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FREE — Pod Plays

Listen to an audio play, outdoors, for free!
The Pod Plays project makes creative use of technology, storytelling and outdoor space. These original audio plays each take place in a unique location in Cincinnati. You’ll be guided through the space as the story unfolds, interacting with the same views, spots and markers as the characters in the story you’re streaming. Pod Plays are free to the public, and can be listened to at any time. Read more about this project on our blog!


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The Edge of Town

Written and Created by Deuces II

Location: Downtown Wyoming — 17 Wyoming Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45215.

Story: The Edge of Town is the journey of a Black male as he navigates this world and searches for truth and hope by reflecting on the past, present and future. His journey includes walks through downtown Wyoming and along Oak Street and a visit to the City building, which once housed the African American School.

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Written by Carolyn Guido Clifford

Location: Eden Park — Seasongood Pavilion

Story: Akin follows an evolving relationship between two women of different generations that spans 16 years and multiple national and global events. This walking experience explores the intergenerational differences and divides between two women connected by blood but separated by differing perspectives. The journey includes a walk through Seasongood Pavilion, around Mirror Lake and back into the Hinkle Garden and Bettman Fountain.

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The Aviators

Written by Trey Tatum

Location: Alms Park — 710 Tusculum Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45226

Story: The Aviators follows Kaylan and Cece, who form an unlikely friendship after working through the trials of a school project about flight. Their journey includes an exploration of Alms Park and all of its hidden gems, as well as an exploration of the history of aviation.

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Richie and Blanche

Written by Isaiah Mikel-Reaves

Location: Purple People Bridge — Newport on the Levee

Story: In Richie and Blanche, a mother and son find themselves at a crossroads. Their relationship had taken a turn after Richie came out to his parents, setting off five years of estrangement. Their emotional journey includes a walk across the Purple People Bridge as they take in the beautiful sites and views of the Ohio River and Cincinnati Skyline.

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Listen to more audio plays by the University of Cincinnati-Conservatory of Music, or visit our Off the Grid page for more Playhouse events!



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