Do you have a script sitting in your top drawer, or in a long-lost folder on your hard drive, just dying to see the light of day? Do you think the cost to film a movie or stage a play is out of your reach? Have you considered adapting it for audio?
Audio drama, once a family pastime spent gathered around an old tube radio, is seeing a resurgence thanks to the podcasting medium. This art form is witnessing incredible growth in the US, to the point where Hollywood is taking notice. Audio fiction such as Tanis, The Bright Sessions, and Lore are getting the Hollywood treatment for television, while other podcasts are being given movie deals.
Writing for audio is different than for film or stage, though. When your audience only experiences your production through their ears, you must give up the visuals and embrace the audio.
That’s why we’re bringing the Writing for Audio Drama Workshop to Charleston. Led by Steven Cardinal, writer and producer of Aural Traditions – Charleston City Paper’s Best Local Podcast of 2017 – as well as Aural Traditions writer Douglas Clinton, this 2-hour workshop will teach you the fundamentals of designing a story for an audio-only medium that will grab the listener and not let go. We won’t be teaching 3-Act Structure or other basic writing concepts, this is for writers new to the audio medium but not new to writing. We’ll provide lecture, examples, and group exercises to help you bring your scripts to this challenging and exciting platform.
The Writing for Audio Drama Workshop is graciously being hosted by the good folks over at South of Broadway Theatre Company in North Charleston. There is a $10 charge for this workshop. See below for the details and how to purchase tickets – participation is limited to 20 writers.
What: Writing for Audio Drama Workshop When: Saturday, September 2nd at 1:00PM Where: South of Broadway Theatre Company 1080 E. Montague Avenue North Charleston, SC 29405 Tickets: https://southofbroadway.secure.force.com/ticket
Note: We encourage you to bring a page or two of dialog of your own creation – no stage directions or setting details – which we will craft into an audio scene.
Steve is the founder of Straight Talk Entertainment and currently produces and writes for the audio drama Aural Traditions, recently voted Charleston City Paper’s Best Local Podcast. He’s also an Information Security professional and avid shark tooth hunter.