So pleased to see my friends at Audible making an investment in short drama for the ears and mind.
Audible, the digital audiobook giant, announced Tuesday that it would create a $5 million fund to commission new works from emerging playwrights — not for the stage, but for people’s headphones and speakers.
As audio fiction seems to be having a moment, in the realm of podcasts, Audible plans to draw from the vast pool of young writers to create one- or two-person plays. They will be available beginning late this year, the company said.
Source: Audible Creates $5 Million Fund for Emerging Playwrights – The New York Times