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Sounding Jennifer Gibbs and Kristin Marting

Okwui Okpokwasili and Stephen Reyes in SOUNDING Okwui Okpokwasili as Leda Rudy Mungaray and Irene Longshore Okwui Okpokwasili as Leda

Okwui Okpokwasili on SOUNDING

Cast of SOUNDING in 30 sec


Developed in the HERE Artist Residency Program, with additional support from the MAP Fund, New York Coalition of Professional Women in the Arts & Media Collaboration Award, LMCC Swing Space and Gertrude Stein Repertory Theater's Digital Performance Institute.

SOUNDING played from February 17 - March 13, 2010 in the Mainstage Theatre.

About the show

A rock star swims for her life.
A past resurfaces.

Live cinema surges onto stage in this multi-media play set to an original soundtrack inspired by Patti Smith, Bartok and Portishead.


Written by Jennifer Gibbs and directed by Kristin Marting
Featuring Bessie Award-winning Okwui Okpokwasili* as Leda
and an ensemble cast featuring
Todd d'Amour, Ana Kayne, Irene Longshore, Rudy Mungaray, Michael Pemberton*, Stephen Reyes*

Video Tal Yarden
Music Kamala Sankaram
Set Nick Vaughan
Light Rie Ono Seo
Costumes Elizabeth Bourgeois
Sound Jane Shaw
Technical Direction Nathan Lemoine
Stage Management Emily Rea
Casting Judy Bowman
Assistants Jane Jones, Jennifer Kraus, Elenna Mosoff, Zarrin Whyte, Taili Wu

Show Press

“SOUNDING is the kind of visceral, exciting theatre experience that defies genre or label.”
— Martin Denton,
“With its visual and aural onslaught, SOUNDING is a feast for the senses.”
— Pamela Newton, Timeout New York