Keen Company’s Hear/Now: A Season of Audio Theater reimagines classic radio drama through a fresh Off-Broadway perspective with the debut of five world premiere pieces. All audio plays will be released completely FREE for everyone here on our website as well as through popular podcast platforms. Looking for special perks? Memberships start at just $1 a month.
1993 by finkle is an immersive audio drama with original songs set in Alphabet City. A series of interconnected episodes that utilize true events from 1993, refracted events from the author’s own life, and a liberal dash of pulp fiction. 1993creates a queer kaleidoscopic journey that examines the power of one’s voice to reclaim the past and speak out.
Digging in the Darkby Pearl Cleagetakes audiences to a moonless night in the woods outside Atlanta, where a woman awaits her scheming brother’s arrival. He thinks he’s coming to claim a valuable family heirloom, but she’s not to be underestimated.
Join Keen Company for a benefit broadcast of The Year of Magical Thinking starring Obie and Drama Desk Award winner Kathleen Chalfant on Saturday March 13th at 7pm EST. Fundraiser tickets are just $25 and include an exclusive talkback after the show.
ALL WE NEED IS US By James Anthony Tyler Directed by Jamil Jude
Released FREE on March 26th, as part of the Hear/Now Season of Audio Theater!
It’s Summer 2020, and the pandemic is raging through New York City. Eviction is looming for Lymere and Halen and their first baby is on its way. All We Need Is Usis an intimate look at unprecedented times, and a hopeful reminder that at the end of the day we can at least rely on each other.
What’s audio theater? Patrons can expect intimate, engrossing, fully-produced audio-only productions that will feel just as satisfying as a great night at the theater!
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From Our Friends …
The SITI Company
Join SITI Co-Artistic Director Anne Bogart and Archivist Sharon Lehner for a discussion about creating performance archives–documenting the ephemeral–and what they contribute to the art form. This conversation will be moderated by Jeanine Thompson, Director of the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theater Research Institute at Ohio State University.
The SITI Living Archive is part of SITI’s Legacy Plan, which began in Fall 2020 and will continue until January 2023. The creation of a physical and digital archive — that contains the 30-year history of SITI and the artifacts of the artists who make up the ensemble — is central to SITI’s legacy and will be one of SITI’s contributions to future generations of theater makers.
For my money, the theatre is up there in the ten top reasons to be human. I leave my home and go sit in a dark room with complete strangers and watch actors do their stuff because I want to be inspired. I’m asking to be involved. I’m volunteering to be led down any old path they choose as long as they don’t let go of my hand.
And if I see a show, and it is NOT so very good – I will try to divert you, because I don’t want you to come to the temple when the preaching isn’t up to snuff. I will bar the door, I will swing from rafters, I will yell FIRE just to set your feet on a path that does not lead to disappointment. Do something different with your evening I will say. Save your money for dinner with a friend you haven’t seen in months because you are too frigging busy. Go take a walk with your dog or your child or your significant other. Go to bed early, I will say. Don’t come to the theatre when it is less than it can be.
I’m an usher snob, and that’s all there is to it.