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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!
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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.

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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!

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Dragon Con 2019 New Releases

The Dunwich Horror LIVE graphic, depicting a house disguising a tentacled underground horror. Artwork by C. M. Dotson
2012 Live Performance
Rory Rammer, Volume 02 graphic depicting Rory Rammer, holding a ray gun, with a rocket ship in the background
Rory Rammer, Volume 02
Rory Rammer, Volume 03 graphic depicting Rory Rammer, holding a ray gun, with a rocket ship in the background
Rory Rammer, Volume 03

We’ll have three exciting new releases for attendees at Dragon Con this year, and for those of you who are reading this website right now! First, our 2012 live production of “The Dunwich Horror” by H. P. Lovecraft, adapted by Thomas E. Fuller, featuring music by The Ghosts Project with Alton Leonard. Next, not just the long-awaited Volume 2, but also Volume 3 of our fan-favorite series Rory Rammer, Space Marshal, created and written by Ron N. Butler!

We’ve got a couple of other titles in the works that should be ready in time for the convention, but we hate to make promises we can’t keep, so watch this space for news of those when they’re ready!

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2018 HEAR Now Festival

We’re pleased and proud to announce that we have been selected to perform at the HEAR Now Festival’s Audio Tonight presentation! Atlanta Radio Theatre Company will travel to Kansas City, MO, to perform an episode of our fan-favorite series Rory Rammer, Space Marshal: The Colour of the Shadow of the Outsider Over the Mountain of Madness Out of Space. 





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David Benedict Interviewed by Voyage ATL

ARTC Executive Producer David Benedict was interviewed on Voyage ATL!

Today we’d like to introduce you to David Benedict.

David, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Atlanta Radio Theatre Company (ARTC) was founded in 1984 by radio personality William L. Brown and actor/director Patrick Stansbury. They incorporated ARTC as a non-profit educational corporation, dedicated to the production and distribution of quality audio drama.

To procure funding, Mr. Stansbury persuaded the Citizens and Southern National Bank (as it was then known, later part of NationsBank, now Bank of America) to sponsor a weekly, one hour program on WGST-AM — and Mr. Brown turned his spare bedroom into a recording studio. Atlanta playwright Thomas E. Fuller (now better known as one of the authors of Wishbone books for young readers) was enlisted as principal writer, and numerous actors from the local theatrical community joined this exciting new venture.

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