Audio Theatrica Vol 1
Audiotheatrica is a brand new project being explored by the 4290 Playwrights and Dramaturgs.
While we are transitioning out of this pandemic and the theatre community is just beginning to open its doors to in-person audiences, our class is leaning into different kinds of theatrical storytelling. Live audio dramas have been around since the 1920s and so it’s not a new form of storytelling but now we’re using this old storytelling for to tell modern stories!
Over the course of the Fall semester, we have nine commissioned short audio dramas written by our playwrights, and dramaturges and directed by our dramaturgs that will be live-streamed on our website the evenings of December 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Each piece is 12 minutes or less and includes excerpts from William Wordsworth’s poem, “The French Revolution as It Appeared to Enthusiasts at Its Commencement”. The poem speaks of how growing older changes perspective on revolt, commenting on the need to scream and fight for what you believe in that is so present within youth.
These pieces explore the beauty of realizing you know nothing at all when you thought you knew everything; a fundamental lesson of moving into adulthood.