WALKING THE CITY
OF SILENCE AND STONE
By Stephen Spotswood
Directed by Jess Jung
November 2014 - Summer 2015
CITY-SPANNING AUDIO DRAMA
A girl shoves a notebook into your hands. Moments later, she falls from a Metro platform into the path of an oncoming train. Was it a tragic accident? Suicide? Or the latest in a series of sinister events that have their roots deep in the heart of the city? Whatever the answer, it’s the first step in a journey to discover who this girl was and what momentous secret she uncovered that led her into the path of the creature known as the King of Worms.
One part murder mystery, one part ghost story, one part intimate drama: WALKING THE CITY OF SILENCE AND STONE is a site-specific audioplay that uses the entire city as its set piece. To be released in nine parts throughout the season, this world premiere will lead the audience from one end of Washington, D.C. to the other, peeling back the familiar skin of the District to show the strange world that lies just underneath.
Stephen Spotswood (Playwright) is a DC-based playwright, educator, and journalist. He received his MFA in Playwriting from Catholic University in 2009. Produced works include: In The Forest, She Grew Fangs (Washington Rogues); We Tiresias (Best Drama, Capital Fringe Festival 2012 and Forum Theatre); When the Stars Go Out (Bright Alchemy Theatre); Sisters of Ellery Hollow (Capital Fringe 2011); The Resurrectionist King (Active Cultures Theatre); Off A Broken Road (Imagination Stage); and A Cre@tion Story for Naomi (Bright Alchemy). He is an artistic associate with Pinky Swear Productions, a frequent dramaturg at Theater J, and a member of Forum Theatre's artist ensemble. You can follow him and his ongoing work at www.playwrightsteve.com and on Twitter at @playwrightsteve.
Jess Jung (Director) Jess Jung is a freelance director from Brooklyn Park, MN. She serves as Associate Producer of CulturalDC’s Source Festival and the Apprentice Coordinator of Imagination Stage. Directing credits include the Hangar Theatre (NY), Actors Theatre of Louisville (KY), Adventure Theatre MTC (MD), Young Playwrights’ Theatre (DC), Imagination Stage (MD), the Inkwell (DC), Rorschach Theatre (DC), and Flying V (DC). Jess is a YPT company member, a member of the Forum Ensemble, and a proud recipient of the Drama League Directors Project fellowship. She earned her MFA in Directing from The Theatre School at DePaul University and has also studied with the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin. Check out her website: jessjungdirecting.com.
Walking the City of Silence and Stone is funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.