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Friday, June 8
 

9:15am

NATF Playhouse: Traveling With Gina's Ghost
Traveling with Gina's Ghost
Many years after the event, a fatal car crash comes back to haunt the sole survivor.
Bill Chessman and Suzan Lorraine of Four Eyed Jacks will present this work.
 


Friday June 8, 2018 9:15am - 9:45am
Cinemark Theater 'A' 526 Nichols Rd., Kansas City, MO 64112

9:45am

NATF Playhouse: Salmon's Run
Salmon's Run
Meet Salmon Warzynski, your typical American twenty-something, back in the States after that standard, middle-class, post-graduation trek through Europe.

He never meant to hurt anybody. He only wanted to throw away his cigarette butt. He didn't want to litter. He had no idea what was in that trash can, and he certainly didn't think it would explode, destroying Manhattan's Fulton Street Train Terminal in the process. But it did.

Now, with the NYPD, the CIA, the FBI, the mainstream media, and a band of homegrown terrorists all scrambling to catch him, Salmon must run--run for his life...

Nick Messitte will present this work.


Friday June 8, 2018 9:45am - 10:15am
Cinemark Theater 'A' 526 Nichols Rd., Kansas City, MO 64112

10:30am

NATF Playhouse: Deck the Halls 2: Even Hallsier
Deck the Halls 2: Even Hallsier
Deck the Halls 2: Even Hallsier is a 4-part sequel to Deck the Halls (with Matrimony!)
Last year, Emma met Trip and fell head-over-heels in love. This year, Trip’s plan to propose blows up in his face when his father announces a plan to steal the girls’ wedding business to keep his own hotel chain afloat.

Paula Deming, co-founder of Sassquach Radio, producer of Deck the Halls, and star of Deck The Halls, will present this original work.


Friday June 8, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Cinemark Theater 'A' 526 Nichols Rd., Kansas City, MO 64112

11:00am

NATF Playhouse: The Misadventure of the Disobliging Cadaver (A Holmes Mystery)
The Misadventure of the Disobliging Cadaver
Internationally renowned sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, and his trusty cohort in crime-solving, Dr. Watson, discover that sometimes murder can be downright funny!

Ralph Scott and Kendra Murray of The Petaluma Radio Players present this Holmes adventure.


Friday June 8, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Cinemark Theater 'A' 526 Nichols Rd., Kansas City, MO 64112

11:30am

NATF Playhouse: Things To Do With A Wall
Things To Do With A Wall
A satirical and lyrical collage of resisting … THAT wall. Scrawl your name on it, mock it, weep at it--from Borges and Kafka to Humpty Dumpty and our original repartee, Cricket's Bone Caravan psychoanalyzes, vandalizes, and tears down the walls that divide us. Composed originally for live performance at the Fourth Street Festival in Bloomington, this studio recording was created specially for the Hear Now Festival.

Cynthia Wolfe of Loose Lit Media (WFIU-FM) shares this work.


Friday June 8, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Cinemark Theater 'A' 526 Nichols Rd., Kansas City, MO 64112

12:15pm

NATF Playhouse: Celebrating Phil Proctor
Come celebrate the many works of Phil Proctor with HEAR Now. Philip is best known as a voice actor and a member of The Firesign Theatre, although his career has spanned TV, films and games too! From beginning his career at a very early age to helping co-found the thrice Grammy nominated Firesign Theatre, Phil's work has ranged from film and TV to hundreds of voice overs, including a 14 year run as Howard Deville on animated Rugrats series.

This session will also launch Phil's new podcast series based on his memoir Where's My Fortune Cookie? At 12:30 central time, The PLANET PROCTOR podcast, featuring Episode 1 of Where’s My Fortune Cookie?, will be uploaded live as part this tribute to Phil and his work.
Festival attendees at the session will meet Phil and hear the first Fortune Cookie episode going live. Online listeners will be able to ‘chat’ with him as the program is uploaded or listen anytime thereafter.


Friday June 8, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Cinemark Theater 'A' 526 Nichols Rd., Kansas City, MO 64112

2:00pm

NATF Playhouse: The Dracula Radioplay Experience
The Dracula Radioplay Experience"Bram Stoker's Dracula, performed as radio play, complete with voice actors, sfx, and music, and released in podcast format. Follow along with the story, as it progresses through time."

Now, where we differ from traditional readings and reinactments of the book, is that in the original novel the voices, personalities, and experiences of the characters are not always in correct calendar order. They are revealed as they perceive the events. This way the listener is able to experience the the journal entries of that date in 'realtime'.

Join Bonnie Bogovich and Liz Rishel of Cryptic Canticles for a sampling of this series.


Friday June 8, 2018 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Cinemark Theater 'A' 526 Nichols Rd., Kansas City, MO 64112

2:00pm

Binaural Theater
Among the artists whose work will be heard in binaural are Tom Lopez of ZBS and Tony Winner Gareth Fry of Broadway's The Encounter.

Friday - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday - Noon - 5:00pm

Making this year's binaural listening special will be dedicated wired headphones for the audience. Curated by Marta Olko (NYU PhD student in sound design) the program has been created to give audience members an opportunity to hear drama, sound design, and music via the more immersive binaural listening experience.
The Binural Theatre is available to those with an ALL ACCESS (or FEATURED ARTIST) pass. Tickets are $5.00 for the general public and can be purchased on-line in advance or at the door
        Special thanks to Sennheiser-Neumann for their additional support of this program.

Friday June 8, 2018 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Holiday Inn - Sennheiser Listening Room

2:15pm

NATF Playhouse: Time Trip
Time Trip!

An original Sci-fi serial following the adventures of Private Trip Timeskipper as he trips through time. An unfortunate accident in Dr. Meira Bitterman's lab hurls Trip into the quantum plane. Now he must find his way back home with the help of Friends and Family, or remain lost in the void of time forever.

Join Orlando Segarra and Gabe Templin as they share Private Trip Timeskipper's tale.


Friday June 8, 2018 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Cinemark Theater 'A' 526 Nichols Rd., Kansas City, MO 64112

2:45pm

NATF Playhouse: Brad Lansky And The Result War
Brad Lansky And The Result War
The Rogue Planet missed Earth by a few thousand kilometers and quickly receded into the blackness of space.

The Sleepers, the smartest form of biological life ever encountered, showed no interest in Earth and shunned all communication, even with GAIA.

The massive object deflected Earth inward, toward the Sun.
Earth’s new orbit is elliptical - a colossal shock for every creature.

For those who cling to life, the new normal means long dismal winters, punctuated by short summers of searing heat.
Worst of all, the new orbit is chaotic, because it gets too close to Venus.

All of humanity is anxiously looking at GAIA to restore certainty, and with it, hope.

Join Dieter Zimmermann as he shares the newest installment in the Brad Lansky series.


Friday June 8, 2018 2:45pm - 3:10pm
Cinemark Theater 'A' 526 Nichols Rd., Kansas City, MO 64112

3:10pm

NATF Playhouse The Legend of Belladonna - Natural Born Outlaws
The Legend of Belladonna - Natural Born OutlawsShe is known by many names; Deadly Nightshade, The Devil’s Daughter, Belladonna. Taken in as a girl by the legendary outlaws known as the Wolf Pack, Annabelle Stark becomes a woman to be reckoned with and a legend in her own right. When her husband Joshua is gunned down in cold blood by former friends, Belle and the Wolf Pack hit the trail in search of their own brand of justice.

Along the way, they enlist the help of some unlikely allies; U.S. Marshal Ben Davidson and Deputy Marshal Zeke Warren. But much to their dismay, the trail of revenge takes them closer and closer to the criminal mastermind, Vasquez. According to legend, Belladonna cannot be killed. Will the legend prove false?

Scott McCormick from Graphic Audio will present this production.


Friday June 8, 2018 3:10pm - 3:30pm
Cinemark Theater 'A' 526 Nichols Rd., Kansas City, MO 64112

4:00pm

NATF Playhouse: The Tale of a Pie, from The Uncommercial Traveler
The Tale of a Pie, from The Uncommercial TravelerThe Uncommercial Traveller is a collection of literary sketches and reminiscences written by Charles Dickens. According to Dikens, a pie is not always just a pie.

Although a solo voice read by JJ Reap the variety of characters created would make you think this was a multi-cast production.

Join narrator JJ Reap for this entertaining reading.


Friday June 8, 2018 4:00pm - 4:10pm
Cinemark Theater 'A' 526 Nichols Rd., Kansas City, MO 64112

4:10pm

NATF Playhouse: Bad Egg
Bad EggElena is an adventurer who has hired a guide, Sneedly, to take her to Ulna, a village in the middle of nowhere. Sneedly proves to be a terrible guide, often relying on a box of magic eggs that never hatches the animal spirit that he wants. Both of them have things to hide from each other - particularly Elena, who refuses to explain the reason for her visit to the village, which makes Sneedly very curious....

Host Catherine Rinella of Midnight Audio Theatre (from WCBE 90.5 FM out of Columbus, OH) shares this original tale.

Friday June 8, 2018 4:10pm - 4:30pm
Cinemark Theater 'A' 526 Nichols Rd., Kansas City, MO 64112

4:30pm

NATF Playhouse: Take it or Weave it
Take it or Weave it
War is afoot in the realm and sisters Hildegard and Prunella are merely trying to support their family as rag and bone collectors--amid fierce competition with an unscrupulous rag-and-bone conglomerate. That all changes when a stranger gives them an item that soon even the highest powers are trying to recover. The king’s wizard wants it. A band of smelly ruffians want it. And the sisters need it to change the fortunes of their struggling family...

Join writer and producer Ted Wenskus of Disturbing Frequencies (out of Rochester, NY) as he presents this tale of magic, mischief, and mayhem.



Friday June 8, 2018 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Cinemark Theater 'A' 526 Nichols Rd., Kansas City, MO 64112
 
Saturday, June 9
 

12:00pm

Binaural Theater
Among the artists whose work will be heard in binaural are Tom Lopez of ZBS and Tony Winner Gareth Fry of Broadway's The Encounter

Making this year's binaural listening special will be dedicated wired headphones for the audience. Curated by Marta Olko (NYU PhD student in sound design) the program has been created to give audience members an opportunity to hear drama, sound design, and music via the more immersive binaural listening experience.
The Binural Theatre is available to those with an ALL ACCESS (or FEATURED ARTIST) pass. Tickets are $5.00 for the general public and can be purchased on-line in advance or at the door
        Special thanks to Sennheiser-Neumann for their additional support of this program.

Saturday June 9, 2018 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Holiday Inn - Sennheiser Listening Room