Following 2010's creation of 23 audio events, this year's festival will offer a new batch of dynamic free downloads. Over the coming weeks, the Huntington Theatre Company shares eleven site-specific audio plays written by playwrights from the Huntington Playwriting Fellows program and inspired by locations surrounding each partner institution. The A.R.T. and ICA offers podcasts and walking tours from local artists and festival participants. Listen in and explore, investigate, and imagine the life of places in Boston and Cambridge.
- Sitting Still by Masha Obolensky
Listen on the harborside of the ICA, sitting on the steps facing the water. Dip into the thoughts of others drawn to the water like you.
- Brand of the Free, Clone of the Brave by Hortense Gerardo
Listen at the corner of Northern Avenue and Seaport Boulevard (view or download a map). Art can be a sticky thing. Featuring Jonathan Popp ("Under 30" Version), and Kenneth Cahoun and Hortense Gerardo ("Over 30" Version).
- Act As If by Miranda Craigwell
Listen sitting in the ICA Watercafe. An ex-New Yorker asks if Boston can ever be enough. Featuring Jennie Israel and Dossy Peabody.
- Can You Help Me Find This Call Number? by Martha Jane Kaufman
Listen in the lobby of the Johnson building at the Boston Public Library. Two friends attempt a top-secret mission in the library. Featuring Michael Fisher, Angie Jepsen, and Bob Mussett.
- 551 at 551 by Jacqui Parker
Listen in the lobby of the Boston Center for the Arts, 551 Tremont Street. Unsung heroes deserve our thanks. Featuring Douglas Lockwood and Kami Russell Smith.
- Another Brick in the Walk by Patrick Gabridge
Listen in the brick plaza of the BCA. Two longtime Boston residents engage a newcomer in a struggle of class, status, and clay masonry.
- The Harvard Man by Lawrence Goodman
Listen across from the Johnson Gate entrance to Harvard Yard. A Harvard freshman gets a shot at romance. Will he blow it?
- Sticky Memento by Ken Urban
Featuring Marianna Bassham and Dan Pecci
Listen standing in front of the John Harvard statue in Harvard Yard. Nerd rage and stoner sadness collide with a Midwestern tourist who has little tolerance for rich, white kid drama.
- Bruised by Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro
Featuring Stacy Fischer and Robert Kropf
Listen walking from the Harvard Coop. Nothing is worse than a playwright with a bruised ego. Nothing except real problems.
- Mediatheque by Kirsten Greenidge
Featuring Georgia Lyman and Lindsey McWhorter
Listen in the mediatheque at the ICA. You never know who is reading your blog.
- I'll Drink to That by John Shea
Featuring Steven Barkhimer and Gabriel Kuttner
Listen on a bench across from the Loeb Drama Center (64 Brattle Street, Cambridge). Two boozy winos debate the meaning of art.
- Bond Girl by John Kuntz
Featuring Paula Plum
Get dropped off in the South End. Try to find your way out. Estelle wishes she were still taking her old pills. And, that she was a "Bond girl."
Additional podcasts and walking tours can be found at the Emerging America Festival homepage.
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