It was a warm July night in a parking lot in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Multicolored lights from dozens of LED headphones glittered in the darkness. It looked like a silent rave from the distance, minus a DJ on the 1s and 2s.
The crowd had come out and donned headphones to listen to the audiocast of my play The House of the Negro Insane, produced by the Contemporary American Theater Festival. While the pandemic was still raging and most theatres were still shuttered, CATF persevered, finding innovative ways to bring stories to the people.
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