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WRITING FOR THE EAR: THE VISUAL ART & CRAFT OF AUDIO (RADIO) DRAMA

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WRITING FOR THE EAR: THE VISUAL ART & CRAFT OF AUDIO (RADIO) DRAMA – Sunday, April 25, 4PM – 5:30PM PST. Presented on Zoom with Rick Toscan.

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Radio drama – “audio drama or fiction podcasts” as it’s called now – is often thought of as an experience for our ears, but it’s actually a highly visual form of storytelling. We’ll explore audio drama structure, story elements and patterns, dialogue, the uses of screenwriting and playwriting techniques, the incorporation of sound effects and environmental ambience, script formats, and the techniques of audio docudramas like “Serial”– the most popular form of audio drama today. We’ll compare US practices with those in the UK where the development of techniques has been continuous, and implications for writers in the current US transition from nonprofit to commercial studio production of fiction podcasts. And we’ll examine what’s helpful for writers to know about audio production in creating compelling scripts for this visual theatre of the mind. Workshop participants will receive a resource guide on writing audio drama today with best practice examples, submission opportunities, and Word templates for US and UK/BBC script formats.

RICHARD TOSCAN’S BIO

Richard Toscan’s audio dramas have been broadcast by the BBC (Radio 1 & World Service), ABC (Australia), CBC (Canada), and in the US by Pacifica and NPR. He was executive producer and story editor of the original 13-episode Star Wars radio series for Lucasfilm, the BBC, and NPR, a production credited with increasing the audience for public radio in America by 40%. Other audio adaptations include work by Raymond Chandler, Damon Knight, and Ed Bullins. He was an Armstrong Award nominee for Creative Use of the Radio Medium and a founding member of First Stage, the Los Angeles new play development program. His handbook, Playwriting Seminars 2.0 is a widely used resource in the field.

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Play Cafe, Dramatists Guild and TBA Members: $15, Non-members: $25.

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*Registrants will be sent an email with the Zoom link and The Resource Guide close to the date of the workshop.

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