FIRST LISTEN RELEASED OF THE OPENING SCENE OF “THE TEMPEST,” AN IMMERSIVE AUDIO PRODUCTION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
“BE NOT AFEARD; THE ISLE IS FULL OF NOISES”
KNOCK AT THE GATE
RELEASES FIRST LISTEN OF
A SURROUND SOUND ODYSSEY”
AVAILABLE TO STREAM FEBRUARY 16-MARCH 1
HEAR THE OPENING SCENE HERE
FEATURING MICHAEL DALY, MAURICE JONES, SHANE TAYLOR,
RAPHAEL NASH THOMPSON, AND PATRICK TOON
SPECIAL TALKBACKS WITH
JOURNALIST AND PODCAST HOST EMILY ROME
FEBRUARY 16 AND FEBRUARY 24
New York, NY (February 5, 2024) – Today, Knock at the Gate producers Joseph Discher and Sean Hudock released a first listen of the opening scene from The Tempest: A Surround Sound Odyssey available to stream from Friday, February 16 through Friday, March 1. Knock at the Gate will also host two zoom talkbacks led by the journalist and host of the popular Shakespeare’s Shadows podcast Emily Rome on Friday, February 16 at 10 PM ET for opening night ticket holders only and Saturday, February 24 at 7 PM ET for any ticket holders in the run thus far.
Tickets for the stream are $9.99 and are available for purchase at KnockattheGate.com. The broadcast is available worldwide on all internet connected devices with a dimmable screen and a pair of headphones. Audiences will receive a link and password to access the listening portal prior to the broadcast.
“I’ve been eagerly following Knock at the Gate’s latest developments and am looking forward to leading this talented cast and creative team of The Tempest in discussions that will deepen the audience’s experience of this distinctively immersive production,” said journalist and talkback host Emily Rome.
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Emily Rome (she/her) is an educator and a journalist with bylines in the Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter, io9, Inverse, and Vanity Fair. Currently based in Boston, Emily recently earned a master’s degree at the University of Birmingham’s Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon. Her podcast, Shakespeare’s Shadows, delves into a single Shakespeare character in each episode, weaving together interviews with actors and academics.
“Ope thine ear.” The Tempest: A Surround Sound Odyssey is a brave new hi fi 3D audio experience from immersive audio creators Knock at the Gate, designed for anywhere in the dark on a pair of headphones. Following the company’s critically acclaimed smash hit streaming events Macbeth: A Surround Sound Experiment and Caesar: A Surround Sound Experiment, Knock at the Gate’s third virtual audio-only production immerses listeners deeper than did ever plummet sound into the heart of Shakespeare’s tale of magic and miracles and the mysterious depths and shores of an enchanted island where a vengeful sorcerer is conjuring his final spell.
The cast includes Hale Appleman (SyFy’s “The Magicians,” FX’s “American Horror Story”) as ‘Ariel,’ Tony® and Grammy® Award nominee Emily Skeggs (Broadway’s Fun Home) as ‘Miranda,’ Joel de la Fuente (Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle) as ‘Prospero,’ and Derek Wilson (Amazon’s “Gen V,” Hulu’s “Future Man”) as ‘Caliban.’ Rounding out the cast are Michael Daly, Sean Hudock, Greg Jackson, Maurice Jones, Raphael Nash Thomspon, Shane Taylor, Patrick Toon.
Soundscape is by Leigh Roberts. Associate Sound Designer is Kristina Tevdoradze. Sound Editor and Associate Sound Designer is Rider Q Stanton. Production Coordinator is Denise Cardarelli. Adapted & Directed by Joseph Discher.
The production is made possible thanks to generous support from former New Jersey Governor the Honorable Thomas H. Kean and the S. Dillard and Adrienne Kirby Family Philanthropic Fund as well as Chris D. Schmidt, David Skinner and donors and fans from all over the world who contributed to a successful Kickstarter crowdsourcing campaign earlier this year.
Virtual seating takes place each night of the run February 16 through March 1. Streams begin at 8:00 PM ET and are available for 72 hours following.
“Like the trippiest campfire stories, tap into your imagination through your ears.”
– New York Times
“Excellent. Raised hairs on the back of my neck, listeners are in for a treat under the blood moon.”
ABOUT KNOCK AT THE GATE
Born over a bonfire and fueled by Shakespeare and the science of sound, Knock at the Gate builds narrative immersive audio experiences with the goal of providing meaningful creative collaboration for theater and filmmakers around the world, fostering new connections between artists and audiences, and pushing the boundaries of immersion, resonance and access through the power of sound alone. Since launching in late 2020, Knock at the Gate’s critically acclaimed 3D audio experiences, designed for the dark and a pair of headphones, have streamed to thousands of listeners around the world and been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, American Theater Magazine, on NPR, and “Good Day New York.” In Fall 2021, the company led its first residency at Emory University bringing students and professional artists together in an exploration of Shakespeare and virtual audio production. To date Knock at the Gate projects have raised nearly $15,000 for The Entertainment Community Fund, a national services organization for arts workers in need. Knock at the Gate is a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a 501(c)(3).
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