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Friday, June 8
 

9:45am

AUDIO Tonight! A Storytellers Cabaret - CUE-TO-CUE
If you are peforming in Saturday night's AUDIO Tonight! please join our technical crew at Bragg Auditorium for the Cue-To-Cue rehearsal for the show.

Cue-To-Cue schedules were provided to all involved. Need a copy? Send an e-mail to:
hearnowfestival@gmail.com

This is an open rehearsal for anyone registered for the HEAR Now Festival.
Please see Producer Steve Donofrio in lobby of Bragg Auditorium before entering this rehearsal.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Moderators
avatar for Tony Brewer

Tony Brewer

SFX Artist / Writer
Workship 101 Faculty, 1917 6/10, AUDIO Tonight! 6/10Tony Brewer is a poet and sound effects artist from Bloomington, Indiana. He has taught andperformed for the National Audio Theatre Festivals since 2001, and has taught at IndianaUniversity, Michigan University, and Kansas City Art... Read More →

Friday June 8, 2018 9:45am - 3:30pm
Unitarian Universalist Church Bragg Auditorium

4:00pm

ABR AWARDS - REHEARSAL
If you are presenting at the ABR Audiobook Awards, please join our technical crew at Bragg Auditorium for the rehearsal for the show.

This is a CLOSED REHEARSAL for the ABR AWARDS host and presenters only. For more information contact producer Samantha Desz.

Thank you for your understanding.



Friday June 8, 2018 4:00pm - 6:45pm
Unitarian Universalist Church Bragg Auditorium

6:30pm

Friday Night Family Fun
The Otherworld Balloon is a live performance that uses the transporting power of sound, voice, and music to explore other worlds— whether of the past, the present, the future, the mythical, or the purely imaginary.  Through books, writers, and the special collections of this magical Library of the Air, we’ll use full strength imagination to fuel the journey. 

David Ossman, comedian and character actor (Firesign Theatre, A Bug’s Life, The Tick) will host the first voyage of the balloon, as it takes off with the letter A for Adventure. The Otherworld Balloon will fly us from the skies above Kansas City to the Sky-lands of the Maori with Amelia Earhardt and Bessie Coleman, to a steamer crossing the Atlantic with Langston Hughes, to the farthest corner of the unknown Oz with Princess Ozma and her Wizard.  All aboard!  The Otherworld Balloon lifts off at the Truman Forman Auditorium, for Family Fun Night, June 8, 6:30 p.m. on the dot. The show will be recorded for future broadcast/podcast with live audience participation in making sound effects. Arrive early to get a good seat and practice your part.  

The Otherworld Balloon is a production of Otherworld Media, an award-winning producer of programs for children and families since 1981. This performance is made possible in part with support from the 2018 HEAR Now Audio Festivals (www.hearnowfestival.org).

Moderators
avatar for Judith Walcutt

Judith Walcutt

Other World Media
Corwin Award Winner Judith Walcutt brings Thursday night's Mark Time Awards & Friday Night Family Fun to this year's HEAR Now Festival.

Speakers
avatar for David Ossman

David Ossman

David Ossman is a comedian and a character actor (Firesign Theatre, A Bug’s Life, The Tick) having received 3 Grammy nominations for his work with Firesign.


Friday June 8, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Truman Auditorium Park Plaza Branch of Kansas City Library

8:15pm

ABR AudioBook Listener Awards
Audiobook Reviewer (ABR) has announced finalists for the 1st annual Audiobook Listeners Choice Awards competition, the premier awards program in the United States recognizing distinction in independently published audiobooks and spoken word entertainment.

Winners will be revealed at tonight's awards ceremony hosted by internationally acclaimed bestselling author, Jeff Strand.

ABR Finalists will be given priority seating at this event.


Speakers
avatar for Samantha Desz

Samantha Desz

Producer ABR Audiobook Awards Friday June 8, 2018 8:15pm Bragg Auditorium.



Friday June 8, 2018 8:15pm - 9:45pm
Unitarian Universalist Church Bragg Auditorium
 
Saturday, June 9
 

11:00am

A Story Well Told: Celebrating The Human Voice
Scott Brick, Julia Whelan, Tavia Gilbert, and Neil Helligers read from their favorite authors, with host Geof Prysirr.

Moderators
avatar for Geof Prysirr

Geof Prysirr

Communicating Through Story-telling: Raising Our Voices and Extending Our Vocal Lives THURSDAY 6/7 10am-12:30pm / A Story Well Told: Celebrating The Human Voice Saturday 6/9 11am - 12:15pm Technological advances in the fields of communication and performance have, for the most... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Scott Brick

Scott Brick

Narrator / Educator
Mark Twain Mentor; A STORY WELL TOLD: CELEBRATING THE HUMAN VOICE 6/9Scott Brick has recorded bestsellers and Pulitzer-Prize winners for every major publisher, over 800 titles, including MYSTIC RIVER, FAHRENHEIT 451, IN COLD BLOOD and HELTER SKELTER. In addition to over 50 Earphones... Read More →
avatar for Tavia Gilbert

Tavia Gilbert

Workshop 101 Faculty; A Story Well Told; Celebrating The Human Voice  6/9Winner of the 2017 Best Female Narrator Audie Award, Tavia Gilbert is a producer, writer, and acclaimed narrator of more than 500 full-cast and multi-voice audiobooks for virtually every publisher in the... Read More →
avatar for Neil Hellegers

Neil Hellegers

Voice Actor / Producer
Director ShakesRumble 6/9; A Story Well Told; Celebrating The Human Voice 6/9Neil is an actor and educator who lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife, son, and orange mutt. Neil has acted with The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Trinity Repertory Company, Aquila Theatre Company... Read More →
avatar for Julia Whelan

Julia Whelan

Voice Actor
A Story Well Told; Celebrating the Human Voice 6/9, Host AUDIO Tonight! 6/19Julia has appeared in many films and television series, including ABC’s Once And Again. After receiving a degree in English and Creative Writing at Middlebury College and Oxford University, Julia began... Read More →



Saturday June 9, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Truman Auditorium Park Plaza Branch of Kansas City Library

1:00pm

Blood Cotton
SHUTTLE AVAILABLE TO MUSEUM - see below.

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SHUTTLE SERVICE TO AND FROM WWI MUSEUM
There will be two shuttle runs to the WWI museum - BOTH leaving from the front of the Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza.
The first will leave at 12:15pm (Promptly)
The second at 12:40pm (Promptly)
After the performance at the WWI museum there will be a shuttle at 2:40pm bringing those wishing to attend AN AFTERNOON WITH ALISON LARKIN directly to BRAGG AUDITORIUM for the 3:00pm show.
The balance will be returned to the Holiday Inn.

If needed, a second shuttle at 3:15pm will pick up the balance of the HNF guests at the WWI museum and return them to the Holiday Inn.
 

Saturday June 9, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
National World War I Museum 100 West 26th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108

2:45pm

AUDIO Tonight! A Storytellers Cabaret - REHEARSAL
If you are peforming in Saturday night's AUDIO Tonight! please join our technical crew at Bragg Auditorium for dress rehearsal.

This is a closed rehearsal for cast and crew directly involved in the performance.

Saturday June 9, 2018 2:45pm - 5:45pm
Unitarian Universalist Church Bragg Auditorium

7:15pm

ShakesRumble
Director Neil Hellegers leads the HEAR Now Festival's Shakespeare Company: Scott Brick, Robin Miles, Tavia Gilbert, Julia Whelan, P. J. Ochlan, Samantha Desz, Donna Postel, and Delaney Cinnamon.

Saturday, June 9, 2018 7:15pm - Bragg Auditorium Lobby

More than 400 years after they were first quilled, the plays and poems of William Shakespeare are part of the fabric of our literary and performance culture, ranging from movies to plays to coffee mugs to memes. This is all the more of a phenomenon considering that originally, the only way to witness these stories was in person, being directly addressed by the original company themselves. As part of the Hear Now Festival's continuing celebration and exploration of how the spoken words of William Shakespeare reach us, through means both classic and modern, we are getting back to that Direct Address...and then, to paraphrase a bit, we shalt prepare to Rumble...!
Yea, verily! Prepare thyselves for the dramatic event of the year, as the Company of actors deploy an array of soliloquies for your entertainment...and also for domination. Juliet v Henry V! Richard III v Hamlet!! Lady McB takin' out punks like so many damn'd spots! Come to Kansas City for the 2018 Hear Now Festival for the First Annual ShakesRumble!! More details to follow!

Moderators
avatar for Neil Hellegers

Neil Hellegers

Voice Actor / Producer
Director ShakesRumble 6/9; A Story Well Told; Celebrating The Human Voice 6/9Neil is an actor and educator who lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife, son, and orange mutt. Neil has acted with The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Trinity Repertory Company, Aquila Theatre Company... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Scott Brick

Scott Brick

Narrator / Educator
Mark Twain Mentor; A STORY WELL TOLD: CELEBRATING THE HUMAN VOICE 6/9Scott Brick has recorded bestsellers and Pulitzer-Prize winners for every major publisher, over 800 titles, including MYSTIC RIVER, FAHRENHEIT 451, IN COLD BLOOD and HELTER SKELTER. In addition to over 50 Earphones... Read More →
avatar for Tavia Gilbert

Tavia Gilbert

Workshop 101 Faculty; A Story Well Told; Celebrating The Human Voice  6/9Winner of the 2017 Best Female Narrator Audie Award, Tavia Gilbert is a producer, writer, and acclaimed narrator of more than 500 full-cast and multi-voice audiobooks for virtually every publisher in the... Read More →
avatar for Robin Miles

Robin Miles

Voice Actor / Director, Voxpertise
Blood Cotton - National World War I Museum and Memorial 6/9; ShakesRumble 6/9With more than 200+ audiobook titles, director and Golden Voice, Robin Miles, seems born to do voice work and brings tremendous talent and experience to both sides of the glass. Her awards include multiple... Read More →
avatar for PJ Ochlan

PJ Ochlan

Narrator / Producer / Educator
Blood Cotton 6/9; ShakesRumble 6/9; AUDIO Tonight 6/9An actor since 1986, P.J. Ochlan has enjoyed a diverse career across virtually every aspect of the entertainment industry - from critically acclaimed feature films and television series regular roles to innovative new media projects... Read More →
avatar for Julia Whelan

Julia Whelan

Voice Actor
A Story Well Told; Celebrating the Human Voice 6/9, Host AUDIO Tonight! 6/19Julia has appeared in many films and television series, including ABC’s Once And Again. After receiving a degree in English and Creative Writing at Middlebury College and Oxford University, Julia began... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Samantha Desz

Samantha Desz

Producer ABR Audiobook Awards Friday June 8, 2018 8:15pm Bragg Auditorium.




Saturday June 9, 2018 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Unitarian Universalist Church Bragg Auditorium

8:30pm

AUDIO Tonight! A Storytellers Cabaret
MC Julia Whelan with special guests David Ossman and Phil Proctor of the Firesign Theater.

Comedy, original audio plays, music, singing, poetry, story-telling and more are
featured throughout this 90 minute showcase.

Tickets available in advance or at the door.

Moderators
avatar for Julia Whelan

Julia Whelan

Voice Actor
A Story Well Told; Celebrating the Human Voice 6/9, Host AUDIO Tonight! 6/19Julia has appeared in many films and television series, including ABC’s Once And Again. After receiving a degree in English and Creative Writing at Middlebury College and Oxford University, Julia began... Read More →

Saturday June 9, 2018 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Unitarian Universalist Church Bragg Auditorium