Thursday, December 28, 2006

18 - An Atlanta Christmas, Episode 05

One last look at Christmas for the year...

Opening Music: An Old Atlanta Christmas, Alton Leonard.

USO Christmas, Thomas E. Fuller and performed by William Brown & Lou Brock.

Are You Lonely Tonight, written by Thomas E Fuller and Daniel Taylor, performed by Daniel & Clair Kiernan.

The Experts, by Ron N Butler featured the voices of Kelly Swilley, Lou Brock, and Daniel & Clair Kiernan. (Useless trivia: The Kiernans played characters with the same first names as those in Are You Lonely Tonight. But now they're actually Mr. & Mrs. Zabrinski.) My apologies to Hal Wiedeman who went uncredited in the podcast: He played the towtruck driver.

Size: 11.4 MB Time: 25:00
Direct download: ARTCShow18_-_An_Atlanta_Christmas_No_5.mp3

Thursday, December 21, 2006

17 - An Atlanta Christmas - Episode 04

Our annual gift to our listeners continues with more excerpts from An Atlanta Christmas. This week we bring you three short pieces and another lovely song. We hope you enjoy it.

The Santa Claus Blues, by Thomas E. Fuller
Rory Rammer, Space Marshal: A Visit From St. Rex, by Ron N. Butler
The Tree Comes to Atlanta, by Thomas E. Fuller
O Holy Night, performed by the ARTC Chorus

Size: 15M, Duration: 32:31
Direct download: ARTC-Show17Xmas04.mp3

Thursday, December 14, 2006

16 - An Atlanta Christmas - Episode 03

Pour youself some of Collins' Best Coffee (Christmas Blend) and stay tuned. Because this week's podcast contains a special episode of Bumper's Crosroads: Ernie the Christmas Snail - by Daniel Kiernan. This is followed by Davy Crockett and Me - written by Thomas E. Fuller. We have a musical portion of the show too: The Carol of the Birds. (traditional)

Time: 27:36 Size: 18.9 MB
Direct download: 12-14-06podcast02.mp3

Thursday, December 07, 2006

15 - An Atlanta Christmas - Episode 02

The Elves Strike Back.


In addition to the plays of Thomas Fuller's Atlanta Christmas, the writers of ARTC have produced a number of shorts which provide a comic counterpoint. Think of this as the lighter side of Christmas.

All of these pieces are surreal (as if the entire concept of Santa Claus and the Northpole Workshop isn't). Some (all?) may be in questionable taste. One of these pieces will be performed in this years Christmas show program. There can be only one.


You have been warned. <>

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This podcast includes the following pieces from our live performances at Stone Mountain and Parkview High School.

"Roger, the Jolly Little Christmas Elf" by Gerald W Page (2000)
"The Legend of the Poinsettia" by Brad Strickland (2004)
"Unresolved Mysteries Solved While U Wait - the Grinch" by Ron N. Butler (2000)
"Zen Santa Claus" by Tracy V Wilson (2005)

There is Adventure in Sound!


Time: 27:05 Size: 12.7M
Direct download: ARTC-Show15Xmas02.mp3

Thursday, November 30, 2006

14 - An Atlanta Christmas - Episode 01

Welcome, welcome one and all to our family Christmas! To every family Christmas that ever was or ever will be! Behold the traditional Christmas tree weighted down with ornaments and decorations! Every five year old's Christmas morning writ large and come true!

For one day a year, the Theater of the Mind gives way to a warm hearth and a bowl of gingerbread -- and when from the roof there arises a clatter, it's neither a faceless monster nor a Martian.

It's Christmas.

Christmas is memories. For the next 5 podcasts, ARTC will be bringing you some of our favorite memories from our holiday programming, drawing heavily from Thomas E. Fuller's An Atlanta Christmas, but with a few other surprises along the way.

This week we bring you The Ultimate Christmas Pageant and O Tannenbaum by Thomas E. Fuller, and Some Assembly Required, by Daniel Taylor.

These were recorded live in 2003 at Stone Mountain Park's Fruitcake Festival. Featured in the cast were the voices of Joyce Leigh, Daniel Taylor, Ron N. Butler, Neil Butler, Colin Butler, Daniel Kiernan, Clair Kiernan, Tamara Morton, Justin Ameri, Katie Brass, Megan Jackson, Juliana Finch, Sarah Taylor, Josh Adams, Jack Mayfield, and Caran Wilbanks.

Foley sound effects were created by Lili, Deanna Ameri, and Sheila Ameri. Music performed by Brad Weage. Sound engineering by David Carter, Ray Spitz, and Elayna Little. The show was produced and directed by William Alan Ritch.

Time: 22:29 Size: 10.5M
Direct download: ARTC-Show14-Xmas01.mp3

Thursday, November 23, 2006

13 - Rory Rammer: Lance of Justice / Time for Station ID

Recorded at Camp Will-A-Way inside Ft Yargo State Park. This was one of my favorite shows, because the audience was especially appreciative, and I think that adds to a performance as much as anything else. Also, we performed outside and it didn't rain, which is always a plus.

We also got a nice introduction from Annie Maxwell, which I have included.

This week's shows:

Rory Rammer, Space Marshall in "The Lance of Justice."


Time for Station Identification.

Size: 15.05 MB Duration: 32:54
Direct download: ARTCShow13_-_Lance_of_Justice.mp3

Friday, November 17, 2006

12 - Frontier Days 01

In May of 2004 we were invited to perform at Stone Mountain Park's Frontier Days Festival. We eagerly accepted the opportunity...and then learned that the theme was Georgia between the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. With our specialties being in the area of science fiction, fantasy, and horror...well, our selection of available material was a bit thin.

But our writers rose to the challenge and wrote us 11 new scripts, including rehearsals and rewrites, in about three months. It was an exciting time and we got some great new material out of it. Today we bring you a bit of historical bridging, "A Sage Conversation" by Augustus Baldwin Longstreet, "A Feast at Sycamore Grove" by Bill Arp, and we finish with "The Triumph of Natural Justice" by Ron N. Butler.

Oh, and we performed it outdoors on the Plantation Grounds, which just goes to prove that we can do a show just about anywhere.

Size: 13.6M Time: 29:08
Direct download: ARTC-Show12-Frontier01.mp3

Thursday, November 09, 2006

11 - Atlanta Science Fiction Society

This program was recorded live at the Sandy Springs Public Library on Saturday, November 9, 2002 at 2:00pm. Four years ago today we presented a selection of short subjects including Rory Rammer: The Last Vampire, Philip Meow-Lowe, PI, both by Ron N. Butler, and An Arkham Home Companion by Brad Strickland. We also included a taste of the history of radio drama and a short sound effects demonstration.

In previous podcasts we presented fragments of shows, but this episode features the entire performance just as it exists in our archives. We hope you enjoy it.

Time: 36:50 Size: 17.2M
Direct download: ARTC-Show11-ASFS.mp3

Thursday, November 02, 2006

10 - Halloween Extravaganza! (Into the Labyrinth)

You say you can't get enough Trick or Treating? You say that you spent most of October looking for TV special with the "Round-Headed Kid" on DVD? You say haven't slept for 48 hours because of the insane sugar rush? Is that's what's troubling you, Pilgrim?

Seriously though. We have two shows from Into the Labyrinth 2005: Farm Report of the Worlds by Brad Strickland and Penny Dreadful, by Kelly Swilley

Farm Report of the Worlds: Imagine you're waking up to AM Radio... the morning *after* the night that H.G. Wells' Martians attacked.

Penny Dreadful: And what happens when a lost book by an unknown author suddenly and mysteriously appears on a library shelf?

Time: 24:04 Size: 27.55 MB
Direct download: ARTCShow10.mp3

Thursday, October 26, 2006

09 - Brotherhood of Damn Sassy Mutants!

Performed live at Sci Fi Summer 2005, so controversial that it had its own late night time slot, and so funny that we just couldn't keep it to ourselves.

ARTC presents "The Brotherhood of Damn Sassy Mutants, episode 2: Miss Rorschach if You're Nasty" by Sketch MacQuinor.

Time: 28:19 File size: 12.97M
Direct download: ARTC-Show09-BDSM01.mp3

Thursday, October 19, 2006

08 - Guerrilla Radio Theatre!

"Guerrilla Radio Theater" was commissioned by the Fellowship of Reason ( and perfomed at Manuel's Tavern in Atlanta on March 19, 2003. "Guerrilla" could (but oddly enough doesn't) refer to ARTC's ability to set up a live studio complete with foley, amplifiers, BIG speakers, a dozen microphones, mixers, samplers, keyboards and digital recording equipment anywhere in under two hours, perform and then tear down in another hour. ARTC has performed in coffee houses, churches, outdoor pavilions, hotel ballrooms, stages and bars. If there's empty space and room for an audience, ARTC has probably performed in it. It reminds some people of either the Normandy Landing or dozens of clowns emerging from the little car at the circus....

The entire "Guerrilla Radio Theater" program is one hour and includes many other pieces. We have limited our selections for this podcast to twenty minutes and, therefore, much of the original program is not included.

The pieces are comic satire and include:

"SWATting the Books" by Ron N. Butler - "Sovereign Immunity and Your local public library...."
"NOSINET" by Daniel Taylor - "What your banker knows about you......"
"Inhuman Rights" by Ron N. Butler - "Dodos is good eatin......"
"The Shape of Things to Come" by Daniel Taylor - "Technology and the single girl...."

time: 23:02 (10.55 MB)
Direct download: ARTC-Show08-Guerilla_Radio.mp3

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Podcast 07 - Into the Labyrinth - Mildly Exciting Tales of Astonishment: Sweet Revenge and Nikki's Place: The Collectors

This week's features:

  1. Mildly Exciting Tales of Astonishment: Sweet Revenge, by Jonathan Strickland
  2. Nikki's Place: The Collector, by Oreta Taylor

time: 15:24 (7.05 MB)
Direct download: ARTC-Show07-Labyrinth01.mp3

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Podcast 06 - Bradbury's Funeral Home, Armada Rising

ARTC presents:

  1. Bumper's Crossroads: Bradbury's Funeral Home, Ron N. Butler
  2. Armada Rising, Thomas E. Fuller

From Into the Labyrinth 2005, recorded at Stone Mountain Park, Stone Mountain GA.
time: 30:29 (13.96 MB)
Direct download: ARTC_Show_06_-_Armada_Rising.mp3

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Podcast 05 - Blues for Johnny Raven

This week we bring you Blues for Johnny Raven, by Thomas E. Fuller, starring Daniel Kiernan as Johnny Raven and Megan Jackson as Gloria Kinsolving. This recording was done at Sci Fi Summer, Saturday May 31, 2003.
This is one of ARTC's favorite pieces to perform. It was intended to be a series, and may still be someday.
time: 37:04 (16.97 MB)
Direct download: ARTC-Show05-Blues.mp3

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Podcast 03 - The Dancer in the Dark, Part Two

The Atlanta Radio Theatre Company Presents: Part 2 of The Dancer in the Dark, by Thomas E. Fuller.
time: 23:13 (10.63 MB)
Direct download: ARTC-Show03-Dancer2.mp3

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Podcast 02 - The Dancer in the Dark, Part One

We proudly present a performance performed and recorded live at SciFi Summer Con 2002: Thomas E. Fuller's radio play, The Dancer in the Dark. Something lies sleeping in the north Georgia mountains, and irascible Professor Cletus Tremayne stands between the placid little town of Blankenship, Georgia, and a terrible awakening.

Friday, September 01, 2006

1 - Rory Rammer: The Meteor Surfers

Rory Rammer, Space Marshal: The Meteor Surfers was written by Ron N. Butler and performed live at Dragon*Con 2003. It features anime voice actor Michael Brady!