War of the Words

War of the Words

Cone Man Running Productions is excited to present the next level of audioplay competition. Sixteen playwrights bracketed sweet sixteen-style to go head to head. They have 48 hours to write an original audio play with given parameters. The plays are then recorded and edited and rolled out in their bracketed pairs. The audience then decides who wins each bracket battle by voting at our website at www.conemanrunning.com. Once the winners are selected, they will then go head to head until there is only one playwright left standing! For release schedule, please go to our website at www.conemanrunning.com

Episodes

July 20, 2021 21 min

We announce the 8th and final winner of the Sweet 16 Match up!

Bonus plays!

It Was Better When We were Together by Michael Ganley Directed by Renata Smith Voice Actors: Justin Bernard and Rick Evans ? Steak Out by Marj O'Neill Butler Directed by Christine Weems Voice Actors: Schrenia Bockholt, Helen Rios and Skyler Wuolle
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We announce the winner of the seventh bracket of the Sweet 16.  

Renata and Christine talk about the first time they tried to record an audioplay.  So the first bonus play is the very first play Cone Man Running ever did in order to test whether or not we could actually use zoom to create an audioplay that sounded good.

Sway by Michael Weems

Directed by Christine Weems

Voice Actors: Helen Rios and Renata Smith

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We announce the winner of Round 6 between Claire Marie Anderson and Michael Weems.  We also present the last Sweet 16 Match Up.  

The Meaning of Life by Cassie Randall
Directed by Renata Smith
Voice Actors: Helen Baker, Rick Evans and Skyler Wuolle

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Forklift Safety Training by Conor Farrell
Directed by Christine Weems
Voice Actors: Caryn Fulda, Bailey Hampton, Brian Kondrach and Ben Plopper
Voting open until Wednesday, July 14 at...

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We announce the winner to fifth bracket to the Sweet 16.  We also present the seventh match up who had the theme of "A day late and a dollar short" and had to include the sound cue of fabric ripping.

Dahmer, Party of Five by Kris Thompson

Directed by Renata Smith

Voice Actors: Beau Fisher, Adina Owen, Kealoha Petersen 

V.

Pure White Snow by Nicholas Garelick

Directed by Christine Weems

Voice Actors: Justin Bernard, Dan Pott...

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We announce the winner of the Round 4 Match up between Jon Harvey and Jason Jonathan Rivas.  We also present the Round 6 Match-Up which had a theme of "Better Together" and the crunching sound cue. 

Never Too Old for a Mystery by Claire Marie Anderson
Directed by Renata Smith
Voice Actors: Rachel Brownhill, Beau Fisher, Qasim Makkani and Melissa Rodriguez

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Winner Takes All by Michael Weems
Directed by Christine Weems
Voic...

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We announce the winner of the third Wotw2 Sweet 16 bracket.

We also present the fifth match up in the War of the Words Sweet 16 Bracket! The theme was "Better together" and the sound cue was crunching.

Better Together: A Modern Relationship Guide by Ruben Ybarra 

Directed by Renata Smith

Voice Actors: Rick Evans, Nicholas Garelick, Chad Benjamin Potter and Cassie Randall  

v.   Let's Get Together by Ruth McCleskey Dire...

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We announce the third Sweet 16 winner.

We also present the fourth match up in the War of the Words Sweet 16 Bracket! The theme was "A day late and a dollar short" and the sound cue was fabric ripping.

Sunday with Brit by Jon Harvey

Directed by Renata Smith

Voice Actors: Brian Chambers, Brit Garcia and Kevin Sebastian

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Depression by Jason Jonathan Rivas

Directed by Christine Weems

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We announce the second Sweet 16 winner.

We also present the third match up in the War of the Words Sweet 16 Bracket! The theme was "A day late and a dollar short" and the sound cue was fabric ripping.

Imperfectly Perfect by Reed Halvorson

Directed by Renata Smith

Voice Actors: Ben Plopper, Dan Potter, Helen Rios and Kevin Sebastian

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Hanoi Rocks by Nora Vetter

Directed by Christine Weems

Voice Actors: Helen Baker, Bryan Ma...

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This is the second match up in the War of the Words Sweet 16 Bracket! The theme was "Better together" and the sound cue was a crunch.

Room for Two by Evan Baughfman

Directed by Renata Smith

Voice Actors: Schrenia Bockholt, Michael Raabe and Jason Rivas

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Off the Beaten Path by David L. Williams

Directed by Christine Weems

Voice Actors: Caryn Fulda, Reed Halvorson and John Raley

Go vote for this bracket at www.conemanrunnin...

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This is the first match up in the War of the Words Sweet 16 Bracket!  The theme was "Better Together" and the sound cue was a crunch.

The Send Off by Nicole Nesson

Directed by Renata Smith

Voice Actors: Steve Brown, Brit Garcia and Skyler Wuolle

 

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Broken Together by Dan Potter

Directed by Christine Weems

Voice Actors: Jonathan Moonen, Adina Owen and Sarah Willett

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We announce the results of Play-in Group 4.

The Sweet 16 of the War of the Words starts on Monday, June 14.

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We announce the 4 advancing playwrights from Round 3.

Here are the final 7 short plays written by playwrights fighting their way into the bracket!  Their theme was "it's the thought that counts" and their sound cue was a coin in a vending machine.

1) Please Deposit Ten Cents by Claire Anderson

Directed by Renata Smith

Voice Actors: Brian Chambers and Cassie Randall

2) Coke and a Smile by Eric C. Jones

Directed by Chri...

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We announce the 4 advancing playwrights from Round 2.

Here are the next 6 short plays written by playwrights fighting their way into the bracket!  Their theme was kid in a candy store and their sound cue was a toaster pop.

1) Time Lapse by David L. Williams

Directed by Renata Smith

Voice Actors: Helen Baker, Justin Bernard and Caryn Fulda

 

2) Past Time by Reed Halvorson

Directed by Christine Weems

Voice Actors: Nicholas Garelick a...

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We announce the 4 advancing playwrights from Round 1.

Here are the next 7 short plays written by playwrights fighting their way into the bracket!  Their theme was rags to riches and their sound cue was pouring coffee.

1) Between the Chords: The Baby Shark Story By Nicholas Garelick

Directed by Renata Smith

Voice Actors: Chelsea Curto, Michael Raabe and Christine Weems

 

2) Three, Two and One… Damn You, Dr. Samuelson! by Qasim Makka...

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We're back with the second iteration of the War of the Words: an Audioplay Bracket Battle!

Here are the 6 playwrights that are in the first group trying to fight their was into the Bracket Battle.? After you listen to these six short plays, please go to www.conemanrunning.com and vote on your four favorite!? The four highest vote getters will move into the bracket in June!

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The Ballad of Earl and Ellie Mae?by Michael Weems

Dir...

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Cone Man Running Productions is proud to present an unabridged reading of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL.

Stave Five - The End of It

Narrated by Helen Rios

Voice Actors: Rick Evans, Reed Halvorson, Brian Kondrach, Kevin Sebasian, Renata Smith and Bryan Maynard as Ebenezer Scrooge

Produced on the War of the Words Podcast

A Cone Man Running Production

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Cone Man Running Productions is proud to present an unabridged reading of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL.

Stave Four - The Last of the Spirits

Narrated by John Paul Stevenson

Voice Actors: Rachel Brownhill, Rick Evans, Nicholas Garelick, Lauren Hainley, Reed Halvorson, Brian Kondrach, Ruth McCleskey, Lulu Mire, Michael Raabe, Sandra Ramsey, Jason Rivas, Lily Smith, Preston Smith, Michael Weems and Bryan Maynard as Ebenezer ...

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Cone Man Running Productions is proud to present an unabridged reading of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL.

Stave Three - The Second of the Three Spirits

Narrated by Caryn Fulda

Voice Actors: Rachel Brownhill, Lauren Hainley, Reed Halvorson, Ruth McCleskey, Michael Raabe, Sandra Ramsey, Kevin Sebastian, Lily Smith, Preston Smith, Sammy Weems and Bryan Maynard as Ebenezer Scrooge

Produced on the War of the Words Podcast

A Cone...

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Cone Man Running Productions is proud to present an unabridged reading of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL.

Stave Two - The First of the Three Spirits

Narrated by Renata Smith

Voice Actors: Rick Evans, Brian Kondrach, Lulu Mire, Sandra Ramsey, Michael Weems, Whitney Zangarine and Bryan Maynard as Ebenezer Scrooge

Produced on the War of the Words Podcast

A Cone Man Running Production

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Cone Man Running Productions is proud to present an unabridged reading of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL.

Released in five parts, this classic holiday story is voiced by many of our War of the Words actors.

Stave One - Marley's Ghost

Narrated by Christine Weems

Voice Actors: Rick Evans, Ty Fisher, Reed Halvorson, Kevin Sebastian and Bryan Maynard as Ebenezer Scrooge

Produced on the War of the Words Podcast

A Cone Man Ru...

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