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An important medical breakthrough has a shameful history. In 1840's Alabama, a slave-owning doctor performs medical experiments on involuntary subjects - enslaved women - in an effort to solve the problem of fistulas, a post-childbirth anomaly. As the experiments proceed, and he gets close to a solution, the women try to survive and even find dignity in the face of inhuman treatment. Includes conversations with playwright Charly Evon Simpson and Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens, author of Medical Bondage: Race, Gender and the Origins of American Gynecology. Recorded at The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood, in August 2019. Behind the Sheet is part of L.A. Theatre Works' Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world. Directed by Rosalind Ayres, Inger Tudor Producing Director Susan Albert Loewenberg Monica McSwain as Mary Matthew Floyd Miller as Samuel and Edward Dominique Morisseau as Dinah Larry Powell as Lewis and Benjamin Devon Sorvari as Josephine Jasmine St. Clair as Betty Josh Stamberg as George Danielle Moné Truitt as Sally Karen Malina White as Philomena Narrated by Inger Tudor Associate Artistic Director, Anna Lyse Erikson. Sound Designer and Mixing Engineer: Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood. Senior Radio Producer, Ronn Lipkin. Foley Artist, Jeff Gardner. Recording Engineer and Editor: Neil Wogensen.Show more
Lillian Hellman examines a wealthy southern family and the greed that tears them apart. Regina's brothers have inherited their father's wealth, while after years of neglect, her dying husband is determined to see she gets nothing. It will take every ounce of her ruthless guile to outwit her relations and assure herself a gilded future. Directed by Rosalind Ayres. Starring, in alphabetical order: Will Brittain as Leo Hubbard Tim DeKay as Ben Hubbard Heidi Dippold as Birdie Hubbard Jamie Harris as Oscar Hubbard Jared Harris as Horace Giddens Larry Powell as Cal Molly C. Quinn as Alexandra Giddens Albie Selznick as William Marshall Joanne Whalley as Regina Giddens Karen Malina White as Addie Sound Effects Artist, Aaron Lyons. Piano solos and duets played by Nicholas Hormann and Katie Hume. Script Supervisor, Daniel Trostler. Music Supervisor, Ronn Lipkin. Production Manager, Katie Friesen. Associate Artistic Director, Anna Lyse Erikson. Editor, Julian Nicholson. Recording Engineer, Sound Designer and Mixer, Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood. Recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at The James Bridges Theater, UCLA, in October of 2018.Show more
Hedda and George have just returned from their honeymoon, but when her former lover Eilert appears with a brilliant new manuscript, George's hopes for a professorship are dimmed. Hedda's desperate dissatisfaction with her life leads to dangerous choices in this startling portrait of a woman hell-bent on destruction. Recorded before a live audience at the UCLA James Bridges Theater in June 2019. Directed by Debbie Devine Producing Director Susan Albert Loewenberg Josh Bitton as Eilert Lovborg JD Cullum as George Tesman Gregory Harrison as Judge Brack Shannon Holt as Aunt Julie Tesman Elizabeth Ruscio as Berta Jocelyn Towne as Hedda Gabler Karen Malina White as Mrs. Thea Elvsted Associate Artistic Director: Anna Lyse Erikson Recording Engineer, Sound Designer, Mixer: Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood Senior Radio Producer: Ronn Lipkin Foley Artist: Brian Wallace Production Manager: Elena Cruz Editor: Neil WogensonShow more