PRESS ROOM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SILENT THEATRE ANNOUNCES THE WORLD PREMIERE
OF ITS SIX PART EPISODIC

UNEARTHED CROWN

A VISUALLY ENHANCED RADIO DRAMA GHOST STORY FOR THE AGES
WITH ALL THE BLACK SPICE OF THE SOUTH SIDE

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY PHILLIP LEWIS

November 7th December 12th, 2021, Sundays @ 8:00p

CHICAGO (September, 2021) Silent Theatre announces its world premiere of UNEARTHED CROWN, a visually enhanced radio drama ghost story for the ages with all the black spice of the South Side, written and directed by ensemble member Phillip Lewis. This marks the company's 27th World Premiere. 

Fluctuating between a conscious social commentary on black history and current events, this meta radio Sci-Fi mystery follows the story of two High School students, Cooper and Bree while they uncover a series of uncomfortable truths about their south side Chicago neighborhood, risking the present repeating the past. Through a series of linking stories within this town, the pair fight to restore majesty to a mysterious abandoned building long forgotten. Just in time for the fall season, this 6 piece episodic will be performed live and broadcast Sunday eves at 8:00p here.

The production is performed live and an original episode is broadcast to a virtual audience every Sunday at 8p. Part ghost story, part social commentary, the plot explores intersectionality within Black Culture throughout the ages and is peppered with pre-recorded footage, music, sound engineering, and live folly art. Audience members can tune in from anywhere and can subsequently catch up on episodes on the website.

UNEARTHED CROWN

World Premiere

Written and Directed by Phillip Lewis

Featuring Ashley Johnson, BreShaun Reddick, Colleen Scallen, Jasmine Seals, Jordan Brown, Joshua Miller, Julius Baldridge, Khloe Janel, Tyra Bullock, Victoria Walters, and Will Nicholson

Staged Managed by Cat Davis and Angel Cunningham

Filmed and Edited by Paul Brennan

Graphics by Tristine Walker

Production Managed by Tonika Todorova

Episode 1: November 7th @8p

Episode 2: November 14th @ 8p

Episode 3: November 21st @8p

Episode 4: November 28th @8p

Episode 5: December 5th @8p

Episode 6: December 12th @ 8p

Running Time: 45 mins

TICKET INFORMATION

Unearthed Crown is offered with no paywall but virtual contributions are gladly accepted. 

ABOUT SILENT THEATRE

STC has been around for 16 years and has produced over 20 world premieres of original devised work. Since the start of the pandemic, the company shifted its presentation style to include outdoor and virtual options with producing over 30 individually crafted events and performances. 

MEDIA CONTACT

Tonika Todorova

contactus@silenttheatre.com

PRODUCTION STILLS

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Will Nicholson photo courtesy of Paul Brennan

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Colleen Scallen, BreShaun K. Reddick, and Victoria Walters  photo courtesy of Paul Brennan

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Jasmine Seals, Colleen Scallen, and Victoria Walters photo courtesy of Paul Brennan

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Jasmine Seals photo courtesy of Paul Brennan

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Jordan Brown photo courtesy of Paul Brennan

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Victoria Walters and BreShaun Reddick photo courtesy of Paul Brennan

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Victoria Walters photo courtesy of Paul Brennan

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Victoria Walters and Jordan Brown photo courtesy of Paul Brennan

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Will Nicholson photo courtesy of Paul Brennan

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Jasmine Seals, BreShaun K. Reddick, and Colleen Scallen photo courtesy of Paul Brennan