I leave today for the HEAR Now Festival in Kansas City. This is what the folks at the National Audio Theatre Festival are up to now. The week-long workshop, where I had been on staff for about a decade, ended it's long run after last year. HEAR Now is more like a film festival for audio theatre, although there is a workshop (101, for beginners) and several live performances by some of the top narrators and voice actors in the country.
I'll be teaching and performing live sound effects, as well as performing a little poetry this time. They are taking a more holistic approach to "audio theatre." Spoken word or audio art, whatever you want to call it. I am looking forward to some good BBQ too!