Check it out: VOX covers Limetown

I love this kind of connection – my former Smith College classmate Carolyn Framke is now writing for Vox.com… – and did a piece on Limetown!

Limetown has been disturbing the natural order of things on the iTunes charts ever since it debuted July 29. It quickly climbed to the top of the fictional and arts podcast sections, and by September 25 it reigned as the No. 1 US podcast on iTunes. That’s better than This American Life. It’s better than WTF With Marc Maron. And, yes, it’s better than Serial (at least until season two debuts).

Hey, no one here at Limetown said it.

Annie-Sage Whitehurst voices Lia as cautious but palpably excited at the prospect of uncovering something even as she can’t make heads or tails of it. While Akers and Bronkie confirmed to me over email that they have planned the first season “and well beyond,” Whitehurst told me she has no idea how Limetown may or may not resolve. “I’m definitely learning along with Lia,” she said. “[but] I love it.”

Even as Lia references official reports and interviews experts, something is always off. After all, this is a story about 300 people disappearing, out of nowhere.

The sense of unease intensifies as the pilot progresses, moving past the archived news footage to a wrenching montage of grieving family members, and finally to Lia visiting the eerily quiet town itself. The more she uncovers, the more none of it makes any sense. Witnesses emerge out of the ether with a whisper, or roaring with rage. Statements take a turn from the factual to the ethereal, citing some unknowable force no one can explain.

So while Lia starts off the podcast focused and prepared, the seemingly nonsensical evidence she uncovers gives her no choice but to throw out her original plan. Without a road map or any idea what she’s wading into, she becomes a proxy for the audience, breathless with anticipation.

Suddenly, Limetown is no longer a straight investigation.

It’s a ghost story.

Read the full article here and don’t forget – new episode of Limetown is out 10/12!

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Limetown: Episode 2

Lia Haddock here with the second part of our seven part series on Limetown- hear it below.

 

Ten years ago, over three hundred men, women and children disappeared from a small town in Tennessee, never to be heard from again. In this seven-part podcast, American Public Radio host Lia Haddock asks the question once more, “What happened to the people of Limetown?”
I play Lia Haddock in this dark new podcast mystery, which NeimanLab calls “Serial meets the X-Files”.  We’ve just released the second episode, but are already featured on iTunes main page and Top 10 Featured Performing Arts Podcasts.  Download us on iTunes or stream us on Soundcloud for free!

Joining the BrickaBrack 2016 Ensemble

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I am officially joining the BrickaBrack Ensemble!  Read on below:

 

BrickaBrack is thrilled to announce the appointment of sixteen new Ensemble Members. These Ensemble Members will form the core of the company’s artistic machine for the next year, developing new rehearsal methods, projects, and growing the company through long-term collaborative practices. This diverse group of artists hails from all over the U.S., Canada, South America, and South Africa.

 

The sixteen new Ensemble Members are: Alanna Bulletproof-Tiger Blair, Amy Nielson, Angela Nahigian, Anika Solveig Pensiero, Annie-Sage Whitehurst, Brian Knoebel, DeLance Minefee, Esther van Zyl, Garrett Gray, Jillian Jetton, Matt Renskers, Natália Garcez, Niki Cardoni, Rachel Aylward, Rachel Ritacco, and Rita McCann.
Read about these artists at www.brickabrack.org…

Photo by Joana Cardoza

Photo by Joana Cardoza

Artistic Director Gabriel Grilli says, “The talent, intelligence, diversity, range of training disciplines, and vibrant spirit of this group is just phenomenal. Bringing these artists on board as Ensemble Members is an amazing step in the development of BrickaBrack, and represents a major shift in the structuring of the company. It’s also an experiment – We’re three years old, and have never had a core group of this size! Personally, it’s the fulfillment of a dream I’ve had to be part of a consistent collaborative like this. Where we work together in the studio every week, dreaming, scheming, experimenting with processes, and generating new projects. I’m so excited to welcome these wonderful people to the BrickaBrack family, and to begin creating with them on an ongoing basis.”