about us

Established in 2020, The Audio Story Company have quickly built a reputation for producing high-quality, exciting and unique family friendly experiences through collaborations with The Tron Theatre, The Ayr Gaiety, FTH Theatre, Hopscotch Theatre Company & PACE Youth Theatre.

We are forward thinkers.

 

We are committed to reimagining the theatrical boundaries between art and the people and communities it serves.

We believe art and theatrical experience should be accessible.

How It Began

We'd love to tell you that this company started as some magical brainwave, or a piece of genius thought... but we can't. Like all great stories, we found ourselves in the middle of it without really knowing how we got there. This story, however, is based on love and necessity. The love for our nieces, and the necessity of Lockdown. Remember Lockdown? With our nieces being homeschooled, we wanted to give them an activity which didn't involve looking at a screen. The very first Audio Story was born.

We never imagined that the concept would be so warmly welcomed, but they loved it. I don't mean the classic 'play with once and throw it away loved it', but the 'listen to it again and again, and ask for more, and get annoyed when you tell them you don't have any more, LOVED IT'. We had to make more... Sorry... we were told, in no uncertain terms by a fiery 3 year old, that we were making more.

So we did.

Our Values

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Active Participaion

We discourage passive consumption. As artists we want to actively engage our audiences.

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Encourage Mindfulness

We want our audiences to gain a deeper awareness of the world around them and to be actively present in every moment.

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Stimulate Imagination

The ability to imagine pervades our entire existence. It influences everything we do, think and create. It leads to elaborate theories, dreams and inventions in our personal and professional capacities.

The Core Team

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Sarah Miele Co-Founder

I am an actor, voice artist and freelance arts facilitator based in Glasgow. I trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and have worked in theatre across the UK, as well as in screen, radio and voice over. Highlights include performing in London’s West End in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and winning a BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award. Working with children and young people is also a huge and exciting part of my work and as a freelance facilitator I have worked with companies including Tron Theatre, Toonspeak, Lyra, PACE Youth Theatre, Dance UK, RCS, MGA Performing Arts Academy, Showkids and All or Nothing Aerial Dance.

Likes:

Pizza, Dogs and Naps

Fun Fact:

If I could have any super power, I would have the power of teleportation, because it would stop me from always running late, and I could also see my friends from around the world.

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Calum Paterson Co-Founder

I am a Glasgow-based Sound Designer, Composer and Performance-Maker. I am especially interested in immersive and binaural techniques, and enjoy creating work in all areas of live performance and digital media. Whether it's audio-drama or theatre, I am passionate about using sound to tell transformative stories that bring people and communities together through collective experience. 

I trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and was hailed a 'rising star' of the creative industries, by the LSi Magazine, following my 5-Star Sound Design of Chess The Musical, at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 2017. 

Selected Theatrical Credits include: Life Is A Dream, Mrs Puntila & Her Man Matti, Pride & Prejudice *Sort Of, Wendy & Peter Pan, The Hour We Knew Nothing Of Each Other (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh). The Cheviot, The Stag and The Black Black Oil, The 306: Day (National Theatre of Scotland). Message From The Skies (Edinburgh Hogmanay). If You're Feeling Sinister (Tron/Avalon/BBC). SPRING! by Scottish Ballet (Scottish Ballet). Stand By (Utter Theatre). Ceilidh (Theatre Gu Leor). Design By Disaster (Braw Fox Theatre). Bottled Up (Colleen Cameron). Sleeping Beauty (Qdos Entertainment). Working A Musical (DEM Productions). Last Futures, Dream On! (RCS, BBC, RSNO). The Lost Reindeer, Happiness Collectors, Merry (The Audio Story Co.)

Screen Credits include: Happy Ark Day (National Theatre of Scotland, BBC Scotland)​, The Unseen Child (Hopscotch Theatre Co.)

Likes:

90's Music, Cheesecake and Climbing Mountains.

Fun Fact:

I climbed Mt Kilimanjaro in 2018, the highest Mountain in Africa. I've also eaten more cheesecake than most other human beings.