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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 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
HEAR Now Festival Opening Session: INNOVATIONS

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Join the HEAR Now Festival as we open our 5th annual Festival with examples of INNOVATION in the world of audio story-telling. New technologies and story-telling techniques will be highlighted.

 MC/Host: William Dufris

 Among the featured program elements:
"The Language & Art of America's Declaration of Independence"
This will be a live performance of the document performed by guest narrators:
Dion Graham, Simon Jones, Robin Miles, Scott Brick, PJ Ochlan, Bob Kaliban, and Julia Whelan.

(Note: This is based in part on the book "Our Declaration")

Thursday June 8, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Truman Auditorium Park Plaza Branch of Kansas City Library

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