Sun, 20 January 2008
Folks, just a very quick word to let you know where we've been lately.
The ARTC podcast is on an indefinite hiatus. The reasons for this are as follows:
1) The time. The ARTC podcast has been taking time away from other projects. After much deliberation, it has been decided to give that time back to those projects for the time being.
2) The cost. The ARTC podcast had two purposes when we envisioned it. The first was to expose a wider audience to audio drama, letting people know that it was still going on and letting people who had never heard of it know it existed in the first place. The second reason was to try to encourage sales of our studio recordings on CD or by download at Audible.com. A recent survey of our sales records has indicated that this second purpose is not being met. As much as we'd love to be able to give away our stuff for free all the time, it's just not possible right now.
3) The audience. You folks are great, but...well, I hate to say it, but there's not enough of you. If our weekly hits were triple what they are now I'd probably keep it going despite the time and expense, but they aren't.
Now the good news.
1) We do have plans to come back. Expect artcpodcast.org to disappear in the coming months and expect podcast.artc.org to redirect to our main website. This blog page will go away to be replaced by something completely different.
2) We are selecting a variety of our best recordings to allow folks to continue to find them on artc.org. Look for that soon.
3) We do have plans for new podcast content. We want to include the live performances, which we are very proud of since we're one of the only radio theatre groups in America who perform live at all, but we also want to have some podcast-only material. We have some serialized adventures we'd love to bring you and we also have another idea that I'm going to keep under wraps so someone else doesn't steal it...but it's really cool if I do say so myself. ;)
You can write to us at podcast AT artc DOT org if you have any comments about the hiatus, our previous work, or audio drama in general.
So anyway, thanks everybody for listening for this last year-plus. Remember, ARTC isn't going away. You can still buy our CDs at www.artc.org or download our material from Audible.com. You can also come see us live...our next show will be at the Stage Door Players in Dunwoody and we'll be bringing you The Man Who Traveled in Elephants by Robert A. Heinlein. That's going to be on Saturday, April 26 at 8:00pm and we'll have our special musical guest Juliana Finch!
There is Adventure in Sound!
Category:general -- posted at: 8:33 PM
Fri, 4 January 2008
Duration: 32 Minutes Size: 14.9 M
Hey, folks, another rerun this week, but fear not...plans are afoot to bring you new material in a more timely fashion. Plus, possible new podcast-only material! Stay tuned!
To Dine with the Devil
by Ivan Turgenev
Adapted for Audio by Joyce Leigh
Performed Live at Sci Fi Summer 2003 in Atlanta, Georgia
The old Russian proverb states:
"Those who dine with the devil may end up on the menu."
If you like H.P. Lovecraft, you'll love this....Not for the squeamish.
If you enjoy New Old-Time Radio and audio horror, then pick up one of our adaptations at www.artc.org! Also, remember that you can email email@example.com with your comments, or you can include them here. We'd love to hear from you with questions, comments, concerns, or even complaints.
Remember, ARTC is supported by people like you through the sale of our studio productions. Don't just take the podcast for free, the studio quality is much higher! www.artc.org for a physical CD or by download at Audible.com!
Voice Talent (in alphabetical order): David Benedict, Phil Carter, Doug Kaye, Clair Kiernan, Daniel Kiernan, Joyce Leigh, Trudy Leonard
Original Music by Alton Leonard and Brad Weage
Directed by Doug Kaye
Sound Engineering by David Carter and William Alan Ritch assisted by Ray Spitz
Sound Effects by Henry Howard
Live Foley by Lili and Sonya and assisted by Anthony Fuller
There is Adventure in Sound!