The Sonic Society

Showcasing the very best in new Audio Drama

Great Day for the City

Re-imagined Radio proudly presents an incredible new release of Archibald MacLeish’s “The Fall of the City” originally released from The Columbia Workshop, one of radio’s most inventive series during its Golden Age! This modern retake melds the classic tale with the original script from Jack J. Ward, “Great Day for a War”.
Listen now on the website, or join us on the Sonic Society’s release of the show on May 22nd!


The Fall of the City featured members of The Willamette Radio Workshop
Sam A. Mowry
Chris Porter
Linda Goertz
Holly Spencer
Tim McKinney
Ricardo Delgado
Mark Homayoun
Adam S. Moore
Alticus Mowry

Sound Design and engineering by Marc Rose
Recording by Robert Kowal and Michael Gandsey
Foley conductor Martin Gallagher
Produced by Sam A. Mowry, Robert Kowal, and Marc Rose
Co-Producer Cynthia McGean
Directed by Sam A. Mowry
Recorded at PCC Sylvania in Portland, OR
Produced by special arrangement with Mr. Richard B. McAdoo

Great Day for a War featured The Voices
Sam A. Mowry as Daniel Stone
Mago Weston as Anna-Marie Hammond
Sam Gregory as GlobalWeb Announcer
Eric Newsome as GlobalWeb News Service Announcer
Eric Newsome as President
Stephanie Crowley as Sheila MacDonald
Produced by special arrangement with Jack J. Ward


The Fall of the City written by Archibald MacLeish
Great Day for a War written by Jack J. Ward
Sound Design, Music, and Engineering by Marc Rose of Fuse
Social Media by Regina Carol Social Media Management
Promotional Graphics by Holly Slocum Design
Curated and Hosted by John Barber


Just so tickled pink to hitch my star with “The Fall of the City” in this amalgam. Thanks so much for giving me the opportunity!
— Jack J. Ward, author of “Great Day for a War”

We’re thrilled and excited to hear this amazing fusion of the classic, “The Fall of the City” with an unproduced Jack J. Ward script “Great Day for a War”!
— Sonic Society

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 He's thrilled to co-host the Sonic Society with his wonderful, talented, friend David Ault!


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