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Friday, June 8


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.

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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


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!

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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 →

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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →

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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