NEW IMMERSIVE AUDIO PERFORMANCE OF JULIUS CAESAR PRESENTED TO BENEFIT THE ACTORS FUND
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
A SURROUND SOUND EXPERIMENT”
FEATURING JOEL DE LA FUENTE, DEREK WILSON, JANUARY LAVOY, TONY & OLIVIER NOMINEE SCOTT WENTWORTH, SEAN HUDOCK
BENEFITTING THE ACTORS FUND
AN AT HOME EXPERIENCE CENTERED AROUND
AN ALL-NEW IMMERSIVE AUDIO PERFORMANCE OF SHAKESPEARE’S
EPIC TALE OF POWER AND BETRAYAL: JULIUS CAESAR
APRIL 27 – 29 at 8:00 PM EST
TIMED TO THE FIRST FULL SUPER MOON OF THE YEAR
New York, NY (April 7, 2021) – On the heels of its smash-hit streaming event, Macbeth: A Surround Sound Experiment, Knock at the Gate returns to the space between your ears this April with Caesar: A Surround Sound Experiment, a new immersive listening experience designed for headphones and lunar light (no screens, no zooms). Recorded in isolation and presented in stunning high-fidelity 3D audio, this new audio adaptation of Julius Caesar invites listeners to turn out the lights, put on a pair of headphones, and be transported to ancient Rome and the beating heart of Shakespeare’s searing epic like never before.
Download teaser video here.
Caesar: A Surround Sound Experiment will air during the first full super moon of the year, inspired by the cosmic images and warnings conjured in Shakespeare’s portrait of a divided nation, and the work of NASA’s data sonification project. The 95-minute production will premiere in-homes around the world on all devices with a dimmable screen April 27 – 29, 2021 at 8:00 pm EST each night. Proceeds will benefit The Actors Fund, a national services organization which has given over $17 million in emergency relief to arts workers affected by the pandemic.
Caesar: A Surround Sound Experiment is the second in a series of in-home virtual reality listening experiences from Knock at the Gate, an immersive audio production company created during the pandemic. Their first project, Macbeth: A Surround Sound Experiment, premiered last Halloween, reaching listeners all around the globe and raising $10,000 for The Actors Fund.
Adapted and Directed by Joseph Discher (59E59, Barrington Stage), the cast features Jacqueline Antaramian (Homeland), Joel de la Fuente (Amazon’s The Man in High Castle), January LaVoy (Publishers Weekly’s Audiobook Narrator of the Year), Sean Hudock (Private Romeo), Mark H. Dold (NYSF/Public Theater), Joseph Discher, Maurice Jones (Broadway’s Julius Caesar), Anthony Michael Martinez (Classic Stage Company), Ryan McCarthy (Theatre for a New Audience), Shane Taylor (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Patrick Toon (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey), Tony and Olivier nominee Scott Wentworth, and Derek Wilson (Hulu’s Future Man). Soundscape by Leigh Roberts (House, White Collar). Engineering and additional designs by Rider Q. Stanton. Production Manager: Denise Cardarelli. Production Intern: Hope Cassandra. Produced by Sean Hudock.
Single, Double, Premium and Virtual Feast Tickets are currently available for purchase. Premium and Virtual Feast ticket holders will receive accoutrement via mail. Virtual Feast listeners will be treated to a private virtual conversation over Zoom with members of the company. Visit www.KnockattheGate.com to purchase.
VIRTUAL LISTENING PREVIEW FOR STUDENTS & EDUCATORS
In response to the number of students and teachers around the world who tuned in for last fall’s Macbeth, Knock at the Gate will host a no-cost virtual preview of Caesar: A Surround Sound Experiment for college and high school students and educators at 8:00 pm EST on Monday, April 26, 2021. A live virtual conversation with members of the company over Zoom will follow. Participating schools include NYU and Emory University. To register for the event visit www.KnockattheGate.com/VirtualPreview. Listeners must have a valid .edu email address to register for the Monday April 26 preview.
ABOUT KNOCK AT THE GATE
Knock at the Gate builds high-fidelity 3D audio experiences for adventurous listeners around the world. Born over a bonfire during the pandemic and fueled by works of Shakespeare, this collaboration between celebrated theatre and filmmakers in isolation tests the boundaries of immersion and resonance through a series of full-length surround sound experiments designed for in-home, in-the-dark listening. These virtual, audio-only productions aim to explore the intersection between theatre and technology in our brave new world. The company is on a mission to raise $50,000 for The Actors Fund, a national services organization which has given over $17 million to arts workers affected by the pandemic.
ABOUT THE ACTORS FUND
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Through offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Fund serves everyone in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio and dance with programs including social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and secondary employment and training services. Visit actorsfund.org.
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