I love listening to Audible productions. Earlier today, I read an article published on Bustle's website titled, Audible Is Producing Plays As Podcasts, And You Can Listen To Them In A Single Sitting by Kristian Wilson. In the article, Kristian Wilson wrote the following:
If you have a favorite play you'd love to own as a portable recording, this audiobook platform might have you covered. Audible is now producing audio plays for listeners to enjoy, and the starting lineup looks downright inspirational. Here's what you can expect from this new endeavor.
Audible recently designated $5 million to bankroll the work of 15 up-and-coming playwrights, who will write audio plays with no more than two characters. This new format means that you can swap out your evening podcast for a full-length play you've purchased through the Audible platform. Although the inaugural class of artists was "chosen by an advisory board of judges," according to the Observer, The L.A. Times says that "[f]uture Audible commissions will be announced on a rolling basis . . . relying on an open-submission process in conjunction with input from an advisory board."These plays look promising to listen to for sure!!
Seventy-three percent of the inaugural class of Audible playwrights are women and people of color.