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The encounter

The Encounter addresses the questions of truth. Is morality objective? If so, how does that (or how should it) affect people and society? ... In sum, The Encounter is an enjoyable and well rounded first season. There is much of interest in Season 1 and much promise for Season 2.
— Robert Thacker, Audio Theatre Central
Excellent use of music to create a mood and move the story forward. Excellent use of sound effects to make the listener feel like they were right there in the middle of the action.
— BEA Festival Committee 2018 - Comment for S1, Ep.13
I started listening and ended up binge listening to many of the episodes. Not only does it have an awesome message but it has an awesome story line as well. My favorite part is the conversation between Elyon and Cwrig because it really emphasizes how much God loves us.
— Bryce J., Lynchburg, VA
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The Encounter is a serialized radio drama that is written, performed, scored and produced by the students and faculty of Liberty University's School of Visual and Performing Arts and the School of Communication and Digital Content.  The Encounter is a mystery set in the future where characters experience circumstances that cause them to question what they have been taught in their respective societies, setting them on a journey to uncover the truth.  Each episode is approx. 15 minutes.  Each season has 15 episodes.  


In the news


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The Encounter wins award

Click here to listen to the entire awards show.  

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Season One's episode, THE BANISHMENT, took home the top prize in long-form radio production at the 2018 Festival of Media Arts at the Broadcast Education Association's annual conference.  The ORIGIN SERIES, PART II, took home Best of Competition.  Producer, Chris Underation, Sound Editor, Kornel Gerstner, and Creative Manager, Chris Nelson, will be traveling to Las Vegas to accept the award.  


Encountering the truth

Students and faculty partner to create the world of The Encounter.