Thursday, June 24, 2021 2:00 PM CDT
Mark Twain Narrators
Host: PJ Ochlan
Description: Mark Twain was one of America’s greatest storytellers. Every year, the Hear Now Festival features a selection of readers interpreting excerpts from Twain’s large body of work. Since we are not able to stage the festival’s usual event at Prospero’s Bookstore in Kansas City, we are presenting this year’s Mark Twain Narrators live online.
Join us for a delightful taste of a great man of letters.
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Emily McGee has appeared in numerous audio, theatre, and film productions throughout Indianapolis and Bloomington. Recently you may have seen and heard her as Vampira in Ed Wood: The Musical at the HEAR Now Audio Festival in Kansas City, Mrs.McKee and Mrs. Michaelis in Cardinal Stage Company’s production of The Great Gatsby, Dr. Lanyon in Ivy Tech’s Production of Jekyll and Hyde, and The Creature in the live audio drama performance of Frankenstein produced by the Bloomington Writer’s Guild and the Monroe County Public Library. Emily also regularly lends her puppetry skills and voice as Peggy, in the 4-time Emmy nominated and 3-time Telly award winning children’s short Peggy’s Poetry and Zarg, which is featured weekly on The Friday Zone through WTIU.
An award-winning narrator with over 200 titles, Andrea Emmes has been a professional actor for over twenty years, performing on stage, television, film, video games, and audiobooks. She has a degree in Game Art and Design and is the producer of the short, animated film, “Mila”. Her wide range of character voices and her dynamic and emotionally invested performances have reviewers and listeners alike raving about how effortlessly she pulls people in.
Nancy Peterson - an Audie Award winner, multiple Voice Arts Award and Independent Audiobook Award nominee - began her career in audiobooks with petty theft. Her dad’s brand-new-and-strictly-off-limits tape recorder was too tempting to bear. She and her friends recreated worlds from favorite chapter books, reading aloud into the device. She never could have dreamed that this would be the beginning of a career she loves. A 25- year veteran actor of stage, screen and recording studio. Nancy has a penchant for dialects; diving deep into the study of language. Her narration style, summed up by AudioFile Magazine, “creates the sense of listening to a play instead of a straightforward reading.” Nancy resides near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with her husband and children, two dogs, three fish, one turtle, one snake, a hive of bees, and a gecko.