Hello Audio Drama Loving folks!

     Hopefully this…is a VERY exciting opportunity.

And we hope you have a go….!

You may be aware that Sarah has been trying to sort some live performances of Original Audio Drama for 2018. And this is where the fun starts!
Quick! Write!

           We are looking for original scripts of 10, 15 and 30  minutes duration, of all genres.

(No fan fiction though pls…)

It MUST include a small part of 3 lines or so for an audience member to play….

…AND some relevant foley to be created live with household objects and so on by the cast and audience members. We wholeheartedly want to encourage audience immersion and participation…

We have ADPP Faves Beth Eyre, Fiona Thraille, Sarah Golding, Robert Cudmore and Karim Kronfli…. plus more surprises to be announced… lined up to voice act.

Andy Goddard Of The AMAZING Wooden Overcoats will tech for us with support from the AMAZING Max and Definitely Human team.

You know these folks and what they can do – multi rolling is fine… challenge them! Make them do horrible, funny, amazing fantastical things!! Keep the atmos achievable in a live situation (we can use recorded effects) but please by all means let your imaginations run wild….And …enjoy the write!

In association with Aural Stage Studios

and The Audio Drama Network,

from January 8-21 2018 we will have an open window for scripts to be placed in our Script Repository

You are able to enter this wonderful competition by simply uploading your script to the Audio Drama Network site with the details outlined below, and then progress to the ADPP @yapaudio Razoo site to pay the submission fee of $6 for up to 5 scripts!

The link to the script submissions site and Razoo will be published on our FB Page on the first day of submissions – January 8th.

The script choosing panel is made up of Sarah Golding, Maxamillian John of Definitely Human and Steve Cardinal Of Aural Traditions plus more In the wings if we get lots of scripts!

Scripts will be blind judged with no names seen, as once processed as IN the competition, Names will be removed.

On the front page of your script, please put allll of the following
You must put the date you submitted the script to the Aural Stages site, and the first and last name of the person submitting it, the genre, number of scripts being submitted, and which time slot it sits in.

(10,15 or 30 min script).


Sorry it looks complicated but it enables us to quickly Sort and organise ourselves.

This is your unique code and must then also be copied into your fee submission details through Razoo so we can corroborate submissions of scripts with fees. If you don’t do this, you cannot be entered.

So please remember to do it!

Please just put your name on this code on the first page of the script and nowhere else as it will be a name-blind judging….we’ll also need contact details on the front too so we can tell you first if you’ve won! Email/Phone etc.

So…..when you submit your script on the Audio Drama Network Site, you also then need to go to the RAZOO site to pay the one-off submission fee of $6. This enables you to submit up to 5 scripts. If you submit 7 or 11 scripts you pay $12 and so on. If you do not pay the submission fee you cannot be considered for the competition….

(sorry but we’ve got to raise funds somehow!).

So for the price of a round of drinks you too can have the chance to
Have your script performed LIVE at The Vault Festival in London on March 7th…The Crescent. 18:10 -19:10 and come and see it!  VAULT FEST 2018 WEBSITE
And at The Edinburgh Podfest in August…and come and see it! (Awaiting finer detail of event dates!)
Performed By ADPP Faves such as Beth Eyre, Fiona Thraille, Sarah Golding, Robert Cudmore and Karim Kronfli…plus more to be announced and guest stars!
If not selected for the live shows, worry ye not! There are at least 20 producers of audio dramas who will then happily sift through the amazing array of scripts and choose at least one to produce themselves – yes! Exciting! These folks include Audioblivious, Pulp Pourri Theatre, In your shell like, Rick Coste, Definitely Human, and Chris Jarvis Of Radio Theatre Workshop, James Oliva, Boyd Barrett, Robert Chauncey,Sarah Rhea Werner, MJ Cogburn, Zachary Fortas-Gomme, Pacific Obidiah, Alexander Danner and more! (And if you’d like to produce one, please contact Sarah ASAP!) These will then be aired in association with Aural Stages on their feed. Thank you to Matthew and Monique Boudreau of Aural Stages for this amazing and exciting support, and opportunity for these scripts to be created and heard across the world….
E) Maybe….Just Maybe…we could also then pursue publication of the ADPP Original Shorts as an anthology….huh! Huh? Exciting times…..
The Razoo fee goes towards the live show costs – marketing, tech, script sorting, admin, actor fees, tech fees and upkeep of the Audio Podcast to keep up with hosting and some recompense to the makers. If, and it’s a big if but IF we raise enough, we could also perhaps add a financial reward or at least certificates and trophies for the winning scripts! HuzZahs!

The work remains entirely yours and by entering you are giving permission for us and the indie producer teams to perform it live and / or record it and play it on our Aural Stages linked feed.

So! Below is a checklist of things to do.

Please get writing and we SO look forward to reading the stories you create!

The live shows will have at least 3 scripts performed at each, with a 10-15 minute Q&A afterwards with the creatives and audience. Exciting times.

We do Hope to get to read your script! Get cracking! And thank you – let’s get some more amazing storytelling out into this crazy world!

Do pass this on to local and known writers groups and educational establishments with courses relevant to AD and writing. We do want to create a realm for showcasing a diverse range of voices.

Share and share and share!
Sarah and the ADPP Team

ADPP Script Writing Comp Check List
1) Write Script – make sure it has a few lines an audience member can do and has some room for live foley..! Format it how you like – check BBC Writers Room Site for formatting help if you need it (plus it’s a great site for a browse Anyway)…/writers-lab/medium-and-format
2) Between Jan 8-21 Submit script to The Audio Drama Network Submissions Page including front page code –
Date submitted/Yourfullname/Genre/ScriptNo/Timing
I.e 15/1/17SarahGolding/Thriller/2of3/15
(Link to submissions site will be placed on FB Forum on 8 Jan)
3) Go to our Razoo site to submit your $6submission. Link on ADPP Pages from 8/1.
Make sure the unique code from your script is detailed on your Razoo contribution so we can keep track of payments and script corroboration. If you forget this your script won’t be included…..
4) Relax. Listen to podcasts. Live.
5) Script Winners for the live London performances will be announced on our FB Forums on
6) Producers will then decide on their scripts to be produced by their production houses by
to be produced by a date (tbc) in summer and aired as stated on Aural Stages Audio Drama Network feed.
7) Come to see the performances at The Vault Festival on Weds March 7th from 1810-1910. Join in! Ask questions! Have fun!
😎 Look out for Edinburgh performance dates to join us!
9) Know somewhere else we can perform these? Let us know!
10) want to help tech/promote/market/organise? Sarah would be ever so grateful…do contact her ASAP!
IF you are a voice actor and want to participate contact Sarah ASAP!
IF you are a producer and want to take part in producing a 10,15 or 30 min original script from this competition, contact Sarah ASAP!
Thank you and
Sarah Golding and the ADPP TEAM

Why aren’t there more Children’s Audio Drama Shows? Part One | Episode 126

Why? Why aren’t there more kids audio shows? Why isn’t there horror? Sci-fi? Comedy coming voluminously out of – and into – children’s ears? We ponder the audio scene for kids and focus on the amazing range of work in bi-naural audio being done by Michel Lafrance on The Owlfield, and how Jonathan Messinger is inspiring kids to create and nurture their love of reading by listening to Finn Caspian.

How and where do they market their shows? What is their demographic and how do they focus their shows on those age ranges? How do they make their shows appealing to kids and how much interaction do they get from their young audiences? We discuss howpodcasting folks need to educate parents about what wealth of shows are available to them, and hopefully inspire you to crack on and make some audio drama for kids too!

And (Cry) this is also sadly Fiona Thraille’s last co-presenting episode. We will miss her truly very madly deeply very much and wish her well in her future Audio Drama Producing endeavours, and she has promised to come back and speak about them one day. You’re still stuck with Sarah. Sorry ’bout that….

Our next episodes are co-presented by Zachary Fortais-Gomme of The Orphans Podcast re our horror episode, and then Rick Coste for part two of our children’s audio exploration. Each new show will now have a co-host who is someone amazing from the Audio Drama world. If you’d be interested in doing this and are an active audio drama creative, please let Sarah know!

We are excited to present our Winter Survey Questionnaire - – launched on our Facebook Forum page. Please do tell us what you like that we’re doing, what we need to improve and what you would love to hear episodes about in future. We need as many of you as possible to feed into this so we produce the most useful episodes for your needs…

Happy listening! And fanks!

Sarah and The Amazing Fionananananaaaa

Have Your Say: The ADPP 2017 Winter Survey

HUGE THANKS TO : Miss Thraille and Miss Golding for lending their voices to the beginning of the show….


















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Teaching Audio Drama in the Pub | Episode 118

Order yourself a pint, pull up a bar stool, and join Kathleen Kidd (The Scottish Audio Co-Operative, A Night of Horror, Into the Murk) for a chat on all things Audio Drama.

Kathleen is part of an Audio Drama movement in South-West Scotland who aren’t only making their own podcasts – they’re teaching others to do it by running workshops in a local pub.

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Making Audio Drama with children

Making Audio Drama with kids can be challenging but rewarding. In this episode we discuss both of these factors – and many more, as we’re joined by producer of Aaron’s World (and proud Dad of Aaron) Mike Meraz.

Mike has been helping his son (and his friends) to create this wonderful educational dinosaur Audio Drama for no fewer than five years. So how did it all come about? What is involved? And is it something that you can use to spend time with, and to help educate your own kids?

Elsewhere, there’s mentions for our own Audio Drama story Time is Money, a French audio forum called Netophonix, and season two of Lord Dinby Witherspoon: Duke of Space.

Also, at the time of writing, we’ve just found out that we’re a finalist in the Performing Arts category of the 2015 UK Podcasters Awards. Thank you so much to everyone who nominated us to help get us there – and if you’re not sick of us yet, can you spare another minute to vote for us?

As always, we love to hear from you, so fire us an email to , find us on Twitter, or in our Facebook group.

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Audio Drama identity & discoverability. Doing live shows

On this episode, Sound Stages Radio’s Sibby Wieland joins us for a chat. Sibby has carried out a lot of great work in the Audio Drama community over the years, and most recently organised a panel to discuss the medium at the South by Southwest Film Festival. Sound Stages Radio were also instrumental in bringing about Audio Drama Day on the 30th October, we talked about it’s impact and reception both inside and outside of the community, and how it might evolve and grow in the future.

We covered the discoverability of Audio Drama, how do people search for and find content? And will they find your own show?

We also talk identity, what is Audio Drama, and how do we explain the medium succinctly to others?

And do we have enough presence at conventions? How can we go about improving on this so we can make more of an impact?

Sibby also has loads of experience putting on live shows. We asked her what’s involved, and what benefits can a producer, director or troupe gain from going down this route.

You can follow Sibby on Twitter @Noirdame, you can also find us there @Yapaudio

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Audio Drama in Education, with Steve Schneider

We speak to the man who’s bringing modern audio drama into the classroom

Teacher Steve has a passion for modern audio drama, and he’s using that passion to help develop the reading and listening skills of his students.

In other news, part 2 of Campfire Radio Theater‘s gory horror RIP is out now. There’s a new audio drama directory called Storyphonic. We have a new audio drama series called The Yap Audio Drama Factory. And if you’ve never produced or recorded audio in your life, but would love to create audio drama then we’ve got good news for you. We’re on the verge of releasing a brand new eBook aimed at helping you to get started. Keep an eye on the site, and an ear on the podcast for more details over the next week or two!

Also, if you join our email list before the end of November, you could have your 15 page script recorded and produced for you. And you can join the Facebook group, email us at, and tweet us @yapaudio