This self-guided soundwalk can be experienced anywhere, even in the comfort of home. Duration: 50 minutes

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SANCTUARY

An Immersive Soundwalk

Created by Rachel Falcone and Michael Premo
Directed by Rebecca Martinez
Written by Rachel Falcone, Michael Premo and Rebecca Martinez
Interviews and Sound Produced, Recorded and Edited by Rachel Falcone and Michael Premo
Compositions by Broken Chord

In a world of chaos and uncertainty, what does sanctuary mean? Where do we go to find a place of safety in times of crisis? In this sonic exploration, audiences are invited to put on their headphones, take a walk, and be immersed in the stories and sounds of the community of The Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

A commission of Working Theater’s Five Boroughs/One City Initiative in collaboration with the community at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

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We Want to Hear From You

Where have you found sanctuary?  What does Sanctuary mean to you? After you take a walk with us, we invite you to call or text (646) 828-9859 to share your thoughts. The Working Theater may share your thoughts publicly, so feel free to answer without giving your name if you wish to remain anonymous. 

Cast And Creatives: 

Featuring:
Narrator: Soneela Nankani
Vocals: Katherine George and Rocky Vega
Viola: Joanna Mattrey
Piano/Trumpet: Aaron Meicht

 
 
Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Max Conklin of Pomann Sound
Music Recording and Music Mix: Broken Chord
Music Recordist: Daniel Baker
Sound Design: Rachel Falcone and Michael Premo
Associate Producer: Mark Brystowski
COVID Safety Compliance Officer: Akia Squitieri
Production Assistance and Assistant Editing: Shay Brown, Brittainy Newman, and Marshall Hanig

The piece features and is inspired by interviews with members of the Cathedral community, including:

Thomas Brown, Marilyn Budzanoski, Lisa Chin, Kevin Delaigle, Tim Dwyer, Jake Eisner, Robert Finn, Kalie Kamara, Wayne Kempton, Raymond Nagem, Sonia Omulepu, Chris Pellettieri, Marsha Ra, The Reverend Canon Victoria Sirota, Kent Tritle, Jennifer Dorr White, The Reverend Canon Julia Whitworth, and Bryan Zaros

Song Credits: 

“Sower”
Lyrics: Rachel Falcone
Music: Broken Chord
Vocals: Rocky Vega with Katherine George

“My People”
Lyrics: Rachel Falcone, Michael Premo and Rebecca Martinez
Music: Broken Chord
Vocals: Katherine George

“Canto Espiritual”
Author: Folklore
Source: Learned through oral tradition from Juan de Dios Ramos (La Habana, Cuba)
Vocal Arrangement: Broken Chord
Vocals: Katherine George and Rocky Vega

Special Thanks:

Hannah Eisner, Edgar Perez, Thomas Perry, Marsha Ra,Lisa Schubert, Isadora Wilkenfeld, Christian Mardones, Erica Galluscio, and everyone at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

This podcast was recorded under a SAG-AFTRA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The Director is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national labor union.

Working Theater Staff:
Co-Artistic Directors: Mark Plesent & Tamilla Woodard
Managing Director: Laura Carbonell Monarque
Marketing Associate: Coryn Carson
Administrative Intern: Maya Alexander
Graphic Design: the watsons
General Press Representative: Miguel Nelson Mendiola, Holly Garman

Deepest thanks to our 36th Season Supporters

MAJOR INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORTERS:

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New York Theater Program in partnership with the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York

The Howard Gilman Foundation

The One World Fund

The New York Community Trust

The Shubert Foundation

the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, with special thanks to Queens Council Member Rory Lancman

 

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