In collaboration with The Actors Conservatory, as part of Mercury II
The Vertical City
During the pandemic-disrupted 2020/2021 theatre season, ART and TAC have shifted focus to theatre works adapted into digital mediums, and will co-produce a new audio drama starring 2nd-Year Conservatory students. This 60-minute audio drama is being written specifically for seven students by acclaimed playwright Diana Burbano, and directed by ART Artistic Director Dámaso Rodríguez. Award-winning sound designer Doug Newell (ART’s Foxfinder) will create a cinematic soundscape and original score for the piece. Titled The Vertical City, the audio drama is a character study set in a future-Portland built to survive the effects of climate change, and imagines how technology might evolve society at the end of the 21st century, both for better and worse.