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Play On Podcasts are epic audio adventures reimagining timeless tales, featuring original music composition and the voices of extraordinarily gifted artists. This is where Theatre meets Podcast, combining the modern-day audio phenomenon with the power of live performance.

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    • 4.7 • 83 Ratings

Play On Podcasts are epic audio adventures reimagining timeless tales, featuring original music composition and the voices of extraordinarily gifted artists. This is where Theatre meets Podcast, combining the modern-day audio phenomenon with the power of live performance.

    Full Play - The Tempest

    Full Play - The Tempest

    Next Chapter Podcasts presents the complete Play On Podcast series, THE TEMPEST, in its entirety.

    The Play On Podcast series, “THE TEMPEST”, was written by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE and translated into modern English verse by KENNETH CAVANDER. Each episode was directed by ANDY WOLK.
    PROSPERO: JAY O. SANDERS
    MIRANDA: KIM WUAN
    ARIEL and JUNO: KUHOO VERMA
    CALIBAN: GREGG MOZGALA
    FERDINAND: GREG CUELLAR
    ALONSO: KEVIN KILNER
    ANTONIA: JORDAN BAKER
    SEBASTIAN: ANTHONY COCHRANE
    GONZALA: MARYANN PLUNKETT
    STEPHANO: BRENT JENNINGS
    TRINCULO: BARZIN AKHAVAN
    BOATSWAIN, CERES and Others: PACO TOLSON
    IRIS: NANCY RODRIGUEZ
    Casting by THE TELSEY OFFICE: KARYN CASL, CSA, and ADA KARAMANYAN.
    Voice and Text Coach: JULIE FOH
    Episode scripts were adapted and produced by CATHERINE EATON
    Original Music by LAWRENCE SHRAGGE. Music Editor: MILES BERGSMA.
    Sound Design and Mix by LINDSAY JONES.
    Sound engineering by SADAHARU YAGI.
    Mix Engineer and Dialogue Editor: LARRY WALSH.
    Podcast Mastering by GREG CORTEZ at New Monkey Studio.
    Coordinating Producer: TRANSCEND STREAMING (KYRA BOWIE and LEANNA KEYES).
    Executive Producer: MICHAEL GOODFRIEND.
    The Managing Director of Business Operations and Partnerships at Next Chapter Podcasts is SALLYCADE HOLMES.
    The Play On Podcast Series “THE TEMPEST” is produced by NEXT CHAPTER PODCASTS and is made possible by the generous support of THE HITZ FOUNDATION. Visit ncpodcasts.com for more about the Play On Podcast Series. Visit playonshakespeare.org for more about Play On Shakespeare. Hear more about the Play On Shakespeare Podcast series by subscribing to Play On Premium at ncpodcasts.com, where you’ll find interviews with the artists, producers and engineers who brought it all to life. And remember: “We are such stuff as Dreams are made on”.

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    • 2 hr 21 min
    The Tempest - Bonus Episode 2 - Gregg Mozgala

    The Tempest - Bonus Episode 2 - Gregg Mozgala

    As an actor and disability rights advocate, Gregg Mozgala (Caliban) believes in the transformative power of theater and Shakespeare.
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    • 52 min
    The Tempest - Every Third Thought

    The Tempest - Every Third Thought

    Prospero releases Alonso, Sebastian, Antonia and Gonzala from their spell as he greets them, lovingly embracing Gonzala and chastising the others for their wicked deeds. Alonso begs forgiveness and is rewarded with the reunion of his son, who Prospero reveals with Miranda. As they all rejoice, the Boatswain returns and marvels at the restoration of Alonso’s ship and all their belongings. Prospero reassures them not to be alarmed and turns their attention to the approach of Trinculo, Stephano and Caliban who run into the company as they flee from Prospero’s dogs. The three apologize for their actions. Prospero forgives Caliban and promises the King’s company a safe return after a good night’s rest, during which he will tell them all his story. At last, he releases Ariel to the winds and surrenders his powers once and for all.

    The Play On Podcast series, “THE TEMPEST”, was written by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE and translated into modern English verse by KENNETH CAVANDER. Each episode was directed by ANDY WOLK.
    PROSPERO: JAY O. SANDERS
    MIRANDA: KIM WUAN
    ARIEL and JUNO: KUHOO VERMA
    CALIBAN: GREGG MOZGALA
    FERDINAND: GREG CUELLAR
    ALONSO: KEVIN KILNER
    ANTONIA: JORDAN BAKER
    SEBASTIAN: ANTHONY COCHRANE
    GONZALA: MARYANN PLUNKETT
    STEPHANO: BRENT JENNINGS
    TRINCULO: BARZIN AKHAVAN
    BOATSWAIN, CERES and Others: PACO TOLSON
    IRIS: NANCY RODRIGUEZ
    Casting by THE TELSEY OFFICE: KARYN CASL, CSA, and ADA KARAMANYAN.
    Voice and Text Coach: JULIE FOH
    Episode scripts were adapted and produced by CATHERINE EATON
    Original Music by LAWRENCE SHRAGGE. Music Editor: MILES BERGSMA.
    Sound Design and Mix by LINDSAY JONES.
    Sound engineering by SADAHARU YAGI.
    Mix Engineer and Dialogue Editor: LARRY WALSH.
    Podcast Mastering by GREG CORTEZ at New Monkey Studio.
    Coordinating Producer: TRANSCEND STREAMING (KYRA BOWIE and LEANNA KEYES).
    Executive Producer: MICHAEL GOODFRIEND.
    The Managing Director of Business Operations and Partnerships at Next Chapter Podcasts is SALLYCADE HOLMES.
    The Play On Podcast Series “THE TEMPEST” is produced by NEXT CHAPTER PODCASTS and is made possible by the generous support of THE HITZ FOUNDATION. Visit ncpodcasts.com for more about the Play On Podcast Series. Visit playonshakespeare.org for more about Play On Shakespeare. Hear more about the Play On Shakespeare Podcast series by subscribing to Play On Premium at ncpodcasts.com, where you’ll find interviews with the artists, producers and engineers who brought it all to life. And remember: “We are such stuff as Dreams are made on”.
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    • 29 min
    The Tempest - Bonus Episode 1 - Andy Wolk and Kenneth Cavander

    The Tempest - Bonus Episode 1 - Andy Wolk and Kenneth Cavander

    The Play On Podcast series, “THE TEMPEST”, was written by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE and translated into modern English verse by KENNETH CAVANDER. Each episode was directed by ANDY WOLK.
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    • 59 min
    The Tempest - Rough Magic

    The Tempest - Rough Magic

    King Alonso grows increasingly despondent over the loss of his son, giving Antonia and Sebastian confidence that they will soon take power. They stumble upon a sumptuous feast presented by mysterious beings and waste no time gorging themselves before Ariel appears as a harpy and chastises Alonso, Sebastian and Antonia for their sinful acts, past and present. Elsewhere, Caliban encourages Stephano to carry out the murder of Prospero, which he vows to do until Trinculo stumbles upon the clothing and finery that Prospero and Ariel have laid as a trap to distract them. Caliban urges them to ignore the rich garments but Trinculo and Stephano get carried away with the luxury of the robes, gathering them greedily until Prospero unleashes his supernatural hounds to attack the conspirators and chase them into a frenzy. He revels in their misery and urges his dogs on in the attack but Ariel convinces him to ease his vengeance. At last, Prospero softens and vows to give up his magical powers once he performs his final act.

    The Play On Podcast series, “THE TEMPEST”, was written by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE and translated into modern English verse by KENNETH CAVANDER. Each episode was directed by ANDY WOLK.
    PROSPERO: JAY O. SANDERS
    MIRANDA: KIM WUAN
    ARIEL and JUNO: KUHOO VERMA
    CALIBAN: GREGG MOZGALA
    FERDINAND: GREG CUELLAR
    ALONSO: KEVIN KILNER
    ANTONIA: JORDAN BAKER
    SEBASTIAN: ANTHONY COCHRANE
    GONZALA: MARYANN PLUNKETT
    STEPHANO: BRENT JENNINGS
    TRINCULO: BARZIN AKHAVAN
    BOATSWAIN, CERES and Others: PACO TOLSON
    IRIS: NANCY RODRIGUEZ
    Casting by THE TELSEY OFFICE: KARYN CASL, CSA, and ADA KARAMANYAN.
    Voice and Text Coach: JULIE FOH
    Episode scripts were adapted and produced by CATHERINE EATON
    Original Music by LAWRENCE SHRAGGE. Music Editor: MILES BERGSMA.
    Sound Design and Mix by LINDSAY JONES.
    Sound engineering by SADAHARU YAGI.
    Mix Engineer and Dialogue Editor: LARRY WALSH.
    Podcast Mastering by GREG CORTEZ at New Monkey Studio.
    Coordinating Producer: TRANSCEND STREAMING (KYRA BOWIE and LEANNA KEYES).
    Executive Producer: MICHAEL GOODFRIEND.
    The Managing Director of Business Operations and Partnerships at Next Chapter Podcasts is SALLYCADE HOLMES.
    The Play On Podcast Series “THE TEMPEST” is produced by NEXT CHAPTER PODCASTS and is made possible by the generous support of THE HITZ FOUNDATION. Visit ncpodcasts.com for more about the Play On Podcast Series. Visit playonshakespeare.org for more about Play On Shakespeare. Hear more about the Play On Shakespeare Podcast series by subscribing to Play On Premium at ncpodcasts.com, where you’ll find interviews with the artists, producers and engineers who brought it all to life. And remember: “We are such stuff as Dreams are made on”.
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    • 29 min
    The Tempest - Servant Monster, Drink To Me

    The Tempest - Servant Monster, Drink To Me

    Antonia persuades Sebastian to kill Alonso and Gonzala in their sleep so that he may take the throne in Naples. Meanwhile, Caliban convinces Stephano to kill Prospero and rule the island with Miranda as his bride. Elsewhere, Ferdinand and Miranda celebrate their union in a celestial dance conjured by Prospero’s magical powers. It ends abruptly when Prospero realizes he must take swift action to thwart his enemies.

    The Play On Podcast series, “THE TEMPEST”, was written by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE and translated into modern English verse by KENNETH CAVANDER. Each episode was directed by ANDY WOLK.
    PROSPERO: JAY O. SANDERS
    MIRANDA: KIM WUAN
    ARIEL and JUNO: KUHOO VERMA
    CALIBAN: GREGG MOZGALA
    FERDINAND: GREG CUELLAR
    ALONSO: KEVIN KILNER
    ANTONIA: JORDAN BAKER
    SEBASTIAN: ANTHONY COCHRANE
    GONZALA: MARYANN PLUNKETT
    STEPHANO: BRENT JENNINGS
    TRINCULO: BARZIN AKHAVAN
    BOATSWAIN, CERES and Others: PACO TOLSON
    IRIS: NANCY RODRIGUEZ
    Casting by THE TELSEY OFFICE: KARYN CASL, CSA, and ADA KARAMANYAN.
    Voice and Text Coach: JULIE FOH
    Episode scripts were adapted and produced by CATHERINE EATON
    Original Music by LAWRENCE SHRAGGE. Music Editor: MILES BERGSMA.
    Sound Design and Mix by LINDSAY JONES.
    Sound engineering by SADAHARU YAGI.
    Mix Engineer and Dialogue Editor: LARRY WALSH.
    Podcast Mastering by GREG CORTEZ at New Monkey Studio.
    Coordinating Producer: TRANSCEND STREAMING (KYRA BOWIE and LEANNA KEYES).
    Executive Producer: MICHAEL GOODFRIEND.
    The Managing Director of Business Operations and Partnerships at Next Chapter Podcasts is SALLYCADE HOLMES.
    The Play On Podcast Series “THE TEMPEST” is produced by NEXT CHAPTER PODCASTS and is made possible by the generous support of THE HITZ FOUNDATION. Visit ncpodcasts.com for more about the Play On Podcast Series. Visit playonshakespeare.org for more about Play On Shakespeare. Hear more about the Play On Shakespeare Podcast series by subscribing to Play On Premium at ncpodcasts.com, where you’ll find interviews with the artists, producers and engineers who brought it all to life. And remember: “We are such stuff as Dreams are made on”.
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

aakshe ,

WOW, I wish this existed when I was in high school!!!

I actually had to study The Tempest in college and altho we had a really fun professor and it was a great time, we still had to read the whole book for class. I wish I had this then or back in high school, I think I would have appreciated Shakespeare way moreeee than I did!! I think this is entertaining BUT also a very useful study tool! Thank you for creating the showww!! <3

Andreea94 ,

Beautiful storytelling

This show is so well-made! The acting, the soundscape, the stories. I’m a big theater fan but don’t get the chance to go to plays as often as I wish. Play On is always there and really never disappoints!

mspassell ,

4675 stars!!!

Amazing sound, acting that will knock your socks off, Play On! is the best modern interpretation of Shakespeare I’ve come across. I cannot believe all I have to do is hit play on Play On! To have the theater brought to my ears! Should be taught in schools. With I had it when I was in high school.

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