The show’s cast includes Columbia College alums Will Nicholson ’17, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Comedy Writing and Performance, Ash Janelle, Khloe Janel, and Julius Baldridge Jr. ’13, a graduate of the Columbia College Chicago Cinema and Television Arts Department‘s Film and Television BA program. Also in the cast is Columbia College student Jordan Brown.
The Silent Theatre Company, an ensemble founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, presents the world premiere of Unearthed Crown, a six-part, episodic radio drama that runs November 7 through December 12Unearthed Crown is offered with no paywall but virtual contributions are gladly accepted.
The show is filmed and edited by Columbia College alum Paul William Brennan ’17, a graduate of the Cinema and Television Arts Department’s Film and Television BA program.
Fluctuating between a conscious social commentary on black history and current events, this “meta radio Sci-Fi mystery” follows the story of two high school students as they uncover a series of uncomfortable truths about their neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side as they fight to restore majesty to a mysterious abandoned building. The production is performed live and an original episode is broadcast to a virtual audience every Sunday night. Part ghost story, part social commentary, the plot explores intersectionality within Black culture throughout history and is peppered with pre-recorded footage, music, sound engineering, and live folly art. Audience members can tune in from anywhere and can subsequently catch up on episodes on the Silent Theatre Company’s website.