadcast of Hope via this very website for $15 each! Over 30 hours of content in each 365-day package!

We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. We’re working on additional projects that have been in post-production for a while and exploring ways to keep our production cycle moving while not putting anyone at risk of spreading SARS-COV-2. Thank you all for your continued support! There is Adventure in Sound!