2019 Audio Verse Award Winners

Hello, Audio Verse! These are the Winners of the 2019 Audio Verse Awards.

2019 marked a change in how Fiction has been recognized in Apple Podcasts, though early iPod adopters know Audio Fiction to have been there since the early days. The titans of modern audio drama have shown themselves capable of not only using audio to create new stories that have emotional impact, but even inspire their listeners to tell their own stories. Not only are more people listening to stories in audio, today’s listeners are becoming tomorrow’s creators. Welcome, it is good to hear what you have made.

As always, we found ourselves overwhelmed in new ways this year.

Congratulations to this year’s winners.


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Music Categories

Instrumental Composition in a New Production

Adrift by Brandon Boone in VAST Horizon
Janus Descending Theme by Daryl Banner in Janus Descending
SCP Archives Theme by Tom Rory Parsons in SCP Archives
The AM Archives Theme by Evan Cunningham in The AM Archives
Unwell Theme by Stephen Poon in Unwell, A Midwestern Gothic Mystery

Instrumental Composition in a Production

King Falls AM Theme by Cameron Chambers in King Falls AM
Spring In Heiron by Jack de Quidt in Friends at the Table
The Amelia Theme Variations by Fredrik Skaare Baden in The Amelia Project
Victoriocity Theme by Jon Ouin in Victoriocity
We Fix Space Junk Main Theme by Hedley Knights in We Fix Space Junk

Vocal Composition in a New Production

Gay Future Theme Song by Ben Lapidus in Gay Future
Grocery List in E-Minor by Kenneth Eckle in Podcast Reviews Reviews Podcast
In the Timestorm by Michael Aquino in Timestorm
John the Revelator by Traditional, performed by Michael Turrentine, Betsey Palmer, and Jeffrey Nils Gardner. Mixed and produced by Jeffrey Nils Gardner in Unwell, A Midwestern Gothic Mystery
The Carlötta Beautox theme by Jesse Billson (Sonic Librarian) and Ann Sloan in The Carlötta Beautox Chronicles

Vocal Composition in a Production

Call of the Sky by Arne Parrott in Campaign: Skyjacks
Opening Theme for Season Four by Victor and the Bully in The Tales of Sage and Savant
Sail the Stars (Finale Special) by Benny James in Project Ozma
Tell Me by Jack de Quidt in Friends at the Table
The White Vault – A Musical by Steven Melin, Travis Vengroff, Mike Pettry in The White Vault – A Musical


Sound Design Categories

Action Sound Design in a New Production

Brandon Grugle, Anna Rodriguez, and Mischa Stanton for The AM Archives
Julia Schifini for Janus Descending
Mischa Stanton for CARAVAN
Ryan Schile, Alexander Danner, Sarah D. Espinoza, Hannah Foerschler, Eli McIlveen, Anna Rodriguez, and Mischa Stanton for Unwell, A Midwestern Gothic Mystery
Travis Vengroff for VAST Horizon

Action Sound Design in a Production

Colin Peterson for The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program
Eric Kimelton for King Falls AM
Hedley Knights for We Fix Space Junk
Travis Vengroff for Liberty: Tales from the Tower
Travis Vengroff for The White Vault

Environment Sound Design in a New Production

Anna Rodriguez for CARAVAN
Brandon Grugle, Anna Rodriguez, and Mischa Stanton for The AM Archives
Niko Gerentes for Death by Dying
Ryan Schile, Alexander Danner, Sarah D. Espinoza, Hannah Foerschler, Eli McIlveen, Anna Rodriguez, and Mischa Stanton for Unwell, A Midwestern Gothic Mystery
Travis Vengroff for The White Vault: Imperial

Environment Sound Design in a Production

Cameron Chambers and Eric Kimelton for King Falls AM
Dominic Hargreaves for Victoriocity
Hedley Knights for We Fix Space Junk
Sophie Kaner for The Penumbra Podcast
Travis Vengroff for The White Vault


Writing Categories

Writing of a New Spoken Word Production

Felix Trench for Quid Pro Euro
Haydn Davis, Dany Ellet, J Christian Ellet, Sarah Golding, Karin Heimdahl, Faith McQuinn, Maya Peace, William J Meyer, Emily C Snyder, Fiona Thraille, and Sara-Mae Tuson for The Moonologue Sessions
Ivuoma Okoro for Vega: A Sci-Fi Adventure Podcast!
Kenneth Eckle for Podcast Reviews Reviews Podcast
Sean Heyboer for Constants – A Fiction Anthology

Writing of a Spoken Word Production

Jarod K. Anderson for The Cryptonaturalist
Jeffrey Cranor and Janina Matthewson for Within the Wires
Kristen Zaza for On a Dark, Cold Night
Minerva Sweeney Wren for McGillicuddy And Murder’s Pawn Shop
Talon Stradley for Newton’s Dark Room

Writing of a New Audio Play Production

Evan Gulock for Death by Dying
Kaitlin Statz for The White Vault: Imperial
Kaitlin Statz for VAST Horizon
Octavia Bray, Meghan Fitzmartin, Caitlin Schneiderhan, and Lauren Shippen for The AM Archives
Tau Zaman for CARAVAN

Writing of an Audio Play Production

Jessica Best for The Strange Case of Starship Iris
Jonathan Sims for The Magnus Archives
Kevin Vibert for The Penumbra Podcast
Kyle Brown and Eric Kimelton for King Falls AM
Sarah Rhea Warner for Girl in Space


Directing Categories

Player Direction of a New Production

Alex Flanigan for A Horror Borealis
Anthony Burch for Dungeons and Daddies
Jordan Adika for ARCS
Kevin La Porte for The Session Tapes
Susannah Lewis for Thornvale

Player Direction of a Production

Alexander J Newall for Rusty Quill Gaming
Austin Walker for Friends at the Table
Cap Blackard and Luke Stram for The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program
James D’Amato for Campaign: Skyjacks
Victoria Rogers for The Broadswords

Vocal Direction of a New Production

Jeffrey Nils Gardner for Unwell, A Midwestern Gothic Mystery
Lauren Shippen for The AM Archives
Niko Gerentes for Death by Dying
Russell McGee for Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
Shannon Perry for Oz 9

Vocal Direction of a Production

Alexander J Newall for The Magnus Archives
Ali Hylton for Dining in the Void
Hannah Wright for Inn Between
Jared J Smith for The Phenomenon
Nathan Peter Grassi for Victoriocity


Performance and Player Categories

Performance of a Supporting Role in a New Audio Play Production

Andrew Nowak as Mark Bryant in The AM Archives
Angie Hickman as Elizabeth in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
Danielle Shemaiah as Dakota in CARAVAN
Hannah Smith as The Angel of Death in Death by Dying
Kathleen Hoil as Abbie Douglas in Unwell, A Midwestern Gothic Mystery

Performance of a Supporting Role in an Audio Play Production

Alexander J Newall as Martin Blackwood in The Magnus Archives
Emily Stride as Penne in We Fix Space Junk
Felix Trench as Bartholomew Fuckface Chucklepants Knuckle-Cracker in The Amelia Project
Jessica Nurse as Emily Potter in King Falls AM
Noah Simes as Peter Nureyev in The Penumbra Podcast

Performance of a Role in an Ensemble Cast for a New Audio Play Production

Alicia Frame as Jackie in Meet/Cute
Allison Brandt as Cassie Waters in Calling Darkness
Ashley Hunt as Officer Howell Lowell in Oblivity
Ewan Chung as Jingwei Cheng in The White Vault: Imperial
Sarah Ruth Thomas as I.R.I.S. in Copperheart

Performance of a Role in an Ensemble Cast for an Audio Play Production

Dan Lovely as ANDI in Marsfall
Eyþór Viðarsson as Jónas Þórirsson in The White Vault
Ishani Kanetkar as Arkady Patel in The Strange Case of Starship Iris
Jessica Washington as Isabelle Powell in Greater Boston
Leslie Drescher as Sir Caroline in The Penumbra Podcast

Performance of a Leading Role in a New Audio Play Production

Evan Gulock as The Obituary Writer in Death by Dying
Julia Morizawa as Joan Bright in The AM Archives
Shariba Rivers as Lilian Harper in Unwell, A Midwestern Gothic Mystery
Sushant Adlakha as Samir in CARAVAN
Tanja Milojevic as AI in VAST Horizon

Performance of a Leading Role in an Audio Play Production

Beth Crane as Kilner in We Fix Space Junk
Jonathan Sims as Johnathan Sims in The Magnus Archives
Joshua Ilon as Juno Steel in The Penumbra Podcast
Noah James as Ben Arnold in King Falls AM
Sarah Rhea Warner as X in Girl in Space

Performance of a New Spoken Word Production

Anthony Botehlo for The Wrong station
Isaiah Plovnick for Gallery of Curiosities
Ivuoma Okoro for Vega: A Sci-Fi Adventure Podcast!
Jordan Cobb, Danyelle Ellett, Sarah Golding, Karim Kronfli, Angelique Lazarus, Tanja Milojevic, James Oliva, Erika Sanderson, and Lucille Valentine for The Moonologue Sessions
Sean Heyboer for Constants – A Fiction Anthology

Performance of a Spoken Word Production

Ivuoma Okoro for Vega: A Sci-Fi Adventure Podcast!
Jarod K. Anderson for The Cryptonaturalist
Jordan Cobb, Danyelle Ellett, Sarah Golding, Karim Kronfli, Angelique Lazarus, Tanja Milojevic, James Oliva, Erika Sanderson, and Lucille Valentine for The Moonologue Sessions
Kristen Zaza for On a Dark, Cold Night
Lee LeBreton for Within the Wires

Player in a new Improvised Production

Addison Peacock as Moriah Harris in A Horror Borealis
Ben Meredith as David 7 in Stellar Firma
Kameron Ford as Tak McKnuckles in We Cantrip – A DandD Podcast
Liz Anderson as Izzy Quilla in Autonomic
Shannon Steele as Eris in Resting Glitch Face

Player in an Improvised Production

Ali Acampora as Hella Varal in Friends at the Table
Bianca Zelda as Mepris in The Broadswords
Liz Anderson as Gable in Campaign: Skyjacks
Lydia Nicholas as Sasha Racket in Rusty Quill Gaming
Matt Young as Usidore the Blue in Hello From The Magic Tavern


Production Categories

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