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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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Saturday, June 10 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
AUDIO Tonight! A Storytellers Cabaret

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MCs Simon Jones and Julia Whelan

Comedy, original audio plays, music, singing, poetry, story-telling and more are
featured throughout this 90 minute showcase.

Tickets available in advance or at the door.

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Simon Jones

Actor
INNOVATIONS  6/8, Simon Jones Retrospective 6/9. AUDIO Tonight! 6/10 | | Simon is best known for his multiple portrayals of Arthur Dent, protagonist of Douglas Adams' 1979 novel "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy". Jones first portrayed the character on radio in 1978 and again on television in 1981. Jones also featured in the film The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) in a cameo role. He is a voice actor and audiobook narrator. | | Simon is also known for his multiple appearances on the Broadway stage. including The Real Thing, Benefactors, Getting Married, Private Lives, The Real Inspector... Read More →
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Julia Whelan

Voice Actor
INNOVATIONS  6/8, Friday Family Fun Night 6/9, AUDIO Tonight! 6/10 | | Julia has appeared in many films and television series, including ABC’s Once And Again. |      | After receiving a degree in English and Creative Writing at Middlebury College and Oxford University, Julia began narrating audiobooks. She has since recorded hundreds of novels and been awarded Earphone and Audie Awards, and been named one of Audiofile... Read More →

Saturday June 10, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Unitarian Universalist Church Bragg Auditorium

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