News Archive

08/10/17 - Dandelion Wishes. In this adaptation of Cinderella, a young girl tries to find her talent while surviving her wickedly untalented stepmother. A little magic might help. Enjoy Dandelion Wishes!

07/27/17 - The Nature of Captivity. Chatterbox returns with a powerful drama about a family fighting for survival in a world they no longer recognize. Listen now to The Nature of Captivity.

02/26/17 - Scavenge. Our Thumbnail Theater series concludes with a young man riding his bike to the neighborhood park in order to carry out a peculiar plan. Enjoy Scavenge!

02/12/17 - The Great Mississippi Flood. Our latest Thumbnail Theater episode takes the form of a blues song recounting the 1927 natural disaster.

01/29/17 - The British Army Makes a Pot Roast. Our "Thumbnail Theater" series continues as two soldiers face a strange assignment.

01/18/17 - The Dark. Our "Thumbnail Theater" series of micro-shows returns with a strange case in an early-20th-century asylum. Venture into The Dark!

12/18/16 - Christmas for Carol. Chatterbox celebrated Christmas with a live performance at the Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Enjoy our rendition of the classic Suspense episode Christmas for Carol!

12/11/16 - The Art of Conversation. The next entry in our Thumbnail Theater series concerns a bus passenger trying to share the story of his journey. Enjoy The Art of Conversation!

12/04/16 - Heat Ray. Clocking in at just 3 minutes and 28 seconds, the third episode of Thumbnail Theater concerns two youths preparing for an alien invasion. Enjoy Heat Ray!

11/30/16 - Excuse Me, Do You Have the Time? The second in our series of "Thumbnail Theater" micro-shows follows a nursing home resident searching for someone who can answer her question. Enjoy Excuse Me, Do You Have the Time?

11/20/16 - Florestan. The first in our series of "Thumbnail Theater" micro-shows is a five-minute story about a man who can't escape a particular musical note. Enjoy Florestan!

09/25/16 - The Man Who Could Work Miracles. Our 12 Shows in 12 Months initiative comes to a tuneful conclusion with an original musical adaptation of this H.G. Wells comedy. Available now!

08/28/16 - Spoon River Anthology, Part 2. Chatterbox returns to Edgar Lee Masters's unforgettable small town to meet more residents reflecting on their lives after death. Enjoy the second installment of our production of Spoon River Anthology!

07/31/16 - Head, Heart, Courage. Chatterbox's latest release follows an imaginative girl who travels to a magical land without leaving her room. Enjoy Head, Heart, Courage!

06/30/16 - Gawain and the Green Knight. An untested young knight gets the test of a lifetime in our version of the Arthurian legend. Now available!

05/01/16 - The Warriors. Our latest release is a powerful drama that examines how survivors live on in the wake of a tragedy. Enjoy Part 1 of The Warriors.

04/05/16 - Spoon River Anthology auditions. Memphians! We need lots of great voices for our upcoming recording of Spoon River Anthology, Part 2. Read the guidelines and submit your audition by 4/19!

03/28/16 - The Fisherman and His Soul. Chatterbox's newest production is a gorgeous, poignant fairy tale by the great Oscar Wilde. Enjoy The Fisherman and His Soul!

02/28/16 - Time to Go. Our newest release finds three office drones in a dystopian future charged with deleting events from history. Enjoy the dark comedy Time to Go!

02/22/16 - Gawain auditions. In the Memphis area? Enjoy acting and voiceover? Want to show off your considerable talent? Audition for us! Deadline is 3/6.

01/31/16 - Journey of Truth. Chatterbox's latest release is a powerful one-woman show about the life of famed abolitionist and women's rights activist Sojourner Truth. Enjoy writer/performer Jazmin Miller's Journey of Truth.

01/05/16 - Theseus and the Minotaur. For the third in our 12 Shows in 12 Months initiative, we delve deep into a labyrinth to battle a mythical monster. Check out Theseus and the Minotaur!

12/13/15 - Auditions. Chatterbox announces open auditions for its upcoming recording The Warriors. If you're in the Memphis area and are interested in participating in a Chatterbox show, read the guidelines and send in your audition by January 10!

12/06/15 - We made it! Thanks to our generous supporters, we completed our first-ever crowdfunding campaign by raising 126% of our goal. Wow! Thanks to everyone who showed your support with a gift. (And while the formal campaign is over, you can always still support us.) The campaign funds our 12 Shows in 12 Months initiative, so brace yourself for a full year of great audio theater!

11/29/15 - Spoon River Anthology, Part 1. Today we launch our ambitious project to record all 244 poems in Edgar Lee Masters's Spoon River Anthology -- each with a different actor. Part 1 is available now.

08/17/15 - Marjorie and the Magic Words. Chatterbox is back with this lively, family-friendly show about the power of imagination! As a bonus, you can also hear a recording of our live performance of the show at the Memphis Children's Theatre Festival in May.

05/23/15 - Memphis Children's Theatre Festival. Chatterbox will partner with Theatre Memphis's ShoWagon to present Marjorie and the Magic Words: A Live Radio Play at Voices of the South's Children's Theatre Festival at 12:15 pm on Saturday, May 31!

05/23/15 - Memphis Children's Theatre Festival. Chatterbox will partner with Theatre Memphis's ShoWagon to present Marjorie and the Magic Words: A Live Radio Play at Voices of the South's Children's Theatre Festival at 12:15 pm on Saturday, May 31!

11/10/14 - Halloween Show 2014. We're proud to post the recording of our live Halloween broadcast! If you missed it -- or if you just like being scared, no matter the holiday -- we hope you enjoy it.

10/31/14 - Live Halloween Broadcast. Chatterbox returns to the airwaves with anthology show of terrifying original tales, all performed live on the air! Those in the Memphis area can tune in to 91.1 WKNO-FM; those further afield can listen through wknofm.org. RSVP via Facebook to let us know you'll be listening!

09/29/14 - Bathysphere. We've just released our recreation of the classic OTR show Bathysphere, written by the great Arch Oboler. Two men, one small metal sphere, miles of ocean. What could go wrong?

08/25/14 - Grimms' Fairy Tales. We've just released Grimms' Fairy Tales, a recording of our performance at this year's Memphis Children's Theatre Festival! This high-energy, family-friendly production is a collaboration with Theatre Memphis's ShoWagon.

06/15/14 - Halloween Show Script Competition. Announcing a call for entries for our 2014 live Halloween broadcast! Submit a fifteen-minute Feature Story or a three-minute Flash Horror Story, and hear Chatterbox perform your winning entry on the air this October. Submissions will be accepted 7/1 - 8/15. Check out the contest guidelines for more information.

05/24/14 - Memphis Children's Theatre Festival. On Saturday, 5/24, Chatterbox will partner with Theatre Memphis's ShoWagon for a live performance at the Memphis Children's Theatre Festival. Join us for Grimm's Fairy Tales: A Live Radio Play!

01/25/14 - Alice in Wonderland. We've just released our youth production of Alice in Wonderland, performed live on stage last November at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center! Enjoy as our talent cast of 11- to 15-year-olds recreates this classic tale for audio.

10/30/13 - The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Just in time for Halloween, Chatterbox releases its live soundtrack to the classic silent horror film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari!

09/18/13 - The Necklace and La Parure. We're proud to release our first-ever dual-language recording: adaptations in both English and French of Guy de Maupassant's classic short story "The Necklace"!

08/29/13 - Spoon River Preview Performance. Chatterbox will be presenting a live reading of selections from our upcoming Spoon River Anthology project at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art on Thursday, August 29, at 7:00 pm! More details and RSVPs via Facebook.

07/01/13 - Profiles Magazine. Here's an excellent article about Chatterbox written by Meghan Hogan for Profiles Magazine.

05/16/13 - Caritas Superhero Showdown! On May 16, Chatterbox will be teaming with Theatre Memphis to present an interactive kids' performance at Caritas Village in Memphis! Hope you can join us.

03/12/13 - Oedipus the King, Act III. The story of Oedipus comes to a tragic but inescapable conclusion in Act III.

02/18/13 - Oedipus the King, Act II. Oedipus' investigation -- and his undoing -- continue in the second act of our production of Oedipus the King by Sophocles, translated by Ian Johnston.

01/30/13 - Oedipus the King, Act I. Chatterbox has begun to release our production of the quintessential Greek tragedy Oedipus the King. Act I is now available for free streaming and download. Acts II and III will follow in the next few weeks.

01/16/13 - Clovernook Performance Series. We're proud to release four Old Time Radio recreations that we performed at the Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, part of a partnership with Theatre Memphis with support from ArtsMemphis. Check out our take on episodes of The Thin Man, Suspense, and Escape, as well as a quirky Christmas story by Norman Corwin.

12/17/12 - Robots, Vampires, and Satellites. We've just posted a recording of our recent live performance featuring Tom Kenny! Robots, Vampires, and Satellites is a collaboration with the Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention and the Memphis College of Art.

11/09/12 - Animation Education with Tom Kenny. Chatterbox is proud to participate in a live educational event alongside Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants! Visit the Memphis Comic & Fantasy Convention website for details and tickets, then RSVP via Facebook to let us know you'll be there.

10/31/12 - Halloween broadcast. For the 5th year in a row, Chatterbox takes to the airwaves with a collection of terrifying tales! We'll perform on 91.1 WKNO-FM at 7:00 pm central. Those in the Memphis area can tune in via radio; those further afield can listen through the WKNO website. Don't forget to RSVP!

08/30/12 - Prison Stories. Chatterbox's newest release is a collaboration with the Memphis-based theater company Voices of the South. Created and coordinated by Elaine Blanchard, Prison Stories is a moving performance piece based on the writings of incarcerated women.

08/05/12 - The Human Experience Episode 2: Fear. Our "confessional theater" series The Human Experience returns with a careful look at another primal emotion: fear. Listen with the lights on!

06/30/12 - Two kids' shows! We're proud to announce the release of two new productions aimed at little Chatterboxers: The Kallahoney Kids vs. the Shadow-Monsters as well as our live performance of The Pied Piper!

04/15/12 - Argonautica, Part 2. We're proud to release the second half of our live-on-stage retelling of the Jason and the Argonauts myth. Jason and his crew have reached the faraway land of Colchis in their quest for the golden fleece. But the greatest dangers still lie ahead!

02/25/12 - Argonautica, Part 1. Our latest production is an epic stage performance from 2011. Chatterbox goes Greek with the first half of Argonautica, the story of Jason and the Argonauts!

02/15/12 - The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Tickets are now on sale for Chatterbox's upcoming live soundtracking of the classic silent film "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari." The show will be performed March 22, 23, and 24 at 7:30 pm at the McCoy Theatre at Rhodes College. Last year's show sold out, so get your tickets now by calling the McCoy Box Office at 901-843-3839!

01/22/12 - Meridian 7-1212. We've just released the second of our two Old Time Radio recreations. In The Columbia Workshop's Meridian 7-1212, various people's lives in 1930s New York mix together in dramatic fashion as each finds a strikingly different reason for calling about the time. Don't miss it!

01/15/12 - ThesCon '12. We had a blast yesterday hosting sound effects workshops at the TN State Thespian Conference. Check out the scenes our talented participants were able to create!

01/03/12 - Success! We're proud to announce that we surpassed our goal of 100 donors in our Give Us Five campaign, which is now officially complete. Check out the donor list and join us as we say thanks! And if you're still inspired to make a donation to Chatterbox, don't worry, you can.

12/14/11 - The Shadow Knows! For the first time, Chatterbox tackles a recreation of a classic Old Time Radio production. Listen to our version of The Shadow: The Little Man Who Wasn't There.

11/16/11 - 2011 Halloween Show. Stabbing, dismemberment, and ingestion are just three of the ways to go in Chatterbox's fourth annual Halloween Show, which was performed live over the air on 91.1 WKNO-FM in Memphis. If you missed the broadcast, now you can check out the recording.

09/24/11 - Open House Photos. Check out photos from our recent Open House by visiting the Image Gallery section or our Facebook page. So now, if even if you missed the event, you can talk about it like you were there. Just tell people you're that blurry person in the background.

09/21/11 - More Sight Gag! Chatterbox's latest release is the fourth outing of our sketch comedy group Sight Gag! Listen and enjoy fresh, original comedy served up just how you like it. Salud.

09/09/11 - Radio Drama Handbook. Chatterbox is prominently featured in this new book by Richard J. Hand and Mary Traynor. It promises to be a great read about radio drama's past and present. Pick up a copy today!

09/06/11 - Give Us Five! To kick off Chatterbox's fifth year, we're launching a "Give Us Five" campaign, in which we're looking for 100 friends to give us just five bucks. Join the club, and help us set the stage for another five years!

08/22/11 - Where We Air. We just added a work-in-progress list of the online and traditional stations that air Chatterbox shows. Pretty cool. If you're interested in adding Chatterbox to your station's lineup, drop us a line and let us know!

08/04/11 - Feathertop. Our 50th production is a surprisingly whimsical tale from Nathaniel Hawthorne about a witch and the scarecrow she brings to life. Check out "Feathertop"!

06/28/11 - The Bremen Town Musicians. Chatterbox's latest production was recorded live -- with audience participation! -- at this year's Memphis Children's Theatre Festival. Meet a Honkey-Tonk Donkey, a Blues Hound, a Jazzy Cat, and a Rock-and-Roll Rooster who team up to become The Bremen Town Musicians!

06/03/11 - Markheim. Check out our newest production, an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's chilling story "Markheim." It's an examination of good and evil that will also have you at the edge of your seat!

05/17/11 - Ralph Hatley. We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Ralph Hatley on May 15, 2011. In addition to being a Chatterbox actor and supporter, Ralph is the father of Artistic Director Kyle Hatley. A true original, Ralph was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

05/12/11 - Wish List. Been wondering how you can help Chatterbox out? Take a look at our brand-new official Wish List, which details our most important organizational needs. If you like Chatterbox, please consider donating to help us purchase something on the list! We'll be your best friend.

02/14/11 - The Human Experience. In honor of Valentine's Day, we're debuting a bold new series! "The Human Experience" is a documentary series that uses numerous voices to explore universal themes. Naturally, Episode One examines the idea of "love." Check it out!

02/01/11 - Sight Gag Returns. Check out our latest offering, a new show by our official sketch comedy troupe Sight Gag! It's the first of two new Sight Gag performances that were recorded live last September.

01/26/11 - Chatterblog! Check out Chatterbox's brand-new blog! It will feature updates on current productions, conversations about the medium of sound, and an in-depth look into the creative process that drives our work. Our first post is by Tommy Harless, Assistant Director of our upcoming live production of Argonautica.

01/15/11 - Thespian Conference. We just posted the recordings from our workshops at this weekend's Tennessee State Thespian Conference. Thanks to all who attended -- we had a blast!

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