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 has been a proud member (and as of 2010, Vice President) 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 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. 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 serves on the Nominating Committee.
AUDIOCOMICS COMPANY CREDITS:
Actor: NORM (Starstruck), Alec Killian (Titanium Rain Vol. 1), Howard Deutchman (Honey West: Murder on Mars), Mayor Percy J. Benbough (The Domino Lady), Norton “Silk” Kirby (Battle for LA)
Director: The Domino Lady: All’s Fair in War (2012); Battle for LA, The Domino Lady: Moxie’s Gamble, The Domino Lady: Blood is Thicker Parts 1 and 2 (forthcoming, 2013)
Co-Producer on all AudioComics Company productions (except Horrorscopes)