What Kind of Adventure Awaits?

Our tagline here at Jabberwocky Audio Theater is “Adventure Awaits!”

But what does that mean?

That means we like tales of adventure in the classic tradition, but with a modern take. If you think of some of the vintage radio programs like Gunsmoke or Escape, you’ll know they covered some grown-up topics, but could still be rated “G” or “PG” today and, okay, yeah, the G-rated films are sometimes PG these days just as some films that would have been rated PG in the 80s are now PG-13, but we still feel it’s a pretty good benchmark.

But showing is always better than telling, so since this our website not the podcast, we can show you a good example of the a classic adventure tale done in a modern style that makes us chortle with joy:

An adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo may be in the cards in the future… and not necessarily a science fiction one (because that version has been done well and we don’t have the rights to it).

Listen Live! War of the Worlds, 2018

Join us on WERA-LP 96.7 FM just about now at a special time (2:00pm ET) for the recording of a live performance from this past Memorial Day weekend.

H.G. Wells’ classic “War of the Worlds” gets a Jabberwocky update as we tune in to a special radio broadcast in October 2018 learning of mysterious power outages and “seismic activity” in the Washington, DC area. Could this be related to strange gas eruptions on the planet Mars?

Cast (in order of speaking):

Announcer: William R. Coughlan
Narrator: Brooks Tegler
Bob Fredericks, WERA-LP Anchor: Steve Ray
Dana Lavelle, Traffic Reporter: Anna Coughlan
Lisa Howes, Weather Reporter: Yasmin Tuazon
Eddie Shaw, WQVA Reporter: Keith Waters
Dave Phillips, WQVA Recording Engineer: Bjorn Munson
Dr. Isabella Perrotin: Carol McCaffrey
National Guard Sergeant: Bjorn Munson
Brigadier General Lawrence Marvin, VA National Guard: Brooks Tegler
Captain McBride, U.S. Army Signal Corps: Keith Waters
Artilleryman: William R. Coughlan
De Soto, Artillery Officer: Nick DePinto
Warthog Lead: Brooks Tegler
Warthog Four: Yasmin Tuazon
Warthog Three: Nick DePinto
Man: Steve Ray

Crew:

Recorded live at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor as part of Escape Velocity 2018
Music was composed by John Maestri
Sound Patterns by Heff Munson
Live sound recording and mixing and post-production mix by Antonio Villaronga
Written and directed by Bjorn Munson, based on the novel by H.G. Wells

Listen to the Episode Live!

Length: 49:25
Rated AD-PG, parental guidance suggested. Contains scenes of mass destruction and sci-fi violence, including people being incinerated by heat rays, suffocated by poison gas, and, in one case, impaled. I mean, the Martians really aren’t trying to be good neighbors.

Rated AD-PG (Audio Drama 'PG')
Rating: AD-PG

Listen Online! JAT Chat # 2: September 2018

With season one of Rogue Tyger finished, Bjorn and Bill talk at length about the making of the series including the characters, how some of the sound effects were created. We also touch on next week’s special broadcast of War of the Worlds.

 

Listen to the Episode! 

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Listen Live! JAT Chat # 2 – September 2018

Join us on WERA-LP 96.7 FM just about now (4:00pm ET)  we have our second “JAT Chat.”

With season one of Rogue Tyger finished, Bjorn and Bill talk at length about the making of the series including the characters, how some of the sound effects were created. We also touch on next week’s special broadcast of War of the Worlds.

 

Listen to the Episode Live!

Length: 25:16
Rated AD-G for general audiences. We’re just talking. I mean, Bjorn does use the phrase “Wesley Crusher with balls,” but it’s appropriate.

Rated AD-G (Audio Drama 'G')
Rating: AD-G

Listen Online! Rogue Tyger – Episode 15: Uninvited Guests, Part 5 of 5

Rogue Tyger cover by William R. Coughlan

Aidan, Enling, and Tormar are fighting to escape a wrecked courier, aided by a mysterious robot, while Grainne and Reg look for an opening to rescue their crewmates.

 

 

 

Cast (in order of speaking):

Announcer: William R. Coughlan
Rikken: Yasmin Tuazon
Jochi Bortay: Bjorn Munson
Sylvia Malabar: Carol McCaffrey
Aidan Vosky: Nick DePinto
Tormar: Phil Amico
The Robot: William R. Coughlan
Shen Enling: Yasmin Tuazon
Grainne Kochowa: Erin Goldstein
Reg Macorum: Brooks Tegler
Chinnery: Brooks Tegler
Redback: William R. Coughlan
Walsh: Phil Amico
Nicoli: Nick DePinto
Computer: Kim Davenport

Crew:

Recorded at Big Ben Studios by Matt Bostaph.
Music was composed by John Maestri and arranged by Jason Chmiola.
Supplemental Recording at Tohubohu Productions in Burke, Virginia.
Dialogue editing by Maurice Malde.
Sound effects editing by William R. Coughlan.
Written and directed by Bjorn Munson.

Listen to the Episode!

Length: 14:55
Rated AD-G for general audiences. Contains explosions, decompression, and people earnestly trying to kill one another. This is an adventure after all.

Rated AD-G (Audio Drama 'G')
Rating: AD-G

Listen Live! Rogue Tyger – Episode 15: Uninvited Guests, Part 5 of 5

Join us on WERA-LP 96.7 FM just about now (4:00pm ET)  as we air the season finale of our space opera, Rogue Tyger.

First up will be last week’s episode which left both the Tyger and the Tyger’s boarding party in tight spots. Listen to what happens in the explosive finale!

Rogue Tyger cover by William R. Coughlan

Aidan, Enling, and Tormar are fighting to escape a wrecked courier, aided by a mysterious robot, while Grainne and Reg look for an opening to rescue their crewmates.

 

 

 

Cast (in order of speaking):

Announcer: William R. Coughlan
Rikken: Yasmin Tuazon
Jochi Bortay: Bjorn Munson
Sylvia Malabar: Carol McCaffrey
Aidan Vosky: Nick DePinto
Tormar: Phil Amico
The Robot: William R. Coughlan
Shen Enling: Yasmin Tuazon
Grainne Kochowa: Erin Goldstein
Reg Macorum: Brooks Tegler
Chinnery: Brooks Tegler
Redback: William R. Coughlan
Walsh: Phil Amico
Nicoli: Nick DePinto
Computer: Kim Davenport

Crew:

Recorded at Big Ben Studios by Matt Bostaph.
Music was composed by John Maestri and arranged by Jason Chmiola.
Supplemental Recording at Tohubohu Productions in Burke, Virginia.
Dialogue editing by Maurice Malde.
Sound effects editing by William R. Coughlan.
Written and directed by Bjorn Munson.

Listen to the Episode Live!

Length: 14:55
Rated AD-G for general audiences. Contains explosions, decompression, and people earnestly trying to kill one another. This is an adventure after all.

Rated AD-G (Audio Drama 'G')
Rating: AD-G

Listen Online! Rogue Tyger – Episode 14: Uninvited Guests, Part 4 of 5

Rogue Tyger cover by William R. Coughlan

On a routine salvage job, Aidan, Enling, and Tormar find themselves trapped on the wreck… with an armed boarding party closing in.

 

 

 

 

Cast (in order of speaking):

Announcer: William R. Coughlan
Shen Enling: Yasmin Tuazon
Tormar: Phil Amico
Aidan Vosky: Nick DePinto
The Robot: William R. Coughlan
Hess: Brooks Tegler
Parker: Erin Goldstein
Thalman: Bjorn Munson
Jochi Bortay: Bjorn Munson
Rikken: Yasmin Tuazon
Sylvia Malabar: Carol McCaffrey
Grainne Kochowa: Erin Goldstein
Reg Macorum: Brooks Tegler

Crew:

Recorded at Big Ben Studios by Matt Bostaph.
Music was composed by John Maestri and arranged by Jason Chmiola.
Supplemental Recording at Tohubohu Productions in Burke, Virginia.
Dialogue editing by Maurice Malde.
Sound effects editing by William R. Coughlan.
Written and directed by Bjorn Munson.

Listen to the Episode!

Length: 9:21
Rated AD-G for general audiences. Contains wushu, passive-aggressive use of particle beam weaponry, and the disturbing realization that one is alone.

Rated AD-G (Audio Drama 'G')
Rating: AD-G

Listen Live! Rogue Tyger – Episode 14: Uninvited Guests, Part 4 of 5

Join us on WERA-LP 96.7 FM just about now (4:00pm ET)  as we continue the third and final serial of Rogue Tyger, season one.

First up will be last week’s episode as the action heats up thanks to the arrival of Captain Macorum’s old ship. And then the crew find themselves between a rock (asteroids) and a hard place (a heavily armed boarding party).

Rogue Tyger cover by William R. Coughlan

On a routine salvage job, Aidan, Enling, and Tormar find themselves trapped on the wreck… with an armed boarding party closing in.

 

 

 

 

Cast (in order of speaking):

Announcer: William R. Coughlan
Shen Enling: Yasmin Tuazon
Tormar: Phil Amico
Aidan Vosky: Nick DePinto
The Robot: William R. Coughlan
Hess: Brooks Tegler
Parker: Erin Goldstein
Thalman: Bjorn Munson
Jochi Bortay: Bjorn Munson
Rikken: Yasmin Tuazon
Sylvia Malabar: Carol McCaffrey
Grainne Kochowa: Erin Goldstein
Reg Macorum: Brooks Tegler

Crew:

Recorded at Big Ben Studios by Matt Bostaph.
Music was composed by John Maestri and arranged by Jason Chmiola.
Supplemental Recording at Tohubohu Productions in Burke, Virginia.
Dialogue editing by Maurice Malde.
Sound effects editing by William R. Coughlan.
Written and directed by Bjorn Munson.

Listen to the Episode Live!

Length: 9:21
Rated AD-G for general audiences. Contains wushu, passive-aggressive use of particle beam weaponry, and the disturbing realization that one is alone.

Rated AD-G (Audio Drama 'G')
Rating: AD-G

Listen Online! Rogue Tyger – Episode 13: Uninvited Guests, Part 3 of 5

Rogue Tyger cover by William R. Coughlan

Exploring a wrecked courier in a far-off star system, Captain Macorum’s old ship, the Silver Star, appears out of nowhere — and her new captain doesn’t like competition.

 

 

 

Cast (in order of speaking):

Announcer: William R. Coughlan
Grainne Kochowa: Erin Goldstein
Reg Macorum: Brooks Tegler
Jochi Bortay: Bjorn Munson
Sylvia Malabar: Carol McCaffrey
Shen Enling: Yasmin Tuazon
Tormar: Phil Amico
Aidan Vosky: Nick DePinto
The Robot: William R. Coughlan
Rikken: Yasmin Tuazon
Hess: Brooks Tegler

Crew:

Recorded at Big Ben Studios by Matt Bostaph.
Music was composed by John Maestri and arranged by Jason Chmiola.
Supplemental Recording at Tohubohu Productions in Burke, Virginia.
Dialogue editing by Maurice Malde.
Sound effects editing by William R. Coughlan.
Written and directed by Bjorn Munson.

Listen to the Episode Live!

Length: 11:10
Rated AD-G for general audiences. Contains creepiness, veiled threats, and assorted skulking about.

Rated AD-G (Audio Drama 'G')
Rating: AD-G