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Writing Contemporary Audio Drama with Alexander Danner

Do you want to tell a fictional story with sound?

This workshop will introduce students to the concepts and techniques of writing stories for audio drama across a range of styles, from monologue-driven series like Welcome to Night Vale to full-cast productions such as The Bright Sessions.

You will learn about writing for voice performance, conveying action through dialogue and sound, and the challenges of exposition and narrative clarity. Though you will be informed of techniques for using music and sound effects as narrative elements, this class will not cover recording techniques or other technical subjects.

We recommend this workshop for anyone who listens to audio fiction and wants to write a story of their own. If you are unfamiliar with audio fiction, please listen to several stories before signing up.


The cost of this two-hour workshop is $50 for non-members and $40 for members of the Podcast Garage or members of the Harvard Ed Portal (i.e. any Allston-Brighton resident). Sign up below!

We're offering scholarships for this workshop. Learn more here

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Alexander Danner is co-creator of the ongoing audio drama Greater Boston, producer of the forthcoming series What's the Frequency? He also co-wrote the arsParadoxica mini episode “Curses.” He is an occasional contributor to The Audio Drama Production Podcast, and teaches writing audio narrative at The New Hampshire Institute for Art. He has performed in numerous audio productions, including The Infinite NowRadiation World, and Jim Robbie and the Wanderers. Alexander also writes comics, and has co-authored two textbooks on the craft and history of comics and graphic novels. You can find his shows at and  

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Our programming is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit