Friday, January 20, 2006

Radio and Dramatic Readings

One has to wonder how many dreams can come true in so short of a time. If it goes on like this, next thing I know I’ll be married and headed to the mission field in Mexico! (Though at the moment I no longer feel called to go out on the field--my writing is my ministry right now. So maybe it won’t be Mexico… But I digress.)

I have been offered the opportunity to be involved in some radio dramas through Unchained Productions. Some of you know that I have always wanted to try radio. When I was growing up I listened to Adventures in Oddyssey radio adventures and to animated movies and imagined what it would be like to be one of the voices.

Though I have never had the opportunity to try radio, dramatic reading has always been a part of my life. When I was a toddler, both my parents would read to me using special voices for all the characters. As I grew older, reading aloud stayed a part of our life. My family spent many a car trip or Sunday evening taking turns reading out loud or, more often, listening to books on tape. In fact, when my sister and now-brother-in-law were courting, the six of us read aloud the Narnia series.

What cherished memories! I can pictured Dad laughing until tears ran down his face at the escapades of Laddie. I remember the wonder Mark found in the first lion scene of Prince Caspian. How helpful it was when Sis explained the history during A Tale of Two Cities and I can see the twinkle in Mom’s eyes as she figured out what was going to happen next. I can hear the love in AJ’s voice as she recorded a whole tape of short stories for me to listen to when I was sick.

Perhaps through these radio dramas I may get to take part, I will become a part of some other family’s traditions, as they listen together.

5 comments:

TheNinjaKitten said...

I found this post because I work for a company that rents audio books on CD, but I must recommend that you check out one of the volunteer, open-source audio book projects if you'd life to try narrating (and it sounds very much like you would). Librivox.org (I think that's the url) would be a good spot for you to check out.

purple_kangaroo said...

How wonderful, Amy! I have always wanted to do something like radio or audio books.

I'm going to check out that volunteer narrating thing!

Dara said...

Hello! It's Dara from FaithWriters! I just recently made one of these today because of an article in Writer's Digest magazine and then I remembered that on your FW profile you had a link here so I decided to leave you a comment. Anyway that's all! I'm still trying to figure this site out...

Douglas_Coombs said...

So, do your readers get to know when a production starring *YOU* will be released?

Amy said...

Welcome Kitten, and thanks for the link--it looks interesting!

Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging, Dana!

Yes Doug, if something I am in comes out I will be sure to post about it, lol.