"An echo of others’ lives that comes in bits and pieces, like sound bites, out of order. Some sad. Some strange. Some faded and hard to understand. And if you could just complete the puzzle then you would understand. And everything would be clear."
DISTANCE FREQUENCIES harnesses the power of the built and the natural world to create a visceral piece of immersive storytelling. Each month participants will receive a map and instructions to travel to a new curated location in the DC area. Along with the map, they’ll receive a box of artifacts to bring with them. They may go any time, alone or with quarantine-mates of their choice. Whenever they arrive, they’ll open their box and explore the story elements inside–letters, music, souvenirs, or photos. Each box reveals a new location and a new chapter in the ongoing story.
The experience culminated in a full production of a site-specific show in July 2021 with outdoor, distanced performances.
CREATED BY Randy Baker, Kylos Brannon, Jenny McConnell Frederick, Roc Lee, Tosin Olufolabi, Doug Robinson, Debra Kim Sivigny, Jonelle Walker
DIRECTED by Jenny McConnell Frederick
DESIGNED BY Mel Bieler (Set), Moyenda Kulemeka (Costumes), James Morrison (Lights), Gordon Nimmo-Smith (Sound), Kylos Brannon (Video).
WITH Allison Poms-Strickland (Stage Manager), Abby Wasserman (Assistant Stage Manager), Debra Kim Sivigny (Visual Design Consultant), Devin Mahoney (Technical Director), Elliott Shugoll (Master Electrician), James LaDow (Sound Engineer), Kat Darnell (Lighting Engineer), Michael Kyrioglou (Box Office Manager), and Kelsey Jenkins (House Manager).
PHOTO BY Ryan Maxwell Photography
Featured in The Washington Post and on DC Metro Theatre Arts!