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‘Round Here

As part of the 2019 Detroit Podcast Festival in June, Radio Campfire presents ‘Round Here -- audio stories, sound portraits, and sonic experiments from Detroit about our neck of the woods. Tickets available from The Matrix Theater later this month.

Never been to a Radio Campfire? Radio Campfire is “like going to the movies for your ears.” We gather, we dim the lights, and listen to a specially curated selection of creative audio stories on a theme. If you like podcasts, you’ll love Radio Campfire.

There will be chair seating and floor seating available. If you choose floor seating, feel free to bring a pillow! The Matrix Theatre is wheelchair accessible. This event is best for ages 14+



April 28th, 2019 at The Dreamland Theater, Dreamland Theater, 26 N Washington St, Ypsilanti

Tickets available April 15th, 4pm.

Audio stories and soundscapes about anticipation, infatuation, and things newly bloomed. Awakenings and beginning anew -- things like spring enkindle our dormant desires. Sprung will put sound and story to “all the feels” we launch toward and fall for.

Starry Night

December 15, 2018, Wayne State University Planetarium 4841 Cass Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48201. 7-8:30pm.

Audio stories about navigating unknown terrain, going in deep, and getting far away. While most of us sleep, the world continues to turn -- ever wonder what happened last night? Join us for scenes and sounds of the wee hours, held “under the stars” at the one and only Wayne State Planetarium in Midtown Detroit.

Hosted in partnership with WDET as part of Detroit StoryMakers – an initiative to train multimedia artists, journalists and producers and provides them with platforms to bring Detroit stories to life. Support for Detroit StoryMakers comes from The John S. And James L. Knight Foundation, the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs and matching gifts from station donors. Learn more at


September 2, 2018, Willis Sound, 8906 Meridian St, Willis, MI. 7-8:30pm.

Audio stories about navigating unknown terrain, going in deep, and getting far away. 

Featuring work by Delaney Hall, Claire Crofton, Rikke Houd, Joe Rosenberg, Mira Burt-Wintonik and Crystal Duhaime.



February 18, 2018, Dreamland Theater, 26 N Washington St, Ypsilanti, 3-4:30pm

An afternoon of audio stories about getting something started, ingenuity, small sparks, and kindling hope against the odds. Audio stories by Andrea Rangecroft/Falling Tree Productions, Katharina Smets, Jeff Cohen, Stephanie Rowden, Juliet Hinely, Kyle Norris, Erika Lantz, Sherre DeLys and John Jacobs.


Your Story

February 23, 2017, Matrix Theatre, Detroit

An evening of audio shorts made by Detroit citizen journalists, audio dramatists, poets and documentarians. Featuring Julisa Abad, Christina Perez-El, Will See Poet MC, Michele Oberholtzer, Jai'shaun Isom, Margo Dalal & Jake Ehrlich, Erie Canal Theatre, Norene Cashen and many more!

This work was supported by an Exploration grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to Matrix Theatre Company, Inc. for the Building Demand for the Performing Arts Program.

Listen to some of the stories here.


Family Trees

October 29, 2016, Matrix Theatre, Detroit

Stories about parents, kids and indecision.

Featuring stories by Tony Schwartz, Asha Criner, Dame Wilburn, Zak Rosen and Shira Heisler and Feldmanowski.

Listen to some of the stories here.


Lost in the Woods

May 22, 2016. UMMA, Ann Arbor

Stories with big questions about entering and leaving the world.

Featuring an episode of a brand new podcast called Pregnant Pause by Detroit-based radio producer Zak Rosen and a sound-rich documentary tale by Stamps School of Art & Design professor Stephanie Rowden, among others. Q&A hosted by Amanda Krugliak, Arts Curator for the UM Institute for the Humanities. Co-sponsored with University of Michigan's UM Institute for the Humanites,  Stamps School and UMMA.

Listen to some of the stories here.


Stuck in the Past

March 23, 2016, Matrix Theatre, Detroit

An evening of live podcast performances.

In the world premier of the documentary podcast Complete Me, Detroit-based radio producer Laura Herberg goes on a quest to reclaim something she left behind long ago. Live music accompaniment by Bill Lennox and Bobby Colombo (Bonny Doon). Shannon Cason, host of the popular Homemade Stories podcast, tells a tale about some difficult neighbors from his past. For his podcast, Beginning of the End, produced with WDET, Alex Trajano's team perform the story of a man who worked for two decades to preserve the legacy of the Motown musicians known as the Funk Brothers.

Listen to some of the stories here.



March 27, 2015, Matrix Theatre, Detroit

Stories for the end of winter.

Hosted by Shannon Cason and Laura Herberg.


Name Game

January 16, 2015, Literati Bookstore, Ann Arbor

Stories about names and introductions. featuring pieces by Shannon Cason, Joseph Keckler, Laura Herberg, Rene Gross and others.