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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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Thursday, June 8 • 10:00pm - 11:30pm
HEAR Now After Party - Celebrating SAG-AFTRA's Performers

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Festival guests and attendees with ALL ACCESS PASSES are welcome to join us nightly at Simpson House for a drink, a nosh and lots of networking.

SAG-AFTRA members are welcome to join us for this event with an RSVP to the Missouri River union office. Learn more about HEAR Now's programming celebrating narrators, voice actors and more and meet old friends and new collagues.

Meet SAG-AFTRA union representatives Jane Love, Richard Larkin, Steve Sidawi and Maureen O'Brien.


Thursday June 8, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Simpson House 4509 Walnut St Kansas City, MO 64111

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