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Fringe Frequencies

Radio-Reviews-photo-shutterstock-700x455Art and Adventure in partnership with Renaissance FM has taken the winning formula of a Fringe Festival and applied the ideas to a series of Fringe Radio Dramas.

The Stage Article has more details:

 A radio production company is launching the “audio drama equivalent of the fringe”, in a bid to widen the market beyond the BBC’s output.

Art and Adventure, working with London radio station Resonance FM, is looking for writers and performers with stage productions for a single voice – known as a monodrama – which can be adapted for radio. The company is keen to hear from new writers, writing on themes that reflect “the way we live today”.

Each adaptation will be broadcast on the station later this year, which Art and Adventure creative director Roger James Elsgood said would challenge the idea that the BBC is the only platform for audio drama.

“The idea is posited on the notion that broadcast audio drama had become, more or less, the sole province of the BBC and there is no audio drama equivalent of the fringe. It is becoming increasingly difficult for new writers to have work produced and broadcast,” he said.

He added that Resonance has a “large global online audience” which would give the writers exposure. Each writer will be given an adapter for the project, a producer, as well as facilities to produce the programme.

 


About The Author

Born to Teachers and Amateur Audio Enthusiasts in the small rural community of Belwood, Jack's first love was stories- writing, reading, telling, and singing. He developed his acting skills through High School, University, and through film and community theatre. Jack writes the lion's share of Electric Vicuna's Audio Drama scripts and has his own writing site at www.jackjward.com He's thrilled to co-host the Sonic Society with his wonderful, talented, friend David Ault!

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