The official podcast of Someone New Theatre Company, based in Geelong, Victoria. We are a group of actors, writers and directors, trying to make the world a brighter place by giving new talent a voice.
(18 mins) For all of our fans of horror and the ominous, today’s podcast is a reading of H P Lovecraft’s 1922 short story, “The Hound”. The story follows two grave robbers, and their encounter with an eldritch canine guardian. Read by the wonderful J. McAteer.
(20 mins) Welcome back to the Someone New podcast! We’re reading old stories and fables, and today we have a reading of the original fairytale by Hans Christian Anderson, in which an ugly ‘duckling’ tries to find his way in the world.
(9 mins) Our month of new texts and voices is done, but we’ve still got our submissions coming in! So please welcome the talent that is taking part in our new project: Once Upon a Time! We’re making a series of fairytales for all ages, classics and obscures, with the excellent voices that we’re fortunate to know. For this first instalment, please welcome Emma Wood, with her reading of the classic Grimm’s tale, “Rapunzel”.
We’re in for a poetry treat today, with readings of poems old and new: first up, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came” by Robert Browning, read by Ryan O’Connor, and then Jonathan Lukins recites “Sonnet #10: Len[t]” by Samuel Giddy and “The Dawning Light” by Joseph Chapman. Enjoy!
Today’s podcast is a collection of readings: a rendition of the sonnet, “Towards Sincerity” by Samuel Giddy, read by Esther Wong; a monologue entitled “Lucifer’s Tale”, from Things My Mother Never Told Me by Leo Taylor, read by James Bowman; and a reading of “The Cats of Ulthar” by H P Lovecraft, delivered by Jonathon McAteer. Enjoy!
Whoo! We’re three weeks in, and with over 300 listens - it’s a nice little milestone before we pack up for Easter break! This is just a short message today, to say thank you to all of our contributors, listeners, and supporters. You’ve made these dark days brighter.
A treat before the Easter break: a story, told from the perspective of the senses (“A Sense of Time” by Hayden Brice, performed by Jonathan Lukins), a poem about love and self-worth (“Love Poem II” by Alex Medland, read by Liana Skewes), and the account of dog going to Heaven (“Customer Review” by Joanna Lusty and Ryan O’Connor). Enjoy!
We have two guest authors today: Leo Taylor with “Early Morning Rainbows, an excerpt from his play “Things My Mother Never Told Me”, read by Jonathan Lukins, and Peter Symons with his short story, “Beethoven’s Death Mask”, read by Tyler Wood. Enjoy!
Here’s a treat for our listeners: two short stories, one new and one old, on a similar theme. All enjoyers of the mystical and the eldritch, harken! The first, “The Curse-Breaker” by Ryan O’Connor, is read by James Bowman, and the second, “Dagon”, the 1917 short story by H P Lovecraft, is read by Jonathon McAteer. Enjoy!
Today’s podcast is a reading of the monologue entitled “A Princess, A Pea”, a retelling of the fairytale of almost the same name - from a different perspective. Written by Janet Brown, and read by Liana Skewes. Enjoy!
Congratulations to Sarah Fernee, the winner of our WRITE OR WRONG? scriptwriting competition and the author of this short play, “How Inconvenient”, the story of two tyrants who can’t stand to look at each other (and are definitely not attracted to each other!) Performed by Joanna Lusty, Ryan O’Connor, Gracie Rogers, and Tyler Wood.
A full reading of the one-act play, “Facing East”, about a convict spending his last night on earth before his execution with a priest. Written by Ryan O’Connor. Performed by Joanna Lusty, Ryan O’Connor, and Gracie Rogers
Today, we have two short scenes from two plays, both written by Ryan O’Connor. The first, “An Analysis on the Effect of Audience Participation on Contemporary Theatre” is read by Joanna Lusty, Ryan O’Connor and Gracie Rogers, and the second, an excerpt from “With a Whimper”, is read by Abbey Bull, Courtney Holt, and Patrick Ryan, with sound effect by Rachel Dwyer. Enjoy!
Our first episode of the new format: today’s podcast is all dramatic readings. First is “Oceanic Palette” by Jonathan Lukins, read by Esther Wong, followed by “The Castle” by Ryan O’Connor, and lastly “The Grim Reaper” by Joanna Lusty, read by James Bowman. Three short stories by aspiring writers, each of different genres! Enjoy!
We’re one week in to our podcast, and the situation outside our doors only seems to be getting worse. So this is a call-out, and a statement, and a thank-you. We’re going to keep creating; you should too.
A reading of the ballad, “Demons Dance” by Ryan O’Connor, based on the short story “Demons Dance in Supernovas”. A mariner falls into a black hole and meets the Devil, slumbering there. Reading by Jonathan Lukins.
(Explicit) A young black knight guards the bridge to a small village, waylaying exactly one (1) knight, the legendary Sir Faramond the Fair. Performed by Joanna Lusty, Ryan O’Connor and Gracie Rogers. Written by Ryan O’Connor.
A reading of a short story entitled “Demons Dance in Supernovas” by Ryan O’Connor. A cosmic mariner ventured out into deep space, and falls into a black hole, where he meets the devil. Read by Ryan O’Connor.