THIS SWEATY CITY AT THE NEW ORLEANS FRINGE FESTIVAL!
The release of the second in GRP’s podcast series is due in December BUT YOU CAN HEAR IT FIRST in a live performance at the New Orleans Fringe Festival!
Friday, November 22nd at 11:30 pm
Saturday, November 23rd at 11:30 pm
Luthjen’s Dance Hall (Marigny St. and Chartres St.)
Tickets are $8 at the door with a $3 Fringe button or online at www.nofringe.org
The performance will feature the voices of 15 local performers and live original music, creating a magical realist radio drama come to life right in front of your own ears.
Click HERE to listen to episode 1.
Photos from episode 1 performance (by Alana Ackerman):
Written by GRP members Chris Kaminstein, Shannon Flaherty, and William Bowling, the series follows Peter Demeter, a late-night experimental radio DJ, fathered by the god Pan, as he explores a water-laden city, eerily similar to our dear crescent, in which bicycles have personalities and bureaucratic offices operate on moving steamboats. This episode includes the voices of 15 local performers including Chris Kaminstein, Shannon Flaherty, Aurora Nealand, William Bowling, Jen Pagan, Francesca McKenzie, Kyle June Williams, Veronica Russell, and Todd D’Amour. Original music by Peter Bowling.
“This Sweaty City” is a two-part project: 1) an 8-part live performance series and 2) 8 episodic podcasts. GRP will produce new episodes for podcast and live performance 2 times a year.
Episode 1: Dead Man Waking Up premiered in April 2013 and was featured this summer as a part of the Contemporary Art Center’s exhibit, Tank Drama: Deliberations from the Wet Grave, a “potent representation of just some of the creative networks documenting, remembering, and re-visioning post-Katrina New Orleans.”