Hello World! I am Retta Bodhaine (Pronounced like hair BOW and great DANE)
I am a fiction writer, a board member of Atlanta Radio Theatre Company (artc.org), an audio and lighting technician, and a freelance recording engineer and audio editor. A resident of metro-Atlanta Georgia since 1986, I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Cultural Anthropology with a minor in Speech Communication from the University of Georgia in 2008.
A writer and photographer from a young age, I worked on school newspapers and was professionally contracted to do several photo-shoots for local musicians and families. Outside of the scholastic world, I started publishing my written works in 2016. My short stories have appeared in Violet Windows, on ShortFictionBreak.com, and The Gray Sisters and they can be found through the links on my writing page.
In June of 2016, I attended my first Atlanta Radio Theatre Company rehearsal. By the end of that same year, I’d co-produced and directed a live performance, written scripts that had been performed live, become the company’s acting Foley Master, and organized a Meetup.com group to increase ARTC’s membership and online presence.
Since then, I have devoured every possible learning opportunity provided by ARTC and it’s affiliates. Becoming familiar with the roles of Recording Engineer, Audio Editor, Script Supervisor, Production Manager, Convention Liaison, Sales Table Manager, Floor / Stage Manager, Voice Actor, Sound Designer, Technical Assistant, A/V Director, Event and Meeting Organizer, Board Operator, On and Off Site Marketer, and Streamer.
Through my connections with the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company, I started interning with Robert Drake. Through that internship I have worked with The Academy Theatre, Agatha’s A Taste of Mystery, Capital City Opera, The Atlanta Union Radio Players, Aris Theatre, The Lost Boys, Laughing Matters, Your Event Solutions, Hands On Atlanta, and The Good Acting Studio.
Using my career skills as a business owner and trainer, I have developed, and am currently beta testing, a series of educational courses which will allow all the educational experiences the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company has to offer to be easily absorbed in organized sections by the interested members of the local communities.
I am also currently producing The Gray Sisters, a Modern Myth and Faerie Tale online literary magazine and it's sister podcast Short Stories From The Gray Sisters. We hold a twice annual writing contest, and publish 24 of the winning original short stories a year, Selected authors are paid $30 for limited rights to their short stories. If you're interested in joining our next round of submissions, please visit the Content Guidelines and Rules pages.
I very much enjoy indulging my curious and creative nature, and share the interesting tidbits with the world. Me, my partner Josh, and our Weimaraner, Molly, live in Metro Atlanta, GA where we enjoy learning, gaming, gardening, weekend trips, and spending time with our friends and families.