I’ve been a fan of audio dramas and radio plays since I was a kid, so it’s a special pleasure to bring a script to life with immersive sound design and music.
Suburban mom Harmony, aging hippie Leonard, and Black UC Berkeley student Brooke are the residents of a triplex are thrown together by a shelter-in-place order due to a mysterious threat. When the old system is thrown into chaos, how do we build a new world together? Find out in this audio drama written by Bay Area playwrights Lauren Gunderson, Cleavon Smith, and Jonathan Spector, directed by Aurora Artistic Director Josh Costello, and starring Lauren English, Anthony Fusco, Khary L. Moye, and Rebecca Schweitzer.
“Let’s Save the F***ing World”
In 23rd-century Nueva New York, the remaining white American population is protected by the federal government. Two of the last Caucasians are brought to the Museum of Natural History as a living exhibit in the Hall of Caucasian Peoples, only to be freed by a sympathetic gift shop employee. Inspired by the Hall of Asian Peoples at the American Museum of Natural History (as well as articles bemoaning the “dwindling majority” of white Americans), Dustin Chinn’s play, directed by Mina Morita, cleverly explores American conceptions of race and ethnicity, representation, and the precariousness of social status.
“The Hall of Caucasian Peoples”
“Cinco De Mayo”
Moongazing, a visual audiobook created by Sparlha Swa and Opie Snow, tells the story of River, an enchanted young woman whose tears bring music to life. Both an allegory of the soul and an Afrofuturist musical fairytale about the search for happiness, Moongazing pulls from African mythology, Buddhist psychology, and eco-spirituality. Experience all 13 chapters at moongazingstory.com.