The Orchard Project is proud to launch a new special event, the LIVE EDIT, a star-studded live recording of a new audio comedy developed at the Orchard Project in summer 2020.
On Tuesday, March 15 at 8 PM EST, a small audience will join actors including Blythe Danner, Richard Kind, Amrit Kaur, and Judy Gold for a virtual event to experience and shape a recording of the audio comedy AWARDS SEASON by Heather Huntington and Danielle Evenson. The Orchard Project will record the Live Edit of AWARDS SEASON and share it publicly via the Orchard Project’s website (www.orchardproject.com) on Friday, March 18.
Featuring Blythe Danner (MEET THE PARENTS), Amrit Kaur (SEX LIVES OF COLLEGE GIRLS), Judy Gold (THE VIEW, SEARCH PARTY), Richard Kind (CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM)
Sound Design by Lindsay Jones (SLAVE PLAY)
AWARDS SEASON, developed in the Orchard Project’s Audio Lab in Summer 2020, is a bawdy send-up of the entertainment industry’s annual late winter chaos. In the piece, an awards darling and a young ingenue go head-to-head on the most important issue facing society today — who will win the Best Actress Oscar. Think “Don’t Look Up” for awards season, exploring the challenges of being a woman — in Hollywood. Followed by a Q+A on the behind the curtain experience of what it’s like at the actual awards shows, especially for women.
Unlike typical readings, the Orchard Project’s Live Edit leans into process over product — allowing for retakes and pickups within its format, and really does include the audience in the process. Audience members will be invited to weigh in throughout and will get to choose between various conclusions — like a choose your own audio adventure.
“We are proud to have supported more than 80 pathbreaking artistic projects and over 300 artists during COVID-19 — and to have expanded the Orchard Project’s support beyond live performance into TV and audio,” said Ari Edelson, Orchard Project Artistic Director. “We’re so excited to bring friends of the Orchard Project together for a fun co-piloting experience to share AWARDS SEASON together and grow our collective love of creativity and creative process.”
The cast for AWARDS SEASON includes Blythe Danner (MEET THE PARENTS), Amrit Kaur (SEX LIVES OF COLLEGE GIRLS), Judy Gold (THE VIEW, SEARCH PARTY), Richard Kind (CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM), Percy Rustomji (THE GOLDBERGS), Douglas Rees (THE CAKE) and Mirirai Sithole (BLACK MIRROR). Sound design for the event will be by Lindsay Jones (SLAVE PLAY). Q+A moderated by Marah Eakin (Formerly AV CLUB). The LIVE EDIT on March 15, 2022 will be virtual and will have a limited audience of artists and supporters of the Orchard Project. Everyone will be welcome to view the final edit starting March 18, 2022 on the Orchard Project’s website.
Want to Join the Live Edit?
The recording of the LIVE EDIT OP on March 15, 2022 will be virtual and will have a limited audience of artists and supporters of the Orchard Project. If space allows, free tickets will be available by registering your interest here, and we will let you know about availability by March 12, 2022. Everyone will be welcome to view the final edit starting March 18, 2022 on the Orchard Project’s website.