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The Historic Masonic Temple proudly introduces Dark Night Audio Theatre, a volunteer-driven program focused on creating fantasy, science-fiction, and paranormal audio dramas. If you are someone who has always been curious about voice acting or enjoys listening to audio dramas and audiobooks, this is the program for you! We are currently accepting auditions for our inaugural season via online submission from April 1 - June 24, 2024. The launch of this program has been made possible by grants from the Hemlock Semi-Conductor CARES Fund, and the Walmart Foundation.


What is Audio Drama?

Audio drama is a dramatized, purely acoustic performance. With no visual component, audio drama depends on dialogue, music, and sound effects to help the listener imagine the characters and story. Audio drama may include plays or episodic productions written explicitly for audio, dramatized works of fiction, and plays originally written for the theatre, including musical theatre.

What is Dark Night Audio Theatre?

Dark Night Audio Theatre is a new audio drama program at the Historic Masonic Temple focused on producing audio dramas within the fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal genres. The name “dark night” comes from a theatre term that refers to a night without a live performance or rehearsal, giving the performers and production team a chance to rest. In addition to recorded audio productions, we will present select productions as staged readings in front of a live audience.

About the Producer

Ryan Sequin is a playwright, composer, performer, and audio engineer from Bay City, MI. He graduated from Central Michigan University in 2011 with a B.A. in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts and from Saginaw Valley State University in 2020 with a B.A. in Music. When not volunteering as a performer, Ryan also music directs for community theatre and teaches voice lessons.

Mission Statement

Dark Night Audio Theatre's mission is to provide accessible media to visually impaired audiences, auditory learners, nonreaders, and all who enjoy audio drama while building a welcoming platform from which established and aspiring local artists can learn, create, and grow.

Who Can Be Involved?

We invite volunteers ages 18+ of all skill levels and experience to participate. In addition to voice acting, there are many other ways to be involved in an audio drama production. Experienced or aspiring directors, audio engineers, and sound designers and are encouraged to inquire about volunteering. In the future, we also anticipate working with local authors, playwrights, and music composers to produce original content.

How to Get Involved

Voice acting auditions are being accepted for the 24-25 season April 1, 2024 through June 24, 2024. Please refer to the Audition Packet for more information on how to submit an audition. If you want to participate as a director, audio engineer, sound designer, music composer, author, or playwright, please contact Ryan directly at

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