A Dance in the Lamplight

Bear Place Audio is pleased to announce the release of A Dance in the Lamplight, the first Bear Place Audio Theater production. It is a short audio drama about an old woman named Edith and some experiences she has in a local park. Some say there’s a paranormal twist, but we’ll let you decide.

A Dance in the Lamplight was first released on December 1, 2017. You can listen to the audio drama using your browser by clicking here, or you can download the episode by clicking here.

The cast of A Dance in the Lamplight comes from across the globe. Find out more about them by clicking here.

A Dance in the Lamplight – Voice Actor Bios

The following actors and actress lended their talents to A Dance in the Lamplight.

REBECCA THOMAS (Edith)

Rebecca Thomas is a Texas-based narrator and voice actor drawn to science fiction and fantasy audiobooks, audio dramas, and interactive projects. A former math, science, and writing teacher, Rebecca has long woven together her performing arts and teaching skills to present material, develop educational programming, and manage a variety of projects. Outside the studio, Rebecca reads compulsively, writes short stories and novellas, blogs about autodidactism and communities of practice, and shares behind-the-scene glimpses into her creative practices.

RYAN BALDWIN (Christopher/Assistant Producer)

Ryan Baldwin is a voice actor, comedian, musician, graphic designer, and music producer from Southern Maryland. He has been in several bands over the years and now writes, records, and produces music from home. Some of his previous bands have played with artists such as The Ataris and Cartel and played the Vans Warped Tour. He creates music in a wide variety of styles for different projects as well as doing a range of different voices. He loves collaborating with people and is happy to lend his voice or music to a noble cause.

ZACHARY SHULFER (Police Officer)

Zack Shulfer is an online voice actor who has provided additional voice work for projects such as Harmony RevoltTales of ZaleZoolaplex (also here) and 10 Years of Eddache. When he’s not voice acting, Zack likes to read, write, bike, or volunteer at his local library. He is more than happy to play his role as the Police Officer in A Dance in the Lamplight.

SARAH GOLDING (Nurse)

Sarah Golding currently co-hosts the Audio Drama Production Podcast and loves the amazing plethora of roles she’s been given on audio drama shows. You can find her as Lizzie In Wynabego Warrior (Audioblivious), Drunk Helen in A Scottish Podcast (Yap Audio), Sarah in Hostile Worlds (Podcast host), Dorothea in Axe and Crown (Forgery League) Alia in Ancestry (Koach Studios), Laura in Brief Encounter and Mrs Danvers in Rebecca (Old Souls audio), Madam La Gimp in Madam La Gimp (John Bell productions for Sonic Summerstock) and many more! Feel free to ping her more work! She won’t mind.

And it is released!

I’ll write a complete release post (and update the Bear Place Audio Facebook page) later today, but for those who have been waiting for it, the official release of A Dance in the Lamplight can be found here at archive.org. Sorry for the numerous delays and thank you for your patience! Enjoy!

EDIT (10:00 pm): The above link is an informational page, with a media player to play the actual audio drama. For a direct download link, click here.  Also, I will finish a post giving cast information and another giving background information on the play sometime before Monday afternoon (US time). For now, please enjoy the audio drama through the links above.

Yet Another Delay

While I thought I would have the time to put the finishing touches on A Dance in the Lamplight this weekend, there are other commitments that have arisen that will take precedence over my audio drama hobby. While I am not pleased to say this, I am going to push the release date back to November 27th. If at all possible I will release it earlier.

My apologies to those who have been waiting for the official release, and thank you for your patience.

Gathering Feedback

I’ve finished production on a draft of A Dance in the Lamplight and I’ve sent copies to a few key people to get feedback. While I’m still waiting for some of the responses, the feedback I’ve gotten so far makes it clear that I have a bit of work to do.  I’m not sure how soon I’ll have a product that I’m comfortable releasing, but at the very least I want to address the concerns raised to the best of my ability. It’s an interesting challenge, and I’ll see what I can do…

And on to production…

I’m happy to say that all of the lines have been submitted by the voice actors for A Dance in the Lamplight, and that I can finally begin with the production process. I’m quite pleased with the individual deliveries of the lines, but I haven’t gotten around to mixing anything yet. I don’t know how they’ll sound side by side. I’m optimistic, though. One day I hope to record with a group in a live studio setting, but for now I’m looking forward to the challenge of dealing with remote recordings.

I don’t know how long it will take to finish the whole play, since I haven’t produced anything of this scale before. Prior to this, my longest projects have been one minute commercials. (EDIT: It’s worth noting this was only done in a classroom setting, not professionally.) A Dance in the Lamplight is not a long audio drama, however, and I hope to be done within the next two weeks. Stay tuned…

Casting for “A Dance in the Lamplight” is Closed

I would like to formally announce that the casting for A Dance in the Lamplight is complete. All roles are filled and I will not be needing anyone else at this time. Thank you to all who auditioned!

It will likely be several weeks before A Dance in the Lamplight is ready to be listened to by the general public, but you can check here for the release information. Thanks!