Chatterbox Audio Theater show

Chatterbox Audio Theater

Summary: Chatterbox creates fully soundscaped audio works for free download. With rare exceptions, Chatterbox shows are recorded live, with manual sound effects and as little post-production editing as possible.


 The Cask of Amontillado | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:44

Chatterbox's ten-year story reaches its final chapter with this classic horror tale. The vindictive Montresor has been insulted by the obnoxious Fortunato. Montresor's taste for revenge leads the two men deep into the catacombs below his palazzo, where Fortunato will face a shocking reckoning.

 After Twenty Years | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 09:12

A man travels a thousand miles to a particular rain-swept city street in order to keep an appointment made two decades before. A classic tale from O. Henry.

 Dandelion Wishes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:09

In this modern take on the Cinderella story, a young girl searches for her talent while suffering at the hands of her tone-deaf stepmother and crass step-siblings. But an impulsive wish on a dandelion introduces her to her magical, brassy, Southern fairy godmother, who might just hold the key to her self-discovery.

 The Nature of Captivity | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:08

A desperate family struggles to stay together and stay alive in the face of an overwhelming force. The choices they make will determine their survival. Script developed through the Mabou Mines/SUITE Resident Artists Program; mentored by Ruth Maleczech and Terry O'Reilly. Awarded BBC's "Top Prize of the Americas." Available for theatrical production from Samuel French (

 Thumbnail Theater: Scavenge | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:42

A young man rides his bike to the neighborhood park in order to carry out a peculiar plan.

 Thumbnail Theater: The Great Mississippi Flood | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:02

This historical vignette takes the form of a blues song recounting a 1927 natural disaster and the efforts of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover to address it.

 Thumbnail Theater: The British Army Makes a Pot Roast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:06

Two soldiers struggle to understand their confounding new mission.

 Thumbnail Theater: The Dark | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:26

Two asylum doctors debate the best course of treatment for a particularly bizarre patient.

 Thumbnail Theater: The Art of Conversation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:15

A bus passenger tries to share the story of his journey.

 Thumbnail Theater: Heat Ray | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:28

In this short tale, two rural youths prepare for an otherworldly invasion.

 Thumbnail Theater: Excuse Me, Do You Have the Time? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:16

In this micro-show, a nursing home resident searches for someone who can answer her question.

 Thumbnail Theater: Florestan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:56

In the first of our series of "micro-shows," a man suffering from tinnitus cannot escape a particular musical note.

 Lineage | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:45

Through candid interviews and archival recordings, three women tell the story of the inescapable evil that haunts their family. As each subsequent generation suffers new horrors, they also begin to piece together an understanding of the curse that flows down their bloodline.

 The Man Who Could Work Miracles | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:19

George McWhirter Fotheringay is just a regular bloke... until he discovers the ability to make things happen simply by thinking about them. He tries to use his power for good but can't quite seem to get it right. An original musical adaptation of H.G. Wells's comic story.

 REPLAY: Argonautica, Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:12

This live performance follows Jason and his heroic band of Argonauts on their quest to claim the golden fleece. Along the way, they will encounter powerful gods, fearsome warriors, nightmarish creatures, and other thrilling challenges. Part two of two.


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