Theater For The Mind
It's not just another audio book. It's theater for the mind – an immersive experience that truly fires the imagination. Our mission is to record and preserve significant works of literature in fully dramatized audio recordings (Audio Theater), to make these recordings accessible to the widest possible audience, and to expand the use of Audio Theater as a teaching tool. Making our productions available - free of charge - to libraries, schools, churches, teachers and educators to use as a supplement to their classroom curriculum.
Donations and Giving
American Audio Theater - A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization
Every dollar of your generous tax deductible giving allows us to continue our mission. With your support we can continue to add additional volumes to our Children's Bible Series, build upon our growing library of Classic Literature Audio Theater Productions and distribute these productions free of charge to teachers, children's ministries, churches and libraries across the country.
Our Voice Actors
Voiced by some of Hollywood's best actors including Kevin Sorbo (Hercules, God's Not Dead), John de Lancie (Star Trek), Daniel Roebuck (Matlock, ABC's Lost, The Man in the High Castle), Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Naruto, Critical Role), Virginia Hey (Farscape, Mad Max), Kyle Hebert (Wreck It Ralph, Dragon Ball Z), Bonita Friedericy (NBC's Chuck), John Billingsley (Star Trek), Reggie Bannister (Phantasm), Nancy Stafford (Matlock) and Joe Estevez (All Things Catholic, Decker).
Stimulate The Imagination
Family friendly audio theater that stimulates the imagination in a way that no other form of entertainment can do. You see the stories come alive in the theater of the mind. From classic literature adaptations to stories from the Holy Bible - Old Time Radio is NEW again!
What People Are Saying
Amazon Review for In The Beginning Volume 1:
This is definitely five star and the only disagreement I have is the age range. I have not only enjoyed this with my family including grand kids, but used it in our Bible Study with age ranges from 35 to 80, All ages will enjoy this and I did especially as I am old enough to have lived during the Golden Age of Radio. We thought of that as Theater of the Mind and this is truly that at its best. Kudos to Kevin Herren and his cast.
I truly believe that if you’re going to replicate the classics, you better make sure you’ve got a capable cast able to shoulder the load, and no better result could be offered than with Macabre Mansion Presents – presenting three auditory tributes to three timeless stories that will bring you back to the days of old time radio presentation. - Dread Central
"I could close my eyes and see the actors as if they were in a movie.” - 8th grade Literature student
"Herren should be applauded for the talent that has been assembled here in order to provide an auditory experience that will make any fan of those classic shows very happy," - Dread Central
"The Fall of the House of Usher' is an excellent example of an often-overlooked story telling media. Unlike a normal audio book where the words are simply read to the listener, the audio drama harkens back to the days before television when radio created productions for listeners to 'see' the words in their mind, with sound effects and multiple voice actors handling the different roles." - B Movie Man
A Christmas Carol
This highly entertaining audio dramatization of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol features a star-studded cast that includes John de Lancie, Daniel Roebuck, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Tiffany LaBarbera, Virginia Hey, Kyle Hebert, and Reggie Bannister. It's 80 minutes of fun for the whole family!
The Fall of the House of Usher
Macabre Mansion Presents... The Fall of the House of Usher is a fully dramatized audio theater adaptation of the Edgar Allan Poe's classic short story. This adaptation stays true to Poe's original vision with only minor changes in dialogue.
Driven to the edge of insanity, Roderick Usher believes unknown forces torture his every moment. In a final attempt at finding a moment's peace, he begs his childhood friend to come to his aid. Upon arriving, Roderick's friend discovers all is not what it seems in the macabre House of Usher.
This audio production features a star-studded cast that includes Kevin Sorbo as the narrator, Jim O'Rear as Roderick Usher, Bonita Friedericy as Madeline Usher, and John Billingsley as the doctor.
Tales From Beyond is an audio theater series featuring stories relating to hauntings, cryptozoology, UFOs, and other paranormal activity (such as premonition of death, astral projection, and wildly improbable coincidence). Each volume is professionally performed in the style of the classic radio dramas from yesteryear by some of the best voice talents in the industry and hosted/narrated (in "The Twilight Zone" style) by beloved actor Daniel Roebuck (star of The Fugitive, Glee, Matlock, The Devil's Rejects, Rob Zombie's Halloween, US Marshals, Ghost Whisperer, and more).
In the Beginning is an audio drama series featuring stories from the Holy Bible. Performed in the style of the old-time radio plays from yesteryear, each fully dramatized story is professionally performed by some of Hollywood's best voice talent, including Joe Estevez, Daniel Roebuck, Nancy Stafford, Michael Sorich, Kyle Hebert, Kimberly Woods, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Tim Goodwin, and Jason J. Lewis.
Written, directed, and produced by Kevin Herren, this volume includes three titles. In the Beginning begins with "Creation" and continues through to the original sin, the fall of man, and the expulsion of Adam and Eve from paradise.
"The Great Flood" covers the story of Noah and his lifelong journey to build the ark, the destruction of Earth by floodwaters, and God's covenant with Noah and his descendants.
"Let My People Go" covers the birth of Moses, his adoption by Pharaoh's daughter, the calling of Moses by God to free the Israelites from Egyptian bondage, the 10 plagues, and the exodus from Egypt.
Writer Director Producer
Kevin Herren has directed some of Hollywood's best known talent, including Colin Ferguson, Daniel Roebuck, Nancy Stafford, Robert Picardo, John de Lancie, Kevin Sorbo, John Billingsley, Virginia Hey, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn and Kyle Hebert to name a few. Kevin has served as Writer, Director, and Producer for numerous Audio Theatre productions including The Fall of the House of Usher, A Christmas Carol and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. In addition, he is the writer, director and producer of the bestselling children's audio theatre series "In The Beginning," now available in retail and on-line stores worldwide.
In addition to being family friendly, fully immersive and stimulating for the imagination - an often overlooked bonus that is built in to every one of our Audio Theater productions is education. Teachers across the county have found these audio productions to be a great classroom tool. The perfect supplement to the written text in the classroom.
Children enjoy listening to these stories in the classroom and often hear a familiar voice from their favorite video game or anime show. These audio productions enhance their required reading curriculum while stimulating their imagination.
Available On iTunes
iTunes users can download all of our Macabre Mansion Presents... productions (A Christmas Carol, The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow, The Fall of the House of Usher) along with our children's Bible series In The Beginning Volume 1 (Creation, The Great Flood, Let My People Go)
Available On Audible
Audible users can download all of our Macabre Mansion Presents... productions (A Christmas Carol, The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow, The Fall of the House of Usher) along with our children's Bible series In The Beginning Volume 1 (Creation, The Great Flood, Let My People Go)
Purchase on Amazon
Amazon users can purchase all of our Macabre Mansion Presents... productions (A Christmas Carol, The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow, The Fall of the House of Usher) along with our children's Bible series In The Beginning Volume 1 (Creation, The Great Flood, Let My People Go)