Our Workshops and Events

Known for the annual Hear Now Festival, NATF is proud to offer year-round programming dedicated to the advancement of audio arts, such as our Hear Learn workshops and Hear Talk interview series.

About Us

The National Audio Theatre Festivals, Inc. inspires, educates, promotes, and celebrates storytelling through sound. We endeavor to make the artform accessible to anyone who is passionate about it. Formerly the Midwest Radio Theatre Workshop, we are a fully qualified 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation based in Missouri.

About NATF

Learn more about
who we are and
what we do.

About Hear Now

Be part of the preeminent audio theatre festival in the United States.

Our History

Gain exposure to over 30 years of workshops, performances, & conferences.

Meet the Team

Get to know the NATF team, as well as the talented artists who work with us.

Highlights

The National Audio Theatre Festivals, Inc. inspires, educates, promotes, and celebrates storytelling through sound. We endeavor to make the artform accessible to anyone who is passionate about it. Formerly the Midwest Radio Theatre Workshop, we are a fully qualified 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation based in Missouri.

The Corwin Award

Every year, the Norman Corwin committee of the NATF bestows an award in his honor to a person or group who has made an outstanding contribution to American radio drama.

Hear Now Festival

Our keystone event each year is the Hear Now Festival, a celebration of the artform that offers educational content, performances, and networking opportunities. 

Podcast Palooza

Podcast Palooza is the Hear Now Festival’s juried competition for recorded sound works. Podcasts, audio fiction, audio theatre, and even sound art all are evaluated by our judges.

Donate Today

Become a patron of the NATF. All donations directly finance our programming and preservation of our history.

Work With Us

Interested in volunteering with us or submitting a workshop or panel idea? Please get in touch! We also offer for-credit internships for college students.

Become a Sponsor

If you’re a company or organization in the audio production space, we’d love to partner with you.

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