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The Garden of Voices

The Garden of Voices

By Rebecca Klein
When everything in the world suddenly changes, it is up to us to change with it. The Garden of Voices provides a new platform for actors and playwrights to showcase a variety of exciting works, new and old! Each episode is it's own audio play, written, directed, and performed by many different people. Ultimately, we hope to provide something for everyone.
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Walpurgisnacht
Walpurgis Nacht. In Germany, it is remembered as the night when witches and demons gather to celebrate their terrible mysteries. At midnight, the Queen of May appears to drive the cold winter away and bring in the summer. And here and there, even now, little groups of old women gather to think about the seasons of their lives and—-since they have lived through another winter—-to welcome the hope of another summer. Written by Mary F.C. Pratt Directed by Rebecca Klein Sound Design by Lila Woodbridge Starring: Brenda Hettmansberger as the Queen of May Doreen Firestone as Nancy Darlene Williams-Prades as Linda Cathy Cavender as Vicky Cynthia Babak as Sharon Caroline Ryburn as Sally
01:03:46
May 21, 2022
The Last of the Son: Episode 3
CW: Explicit language In 1992, after the Rodney King-verdict, a week of protests, rioting and looting overtook the city of Los Angeles. In The Last of the Son, these real historical events serve as the backdrop of the story of a group of people who are trying to make sense of their own lives, personalities, struggles, relationships amidst one of the most prolific social and racially tense moments in American history. Written and Directed by Cris Eli Blak Starring: Erick Goldsmith as Roddy Nick Coley as Eagle  Nadia Cameron as Dove Prentice Myles as Norm Mark Morgan as Pastor Olivia Rodriguez as Maria G Eddie Martinez as Papa G
30:02
May 02, 2022
The Abbey of the Holy Lonesome
Forsythia blooms: springtime, and all the crawlies are on the move. Hidden things are whispered into light, and sunshine’s turned to shadow. What unearthly thing will come when the whistle calls? Mary-Larkin just wants a glimpse into her future--just a tiny peek of what her life is gonna be. But when she makes a deal with Granny Binding to tell her fate, there are strings attached: She's bound to a tragic path that means she'll run away and leave her three baby girls to fend for themselves in the wild, lonesome holler of a terrible, greedy God. When Laurel, Lily, and Lilac come of age, they, too, must face Granny Binding's powerful magic. Spiders and snakes converge on their tiny cabin, and the howl of the death-dog haunts their dreams. Can the sisters counter Granny's dark workings with nascent powers of their own, or are they doomed to live out their lives like sister nuns in The Abbey of the Holy Lonesome? Written by Andra Laine Hunter Directed by Alexandra Scordato Music & Sound Design by Chris and Lila Woodbridge Accent Coaching by Josh Feliciano-Sanchez Moser Starring: Jean Rosolino as Granny Binding Arielle Hope as Mary-Larkin Kelsey Senteio as Laurel-Ruth Allegra Rodriguez Shivers as Lily-Esther Laura Renee Mehl as Lilac-Delilah
01:23:12
April 16, 2022
The Last of the Son: Episode 2
CW: Explicit language In 1992, after the Rodney King-verdict, a week of protests, rioting and looting overtook the city of Los Angeles. In The Last of the Son, these real historical events serve as the backdrop of the story of a group of people who are trying to make sense of their own lives, personalities, struggles, relationships amidst one of the most prolific social and racially tense moments in American history. Written and Directed by Cris Eli Blak Starring: Erick Goldsmith as Roddy Prentice Myles as Norm Nick Coley as Eagle Nadia Cameron as Dove Maddie Nguyen as Julie
20:30
April 03, 2022
The Last of the Son: Episode 1
CW: Explicit language The premiere episode of The Garden of Voices' s first mini-series! In 1992, after the Rodney King-verdict, a week of protests, rioting and looting overtook the city of Los Angeles. In The Last of the Son, these real historical events serve as the backdrop of the story of a group of people who are trying to make sense of their own lives, personalities, struggles, relationships amidst one of the most prolific social and racially tense moments in American history. Written and Directed by Cris Eli Blak Starring: Erick Goldsmith as Roddy Prentice Myles as Norm Nick Coley as Eagle Nadia Cameron as Dove Olivia Rodriguez as Maria Maddie Nguyen as Julie Derek Shetterly as Principal Woods Crystal Watford Nuchurch as Arlene
26:35
February 27, 2022
Hal & His Atomic Ray Gun
You know that guy who thinks he was abducted by aliens? Who swears that they experimented on him? Well in this small town in rural Colorado, that guy is Hal. Hal's got a story and he loves to tell it. About his journey and how he wound up homeless camping in front of a convenience store. Everything is business as usual until he runs into another young woman, Valerie who was also abducted by the same aliens. Written by Straton Rushing Directed Hannah Williams Starring: Dre Bettis as Hal Casterline Villar as JoAnne Lindsay Zana as Valerie
20:30
December 20, 2021
A Very Queer Halloween
A devised piece toeing the line between queerness and horror and how they relate. This is a charity episode - All proceeds will go to the Marsha P. Johnson Institute! In addition, please consider making a contribution to our direct donation drive, here: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/fundraiser/MTA0NjA2/63899 Directed by Inga. O Devised and performed by the ensemble: Arielle Cutroneo, Elliot Vigue, Gioia Sabatinelli, Kenny Hahn, Kiera Anderson, Micki Gilliam, & Quinn Darling
26:28
October 31, 2021
On Hold
It’s Elizabeth’s birthday. Or it will be, once the sun comes up. A short comedy about birthdays, parents, and mornings that start just a little too early. Written by James C Ferguson Directed by Matt Jacobs Featuring Shannon Felletter as Elizabeth, Alex Bonner as Glen, and Crystal Watford Nuchurch as Marie.
09:13
September 18, 2021
The Piano
The Piano, based on a true story of a poor family, who value their piano more than any other possession. It is a heartbreaking story that reminds us to live life to its fullest. Written by Janet Neipris Directed by Rebecca Klein Featuring Victoria Isotti as Lily
27:17
August 28, 2021
Mexico
A young man sits at the counter of a roadside diner, whiling away the time talking to the waitress while his traveling companion makes a phone call. Then things take an unexpected turn. Written by Jack McCleland Directed by Rebecca Klein Starring Dylan Amerena as Young Man
20:33
August 09, 2021
Breakz
CW (mentions:) death/dying, guns, racism, drug use, car accident After estranged friends and tragedy from his old community begin to enter back into his life, an up and coming rapper must face where he comes from, where he is and decide if he wants to ignore the problem or use his voice as the cure. Written by Cris Eli Blak Directed by Kai Chisholm Sound Design by Lila Woodbridge Featuring Robert Barnes as Alfie, Jonathan Dauermann as Jessie, Kelsey Senteio as Imani, and Nick Coley as Byrd.
01:20:17
July 31, 2021
Laugh For Sanity
A psychological thriller. A dialogue between an ex-convict and her psychiatrist takes a dark twist. Written by J.J. Steinfeld Directed by Prentice Myles Starring Sarah Taqvi as Ex-Convict and Jean Rosolino as Psychiatrist.
35:52
April 17, 2021
alex getting better
CW: Discussion of sexual abuse In the director's words: With a cast solely integrated by female-identifying actors, "alex getting better" is a play that treats friendship, trauma, mental health, and healing as its main issues. It invites us to ask ourselves, are we the sum of what happens to us or what we do with it? When Alex decides to visit some of her high school friends, a group that shares an experience of sexual abuse, she discovers that they all feel very differently about the events, and has to deal with what it means to want to talk about it. In her journey, Alex discovers a bit more of who she is and fights for a place to help herself heal from all of it. Written by Audrey Lang Directed by Agustina Cedraschi Starring Sidney Aaron Aptaker as Alex, Kelsey Senteio as Jordan, Siena D'Addario as Jennie, Maddie Nguyen as Ruthie, and Cait Kelly as Hallie.
01:05:15
April 04, 2021
The Graveyard Shift
A comedy. Doug works the graveyard shift at his local convenience store, it’s a modest job and rarely pays the bills, but hey, free slushies. His friend, Ralph, hangs out with him to help pass the time. Tonight however, something else is helping them pass the time, a man keeps coming in to use the bathroom, the same man each time, but he never leaves out the front door... Written by Clayton Bauldree Directed by Kai Chisholm Starring Jacob Fisch as Doug, Jason Toennis as Ralph, and J.D. Hock as Man.
21:05
March 07, 2021
Unknown Error
A psychological thriller. A young woman who works in marketing faces some unexpected consequences for her past actions when she stays late at work one night. Written by Sean Pomposello Directed by Pranav Kothary Featuring Halyn Morris as Meredith, Sean Spencer as Bruce, Jaime Nicole Riggs as Carrie, and Shannon Christmann as Caterer.
30:57
February 20, 2021
No One Looks Good at Four in the Morning
A slice of life. Two siblings and their mother have a brief interaction in the early hours of the morning shortly before Thanksgiving. Written by Christian Missonak Directed by Joan Stein-Schimke Featuring Emilie Gubler as Alice, Alan Chandler as Ryan, and Leslie Hallowell as Mom.
13:16
February 06, 2021
Bill & Mary's Pandemic
Slice of life. A comedy based on the playwright's lived experiences, this play provides us with several brief snapshots into the lives of a married couple, Bill and Mary" as they adjust to what life is like in the midst the Covid-19 Pandemic. Written by Kathleen Cahill Directed by Matt Engle Featuring Sal Catalano as Bill and Catherine Cavender as Mary
44:14
January 23, 2021
This is a Low
CW: Suicide and self-harm Based on a true story. This play presents us with a snapshot of mental health issues in marginalized communities, and forces us to consider how we might better support those who need it most. Written by Cris Eli Blak. Directed by Prentice Myles. Featuring Marcus Estima as Jude and Sheldrake Andrews as Mister. If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, please remember that you are not alone. Contact the national suicide prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or at suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat
24:21
January 09, 2021
Aphrodite in the Morning
CW: Sexual themes This radio play follows Aphrodite, a queer dominatrix and their relationship with a client that gets too close. This piece interrogates boundaries, relationships and the state of romance in the 21st century. Featuring Sara Kerr as Aphrodite, Sebastian Espinosa as Man, and Arielle Cutroneo as Wife. Written and Directed by Inga O.
39:09
December 12, 2020
Brussels Sprouts
A Harvard college dean is approached for a job by a former student who she once had an affair with. Featuring Laura Minosyants as Ellie Burns and Patrick Peclard as Billy Westerman. Directed by Kai Chisholm.
18:46
December 05, 2020