Magellanica Audio Drama
June 30 - June 30, 2022Purchase Tickets
By E.M. Lewis
Directed by Dámaso Rodríguez
Composition and Sound Design by Rodolfo Ortega
Basic Access: (FREE) provides patrons access to just the audio drama. Now with ASL interpretation.Basic Access
Premium Access: Sliding-Scale options provide access to the audio drama and bonus material including, THE BONUS: a post-show discussion podcast for a more immersive experience, Cooking with Lars cooking video, an OMSI + ART presentation, and more! Click on PURCHASE TICKETS above and select PREMIUM access. A sample of THE BONUS is available below.
THE BONUS Episode 1 Sample: Enjoy a tie bit of the 2020 Interview with Playwright, E.M. Lewis and Director, Dámaso Rodríguez during the Mercury Company recording of Magellanica, the audio drama. The full episode and more are available with purchase of the Premium access.
Magellanica the Audio Drama is dedicated, in memory, to Dave Petersen, Artists Rep’s sound board op.
A five-part audio drama, adapted from Mellon Playwright-in-Residence and Steinberg Award winning playwright, E.M. Lewis’ epic play Magellanica that Artists Rep premiered in 2018. Immerse yourself in this epic adventure from the comfort of your own home.
In 1986, scientists and engineers from around the world converge at the South Pole Research Station to figure out, among other things, if there really is a hole in the sky. In the darkest, coldest, most dangerous place on Earth, eight imperfect souls are trapped together. Utterly isolated from the outside world for eight and a half months, this research team must face life or death challenges, their own inner demons and depend upon each other for survival.
With epic scope in the tradition of The Kentucky Cycle or Angels in America, this play takes its inspiration from the true story of the discovery of the hole in the ozone layer at the height of the Cold War. Part historical adventure, love story and mystical foray into the unknown, it’s about a world that can either tear apart or come together for its own survival. It’s a vital story for today and an extraordinary excursion for audiences to the ends of the Earth.
An additional sixth part on the science behind the hole in the ozone layer and climate change will be co-produced with Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) all to be released to ART audiences prior to broader distribution. The audio drama is directed by Artistic Director Dámaso Rodríguez and features award-winning composition and sound design of Rodolfo Ortega.