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Chronology

Throughout its rich history, ARTC has prided itself on being one of the few audio drama companies in America to perform live.  And not just occasionally – our live performances make up the bulk of our schedule. For those of you who would like to see a small encapsulation of the evolution of ARTC, the past is listed here in all its glory.  The original playbill supplied to the audience is included whenever possible.

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

  • Saturday and Sunday, March 3-4 Academy Theatre – The Time Machine; Mildly Exciting Tales of Astonishment: The Time Board, Dr. Will Ward, Science Wizard: The Wells of Time, Wikihistory, The Game is Afoot!: The Tick Tock Dick (original playbill)
  • Sunday, April 15 STEAM Fest Academy Theatre – Candle Magic
  • Saturday, May 5 Free Comic Book Day Criminal Records – Brotherhood of Damn Sassy Mutants, Mildly Exciting Tales of Astonishment
  • Saturday, May 10 Hearts for Heroes – The Adventures of the Crimson Hawk: Dark Hero, parts 3 and 4
  • Saturday, June 9 Wedding reception for one of our members! – Mack McKnight, PI: The Tale of the Runaway Groom
  • Saturday, July 21 LibertyCon – Live Free or Die: The Maple Syrup Wars, Dr. Will Ward, Science Wizard: Taxing our Patience, Rory Rammer, Space Marshal: The Murder of Skip Sagan, USO Christmas
  • Friday and Sunday, August 31 and September 2 Dragon*Con – A Tribute to Ray Bradbury, The Wood-Bound Werewolf; Rory Rammer, Space Marshal: The Murder of Skip Sagan, The Rats in the Walls (with Matthew Trautwein) (original playbill)
  • Every weekend in October Academy Theatre – Lovecraft’s Nightmares – A different Lovecraftian tale each weekend! Featuring music by The Ghosts Project (original playbill)
    • Weekend 1: The Rats in the Walls; Live Free or Die: The Maple Syrup Wars
    • Weekend 2: The Shadow Over Innsmouth, The Wood-Bound Werewolf
    • Weekend 3: The Dunwich Horror, The Music of Erich Zann, Haunter Hunters
    • Weekend 4: Special Order, An Arkham Home Companion, Rory Rammer, Space Marshal: The Colour of the Shadow Over the Mountains of Madness Out of Space
  • Saturdays and Sundays, December 8-16 Academy Theatre – An Atlanta Christmas (original playbill)

2011

  • Saturday, February 26 Anachrocon – Candle Magic with Rafe Rathbone, Constable of the Ether: The Adventure of Sir Isaac’s Monocle, Infinitely Regressive Insurance: The Time Machine, and The Game is Afoot!: Episode 1, the Phantom Chippendale (original playbill)
  • Saturday April 30 and Sunday May 1 Academy Theatre – The Dancer in the Dark (with The Ghosts Project), The Triumph of Natural Justice, and Rory Rammer, Space Marshal: Luna Shall Be Dry! (original playbill)
  • Saturday, July 16 LibertyCon – Sarabande for a Condemned Man, He Walked Around the Horses, Rory Rammer, Space Marshal: Murder at the Purge, Bryce and Bigmouth, A Boy and His Griffin Part 2: Now What Do I Do? (original playbill)
  • Friday and Sunday, September 2 and 4 Dragon*Con – The Game is Afoot!: The Tick Tock Dick, Rory Rammer, Space Marshal: Murder at the Purge, Episode 13; Sarabande for a Condemned Man, The Music of Erich Zann (with The Ghosts Project), Dr. Will Ward, Science Wizard (original playbill)
  • Saturday and Sunday, October 29-30 Academy Theatre – The Horseman of the Hollow, part of the Sleepy Hollow Ride Across America, with 3 Bad Writers, Bumpers Crossroads: Hallowe’en, Dr. Will Ward, Science Wizard: Ghosts in the Machine, On the Wheel of Justice, Killing Edgar, and Rory Rammer, Space Marshal: Slaves of the Zombie-Tron (original playbill)
  • Tuesday, December 20 Atlanta History Center – An Atlanta Christmas
  • Saturdays and Sundays, December 10-18 Academy Theatre – An Atlanta Christmas (original playbill)

2010

2009

2008

2007

  • Friday and Saturday, February 24-25 Stage Door Players – The Brides of Dracula with assorted other Valentine-related subjects including Rory Rammer, Space Marshal: The Asteroid of Love and The Shape of Things to Come (original playbill)
  • Friday and Saturday, April 28-29 Stage Door Players – All You Zombies… with assorted VERY short subjects, including The Crocodile PitThe En-Rich-IfierThe Adventures of the Earworm, and Meet Mr. Omniscient (original playbill) (photos from All You Zombies…. 2007)
  • Friday-Sunday, July 6-8 – Robert A. Heinlein Centennial Convention – A celebration of the Dean of American Science Fiction. We presented All You Zombies… and The Menace From Earth along with a few of our other favorites, including Creation is a Circle, and Rory Rammer, Space Marshal: The Planetoid of Doom (original playbill)
  • Friday, July 20 Barnes and Noble Perimeter – Harry Potter and the Magic of Radio – Our last foray into the realm of Harry Potter as we celebrated the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows with staged readings, trivia contests, costuming, and a midnight reading from the new book!
  • Saturday, July 28 LibertyCon – All You Zombies… and A Ship Named Francis
  • Friday August 31 Dragon*Con – The Challenges of Brave Ragnar and Rory Rammer, Space Marshal: Madhouse in the Sky (original playbill) (photos from Dragon Con 2007)
  • Saturday, October 6 Gaylaxicon – Brotherhood of Damn Sassy MutantsThe Shape of Things to Come, A Ship Named Francis (original playbill) (photos from Gaylaxicon 2007)
  • Saturday October 27 Stage Door Players – The Rats in the Walls with A Ship Named Francis and Rory Rammer, Space Marshal: Slaves of the Zombie-Tron (original playbill)
  • Saturday and Sunday December 22-23 Stage Door Players – An Atlanta Christmas (original playbill) (photos from An Atlanta Christmas 2007)

2006

  • Saturday, January 28 DeKalb School of the Arts – Kissed by a Stranger (original playbill)
  • Wednesday, May 03 WRAS, “88Books”
  • Saturday, May 06 Camp Willoway – One of our most fun and rewarding performances for children who are visually impaired!
  • Friday, June 09 Mythic Journeys – A rare performance that featured something we didn’t write.  Snow Glass Apples by Neil Gaiman, by special permission. The recording for this performance is locked in our archives and we can’t even podcast it.  Also heard, Plato’s Cave by Ron N. Butler (original playbill)
  • Friday, June 16 Sci-Fi Summer 2006 – ARTC will present Here’s the Pitch, featuring new chapters of Brotherhood of Damn Sassy Mutants and Mildly Exciting Tales of Astonishment, plus an episode of Rory Rammer, Space Marshal and a genre-bending main attraction that defies description. (which turned out to be Time for Station Identification) (original playbill) (photos from Sci Fi Summer 2006)
  • Saturday, July 29 LibertyCon – The Doom of the Mummy (photos from LibertyCon 2006)
  • Friday, September 01 Dragon*Con 20 – Only one show this year.  It was The Colour Out of Space by H. P. Lovecraft, adapted by Ron N. Butler (original playbill)
  • Sunday, September 17 Talk Like a Pirate Day – More from the Pirate Hunter series! (photos from National Talk Like a Pirate Day 2006)
  • Saturday, October 07 TimeGate – A Glitch in Time and The Mark of the Beast
  • Saturday, October 28 Hallowe’en at Stage Door – Into the Labyrinth featuring Throne of Shadows (original playbill)
  • Tuesday, October 31 Tut’s Book Emporium – Not a full-on ARTC performance, but a staged reading of Special Order
  • Friday, November 03 The Brotherhood of Damn Sassy Mutants – The stage play version, performed at Sketchworks
  • Tuesday, December 19 Tut’s Book Emporium – An Atlanta Christmas
  • Saturday, December 23 ARTC Christmas at Stage Door Players – An Atlanta Christmas (original playbill)

2005

  • Friday, May 13 Georgia Gazette – Actual radio appearance!  They ran SWATting the Books by Ron N. Butler
  • Sunday, May 29 Memorial Day show at Stone Mountain! – A celebration of heroes, culminating with Unaccustomed to Fear by Terry Quinn (original playbill)
  • Friday, June 10 Sci-Fi Summer 2005, Roswell GA – A double bill that started with Mildly Exciting Tales of Astonishment, and then, after the kids had gone to bed, The Brotherhood of Damn Sassy Mutants (original playbill)
  • Friday, July 15 Harry Potter and the Theater of the Mind – Book release party for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince! at the Barnes and Noble Perimeter location
  • Saturday, July 30 LibertyCon 2005, Chattanooga TN – The Weapons Shop
  • Friday, September 02 Dragon*Con 2005, Atlanta GA – The Weapons Shop, plus a selection of stories by our newer writers that we dubbed Fresh Blood.  These included M.E.T.A. and B.D.S.M, plus The Challenges of Brave Ragnar and Rory Rammer, Space Marshal: The Angel of Destruction (original playbill) (photos from Fresh Blood) (photos from The Weapons Shops)
  • Sunday, September 18 Talk Like a Pirate Day – More piratey shenanigans with the Pirate Hunter books by Brad Strickland and Thomas E. Fuller at the Barnes and Noble Perimeter location (National Talk Like a Pirate Day photos)
  • Sunday, October 30 Hallowe’en at Stone Mountain Park – Another trip Into the Labyrinth with Armada Rising, Penny Dreadful, and M.E.T.A.: Sweet Revenge (original playbill) (Halloween 2005 photos)
  • Monday, October 31 Halloween at Barnes & Noble (photos from our reading of Bunnicula)
  • Saturday, December 10 Christmas at Stone Mountain Park – An Atlanta Christmas at Memorial Hall in Stone Mountain Park (original playbill) (photos from the show)
  • Saturday, December 17 Christmas at Barnes & Noble
  • Friday, December 23 “Georgia Gazette” on GPB – An actual airing of excerpts from An Atlanta Christmas, taken from the live recording at Stone Mountain Park.

2004

2003

  • Sunday, March 09 Fellowship of Reason – Guerrilla Radio Theatre featuring A Case of Abuse (original playbill)
  • Friday, May 30 Sci-Fi Summer 2003 – To Dine With the Devil; Blues for Johnny Raven (original playbill)
  • Friday, June 20 Harry Potter and the Theater of the Mind – The release party for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix held at the Barnes and Noble Perimeter location.  A grand event, with staged readings of selected chapters from the previous books culminating with a reading from chapter one of the new book at midnight.  We introduced a ton of young people to audio drama that night and had a great time doing it in costume! (photos from the show)
  • Friday, August 29 Dragon*Con 2003 – Rory Rammer, Space Marshal: The Meteor Surfers, Can You Hear Me?; The Island of Dr. Moreau (original playbill) (photos from the show)
  • Saturday, December 13 ARTC Christmas at Stone Mountain – An Atlanta Christmas (original playbill) (photos from the show)

Very few playbills available after this point. Have one from a show you attended? Let us know! We’d love to get a scan of it!

2002

  • Friday, January 18 8 1/2 x 11 at Dad’s Garage – Eight and a half directors present pieces in 11 minutes.  ARTC contributed a different piece each night (and we were the half of a director, so we only had 5.5 minutes), consisting of the following: The Shape of Things to ComeI Am/You Are/He Is: Men Who MorphThe Jane Handley-Page Show: The Most-Pierced Man in AmericaThe Blair Cream Adventure, Suspense, Mystery, Cowboy and Indian HourUnresolved Mysteries: Phrenotherapy and Rory Rammer: Martian MafiaBumpers Crossroads: Hide, a Cow’s OutsideBubblewrap, and assorted commercial parodies.
  • Friday, June 14 Sci-Fi Summer 2002 – The Dancer in the Dark
  • Friday, August 30 Dragon*Con 2002 – The Dancer in the Dark; Rory Rammer, Space Marshal: The Colour of the Shadow of the Outsider Over the Mountains of Madness out of Space, Special Order (photos from the show)
  • Saturday, November 09 Atlanta Science Fiction Society
  • Saturday, December 14 ARTC Christmas at Stone Mountain 2002 – An Atlanta Christmas
  • Date Unknown Camp Wak-N-Hak 2002 (photos from the show)

2001

2000

  • Wednesday, April 19 Fifi’s Follies @ the Somber Reptile – Jane Handley-Page in The Most Pierced Man and Inhuman Rights by Ron N Butler; The Shape of Things to Come and Men Who Morph by Daniel Taylor
  • Sunday, May 28 Decatur Arts Festival – Nosinet by Daniel Taylor; A Case of Abuse, Jane Handley-Page in Inhuman Rights, and Who Is This Shakespeare Person, Anyway? by Ron N Butler
  • Thursday, June 29 Dragon*Con 14 – All Hallows’ Moon; Most Pierced Man, Rory Rammer, Space Marshal: Queen of the Spaceways, Zap Thy Neighbor, All You Zombies… (photos from the show)
  • Friday, October 06 “Slightly Surreal” @ DramaTech – Rory Rammer, Space Marshal: The Last Vampire by Ron N. Butler and Robert A. Heinlein’s All You Zombies…
  • Saturday, October 28 WREK, “The Audio Theater Hour” – Saturdays at 5pm, starting Oct 28
  • Tuesday, October 31 Georgia-Pacific Corporate Luncheon – Ghost Dance
  • Friday, December 15 Parkview High School – An Atlanta Christmas
  • Friday, December 22 Echo Lounge Christmas Santacular – An Atlanta Christmas

1999

1998

1997

  • Sunday, January 26 Eddie’s Attic
  • Sunday, February 09 WRFG – The Hoyden (live broadcast)
  • Monday, February 10 Ponce de Leon Branch, Atlanta Public Library – The Hoyden
  • Sunday, May 25 Decatur Arts Festival – The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Thursday, June 26 Dragon*Con 11 – The Menace From Earth, Cyberdick 2, The Brides of Dracula
  • Saturday, September 13 Old English Festival – An unknown episode of Dr. Geoffry Stanhope, Investigator of Occult Phenomena
  • Friday, September 26 Southeast Antique Radio Show – More Stanhope and other short subjects
  • Saturday, October 11 Necronomicon – Country of the Blind, Two’s a Crowd
  • Saturday, October 25 Friends of Old-Time Radio – Geoffry Stanhope: Hour of the Wolf – Daniel Taylor as Geoffry Stanhope, Thomas E Fuller as Colonel Horatio Fitzwilliams, Clair Kiernan as Maria von Ritter, Daniel Kiernan as Burgomeister Hugo Brassner, Terry Sanders as the announcer, and Ron Butler as the rest of Germany.
  • Friday, October 31 Peach State Public Radio – The Brides of Dracula
  • Friday, October 31 WBAI-FM – Pacifica Public Radio, NY – The Brides of Dracula
  • Saturday, December 13 Peach State Public Radio Open House
  • Monday, December 15 Zapien’s New York Salon – An Atlanta Christmas.  One of the more unusual venues for this performance.

1996

  • Friday, February 16 Barnes & Noble
  • Friday, April 26 DeepSouthCon – Jekyll Island – Can You Hear Me?, The Assassins, A Case of Abuse, Chronos Beach
  • Sunday, May 26 Decatur Arts Festival – The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Friday, May 31 Theatre of the Blind – Unitarian Church – The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Bumpers Crossroads – ask us about this show if you see us.
  • Thursday, June 20 Dragon*Con 10 – The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Blues for Johnny Raven, Cyberdick, A Real Babe.
  • Monday, August 12 Atlanta Public Library
  • Sunday, August 25 Eddie’s Attic – Monthly shows from August through March 1997.
  • Tuesday, October 01 Seeing Ear Theatre
  • Saturday, October 05 Southeast Antique Radio Show – Crimson Hawk: The Pyres of Pyros
  • Friday, October 11 Necronomicon – Can You Hear Me?, Crimson Hawk: The Kraken, The Menace From Earth, Creation is a Circle
  • Thursday, October 31 Peach State Public Radio – All Hallows’ Moon (Live broadcast)
  • Sunday, December 22 Eddie’s Attic – An Atlanta Christmas (presented as Christmas in the Attic)

1995

  • Sunday, January 01 WREK – Saturdays at 5:30, January-March, Your Radio Rialto
  • Saturday, February 18 Under Construction 2 – Most Pierced ManRory Rammer: Eye in the SkyThe AssassinsChronos Beach
  • Saturday, February 25 Barnes & Noble – We were a semi-regular presence at the Perimeter Barnes & Noble throughout the year.
  • Saturday, March 04 World Horror Convention – Into the Labyrinth 3
  • Monday, May 08 and Sept 18 Atlanta Public Library – We appeared twice at the Ponce de Leon branch of Atlanta Public Library.
  • Saturday, May 27 Media Play Southlake
  • Friday, July 14 Dragon*Con 9 – Can You Hear Me?Special Order, The Time Machine
  • Sunday, August 27 WRAS – The Last Dragon to Avondale (live broadcast)
  • Friday, October 13 NecronomiCon – Dash Cardigan, A Case of Abuse
  • Tuesday, October 31 Peach State Public Radio – The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Live performance) followed by a taped broadcast of The Island of Dr. Moreau.
  • Saturday, November 11 Antares – A Glitch in Time

1994

  • Friday, January 07 Little Five Points Coffeehouse
  • Saturday, January 29 Cartersville Radio Theater
  • Saturday, February 26 Under Construction – Special OrderBumpers Crossroads Special ReportA Case of AbuseCreation is a Circle
  • Saturday, July 16 Dragon*Con 8 – The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • Saturday, August 27 DeepSouthCon – Birmingham AL: Armadillo Radio Hour, featuring King KongThe Shape of Things to ComeBumpers Crossroads: Hide, the Cow’s OutsideA Case of AbuseThe Armadillo and the Karaoke of Doom
  • Friday, September 02 Props Restaurant
  • Saturday, September 03 Burroughs Dum-Dum – Nadir of the ApesRory Rammer: Green Man’s Burden
  • Saturday, October 15 NecronomiCon – Rory Rammer: Eye in the SkyRory Rammer: Green Man’s BurdenSpecial Order
  • Wednesday, October 19 Premiere of Radioland Murders – Crimson Hawk: Pyres of Pyros
  • Saturday, October 22 UGA Theater of the Mind – The Countess, directed by Himan Brown (not an ARTC production, but featuring many of our personnel), performed at the Morton Theatre and broadcast over WUOG.
  • Monday, October 31 Peach State Public Radio – The Island of Dr. Moreau (live broadcast)
  • Tuesday, November 01 WREK – Saturdays at 5:30, November-December, Your Radio Rialto

1993

  • Saturday, April 17 PhoenixCon – Armadillo Radio Hour: The Armadillo Inside Out
  • Friday, May 28 Little Five Points Coffeehouse – Monthly venue, in the Horizon Theater / WRFG building on Euclid Avenue. May ’93 through April ’94.  This is where many of our best-loved serials originated, including Bumpers Crossroads, Rory Rammer, and The Crimson Hawk.
  • Saturday, July 17 Dragon*Con 7 – Ole Doc Methuselah: The Great Air Monopoly
  • Friday, July 23 Callanwolde – ARTC Tenth Anniversary performance
  • Saturday, October 16 AtomiCon – Special Order

1992

1991

  • Sunday, July 14 Dragon*Con 5 – Lord Durndrun’s Party

1990

1989

1988

1987

  • Sunday, June 14 WGKA – WGKA Summer Series, 13 hours
  • Monday, June 15 Centauri Express – Release of Centauri Express Audio Magazine #1.The cassette periodical published four more issues, the last in 1990. Centauri Express, and ARTC, continued to publish its programs on tape (and later CD), but never again attempted a regular schedule.
  • Tuesday, July 14 Dragon*Con 1 – The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft, adapted by Gerald W. Page.  Sadly, this performance and the script that allowed it have been lost to antiquity.  Our current version was written by Ron N. Butler.

1986

  • Friday, August 29 Confederation / WorldCon – Creation is a Circle (not an ARTC production, but featuring ARTC personnel)

1985

  • Friday, June 14 Peach State Public Radio – SouthernAire Radio Workshop

1984

  • Friday, January 20 WGST – Summer: 13 episodes
  • Friday, September 14 WABE – Fall: 13 episodes