SONIC THEATRE PODCAST



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Soundworlds is not just a podcast. It’s an audio stage for diverse stories told in extraordinary ways. It’s a place for an exciting new form of audio drama that we call sonic theatre.

Created by musicians, writers, theatre-makers and sound artists, sonic theatre pieces are more than radio plays. They’re immersive sound worlds, intoxicating blends of music and storytelling, sound design, documentary and fiction.

Our second season runs from November 2021 to April 2022, with new releases every fortnight, delivered direct to your podcast app or streamable here for free.

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ARE YOU READY, BITCH?

Travis Alabanza / Mwen



A new sonic theatre commission about the power of being outside together




“This is how we walk.
We bringing carnival to these streets”


For our season finale, we’ve commissioned an original sonic theatre piece from writer, performer and theatre-maker Travis Alabanza — author of Burgerz, Overflow, and the forthcoming None of the Above.

Four of the trans gurls prepare to leave the house: a seemingly mundane act that sparks a riotous collective fantasy and ultimately transforms the grey and hostile London streets into a pulsing stage for queer spectacle. With a winning mixture of poetics, playfulness and shade, the quartet play their own Greek chorus, lending epic grandeur to their everyday odyssey through the neighbourhood, while London-based DJ, producer and composer Mwen provides the original club-ready score, rendering each hysterical vignette in bold music-video colouration.

Strutting a fine line between utopian reverie and revenge fantasy, Are You Ready, Bitch? offers a glorious ode to queer visibility and trans sisterhood, as well as the ambiguous power of appearing extraordinary in an aggressively ordinary world.
Written by
Travis Alabanza

Music by
Mwen

Performed by
Chloe Filani
Afi
Alexis Meshida
Ebun Sodipo

Directed by

Patrick Eakin Young

Sound design and mixing:
Ross Flight


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