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My fascination for storytelling and narration might have started in Mrs. Zitella’s first grade class. Mrs. Zitella, with her curly brown locks and freshly polished toenails, would never fail to situate herself on a rocking chair every day after recess. She’d read and flip the book around so we could see the pictures and slowly helicopter it across the room so we could all stare wide eyed at those two dimensional characters that brought the story to life.
But it definitely became more real of a passion when I read Percy Jackson and the Olympian series to my sister at bed time. I would get a real kick out of creating different style voices to impersonate each character. The real goof in me loved it and the theatrical side of me obsessed over how I could bring out each character’s personality and flair. Although the exaggerated (possibly borderline annoying) vocals are no longer part of my studio work, I’m ecstatic to share with you my love for narration, acting and the spoken word with these samples below:
A Murder in the Court of Xanadu – written and directed by Corey Bradberry
Summary: A Theater in the Dark’s new audio play, A MURDER IN THE COURT OF XANADU, is a tale of “murder most foul and spoiled revenge”, re-imagining Kublai Khan’s 13th century empire as a 21st-century mega-corporation verging on the brink of bankruptcy. As Xanadu dominates the world markets, an indispensable executive eats the apple from the inside-out and threatens to bring the entire empire tumbling down around him. Written in verse, this modern-day epic drama full of corporate espionage honors the crumbled empire of ancient Mongolia while satirizing modern-day corporate greed.
Listen to the first 12 minutes of this 85 minute audio drama here.
Augustus Reid – deceased by J.J. Kennard
Summary: Augustus Reid’s mortal life ended in 1794. He did not ask for immortality, but when it visited he spent the centuries trying to hide. The cause of his condition, in the form of Tilly Tayler, has returned and everything has begun to change. She wants help with the birth of her child, a child that has taken two centuries to develop in her womb. As the story moves from the 18th century to the present day, we follow the progress of the unlikely couple, the lives they touch and the arrival of blood drinkers – who have their own plans for baby Martin.
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Isaiah’s Story by Jennifer Ross
Summary: On August 3, 2008 at nineteen weeks and three days pregnant Jennifer and her husband said a heartbreaking goodbye to their son Isaiah. Jennifer suffered from a condition called Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation. With only a thirty percent chance of survival, Jennifer was instructed to have labor induced due to this life-threatening condition. Isaiah’s Story chronicles Jennifer’s emotionally traumatic journey through the personal struggles that she faced, mixed with the beautiful hope that she clings to. Take the journey through this mother’s eyes, heart, and soul as she brings to life a little boy who was here for a short time but who has touched many lives with the telling of Isaiah’s Story.
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Only Glory Awaits: The Story of Anne Askew, Reformation Martyr By Leslie S. Nuernberg
Summary: Sixteenth century England.
The Protestant Reformation sweeps across Europe into England, bringing political and religious upheaval and danger to all who embrace this new learning. Into this tumultuous period, young Anne Askew, a gentlewoman from Lincolnshire, forges her way into history.
From the peasant revolt in Northern England, which threatens the very lives of her beloved father and brothers, through a loveless marriage, and finally to the political intrigues of Henry VIII’s court, Anne’s courageous and steadfast faith sustains her. But when her own life is threatened, can Anne’s faith hold true?
Here is the true story of a young English woman who faced adversity and affliction with the strong belief that Christ is indeed sufficient in all circumstances and no matter what the cost, the truth of Christ must prevail.
Only Glory Awaits is a historical fiction about the life and martyrdom of Anne Askew, a contemporary of Lady Jane Grey.
In the Coal Mine Shadows by Sarah Martin Byrd
Summary: Mary Margaret “Mame” Blackwell yearns for a way out of the sleepy little town of Beckley.
After a coal mine explosion kills her father in 1922, pretty little Mame is not willing to accept her mother’s hardscrabble plan for farming burley tobacco in rural West Virginia, but trying to survive in a nearly deserted coal mining town without a father in the early 1900s is anything but easy.
When Mame eagerly leaves home on her first trip to Charleston at age 19, she meets tobacco heir Clint Paddington and sees her chance to move up in the world. Unaware at first of their families’ shared connection to tragedy, Mame makes wild, naive choices that expose both families to even deeper dangers for generations to come.
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what doesn’t kill you can only make you stronger by sophie oram
Summary: Ever been at rock bottom? Or felt the pain you feel will never end? Have you ever stared into a mirror and begged yourself to be strong? Felt alone, isolated, or somewhat different to everyone else around you? Ever felt so ugly and worthless and like the whole entire world is against you? I have. Hi my name’s Sophie and I’m about to give you a taste of everything I’ve been through, everything I thought would be the end of me, when in fact after each downfall, each heartbreak, and every suicidal thought I battled along the way, I have always came out so much stronger at the end of it. Counselling was never any good for me at 13 years old – so I started writing poems as a coping method to “clear the closet”, and now at 22 years old I’ve decided to share my story with the world in hopes to help someone out there who’s struggling.
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