Audio Fiction Dot C O Dot U K

Half Hour Audio Hour


A monthly anthology of 10-30 minute audio drama scripts from a different playwright each month. Each episode will include an introduction of, and Q&A with, the playwright. The Half-Hour Audio Hour focuses on the work of women, BIPOC, and/or LGBTQ+ playwrights.

Format: Audio Drama

Continuity: Anthology


Genres: Multigenre

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Alive With Pleasure

Sun, 11 Feb 2024 06:00:00 +0000

CW: This play contains mention of murder, Rape, and suicide

Lydia, an older black woman, and Sam, a younger white man, talk while sharing their company's smoking area. Small talk turns to discussions about life, loss, politics, and finding some way to keep going.

Written by: John Dayton Cerna

Directed by: Claire Johnson

Starring: Jacquelyn Haas and Jacob Glass

Aound Design: Andrew Pond*

*Designates EFCT Company Member

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Sun, 14 Jan 2024 06:00:00 +0000

As the cast of a radio show go through the frustrations of rehearsing and recording, a murder is discovered in the studio. Now it's up to the sound engineer to solve the crime, catch the killer, and keep the project from going into overtime...

Written By: Dana Schwartz

Directed by: Andrew Pond*

Starring: Jessica Lauren Fisher*, Daniel Houle*, Zach Osterman^, Andrew Pond*, and Maiko Terazawa*

Sound by: Andrew Pond*

^Denotes EFCT Artistic Associate

*Denotes EFCT Company Member

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The Meeting

Sun, 10 Dec 2023 06:00:00 +0000

A local playwright has a meeting with a big-time producer who wants to produce one of her plays. But will the producer's past and her own nervousness ruin the meeting before it even begins? A hilarious look at the struggle to control your creations and letting your imagination run away with you.

Written By: Rachel Feeny-Williams

Directed by: Gayle Starr

Starring: Robin Fodor and Kelsey Moher

Sound Design: Andrew Pond*

*Denotes EFCT Company Member

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Sun, 08 Oct 2023 05:00:00 +0000


If you are listening to this production in a car, please note that our story also takes place in a car, and includes sounds of honking, traffic, and tires screeching. 

Our story also includes some language and themes that may not be appropriate for children.

A simple whodunit game between a woman and her granddaughter takes on unexpected and overtones that will change everyone's lives in this amazing mystery

Written by: Julia Fisher

Directed By: Holly Lynn

Starring: Leslie Jones,. Evelyn Smith,. Josalyn Lynn, Lydia Lewis, and Christopher Morgan

Sound: Andrew Pond*

*Denotes EFCT Company Member

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Sun, 10 Sep 2023 05:00:00 +0000

A young girl in therapy during the Covid lockdown describes how she survives all the stresses by living under her bed with an unusual selection of old toys.

Written by: Jo Cattell

Directed by: Christina Casano

Starring: Tess Galbiati

Sound Design: Andrew Pond*

*Denotes EFCT company member

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Terrifying chats with the cast of "Speech Therapy"

Mon, 31 Oct 2022 05:00:00 +0000

Actors Noelle Klyce and August Forman discuss their love (or lack thereof) for horror, why voice acting is awesome, and why "The Wiz" is actually a horror movie....

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Find Your Way with the Lost In the Wild Cast!

Sat, 08 Oct 2022 05:00:00 +0000

A special interview with Ian Rigg, Susan Davey, and Monica Szaflik, discussing audio drama, voice acting, and how the Jilmore Girls are just like the Twilight Zone...

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Maiko Terazawa Finds inner peace

Thu, 28 Jul 2022 05:00:00 +0000

Star of "French Beans and Inner Peace", Maiko Terazawa, discusses the feline challenges of audio drama, what the grocery store MUST have, and...clogging?

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Rebecca and Rachael get "Salacia"-ous

Thu, 21 Jul 2022 05:00:00 +0000

Director Rachel Proulx and voice actor Rebecca Gallagher chat about their journey with India Rodgers' "Salacia"

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Getting in on the Blag

Sun, 24 Apr 2022 23:00:00 +0000

Talking with "Blag" director Sophie Flack about directing, audio drama, and the best way to get, take notes....

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Behind the Blag

Fri, 22 Apr 2022 05:00:00 +0000

Catch this interview with two of our "Blag" cast members--Winter Foenander and Sam Cartwright, talking audio drama, acting, and possibly self-incrimination...

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Sun, 10 Apr 2022 05:00:00 +0000

Alan and Paul are two typical lads on holiday in Brazil for the World Cup, but they decide to become legends by "blagging" their way into the England team's hotel bar and getting pictures with the players. Will sheer confidence and belief in themselves result in a win for these underdogs? Find out in this hilarious and uplifting comedy.

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Written By: Victoria Morris

Directed By: Sophie Flack

Starring: Sam Cartwright as Alan

Winter Foenander as Paul

Rachael Proulx* as Ensemble

Sound Design/Editing By: Andrew Pond*

Music: Rio Samba by Liborio Conti 

Nada Tem Alguma Coisa  by Banda Do Vento

*Denotes EFCT company member

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Direct from the Director

Wed, 09 Feb 2022 22:00:00 +0000

"To See and Be Seen" director, Gayle Starr discusses the future of audio drama, the importance of representing the visually impaired in art, and why she REALLy doesn't like Zoom theatre....

A Transcript of this interview can be found at

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To See and Be...Heard!

Sun, 06 Feb 2022 07:00:00 +0000

An interview with Susie Perkowitz and Danon Dastugue, the cast of "To See And Be Seen", by Jophn Mabey, which launches on February 13th. Danon and Susie discuss acting, audio drama, and representation in art.

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A Chat From Puerto Vallarta

Wed, 05 Jan 2022 06:00:00 +0000

Artistic Director Andrew Pond talks with "A Kiss From Back Home" actor, Nick Dorado, about being part of Season 2 of Half Hour Audio Hour, and why the weather in Mexico beats Chicago....

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Let me Tell You About the Cast!

Fri, 10 Dec 2021 19:04:44 +0000

A special sneak peek interview with Lydia Lewis and Addison lewis, the cast of our December episode, Let Me Tell You About Charlotte by Ledia Xhoga.

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Meet the "Two Girls" Cast!

Fri, 12 Nov 2021 19:12:40 +0000

CW: Mention of sexual assault. If you or someone you know has been the victim of sexual assault, contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or you can talk to someone online at

We discuss Allie Costa's "Two Girls" with cast members Michaela Childress and Bek Szilagyi. Stay tuned for "Two Girls" launching November 13th!

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Interview with the Gorgon

Sun, 10 Oct 2021 05:00:00 +0000

CW: mention of rape and murder.P

Public radio host Tamara Tanz heads up a program interviewing the supposed descendants of mythological beings. Until one day a guest arrives claiming to be one of Medusa's actual sisters. That can't be true...could it? And what exactly does she want?

Written by: Donaldson Cardenas

Directed by: Linsey Falls

Starring the Voice Talents of: Noelle Klyce, Lexy Weixel, Alexis Vaselopulous, and Brad Stevens

Sound Design by: Andrew Pond*

*Denotes EFCT Company Member

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Down the Rabbit Hole

Mon, 30 Aug 2021 17:19:58 +0000

An interview with Down We Go cast members Vero Maynez and April Noel. Go down the rabbit hole with them about the process of working on Down We Go as well as their thoughts on audio drama in general and the wisdom of jumping out of airplanes.

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Pay No Attention to the Man behind the Robot...

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 19:05:54 +0000

An Interview with Tatiana director, Daniel Washelesky. What does HE think of Artificial Intelligence?

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Tatiana Speaks!

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 18:53:47 +0000

The cast of Tatiana, by Alan Kilpatrick, talks about the show, and their feelings about AI. Tatiana launches June 13th!

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The Secrets of Diltie Moss!

Wed, 05 May 2021 05:00:00 +0000

The cast of Diltie Moss, by Emma Dawson, speak their minds about voice acting, scarecrows, and the safety of certain holiday confections....

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Welcome to Diltie Moss!

Sun, 02 May 2021 17:00:00 +0000

Sophie Flack, director of our upcoming May episode, "Diltie Moss", by Emma Dawson, speaks about the show and gives us a glimpse into Vietnamese chickens....

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Hush Hush's Director Speaks Up!

Sat, 03 Apr 2021 05:00:00 +0000

An Interview with Hush Hush director, Andre Luc Martinez, on honesty in acting, what draws him to audio drama, and how video games factor into self-care.

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The Cast of Hush Hush Won't Stay Silent

Sun, 28 Mar 2021 21:10:01 +0000

Get a first glimpse into the show Hush, Hush, by Aaron Mays, through this interview with the cast--Jordan Arredondo, Leah Casey, Abby Crist, and TJ Simba-Medel.

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I'd Like to Speak to the Manager...

Thu, 11 Mar 2021 06:00:00 +0000

Find out what it took to pull together "Order for Vicky" from its director, Clarissa Dalhauser. And discover what directors order when they go to a coffee shop...

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Order Up!

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 21:43:09 +0000

The Cast of "Order for Vicky", by Keyanna Khatiblou, discusses what it's like to battle the internet in order to create art, how they relate to their characters, and how much time they've spent in coffee shops.

"Order for Vicky", by Keyanna Khatiblou, tells the story of Claire and Tori, shortly after a breakup, and explores what role, if any, forgiveness plays in moving on. It was directed by Clarissa Dahlhauser, and stars Maddie Sachs and Kaeley Osterman*

"Order for Vicky" will launch March 14th

*Denotes EFCT company member

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Meet the Director of Death (And Grandmother Choi)

Mon, 08 Feb 2021 18:43:00 +0000

An interview with Aimy Tien, director of Death and Grandmother Choi, launching on February 14th, as she talks about the process, the Buddhist idea of death, and why she likes tricksters.

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Death (and Grandmother Choi) Speaks!

Sun, 24 Jan 2021 16:30:19 +0000

Meet the cast of our upcoming February episode, "Death and Grandmother Choi", by Nina Ki, directed by Aimy Tien, and starring Jennifer Cheung and Thomas Tong. Find out about the process, the script, Jennifer's inner grandmother, and just how Thomas anbd Death are alike...

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Meet the Director!

Tue, 05 Jan 2021 16:00:00 +0000

Interview with Christopher Sylvie, director of Breakz, launching January 10th. Hear about his process, the challenges of switching from directing live theatre to remote audio drama, and find out whether he's got any rap chops...

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Meet the cast of Breakz!

Thu, 31 Dec 2020 18:42:20 +0000

Breakz is about Alfie X, a rapper with mainstream popularity who deals with the repercussions of his out of character and highly public statement following the police shooting of an unarmed black man. Hear from the cast of Breakz as they talk about their characters, the process, and what the show means to them ahead of its launch on January 10th! Featuring Justice Hall, who plays Alfie, and Jacquelyn Haas, who plays Imani.

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Breakz Sneak Peek

Thu, 24 Dec 2020 21:18:36 +0000

This is a short sneak peek at the very first episode of The Half Hour Audio Hour, Breakz, by Cris Eli Blak. This is snippets from a rehearsal our cast held over Zoom. Breakz premieres January 10th!

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