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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  • Derek Lee McPhatter:
    24 Jan. 2021
    I love the thought experiment activated in this play. A very compelling framework that brings us towards a challenging and necessary disruption. Really appreciated the theatricality too. Compelling work!
  • Samantha Marchant:
    14 Jan. 2021
    Currently riding this train that is 2021, the ideas in this script sunk deeply into my core. It is successful in making me question and it would be invigorating to join in on the discussion. It's fabulous that the audience is encourage to engage so directly with what's said before the end of the night. The use of sound and light is great.
  • 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!

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