Audible Inc., the world’s largest producer and provider of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment, today announced the first class of theater commissions selected to receive support from its fund dedicated to the commission and development of innovative English-language works from playwrights around the globe. Announced earlier this year, the $5 million fund will enable the creation of one- and two-person audio plays driven by language and voice, in keeping with Audible’s core commitment to elevating listening experiences through powerful performances of brilliantly composed words.
“We look forward to developing and supporting the creation of these works and to bringing them to life both in audio and on stage. Offering these productions on Audible will bring these plays to millions of people as incomparable listening experiences.”
In addition to financial support, Audible will provide the selected playwrights creative and logistical resources including the use of Audible’s workspace, alongside hundreds of employees committed to creating exceptional listening experiences every day. With access to experts in a variety of creative fields, playwrights will enjoy a nurturing environment that inspires and encourages artistic expression with Audible listeners in mind.