The Sonic Society

Showcasing the very best in new Audio Drama

Without Leaving Your Room

| April 7, 2018

“…it can also be far more adventurous than theatre or film. There’s no need to obey the unities of time and space; we can go anywhere, any time in our imaginations without leaving the room.”- Kate  Chisholm Ms. Chisholm certainly has hit squarely upon the nail with this comment. Audio Drama/Radio Drama is such a […]

Master of Runes, Master of Sound- Lothar Tuppan gets Mystical

| March 15, 2018

Weird Web Radio brings on audio dramatic master draftsman and actor- Lothar Tuppan to talk about one of his other great passions. His work as a storyteller and Rune Guild Master! Take some time and listen to our brother Lothar weave magic!    

Riotous Review

| February 25, 2018

The Guardian produced an article asking what was happening in The week in radio and podcasts: Riot Girls; Between the Ears: A Cow a Day. Miranda Sawyer has problems with much of the dialogue in modern audio dramas. Here’s a snippet of her article: Radio drama. Oh God. I try, really I do, but so […]

Should Radio Drama Be More Realistic?

| February 25, 2018

This article in The Guardian asks the question: Should Radio Drama Be More Realistic? Fiona Morrell as the question. Here’s her argument. What do you think? I’ve recently been working with the playwright Nell Dunn, directing her latest play, Home Death, at the Finborough theatre. The play examines the palliative care system through the eyes of people […]

Therapeutic Theatre

| February 24, 2018

Relief Web International explores the value of socially active radio drama considering specifically Syrian refugees. Charlotte Eagar writes about an incredible program from The Trojan Woman Project called Queens of Syria: Two Syrian women are arguing into a microphone. “I don’t want to see anyone,” Fatima shouts at Reem. “You invited him! You sort it out!” […]

Dystopian Dialogue

| February 21, 2018

Third Coast Review provides a fascinating article interviewing Jeffery Gardner from Our Fair City. “Greetings, policies.” If you know about the HartLife Insurance Company, the mole people revolution, or urban legends of ant-people, then chances are you’ve listened to Chicago’s ongoing podcast radio drama, Our Fair City. Now in its eighth season, Our Fair City is the continuing story […]

Memorizing Lines

| February 15, 2018

If you’re anything like me, you’ve got trouble memorizing lines. Of course most actors in the Audio Drama world work in studio and this isn’t so much of a problem, however there may be value in memorizing some large text or being better prepared if you’re doing a live performance. Regardless, thanks to brother Jeffrey […]

Back to the Past

| February 8, 2018

With thanks to Theresa Martin who discovered this old gem while researching. Time to reminisce. Twelve years ago, I released my first book of scripts The Shadowlands. Here’s the article from Muskoka Region News: Former Parry Sound High School teacher Jack Ward recently released this book of plays written for radio. HALIFAX – Jack Ward loves […]

Wolvie Goes Audio!

| February 6, 2018

You know it had to happen! The Nerdist presents the latest in an audio drama adventure series with Wolverine. Marvel and Stitcher announced in late 2017 that they’d teamed up for a new audio drama podcast, Marvel’s first scripted podcast endeavor, featuring Wolverine. Ahead of March’s debut episode of Wolverine: The Long Night, Marvel has released the first audio […]

Jim French Passed Away

| December 21, 2017

From Sibby Wieland and World Audio Drama Day: We are sorry to announce the death of Jim French, of Jim French Productions, yesterday, December 20th, 2017 at the age of 89. French was a legend in the Puget Sound region, working as a disk jockey and producer, but he was best known worldwide for keeping […]