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ABOUT THE SHOW

Walks of Life is an original work of auditory theatre commissioned by La Jolla Playhouse as part of the WoW Series, featuring short scenes by playwrights and composers from across the country. In the midst of a pandemic that fractures and isolates our communities, this aural experience offers the opportunity to imaginatively reconnect with each other by bearing witness to life's intimate moments captured entirely in sound. Although similar to traditional radio plays, Walks of Life leverages modern technology so that participants experience the performance while walking independently through their own neighborhood.

Whether a reunited family, a mother and daughter spying on their neighbor, or a couple separated by the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic each story written especially for this production is more ardent than the last. Over the course of three parts, each approximately thirty minutes long, audiences are introduced to a few of the characters and stories that might be unfolding in the homes around them during this unprecedented time. 

 
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take a walk with us

EPISODE 1

Tatya and Nini
By Catherine Hanna Schrock
Featuring Lanna Joffrey & Julie Meram

Extra Credit
By Gill Sotu
Featuring Bryan Barbarin, Monique Gaffney &

Isabella Pruter

Elaine: Live at Living Room
Book & Lyrics by Blake McCarty, Music by Ian Brandon
Featuring Andrew Paiva

Narration: Kandace Crystal

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EPISODE 2

And All the Birds Loved Her
By Christian St. Croix
Featuring DeLeon Dallas & Baby Bagos Hood

Konstantin
By Rachel Tuggle Whorton
Featuring Lisel Gorell-Getz & Hannah Trujillo

Apart Together
Book by Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm, Music by

Katherine Cartusciello
Featuring Tamara Rodriguez & Andrew Walters


Narrator: Imahni King

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EPISODE 3

The Starter
By Tom Bruett
Featuring Andrew Oswald & Skyler Sullivan

Home Is
By Miki Vale
Featuring Honey Duruthy & Ruben Rubio

DJ Lonelee
By Joshua Brown & Lauren D’Errico
Featuring Jasmine January & Wrekless Watson


Narrator: Alyce Smith Cooper

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EPISODE 4 - BLACK LIFE

Nursing Hours
By Penny Middleton
Featuring Ashley Graham

By Kian Kline-Chilton
Featuring Erron Crawford, Yonatan Gebeyehu &

Amara Granderson

The Piano
By Richard Allen and Taran Gray
Featuring Kiana Bell, Kevin Burroughs & Aja Downing

Family Sound
By Michael Mitchell, Aurin Squire and Annastasia Victory
Featuring Nubia Monks & Anise Ritchie

Original spoken word by: Sherehe Hollins

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COMMUNITY

PARTNERS

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LEARN MORE

If you wish to learn more about the show, please visit 

La Jolla Playhouse's Website 

or scroll down

for more information.

 

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meet the artists

Directed by: 

Blake McCarty and Catherine Hanna Schrock

Black Life Directed by: 

Kandace Crystal and Lamar Perry

Sound Design by: 

Melanie Chen Cole

Production Assistant: 

Jack Mason-Brase

Original Music by: 

Chesney Snow, Ian Brandon, Danny Ayer, Richard Allen, Taran Grey, and Tarion Taylor-Anderson

Additional Design by: 

Joshua Brown

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CONTACT US

Blindspot Collective develops artistic programming to illuminate voices, communities, and stories in the blindspot

of our society. 

If you have questions about Walks of Life, email us at:

info@blindspotcollective.org