4 episodes

The Swell is audio-immersive theatrical experience for one. Each episode will feature the work of commissioned playwrights wherein all of the action of the play is heard through carefully curated sound effects, music, and dialogue. Each play will also have a specific accessible location in mind where the audience can choose to listen to that play in order to heighten their experience. Produced Refracted Theatre Company, The Swell turns up the volume on singular immersion to reinvigorate our collective humanity.

The Swel‪l‬ Refracted Theatre Company

    • Performing Arts
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

The Swell is audio-immersive theatrical experience for one. Each episode will feature the work of commissioned playwrights wherein all of the action of the play is heard through carefully curated sound effects, music, and dialogue. Each play will also have a specific accessible location in mind where the audience can choose to listen to that play in order to heighten their experience. Produced Refracted Theatre Company, The Swell turns up the volume on singular immersion to reinvigorate our collective humanity.

    The Woods

    The Woods

    A couple decides to go on an adventure in Inwood Hill Park. Consider their expectations...um, upended. Featuring: Sundays at Inwood Hill Park by Serena Berman, performed by Sara Kapner, RJ Vaillancourt and Anthony Bowden, sound designed by Joe Palermo and directed by Jenna Rossman.

    • 14 min
    The Hearth of Your Home

    The Hearth of Your Home

    Simply sink into whatever you would call the hearth of your home. Oh, and don’t forget that you’ll need a candle, a piece of paper, a pen, salt, matches and a bowl of water if you want to make it out. Featuring: Clearing House by Mallory Raven-Ellen Backstrom, performed by Cristina Pitter and Lauren King, sound designed by Joe Palermo and directed by Tova Wolff. 



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    • 10 min
    A Stream Nearby & A Baseball Diamond

    A Stream Nearby & A Baseball Diamond

    For our pilot "Act" of The Swell, we invite you to adventure to your local park...or wherever you can find a stream (or a pond, or a lake, or an ocean...) and then to your local baseball diamond.  The Swell is produced by Refracted Theatre Company. This Act is sound designed by Emma Wilk, and hosted by Stevi Incremona.

    Featuring:

    Contrition: A Long Voicemail written by Liba Vaynberg, performed by Molly Carden and Blake DeLong and directed by Tova Wolff

    &

    The Legend of Jim Gunderson and How I Wound Up in Your Ear, written by Dylan Guerra, performed by David Shih, Jelani Alladin, and Claudia Acosta

    and directed by Graham Miller



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    Go to www.refractedco.com/the-swell for a full list of attributions.

    • 45 min
    The Swell: The Trailer

    The Swell: The Trailer

    Welcome. We've been expecting you. Produced by Refracted Theatre Company, The Swell is an audio theatrical experience designed to transcend space, where you, the audience, are in charge of the "set" for your own immersive experience. Prepare to dive in. Inaugural episode to be released July 23rd. Trailer voiced by Series Host, Stevi Incremona. 

    • 54 sec

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

ifyoudontknow,nowyouknow ,

So good.

This is what art-lovers need in quarantine.

flyingtoast_4 ,

So good

An incredibly well produced, well acted, well designed show that packs a big punch. Take a walk outside and put it in your ears!!

Cschwa72 ,

A perfect audio play!

This is a podcast unlike anything I’ve heard before! It’s a completely immersive audio play. The 45 minutes flew by. You’ll experience such a rollercoaster of emotion throughout. I can’t recommend enough!

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