Fifteen local artists and artist collectives will create commissions for the inaugural phase of Newark Artist Collaboration, a program created to amplify the work of Newark-based artists and encourage local investment in Newark’s creative community.
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The multi-project development deal with Hillman Grad Productions, the production company founded by Lena Waithe and Rishi Rajani, leads with “Kym,” an original scripted comedy series starring Emmy-nominated comedian Kym Whitley.
Launched in September 2020, the Global Center for Urban Development’s mission is to advance equity, racial justice and economic empowerment in Newark, N.J. and cities around the world.
Written by Wallace Shawn, directed by Scott Elliott, and starring Lili Taylor, “The Fever” will be performed at Audible Theater’s stage at the Minetta Lane Theatre and recorded as an Audible Original for release to a global audience.
Starting fall 2021, Audible listeners will have a front row seat to the stories and experiences behind the lives and work of Alice Cooper, Elvis Costello, Laura Jane Grace, Dave Matthews, Sharon Van Etten, and Eddie Vedder.
The deal with Deepak Chopra kicks off on September 16 with an Audible Original exclusive podcast, “Deepak Chopra’s Mind Body Zone: Living Outside the Box” featuring Oprah Winfrey, Jon Batiste, X González, Jenny Odell and other influential leaders.
James McAvoy leads the star-studded ensemble of “The Sandman: Act II”, including Kat Dennings, Andy Serkis, Michael Sheen, Regé-Jean Page, Jeffrey Wright, Brian Cox, John Lithgow, David Tennant, Kristen Schaal, and more. Coming to Audible on September 22.
Flavor Unit, the production company founded by Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere, will create a slate of audio-only original projects starting with “Streets, Rhymes & Sugar: A Hip-Hop Memoir” from entrepreneur and screenwriter Michael Elliot.
This multi-project development and first look deal with Jaywalker Pictures, a production company formed by partners Laura Dern and Jayme Lemons, will bring a diverse slate of content from extraordinary female storytellers to Audible listeners.
Award-winning creator Kenya Barris and his production company, Khalabo Ink Society, will produce projects across a range of genres including Audible Original scripted multi-cast fiction, unscripted nonfiction, audio-documentary, and journalistic audio.
The collaboration leads with two exclusive Audible Originals: “My Body, My Podcast,” a long-form, conversational podcast about the female experience which is set to release in July 29, and “Fugly,” a scripted ensemble comedy.
Premiering June 24 on Audible, this six-part series will feature conversations with the world’s most iconic duos on how they succeed and fail together, including Kris Jenner & Kim Kardashian West and Ben & Jerry.