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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Friday, June 9 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
NATF Playhouse: Simon Jones - A Retrospective

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Join Simon Jones as he shares sounds and stories from some of his favorite audio plays including Hitchhicker's Guide to the Galaxy - the first and soon to come newest release from the Hitchhicker series.

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Brian Price

Great Northern Audio Theatre
Workshop 101 Faculty; Best of Audio Fiction 6/8; Podcaster Roundtable
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Jerry Stearns

Great Northern Audio Theatre

Friday June 9, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Cinemark Theater 'A' 526 Nichols Rd., Kansas City, MO 64112

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