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,” including The Field by Elizabeth Benjamin (winner of the 2004 Ogle Award for outstanding Fantasy, Horror, or Mystery audio theatre piece); The Love Song Of… by Lynn Rosen; Matthew, Mark, Luke, and Chaz by Robert Grady; and Turn to Stone by Stephen Tesher, which he also directed. Lance also produced and co-directed a festival of original five-minute radio plays, You Have Five Minutes…, recorded before a live audience in Albuquerque, NM in 2009. These works have aired on radio stations across the country, on podcast series, and have been heard by listeners around the world. 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 has been a proud member of the National Audio Theatre Festivals, Inc., an organization dedicated to the education and promotion of contemporary audio theatre, since 2002. He has been a Board Member since 2009, was elected Vice President in 2010, and has been a regular attendee at the NATF’s Audio Theatre Workshop, where he performed in the audio dramas Homefront, Thar’s a Yankee!, Sonic Force, and Histories, and directed the world premiere of Knocking on Heaven’s Door, written by comics legend JM DeMatteis, at the 2011 ATW. For the NATF he produced the recent “Audio Art of Animation” workshop in Hollywood, where actors in voice-over worked with animation legends Mark Evanier and Corey Burton, is actively involved with finding new works for the ATW and promoting the organization through social media, and he is also 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 serves on the Nominating Committee.
AUDIOCOMICS COMPANY CREDITS:
Actor: NORM (Starstruck), Ensemble roles (The Green Lama and The Curse of Liberty Island; The Domino Lady: All’s Fair in War), Alec Killian (Titanium Rain Vol. 1) Howard Deutchman (Honey West: Murder on Mars)
Director: The Green Lama and The Curse of Liberty Island; The Domino Lady: All’s Fair in War (forthcoming, 2012)
Co-Producer on all AudioComics Company productions (except Horrorscopes)