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Thursday, June 11 • 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Tesla and Twain: Annihilators of Distance

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  On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, as part of the 147th AES Conference, The HEAR Now Festival presented "An Intimate Evening with Tesla and Twain" featuring the original audio play "Tesla and Twain: Annihilators of Distance" by Butch D'Ambrosio.

The time is October 1900 and Mark Twain has just returned from Europe and has moved into the Earlington Hotel (formerly the Gerlach Hotel, where Tesla once lived in the late 1890s and is now the Radio Waves Building) while his family is looking for a new home.

On this night Twain is spending an evening with his friend Nikola Tesla at the as they discuss the latest inventions which will lead to, and, revolutionize communications.

This performance, featuring P.J. Ochlan as Tesla, Robert Alvey as Twain, with Radio World Edior Paul McLane as the hotel manager.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO Tesla and Twain: Annihilators of Distance

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PJ Ochlan

Director / Voice Actor
Moderator 6/7, ROAD TO PREDATION (in AUDIO Tonight!) 6/8An actor since 1986, P.J. Ochlan has enjoyed a diverse career across virtually every aspect of the entertainment industry - from critically acclaimed feature films and television series regular roles to innovative new media projects... Read More →
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Robert Alvey (aka Mark Twain)

Mark Twain Narrator
Rob Alvey has been perfecting his 'Mark Twain" since retiring from the EPA as a Geologist only a few years ago. He has an excellent reputation as a Mark Twain researcher and comedic performer. He has performed Twain at the last few HEAR Now Festivals and as well as on stage at the... Read More →
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Butch D'Ambrosio

Producer / Scriptwriter
AUDIO Tonight Producer & Continuity 6/8If Mr. D’Ambrosio existed and enjoyed talking about himself, he might tell you that he got his first rejection from MAD magazine when he was 12 years old. That he was the youngest intern and the last one under Bill Gaines, back in the day when... Read More →
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Sue Zizza

HEAR Now Producer
HEAR Now Producer Sue is an audio producer, director, writer, and sound designer, and the owner of SueMedia Productions, a full service audio production company. For more than 20 years Sue has produced award winning audio drama for public radio and audiobooks. She is an Audie award... Read More →
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David Shinn

HEAR Now Technical Director
In addition to producing award winning audio for the last 15 years, David is the Master Engineer at SueMedia Radio Waves Studios in NYC, where he is recording and mixing sound for audiobooks, television programs, and film.

Thursday June 11, 2020 8:30pm - 9:30pm CDT
HEAR Now Podcast Palooza Listening Room