TRANSMISSION

An immersive, participatory sermon on the viral evolution of culture from the radio age to the present. Devised for an intentionally intimate audience, all seated in 1930s armchairs clustered around period radios, the performance is a sonic mashup of 20th century history and 21st century dangers that’s part jazz, part science lecture, and part ritual invocation. Together, performer and audience investigate what...
An immersive, participatory sermon on the viral evolution of culture from the radio age to the present. Devised for an intentionally intimate audience, all seated in 1930s armchairs clustered around period radios, the performance is a sonic mashup of 20th century history and 21st century dangers that’s part jazz, part science lecture, and part ritual invocation. Together, performer and audience investigate what it means to be inundated with narratives in our always-connected, always-sharing culture and explore the desperate need for skepticism and inquiry in a landscape of spin, lies, and out-of-control memes. It's an antidote for the excesses of the 21st century.

NOTE: The interactive section of Act II was created in collaboration with Jordana Fraider.
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TRANSMISSION

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  • Cheryl Bear:
    24 Jul. 2020
    A beautiful exploration of technology and the connectedness of our society as it has resulted in the opposite of it's intention. Enlightening, insightful and marvelously done!
  • Robert Alexander Wray:
    15 May. 2020
    Both beautifully visceral and cerebral, Gwydion creates an entrancing, hypnotic and mysterious world that couldn't be more timely, including in the way it looks at the curses and blessings of the Information Age. Also, the language is wonderful--not overtly poetic, but still lyrical in how he captures his thoughts and feelings. A feast for the senses.
  • Vivian Lermond:
    27 Mar. 2020
    Suilebhan's suggested staging and lighting design was the perfect backdrop for this play - darkness with occasional illumination - and offers both a visual and allegorical message that enhances the strong, dramatic storytelling. Weaving the past into the present offers us the chance to immerse ourselves in the moment and leave with questions that challenge our own beliefs.

Character Information

  • Performer
    Older than 40
  • Host
    Younger than 40

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    All for One Theater
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
    ,
    Tampa Repertory Theatre
    ,
    2016

Production History

  • Workshop
    ,
    All for One Theater
    ,
    2017

Awards

Finalist
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Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play
,
Helen Hayes Awards
,
2017
Helen Hayes Recommended
,
theatreWashington
,
2016