KZMU’s original live radio drama, Downtown Abbey Season Two, is an official selection of the HEAR Now Festival of Audio Fiction and Arts, to be held in Kansas City June 8-11. Program Director Christy Williams will attend the festival to present Episode One during a listening session, and answer questions about its production. The musical drama was written by KZMU manager Marty Durlin, and was brought to life by a local group of actors and crew members, ranging in age from 6 to 70. The entire season was performed live at Star Hall in February and aired in episodes on KZMU in March.
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.
The 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. For more information, see hearnowfestival.org.