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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Rozanne Devine

Shots in the Night
Kansas City
I am a cast member of Shots in the Night, a radio theatre program on Kansas City's KKFI 90.1 FM community radio station. Shots in the Night is represented in this year's HEAR Now Festival podcasts and listening events. In past years I was a presenter in the Mark Twain readings and took part in Workshop 101. I have narrated a more than dozen audiobooks and find the information, listening sessions and networking at HEAR Now of great value.