Lance Roger Axt was the creator of the audio theatre production company Play it by Ear Productions, and served as Producing Director from 2002 through its end in 2010 (to devote more time to AudioComics) During those eight years, he produced world-premiere radio one-acts for the award-winning anthology series “We Have Ignition,” and produced and co-directed a festival of original five-minute radio plays, You Have Five Minutes… before a live audience in Albuquerque, NM in 2009. In addition, he produced a live re-creation of Norman Corwin’s legendary audio essay We Hold These Truths at the Canterbury Woods Auditorium in Pacific Grove, CA (2005), followed by a series of old-time radio re-creations on the Central Coast, “Those Thrilling Days of Yesteryear.”
Lance is the former Vice President of the National Audio Theatre Festivals, Inc., an organization dedicated to the education and promotion of contemporary audio theatre, and was a six-time attendee at the Festivals’ Audio Theatre Workshop in Missouri, where he directed the world premiere of Knocking on Heaven’s Door, written by comics legend JM DeMatteis (2011). He also produced the NATF’s “Audio Art of Animation” workshop in Hollywood, where actors in voice-over worked with animation legends Mark Evanier and Corey Burton; and is one of the co-creators of the Norman Corwin Award for Excellence in Audio Theatre, the only award of its kind in America honoring life achievement in audio theatre/radio drama, for which he continues to serve on the Nominating Committee. With over two-dozen audiobook narration credits to his resume, and more on the way in 2015, there’s nowhere to go but up.
He is also a produced playwright (Chasing Dragons), and has been commissioned to write a screenplay for a new production company in Los Angeles. He is also working on full-length play #2, a graphic novel set in Hollywood in the early 1930’s, and his first YA novel. Lance is a classically-trained actor (MFA, Trinity Rep Conservatory in Rhode Island) who has performed off-Broadway and in regional theatres in New England.
AUDIOCOMICS COMPANY CREDITS:
Actor: NORM (Starstruck); Alec Killian (Titanium Rain, Episode One); Howard Deutchman (Honey West: Murder on Mars); Mayor Percy J. Benbough (The Domino Lady: Welcome to San Diego…); General Todd McAlister (Battle for LA); Sgt. Brian Mulcahy (The Perhapanauts: Monsters Among Us, or Chimaera Wanna Tellya Somethin’); Medulla (Molly Danger, Episode One: Mighty); Det. Donoghue/Timothy Lathrop (The Starling Project)
Director: The Domino Lady: All’s Fair in War (2012); Battle for LA (2013); The Domino Lady: Moxie’s Gamble, The Domino Lady: Blood is Thicker Parts 1 and 2 (forthcoming, 2015)
Co-Producer on all AudioComics Company productions (except Horrorscopes). Adapted Battle for LA for audio, and co-adapted Molly Danger, Episode One: Mighty.