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Sibby Wieland

Sound Stages Radio Network
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Patience “Sibby” Wieland is a writer, director, and producer, and president of the Sound Stages Radio Network. Its carriage of modern audiodrama ranges from Crazy Dog Audio Theatre, to zombie podcast "We're Alive". She recently produced 3 feature-length audiodramas, recorded live; each performance was a Houston Arts Alliance “Artshound pick”. To honor the 75th anniversary of Orson Welles’ “panic broadcast,” she created “War of the Worlds: Houston, 1968”, amidst NASA’s space age successes, and the world of underground FM radio. She also transformed “Over There” (writer/prods: Meredith Ludwig,Eric Somer), a workshopped piece, into a full length feature, “Over Here, Over There”, exploring the life and times of Americans at war. Sibby also founded the Veterans in Our Community Film Festival in Houston, kicked off in 2013 by a visit by TV host and best-selling author Wes Moore, then the Texas premiere of “SERVICE: When Women Come Marching Home.” She also guest-hosted several episodes of the “Radio Drama Revival” podcast. A longtime evangelist of audiodrama and classic media, for almost a decade Sibby ran NoirDame.com as an ecommerce site selling new and classic audiodramas. Today, Noir Dame Productions focuses on original features, and classic film and TV media. As @noirdame, Sibby first popularized the hashtag #audiodrama; she was listed on Wefollow and Topsy as an influential microblogger on audiodrama, voice acting, and Golden Age entertainment. She produced corporate communications for several years; her own bylines have appeared in three countries, spanning literary journals, newspapers, and consumer magazines. She previously won a San Diego Press Club award for arts and entertainment writing. She also invented “Love Your Robot Day” in 2000, while promoting geek musician Victor Lams’ first album. She never imagined people would still be celebrating it 15 years later, and has some concerns about how this might play out if the machines really do take over.