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SUDS Workshops Week: Audio Drama Workshop - All The Best

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A live workshop program for emerging audio storytellers: All the Best!

1st April - Saturday 4-5:15pm

Guest: FBi Radio 

Phoebe Adler-Ryan

Location: The Cellar Theatre 

Fee: Free

Event Details:

This workshop will delve into the history of theatre and sound, from the radio plays of Samuel Beckett to QCODE's pod-fiction-horror and Darkfield Radio's immersive, travelling headphone theatre.

This workshop will delve into the history of storytelling on the airwaves, from radio drama to contemporary fiction podcasts and headphone theatre.

We’ll cover:

  • The narrative model ‘audio of the mind’ developed for the radio in the 20th Century and how contemporary audio fiction is pioneering new ways to tell stories through sound.

  • Listening party: Collective listening to curated selection of contemporary audio fiction & breakdown of new narrative modes and approaches to writing.

  • Opportunity for questions and ideas to be pitched / discussed by the group for exploring projects where audio and drama meet.

A second mini-workshop and pitch session will be run online in the week of April 3rd for those unable to attend in-person. Details of the online offering will be posted in this event.

Workshop Facilitator Details

Phoebe Adler-Ryan is an audio producer who makes FBi Radio's storytelling programme All the Best. Her experience ranges from news shows to career podcasts, but she has a special interest in the field of audio drama and how the evolution of technology and emergence of podcasts have opened up new avenues for sensory storytelling experiences. 

Phoebe's thespian beginnings began in The Cellar at SUDS. After completing a BA Arts Advanced in Literature and Drama at USYD, she traveled to the UK to work with thought leader Rachel Botsman. In 2021 she completed a Masters in Media specialising in audio drama at Goldsmiths University, before returning to Sydney late last year.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our festivals officer (Luna) at

Acknowledgement of Country:

SUDS acknowledges that the University of Sydney and the Cellar Theatre reside on stolen land; the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. As a society that exists to tell stories, it is important to acknowledge that stories were being told on this land for thousands of years before British colonisation.

SUDS pays respect to elders past, present and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded – Always Was, Always Will Be Aboriginal Land.

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