Our next story, which will actually be our first story released – The Mirror Factory – is now in casting. The original script, written by Steven Cardinal, picks up a few years after Ray Bradbury’s classic Fahrenheit 451 leaves off. In the aftermath of the war, scavengers survive in the remains of the cities. Out in the country, some remaining few hold tight to the stories of the past, hoping to bring about a new era of understanding.Continue Reading …
Mellow Yellow – A Cat’s Tale, an original children’s story by Steven Cardinal, is the first in our lineup of family-friendly shows coming to Aural Traditions. This story follows our main character, Mellow Yellow, a feline of distinction, as she learns a lesson about friendship.Continue Reading …
The process of creating an audio drama is a long one. First there’s the idea – whipping it into shape, discarding the dead-ends. Then there’s the writing. Oh, so much writing. Finally you have a script, but what does it sound like? How does it read?
That’s where a table read comes into play. We find some terrific actors who gather around a table and read the script aloud. Sometimes what looks good in print doesn’t sound right when spoken. Sometimes you’ll discover that all your characters sound the same. You know, the voice in your head that was speaking as you wrote the dialog?
We were very fortunate to gather a talented group of Charleston-area actors to read the script of Beauty Pageant, a story written by Steven Cardinal, which will be produced this summer. The following clip shows a brief section of the read, in which Lucifer (Tara Denton Holwegner) gives Frankie (John Black) and Carmen (Sarah Rochelle Callahan) a promotion to the acquisitions department.
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We just received our podcast artwork by the wonderfully talented Kessi Riliniki and we’re absolutely thrilled. We’ve a number of stories in the works and next week (21 February, 2016) we’ll be doing our first table read of Beauty Pageant – a comedy tale of 2 inhabitants of Hell assigned to signing the soul of the young and innocent Ginny McBride as she vies for the title of Miss Pumpkin Patch. Stay tuned for a little teaser.
In the meantime, enjoy this short video demonstrating the progression of our artwork from initial sketch to finished product.