Cool news, folks – the Atlanta Fringe Festival becomes the first festival of its kind in the US to seek out contemporary audio drama productions for streaming during the festival.
Now through March 30, Atlanta Fringe is accepting submission in the categories of Radio Plays, Storytelling, and Sound Art. Atlanta Fringe is unjuried and uncensored. Up to 25 submissions will be accepted per category, on a first-come, first-served basis. The application fee is $25.
Radio plays would be considered more fully produced audio drama, using dialogue, music and sound effects to help listeners imagine the story. Examples of classic audio drama include The War of the Worlds and The Lone Ranger. Examples of great radio storytelling can be found on The Moth Radio Hour. Sound art would be considered an exploration of the aural experience, an art form that examines the aesthetics of noise.
The audio submissions will be placed into a secure, password protected web archive available only to those who pay the small $2 fee to access archive. The revenue collected will be distributed among artists featured in the web archive. Each artist will also have the opportunity to interview on the free internet Fringe Radio station to further promote their production. The Atlanta Fringe will include a radio schedule and information in its Official Guide.
The submissions will only be available to the public during the week of the festival, May 7-13. Visit http://atlantafringefestival.submishmash.com/submit for further details and to submit your radio play, story or sound art.
I’ve submitted the pilot episode of our apocalyptic audio drama The Cleansed. By the way, the full Season 1 of our grim post-oil adventure is coming soon… March 9 you’ll hear the first chapter for free on RDR, and then a new episode weekly through Halloween 2012, when we’ll feature the season finale.