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Modern Myths Podcast

12 Peers Theater is launching their 2016 season with a groundbreaking year round podcast featuring 13 new play readings, exclusive interviews with the playwrights, and Q&A sessions with the producers, directors and actors. In an effort to make theatre more accessible and on demand, the thirteen new plays will premiere online over the course of 52 episodes spanning the entirety of 2016.
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Nov 1, 2016
Episode 17 - Jim Knable Interview

The Curse of Atreus

by Jim Knable

A white motorcycle cop gets a flat tire on the freeway and ends up meeting Grace, a black female mechanic, at her auto shop. As a rookie, he wants to keep the flat off the books to save face.  Despite their differences, an understanding begins to develop.  But when Grace's son shows up and meets the description of a suspected car thief, a Tragedy of the 21st Century is set in motion.
Sep 28, 2016
Episode 16 - The Curse of Atreus by Jim Knable Part 2

The Curse of Atreus

by Jim Knable

A white motorcycle cop gets a flat tire on the freeway and ends up meeting Grace, a black female mechanic, at her auto shop. As a rookie, he wants to keep the flat off the books to save face.  Despite their differences, an understanding begins to develop.  But when Grace's son shows up and meets the description of a suspected car thief, a Tragedy of the 21st Century is set in motion.
Jul 7, 2016
Episode 15 - The Curse of Atreus by Jim Knable Part 1

The Curse of Atreus

by Jim Knable

A white motorcycle cop gets a flat tire on the freeway and ends up meeting Grace, a black female mechanic, at her auto shop. As a rookie, he wants to keep the flat off the books to save face.  Despite their differences, an understanding begins to develop.  But when Grace's son shows up and meets the description of a suspected car thief, a Tragedy of the 21st Century is set in motion.

 

Jun 17, 2016
Episode 14 - Jennie Redling Interview Part 2

Gone Astray

By Jennie Redling

Kerryn O’Mally has insisted for nine years that her abducted child is still alive. Since her daughter’s disappearance she has frozen herself, her husband and their mentally handicapped son in a changeless state. With the missing girl's twentieth birthday approaching, a young woman of the Lakota nation arrives at their doorstep and is persuaded to recover the lost child. A battle of wills ensues when the hopes of Kerryn, a white woman steeped in Roman Catholic ritual, clash with the doubts of a Native American who has wandered adrift of her ancestors’ beliefs

May 12, 2016
Episode 13 - Gone Astray by Jennie Redling Act 2

Gone Astray
by Jennie Redling
Kerryn O’Mally has insisted for nine years that her abducted child is still alive. Since her daughter’s disappearance she has frozen herself, her husband and their mentally handicapped son in a changeless state. With the missing girl's twentieth birthday approaching, a young woman of the Lakota nation arrives at their doorstep and is persuaded to recover the lost child. A battle of wills ensues when the hopes of Kerryn, a white woman steeped in Roman Catholic ritual, clash with the doubts of a Native American who has wandered adrift of her ancestors’ beliefs.

Apr 29, 2016
Episode 12 - Gone Astray by Jennie Redling Act 1

Gone Astray
by Jennie Redling
Kerryn O’Mally has insisted for nine years that her abducted child is still alive. Since her daughter’s disappearance she has frozen herself, her husband and their mentally handicapped son in a changeless state. With the missing girl's twentieth birthday approaching, a young woman of the Lakota nation arrives at their doorstep and is persuaded to recover the lost child. A battle of wills ensues when the hopes of Kerryn, a white woman steeped in Roman Catholic ritual, clash with the doubts of a Native American who has wandered adrift of her ancestors’ beliefs.

Apr 14, 2016
Episode 11 - Jennie Redling Interview

Gone Astray
by Jennie Redling

Kerryn O’Mally has insisted for nine years that her abducted child is still alive. Since her daughter’s disappearance she has frozen herself, her husband and their mentally handicapped son in a changeless state. With the missing girl's twentieth birthday approaching, a young woman of the Lakota nation arrives at their doorstep and is persuaded to recover the lost child. A battle of wills ensues when the hopes of Kerryn, a white woman steeped in Roman Catholic ritual, clash with the doubts of a Native American who has wandered adrift of her ancestors’ beliefs.

Mar 18, 2016
Episode 10 - Michael Aman Interview Part 2

Caliban
By Michael Aman

Caliban is a play about language and resentments. Shakespeare’s creature from The Tempest is still alive and well and still speaking iniambic pentameter. He lives on an island where he finds Emma, a nurse with her own baggage. Together with an angry young playwright named Wendy and her father, the play shows the power that forgiveness holds, even when confronting ancient resentments.



Mar 16, 2016
Episode 9 - Caliban by Michael Aman

 Caliban
By Michael Aman

Caliban is a play about language and resentments. Shakespeare’s creature from The Tempest is still alive and well and still speaking iniambic pentameter. He lives on an island where he finds Emma, a nurse with her own baggage. Together with an angry young playwright named Wendy and her father, the play shows the power that forgiveness holds, even when confronting ancient resentments.

 

Mar 4, 2016
Episode 8 - Michael Aman Interview Part 1

Caliban

by Michael Aman

Caliban is a play about language and resentments. Shakespeare’s creature from The Tempest is still alive and well and still speaking iniambic pentameter. He lives on an island where he finds Emma, a nurse with her own baggage. Together with an angry young playwright named Wendy and her father, the play shows the power that forgiveness holds, even when confronting ancient resentments.

Feb 26, 2016
Episode 7 - Spiralling Q&A

 

Spiralling

By Judith Pratt

A mysterious crate of tribal masks appears in the office of a disaffected academic and her struggling young grad student. Meredith hopes that the masks, and their stories, are a ticket out of her hated teaching job. Jill, struggling for meaning in her life, hopes the masks will supply her with a belief in—something.

The two women learn that the masks might be forgeries made by Emma, who traveled the Pacific in 1910. Or the masks may have been made by the indigenous tribe Emma visits and describes in her journal. As Meredith and Jill find and read the journal, Emma, in the past, writes and comments on it.

The three masks represent the traps women encounter at each stage of life—maiden, mother, and crone. The maiden gives up everything for love; the mother starves herself for her children; the crone nearly destroys the world in her fight against death. Jill loves the Maiden; Meredith fears the Crone; between them they are Mother and daughter.

Obsessed with the masks, Jill argues with Meredith, forgets to eat, burns her dissertation—and discovers something to believe in.

Feb 17, 2016
Episode 6 - Judith Pratt Interview

Spiralling

By Judith Pratt

A mysterious crate of tribal masks appears in the office of a disaffected academic and her struggling young grad student. Meredith hopes that the masks, and their stories, are a ticket out of her hated teaching job. Jill, struggling for meaning in her life, hopes the masks will supply her with a belief in—something.

The two women learn that the masks might be forgeries made by Emma, who traveled the Pacific in 1910. Or the masks may have been made by the indigenous tribe Emma visits and describes in her journal. As Meredith and Jill find and read the journal, Emma, in the past, writes and comments on it.

The three masks represent the traps women encounter at each stage of life—maiden, mother, and crone. The maiden gives up everything for love; the mother starves herself for her children; the crone nearly destroys the world in her fight against death. Jill loves the Maiden; Meredith fears the Crone; between them they are Mother and daughter.

Obsessed with the masks, Jill argues with Meredith, forgets to eat, burns her dissertation—and discovers something to believe in.

Feb 12, 2016
Episode 5 - Spiralling by Judith Pratt

Spiralling

By Judith Pratt

A mysterious crate of tribal masks appears in the office of a disaffected academic and her struggling young grad student. Meredith hopes that the masks, and their stories, are a ticket out of her hated teaching job. Jill, struggling for meaning in her life, hopes the masks will supply her with a belief in—something.

The two women learn that the masks might be forgeries made by Emma, who traveled the Pacific in 1910. Or the masks may have been made by the indigenous tribe Emma visits and describes in her journal. As Meredith and Jill find and read the journal, Emma, in the past, writes and comments on it.

The three masks represent the traps women encounter at each stage of life—maiden, mother, and crone. The maiden gives up everything for love; the mother starves herself for her children; the crone nearly destroys the world in her fight against death. Jill loves the Maiden; Meredith fears the Crone; between them they are Mother and daughter.

Obsessed with the masks, Jill argues with Meredith, forgets to eat, burns her dissertation—and discovers something to believe in.

Jan 27, 2016
Episode 4 - Cry in the Shower Q&A

Cry in the Shower

by Liz Leighton

Detailing the emotionally complicated relationship between a mother and daughter both suffering from an emotional disorder (which the mother has euphemistically coined as “the sads”), this piece jumps around in time to reveal how a family of two develops over the course of a lifetime. Chantal Gregory perseveres to teach her daughter, Lena “The Rules of Suffering” to help her survive genetically inherited clinical depression. In doing so, she overlooks her daughter’s humanity. This piece explores how even the closest relationships can fall apart.

Jan 20, 2016
Episode 3 - Liz Leighton Interview

Cry in the Shower

by Liz Leighton

Detailing the emotionally complicated relationship between a mother and daughter both suffering from an emotional disorder (which the mother has euphemistically coined as “the sads”), this piece jumps around in time to reveal how a family of two develops over the course of a lifetime. Chantal Gregory perseveres to teach her daughter, Lena “The Rules of Suffering” to help her survive genetically inherited clinical depression. In doing so, she overlooks her daughter’s humanity. This piece explores how even the closest relationships can fall apart.

Jan 13, 2016
Episode 2 - Cry in the Shower by Liz Leighton Part 2

Cry in the Shower

by Liz Leighton

Detailing the emotionally complicated relationship between a mother and daughter both suffering from an emotional disorder (which the mother has euphemistically coined as “the sads”), this piece jumps around in time to reveal how a family of two develops over the course of a lifetime. Chantal Gregory perseveres to teach her daughter, Lena “The Rules of Suffering” to help her survive genetically inherited clinical depression. In doing so, she overlooks her daughter’s humanity. This piece explores how even the closest relationships can fall apart.

ter’s humanity. This piece explores how even the closest relationships can fall apart.

Jan 5, 2016
Episode 1 - Cry in the Shower by Liz Leighton Part 1

Cry in the Shower

by Liz Leighton

Detailing the emotionally complicated relationship between a mother and daughter both suffering from an emotional disorder (which the mother has euphemistically coined as “the sads”), this piece jumps around in time to reveal how a family of two develops over the course of a lifetime. Chantal Gregory perseveres to teach her daughter, Lena “The Rules of Suffering” to help her survive genetically inherited clinical depression. In doing so, she overlooks her daughter’s humanity. This piece explores how even the closest relationships can fall apart.

Jan 4, 2016
Episode 0 - Modern Myths Podcast

 12 Peers Theater is launching their 2016 season with a groundbreaking year round podcast featuring 13 new play readings, exclusive interviews with the playwrights, and Q&A sessions with the producers, directors and actors. In an effort to make theatre more accessible and on demand, the thirteen new plays will premiere online over the course of 52 episodes spanning the entirety of 2016.

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