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.
Friday, June 9 • 10:00am - 11:30am
NATF Playhouse: Imaginary Fiend

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From DEATHSCRIBE, WildClaw Theatre's annual short audio drama competition comes a live peformance of Imaginary Fiend by Tim Griffin, a 2015 Deathscribe winner. WildClaw's Ele Matelan will present Imaginary Fiend.

In this homespun cross-stitch of American terror, a lonely young girl’s innocent wish conjures a bloody bible-belt object-lesson of how a sincere attempt at redemption might be ambushed by long-overdue retribution.

Friday June 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Cinemark Theater 'A' 526 Nichols Rd., Kansas City, MO 64112

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