HEAR Now is the audio equivalent of a film festival for fans, performers and producers of contemporary audio story-telling in all its forms: live and scripted solo performances, multi-voiced performance, classic radio drama, experimental narrative, and much more.

This four-day Festival offers a multi-faceted program showcasing the many forms of audio fiction and sound art story-telling in theaters and other “listening” venues. HEAR Now presents audio fiction programs that exemplify traditions of craftsmanship, as well as aesthetic and technological innovation.

The 2017 HEAR Now Festival will again be a gathering place where the work of master storytellers is celebrated and shared.

Audio drama, audiobooks, recorded, and live story-telling -- sketches, poetry, spoken word -- alongside academic papers, juried competitions, and presentations on the physics of sound, as well as performance workshops, will round out this intensive listening event for the 2017 Hear Now Festival.

The following schedule is still ’under construction’ and subject to updates prior to June 6, 2017.

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Shots in the Night Radio Theater
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David Benedict

Atlanta Radio Theatre Company
Executive Producer
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Bonnie Bogovich

BlackCatBonifide LLC
Audio Designer and Vocal Artist
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Jackie Casteel

Hear Now Registration Staff
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Ernestus Jiminy Chald

Peisithanatos Press
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Marcia De Deckere

Lead Actor (Role of Katherine Braddock and Abigail Cabot)
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Samantha Desz

Voice Actor | Producer | Creator
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Rozanne Devine

Shots in the Night
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Cyrus Emerson

Just Imagine it Ink
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Alice Anne English

Actor and Narrator
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Heather Farrar

Quillsongs Media & Publishing, LLC
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Mary Genevieve Fortier

Nighty Nightmare
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slobodan govorčin

rtv vojvodina
public media institution
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Josh Harraway

Nat Turner Unchained
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Johnathon Hoskins

Director Creator Writer and Producer
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David Schütz II

Sound Design
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Sable Jak

Sebastian T Sweet Prod
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Alison Larkin

Alison Larkin Presents
Narrator / Producer
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Jane Love

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Scooter Mann

Anansi Storytime
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Ele Matelan

WildClaw Theatre
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michelle mcintosh

Miscellanea House Creations and Photgraphy
Owner,writer,photgrapher,public relations
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Larry the O

Toys In The Attic

Maureen O'Brien

Executive Director at SAG-AFTRA Greater St. Louis Area

Julia Oglesby

Kansas City Public Library

Karen Paisley

Metropolitian Ensemble Theater

Nicholas Relic

Metropolitian Ensemble Theater
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George Rothrock

Airship Empires
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Alie Rutty

Production Manager/Photographer
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Lauri Jo Schroll

Lauri Jo VO
Voice Actor
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Sande Sherr

VoiceScapes Audio Theater
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Steve Sidawi

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Paul Slingsby

Producer, Music Director Lead Actor ( Role of Darwin)

Joanne Stout

Metropolitian Ensemble Theater
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Kaite Mediatore Stover

Readers Services Manager at the Kansas City Public Library
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Jason Watts

Actor / Sound Designer & Engineer
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KC Wayland

Producer / Director
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Cynthia Wolfe

Loose Lit Media for WFIU
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Dane Zeller

One Monkey Typing
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Sue Zizza

SueMedia Productions
Director / Producer / Festival Organizer