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The Podcaster

By: Christopher Chen
Narrated by: Ato Blankson-Wood, Corey Stoll, Erin Markey, Michael Braun, Peter Kim, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Stacey Yen
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Publisher's summary

Who controls our stories? Christopher Chen’s expectation-defying new play takes an unpredictable trip into the ways storytelling can reshape what we believe about ourselves and others. The play starts with a series of intriguing and seemingly unconnected creative conversations. It then takes a sharp turn when Sylvia - host of the popular interview program, Art Beat - goes missing and her listeners are left to wonder, is this also an art piece? The journey continues and the mysteries multiply in this mind-bending audio play that investigates the very nature of reality.

Portions of this audiobook contain mature language. Listener discretion is advised.

Playwright Christopher Chen was awarded a commission through the Audible Emerging Playwrights Fund, an initiative dedicated to developing innovative original plays driven by language and voice. As an Audible commissioned playwright, he received funding and creative support to develop The Podcaster.

Directed by Lee Sunday Evans.

Sound design by Mikhail Fiksel.

©2021 Christopher Chen (P)2021 AO Media LLC

About the Creator

An Obie Award-winning playwright whose work has been extensively produced across the United States and abroad. In addition to Audible, he is currently under commission at The Aurora, LCT3, Manhattan Theatre Club, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Playwrights Horizons and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Chris is a San Francisco native.

About the Creator

Lee Sunday Evans is a New York-based, Obie award-winning director and choreographer. Recent stage credits include Dance Nation by Clare Barron (Playwrights Horizons, OBIE, Lortel Award); The Courtroom (Waterwell; NYTimes Best Theater of 2019 List); Detroit Red by Will Power (ArtsEmerson); Sunday by Jack Thorne (Atlantic Theater Company); In the Green by Grace McLean (LCT3); Miller, Mississippi by Boo Killebrew (Dallas Theater Center, Long Wharf Theater); The Winter's Tale (The Public); Home (BAM); Farmhouse/Whorehouse by Suzanne Bocanegra (BAM); Bull In a China Shop by Bryna Turner (Lincoln Center/LCT3); Caught by Christopher Chen (The Play Company); Porto by Kate Benson (WP Theater/The Bushwick Starr); A Beautiful Day In November On The Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes by Kate Benson (OBIE Award; WP Theater, New Georges); All The Roads Home by Jen Silverman (Cincinnati Playhouse); Macbeth (adapted for three women; Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival); Wellesley Girl by Brendan Pelsue (Humana Festival); D Deb Debbie Deborah by Jerry Lieblich (Clubbed Thumb). She additionally creates original ensemble-devised performance work with CollaborationTown. Lee’s work has been presented/developed at Baryshnikov Arts Center, Sundance Theater Lab, BAX, CATCH, LMCC, Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, and Juilliard among others. She is the Artistic Director of Waterwell.


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