In the 1930s, at the height of the Golden Age radio era in the United States, the mysterious Shadow knew “what evil lurked in the hearts of men.” Today, audio drama can share that secret, and more, in a field that is burgeoning but still presents artistic and technical challenges.
This webinar will provide a useful introduction and tool kit for producers looking to enter this field and engage with a form that remains every bit as compelling as when Orson Welles whispered in the ears of the whole country.
Sarah Montague is an award-winning veteran radio and audio producer of drama, documentary and features, whose work (with WNYC, NPR PRX, and other outlets) includes the radio and audio theater series Jazzplay; The Radio Stage; T is for Tom; Spinning Stoppard; and the plays The Fall of the City; Anaesthesia and That Deep Ocean. She is an assistant professor at The New School where she teaches courses in audio theatre, documentary; and feature production. She is the producer of the long-running public radio spoken word series SELECTED SHORTS, and of the podcast Exiles on 12th Street for the New School’s Public Seminar initiative.