This website hosts recordings of the infrequent Athena Audio Theater live radio performances and recordings of the weekly Athena Audio Book radio show and podcast. 

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Saturday
Dec282013

A Christmas Carol performed at WHUS Radio

 

On Wednesday December 11th I was privileged to assist in the broadcast of Dicken's classic story on WHUS radio.  The show was a blast, and the actors, singers, and other team members contributed to an amazing radio event.  Full audio of the event can be found here, and more details of the production are here

I was running the mxing board and provided some logistical help, but I don't appear in the audio.

Monday
Jul012013

The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen

Tonight on the book show the conclusion of this grim story from Arthur Machen.  A strange and somewhat scattered story of a hidden reality that lies superimposed on our own.  

Our blissful ignorance of this hidden world, caused by our inability to perceive it, is the only thing that protects us from that which dwells beyond the veil.  The preceding is the central conceit of the story, and it is a fine one for this type of genre fiction.  Machen seems here to be a man ahead of his time.  As much as he manages to skirt around the more grisly and tawdry elements of the story, he still drew a great deal of criticism for the themes and ideas expressed in the work.  You can find in machens words, in the atmosphere he creates, in the slow revelation of a hideous reality, many influences on modern horror.  

His influence on H.P. Lovecraft is difficult to overstate, and in particular this story connects directly to The Dunwich Horror by Lovecraft.  This is recommend reading, and will hopefully appear on the book show eventually.   

To catch the conclusion stream it from the whus.org at 9pm Eastern time on whus.org

to hear the whole story on whatever schedule suits you find it in itunes or by visiting athenatheater.org/book-show/

Monday
Nov052012

The Man Who Was Thursday!

Today I begin The Man Who Was Thursday on the Athena Audio Book.  Check it out here

This book, a rip roaring adventure of suspense, illusion, and paradox from G.K. Chesterton, was used by Orson Welles in one my favorite radio plays. I'm so happy to share it with you over the coming weeks. 

This marks a milestone on the book show, it is the 100th episode.  I love doing the show, and I know there are at least a few people listening, so here I will proclaim my aspiration and intention to do another 100 episodes!

Sunday
Feb052012

Athena Audio Theater January 2012 recordings now available!

About three weeks ago I was proud to share a studio with my wonderful "band of brothers".  This is what we did.  

This year's performance features a long play called "I Dream of the Stars" and several shorter works under the collective heading "All the Single Ladies".  

All material was written and performed by the cast except for "Requiem", a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson which was respectfully included in "I Dream of the Stars" and a couple of songs that were adapted for use in "All the single ladies."

The complete show can be found by clicking here or opening "recordings" above and opening "2012 01 14".

Monday
Jun142010

New Book Podcast launches

A new weekly show from one of the Athena Theater crew is launching.  I will read classic works on the Athena Audio Theater Book Show.  Check out the link above.