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  Work Experience

July 1996 - present

Contributing Editor/Reviewer: AudioFile magazine
  Writer of column,  features and reviews for national consumer magazine devoted to audiobooks.

Sept 1993 - present

Artistic Producing Director, The Hollywood Theater of the Ear
  Most recently produced and directed 2000x, a series of 26 futuristic one-hour dramatic programs for National Public Radio and Audible.com; Jurgen, 10-hour "narrator's theater" adaptation of novel by James Branch Cabell, for Fantastic Audio. 

Dec 1975 - present

Freelance consultant, writer-producer-director of spoken arts radio programs and recordings, print-media arts writer and critic
  Clients have included: Audio Renaissance, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio, Blackstone Audio, British Broadcast Corporation, Canadian Broadcasting Company, Chicago magazine, Chicago Sun-Times, Dick Orkin Creative Services (DOCSI), KPCC Pasadena, Marketplace, National Public Radio, Stagebill magazine, The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, Simon & Schuster Audio, University of Chicago, Western Public Radio, WFMT Chicago, WNIB Chicago, among others

Nov 1972 - Dec 1986

Executive Producer/Artistic Director: The National Radio Theater of Chicago
  Leadership of award-winning non-profit production company, including artistic direction, fiscal management of annual budgets of up to $1 million, grantsmanship; produced and directed weekly dramatic series heard locally from 1973 through 1980, then syndicated nationally 1981 - 1983; specials and mini-series 1984 - 1987: Of Thee I Sing, World Rep, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Dateline 1787.
  Awards and Honors

1974, ‘76, ‘79, ‘89
1975 - 1985 (five)
1978, 1981
1982, 1985
1982, 1985

1998, 2007, 2008
2000 - 2010 (nine)

Major Armstrong Award
Ohio State Award
Joseph Jefferson Award
George Foster Peabody Award

NFCB Golden Reel
Corporation for Public Broadcasting Program Award
San Francisco State Broadcast Media Award
Gabriel Award
Recording Academy Grammy Award (co-producer)

Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award
Independent Publishers Award for Original Audio
Mark Time Lifetime Achievement Award
Audio Publishers Association Audie Awards
Science Fiction Writers of America Bradbury Award
Award of Excellence, The Communicator Awards


The Publicity Survival Manual for Small Performing Arts Organizations. The Chicago Alliance for the Performing Arts.


WKID - Easy Radio Plays. Carol Adorjan, co-writer. Albert Whitman & Co.


The Well-tempered Audio Dramatist. National Audio Theater Festivals, National Endowment for the Arts. 2006.
  Related Professional Activity

1982 to 1986
1983, 1992
1984, 1986
1998 - 2001
various dates

Grants panelist, National Endowment for the Arts.
Founder, Audio Independents, trade association for radio producers.
Grants panelist, Chicago Council of Fine Arts.
Sole radio honoree, Pres. Reagan’s first White House Luncheon on the Arts.
Grants panelist, National Endowment for the Humanities.
U.S. delegate, European Broadcasting Union Radio Drama Conference.
Judge, Audio Publishers Association Audie Awards.
Guest lecturer, instructor: Columbia College (Chicago), Loyola University (Chicago), Northwestern University, Pepperdine, Purdue, University of Pennsylvania, Yale
  Professional Memberships
Actors Equity Association • American Federation of Television and Radio Artists • Audio Publishers Association • Screen Actors Guild

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